Guide to Bridesmaid Proposals
By: Trisha Patel
So your significant other just popped the question, and now it’s your turn. Here are some unique ideas for you to ask your nearest and dearest to be by your side on your big day!
Before You Get Started
Pick your bridesmaids
Decide on a budget
Plan on proposing 8-12 months before the wedding
Create a gift box. Gift boxes for bridesmaid proposals are very trendy right now. You can either create your own by buying some boxes off of Amazon or your local craft store or get a readymade one from online platforms like Etsy. Here are some items that to consider including in the box:
Wine glass or mug
Literally *pop* the question. There are several different ways you can go about doing this. Etsy and Pinterest both have great ideas. Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, you can DIY or simply purchase these products online.
Balloon Filled with Confetti and a Note
Hand Out Confetti Pops
Exploding Confetti Card
Set a budget for each gift and give personalized gifts for each person. This one can be time-consuming, yet very meaningful. Decide on an amount that you want to spend per bridesmaid, and make a list of a few things that remind you of each of them. Try to maintain a similar budget for each gift as someone may take offense if theirs is lower in value than others’.
For example, if you have a friend that is really into healthy food, you can get them the protein cake mix from Lil Buff. Perhaps, if one of your bridesmaids really likes tea, you can get them some loose leaf tea and/or accessories from Teavana.
Have a “Puzzle Party.” Etsy has these really cute puzzles you can use for such proposals; if you’re feeling crafty you can even get a blank puzzle off of Amazon and customize your proposal to look exactly the way that you want it to
Treat your crew to food or an activity. Bridesmaid proposals do not necessarily have to be a gift or something that can be held. You can also treat your crew to an activity like brunch or a day at the nail or hair salon.
Wedding party proposals are one of the most exciting steps in wedding planning. This is the crew that will be by your side on your big day, and not to mention the entire process to get there. Take it one step at a time and make it something they will remember forever!