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How I Proposed To My Bridesmaids

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for today's blog post! Sharing how I asked my girls to be my bridesmaids! Being a bridesmaid entails way more than just standing next to the bride for her wedding day. It's attending/organizing events and showers, supporting the bride through the planning process, planning the bachelorette party, and so much more! 

I asked 3 of the closest girls in my life to take on these duties and stand next to me on my big day. I gave 2 of the girls their boxes as Christmas gifts last year. I asked my maid of honor, Erin, early last October when we went wedding venue shopping. Since I only get to see her a few times of year, this was most convenient! I talk more about which wedding venue we picked in this blog post.

First, let me start out by sharing the boxes I used. I found these adorable bridesmaid proposal boxes on Amazon for under $20 that consisted of 2 bridesmaids boxes and a maid of honor box. This was the perfect amount for my bridal party! They are 8x8 in size, and have a magnetic lid. From the dollar tree I picked up a bag or two of shredded filler paper to stuff inside the boxes.

Since the front of the boxes had nothing on outside when I ordered them, I wanted to add a little something to make them custom to each girl. I found extremely affordable gold decals on Etsy, and had their names custom made so that I could stick them on the front of each box. The decals were very easy to apply, and really added the finish touch to the box.

The main inspiration for these proposal boxes was with the help of The White Invite. One of the important factors I had to consider when putting together these boxes was the cost. I had to buy 3 of everything. Thank goodness, I had a small bridal party because the numbers add up so quickly! Especially when each item is around $10+ each. 

The White Invite is a bride's go-to wedding website for all personalized wedding gifts, and bridal themed items. They were so kind as to supply me with these gorgeous pink custom wine tumblers for my girls. I based everything else in this box upon these stainless steel tumblers. I went for a pink themed self-care spa night vibe for my boxes.

(My sister, Bailey's, tumbler originally came damaged as you can see, but The White Invite was so kind to send over another one.)

Another item I included in their boxes from Etsy was these gorgeous handmade rose quartz bath bombs. 

From the liquor store I picked up a tiny 4-pack of mini Sutter Home wine bottles. Pink Moscato flavored to match the pink theme. The 4-pack was under $10. I saved one for myself of course!

The plush socks are from Target for $7 for a 2-pack! They are so cozy, and I love that they're low cut. 

The last gift I included in the box were some bridal hair ties. My exact set is local from Boscovs, so I'm unable to link them, but I found similar ones on Amazon!I accidentally gave the girls the wrong set for the bride, but I still think they're cute! lol.

I mentioned above that I asked my Maid Of Honor, Erin, the day we drove down to New Jersey in October 2019 to tour our venue for the first time. It was the first time I had seen her in awhile!

I asked my sister to be my bridesmaid on her birthday in November, and gave this to her as her gift!

Lastly, I asked my other bridesmaid, Nicole, one night when we went out for drinks. This was also the first time I had seen her in awhile, and was a lovely surprise!

No matter what you include in your proposal, your girls will be sure to see the thought and effort you put into asking them! I can't believe we are already down to 6 months before the wedding! I hope this post gave you some inspiration as to how you can ask your bridesmaids! 

*This post was in collaboration with The White Invite. All opinions are my own*


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