When you think about your wedding, you probably only have one proposal on your mind, and it certainly doesn’t involve your closest female friends and family. But nowadays, after that initial proposal goes off without a hitch, the bride has another one to plan — her bridesmaid proposals. Thanks to Pinterest, you’ll now find hundreds of cute and creative ways to “pop the question” — that is, to ask your BFFs if they’ll serve as bridesmaids on the day you tie the knot.
The good news? You can get as crafty or not crafty as you like. The internet promises a whole slew of options for all types of brides from the avid DIYer to someone who’d rather spend a bit of extra dough for a cute bridesmaid proposal. If you’re still brainstorming ways to ask this question of your closest friends, keep reading for a list of the best bridesmaid proposal ideas, each inspired by this snowy season.
DIY Holiday Ornament
This first one is for those crafty brides! If you and your friends enjoy nothing more than going to a paint-and-sip studio and creating masterpieces together, it’s only natural to incorporate your artistic inclinations into your bridesmaid proposal. DIY a holiday ornament for the tree and inscribe it with a simple question — “Will you be my bridesmaid?” You’ll get bonus points if you also find a photo of you and each friend or family member and incorporate it into the ornament.
Pop A Balloon
Want to keep things simple? Then skip the ornament and try this — pick a wintry balloon and stuff it with a secret message. Head to the craft store or party store and select balloons that are festive for the holidays or the winter season, jot down the question in your finest script and then roll up the paper tight and stuff it inside of the balloon. If you can get some faux snow/confetti in there, too, even better. Blow it up, hand it to your bridesmaid-to-be and “pop” the question.
Enlist A Scratch-Off
Maybe you and your crew are obsessed with scratch-off lottery tickets — perhaps that’s even what you get each other for the holidays every year. If this is the case, head to Etsy and peruse the site’s large collection of scratch-off bridesmaid proposals. Even if you’re not into the lottery, you might still want to go this direction if you’re looking for a winter theme. Chances are you’ll be able to find some scratch-off cards bearing beautiful winter scenes or holiday-inspired decor, which will make them fun for your bridesmaids to receive.
If you think flowers only flourish in the spring and summer, think again. There’s a reason winter weddings are magnificent, and it’s because of all the rich red, purple and other deep-toned flowers that are available this time of year. Use seasonal flowers such as poinsettias, roses or chrysanthemums to ask your friends and family to be in the wedding party. Simply send a bouquet with the question attached and wait for the gleeful text or phone call.
Bake A Batch Of Cookies
‘Tis the season to spend hours in the kitchen baking dozens of cookies. Why not make one of those batches a “will-you-be-in-my-wedding” cookie? Start by whipping up your favorite holiday treats — anything you can frost will do — and then add a layer of simple white icing. Use your favorite winter colors to inscribe the cookies with the question, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Then invite all your girls over for a holiday party and dole out the cookies, or send a tin of them directly to their homes if they don’t live nearby. [Photo below via Pinterest.]
Write A Note
Sometimes less is more. If this keep-it-simple attitude is the guiding philosophy for your wedding, let it be the guiding philosophy for your bridesmaid proposal, too. Instead of doing anything too over the top, incorporate the question into your typical holiday cards. As you write out a heartfelt note on the back of your festive photo, don’t forget to ask if your besties will be in your wedding, too. What better way to receive news of such an honor than on the back of a photo of you, your fiance and your beloved pet gathered around the tree?
Choose An Option That Fits Your Style
Whether you’re the type of bride who wants to spend hours DIYing an over-the-top gift for your bridesmaids-to-be, or you’d rather knock out this task on your wedding to-do list in a few minutes, now you have a few ideas for cute ways to ask the question. Choose an approach that not only fits the style of your impending wedding, but also makes sense based on your own personality and your relationships with your friends. And remember, regardless of how you ask the question, your friends and family will be thrilled to say yes.
Written By: Kacey Bradley
She is the lifestyle and travel blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she frequently writes for sites like US Travel News, Thought Catalog, Porch.com, Tripping.com and more! Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!