You and your beau were trekking to Dochu La, Bhutan, when he got down on one knee and popped the question. Now that you’re engaged, you’ll need to gather a band of bridesmaids you can trust to make your wedding day extra unforgettable. Not sure how to ask your family and best friends to be your bridesmaids? I’ve came up with 18 sweet bridesmaid proposal ideas for your selection!
18 Sweet Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas
1. Personalized Scrapbook
Pick 5 of your favorite photos with each bridesmaid, add short captions below them, decorate with some washi tapes and colored pens and voila! You just made a sweet personalized gift that will touch the hearts of your bridesmaids. If you have more time on your hands, go ahead and add more pictures or write longer captions. Humans love reminiscing over good times and I can guarantee you, they’ll cherish this long after your wedding day.
2. A Sweet Surprise During Coffee Break
You like coffee and those you’ve selected to be your bridesmaids do too. Why not propose to them over coffee and some custom made sweet treats?
3. The Classic Move: Flowers And A Card
I don’t know about you but I love receiving flowers. And most girls love them too! Use this as bridesmaid proposal ideas! Pop the question by delivering a bouquet of fresh flowers to your bridesmaids’ office or home with a note that says “I found my mister but still need my sister! Will you be my bridesmaid?”. Be prepared to get multiple phone calls with a sobbing friend or sister on the other end of the line.
4. For The Musically Talented, Play To Your Strengths!
If you can sing and write songs, why not organize a mini jam session at your house? Perhaps you could start with a proposal song then play some games with your bridesmaids, have something to nibble and drink before you end the day with a sweet thank you song. Among all the other bridesmaid proposal ideas, this is a unique one. Your bridesmaids’ hearts will melt and they’ll cherish this memory forever.
5. Personalized Mug
You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket for your bridesmaid proposal gifts. Save your hard earned money for your wedding day instead. A cheap and decent alternative is presenting your bridesmaids-to-be with a personalized mug (like those shown below). They’ll be reminded of who they are to you every time they use it. Now isn’t that a beautiful and meaningful token to keep?
6. Dressing Gowns
Your bridesmaids will need something to wear to the bridal party or when they’re getting ready for the wedding. Propose to your bridesmaids with a set of gorgeous and comfortable dressing gowns that they can use before, during and after the wedding.
7. Go For An Adventure Together
I’m the type who don’t play by the rules and you shouldn’t either. What I mean by that is your bridesmaid proposal ideas can be unconventional or even wacky! A fun way to ask your family and friends to be your bridesmaid is to do something you all enjoy together. Whether it’s a road trip or a trekking activity, plan it separately so they won’t know they’ll be at the same place at the same time. Pop the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” question and then spend the rest of the day bonding with your loved ones. Since not all of your bridesmaids will know each other prior to this (sneaky) meeting, it’ll be a great opportunity for them to get to know each other and make new friends.
8. Handmade Soap or Candles
Scented candles and handmade soaps are a huge hit with ladies. They are relatively easy to make and the ingredients don’t cost much! Putting effort into personally making your bridesmaid’s gift demonstrates your sincerity. So go ahead and get your hands dirty. Your girlfriends will thank you for making their homes or hands smell nice.
9. Crystals And Tea/Coffee
You didn’t expect this, did you? But here’s the thing: crystals make good decorating pieces for bedside tables or workspaces and most people are either tea or coffee drinkers (there’ll be exceptions of course). If you believe in the healing powers of crystals, pick jade, agate and aventurine for a healthy body and mind as well as to inspire confidence and the accomplishment of objectives. In terms of tea, pick something else besides black or green tea. A Chai or Matcha Tea Kit would make a nice gift since the receiver has the chance to learn how to brew tea or mix and match the spices to find their perfect combination of Chai tea. If some of your bridesmaids aren’t tea drinkers, search for a box of coffee sample packs online so they could try different types of coffees from a new brand!
10. Bridesmaid Gift Box
A beauty gift box, a healthy snack gift box or a mix-and-match gift box, the possibilities are endless!
11. Compact Mirror
Most girls already have a compact mirror, maybe this isn’t a good proposal gift? Wrong! We girls don’t own just one bag. It’s always good to have an extra compact mirror so that we don’t have to transfer it every time we change bags.
12. Brunch And A Shiny Token
If your bridesmaids-to-be prefer brunch over coffee, bring them to a special place to remember this occasion (i.e Skydining & Bar). You could make a reservation beforehand and request the staff to decorate the table (please do check if they’re willing to provide such service). Then, arrive early and lay the bridesmaids jewellery out for your selected friends and family. Alternatively, you could have the ladies over at your place! You could cut down on cost and enjoy brunch with your bridesmaids in a comfortable environment.
13. Something Homemade, Something Sweet
Besides candles and soaps, homemade cookies also make great bridesmaid proposal gifts!
14. Coasters To Die For
I don’t think anyone would get mad if they have something pretty to set their cups on. Don’t you just want to get these for yourself?
15. Girls Night In
Calling all movie buffs, we have an idea for you too. If you can’t afford to dine at a fancy restaurant, don’t sweat it! Invite your girls over for a pizza and movie night. I promise it’ll just be as fun! Oh, and don’t forget to bring a bottle of champagne (or two).
16. Homemade Jams
Remember to include a note telling your bridesmaids why you want them to be there as you walk down the aisle!
17. “I said yes to him… now would you say yes to me?”
Normally brides would propose to their bridesmaids with earrings, necklaces, bangles or bracelets. Don’t be afraid to step out of the norm and gift something unique like a personalized signet ring.
18. Pen Your Own Letters
For some, cheesy phrases and short note cards aren’t enough. If you’d like to thoroughly express how you feel about your relationship with your bridesmaids-to-be, personally pen them a letter. For this once, it’s alright to make someone cry.
And there you have it! I hope these 18 bridesmaid proposal ideas give you some inspiration on how to ask your family or girlfriends to be your bridesmaid. If you would like to know what the 2018 wedding trends are, check out this post. Otherwise, feel free to browse through www.wedding.com.my for all your wedding needs!