Being asked to be a bridesmaid is an honour that brings with it joy, excitement, and a whole lot of responsibility. And what better way to invite your besties to be by your side on your special day than with a super-cute bridesmaid proposal?
How to propose to your bridesmaids
Here are some of the cutest ways to propose to your bridesmaids ahead of your wedding day, whatever budget and however many bridesmaids you’re planning to have in your wedding party.
Personalised 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' Cards
A classic way to pop the question is with personalised cards. Write a heartfelt message inside, add a dash of humour and include a photo of you and your potential bridesmaid. They'll be touched by the personal touch and treasure the card as a keepsake - you can even add in a beautiful piece of personalised jewellery or a memento that they can keep to remember being part of your special day.
Say It With Jewellery
Let a beautiful piece of name jewellery do the talking for you. Think about the personalities and preference of your bridesmaids-to-be, along with the type of jewellery they’d prefer. Are they into bracelets, earrings or watches? What’s their personal style, and what do you want the jewellery to say? Do you want to theme it with your wedding, give them some personalised initial jewellery or go for a cute piece of birthstone jewellery for them? You can even go for some engraved jewellery, friendship jewellery or a locket for an extra-special touch. Don’t forget to grab a gift box so you can present your piece perfectly too.
Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes
Create adorable proposal boxes filled with goodies that reflect your friendship and the upcoming wedding. Include a mini bottle of bubbly, a scented candle, a personalised necklace and a handwritten note. It's a thoughtful gesture that shows you've put effort into making them feel special. Include photos of you together and the reasons why you want her to be your bridesmaid as an extra cute touch that means something.
Surprise Picnic in the Park
This is probably one that’s better to do in summer or on holiday when the weather’s on your side a little more. Invite your potential bridesmaids to a casual picnic in the park - or you could make it a garden party or barbeque - where you can surprise them with the big question. Pack a basket filled with their favourite snacks, some champagne, and an assortment of charming items like matching bracelets or custom-made temporary tattoos that say, "Bridesmaid for a day, best friend for life."
DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Kit
If you're the crafty type, consider putting together a DIY proposal kit as a thoughtful bridesmaid gift. Fill a mason jar with all the essentials for a relaxing night in—think bath salts, face masks, a cosy pair of socks, and a heartfelt note asking them to stand by your side on your special day. It's a thoughtful way to show your appreciation and pamper your potential bridesmaids. You can take this right through to the bridal shower or hen party with a super cute spa day to stay relaxed.
Bridesmaid Proposal Brunch
Gather your girls for a delightful brunch at your favourite spot in town. Choose a venue with a cosy atmosphere and arrange for a surprise when the time comes. Personalise the menus or place cards with the question, "Will you be my bridesmaid?" and add some cute balloons. It's a fun and memorable way to celebrate your friendship while extending the invitation and making a day of it. Bonus points if you book a bottomless brunch for you all, plus this is a good cover-up if you want it to be a surprise.
Customised Bridesmaid Proposal T-Shirts
For a bit of whimsy, have custom t-shirts made that say, "Bride Tribe" or "Bridesquad." Gather your friends for a casual get-together and give them the shirts as a surprise. Wear them together and capture some fun group photos for your socials. It's a lighthearted and playful way to ask your closest friends to join you on your wedding journey, and they have a cute piece of clothing to commemorate. You can carry this theme on right through to the hen party for a fun bridesmaid gift.
Proposing to your bridesmaids with personalised jewellery is a gesture that’ll touch their hearts and strengthen the bond you share. From engraved charms to birthstone beauties and custom name necklaces, the options are endless. Each piece will serve as a lasting reminder of your special day and the treasured role they play in your life. So, embrace the sparkle, choose with love, and get ready to watch your bridesmaids shine on your wedding day and beyond!
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