When it comes to a bride's wedding day, there's nothing more special to her than being surrounded by her loved ones. Bridesmaid proposals and sentimental bridesmaid gifts are one of the wedding traditions that shower your favorite ladies with love. Your bridesmaids could be your best friends, your sisters, your cousins. The women who lift you up, inspire you, and bring joy to your life. They are your bride tribe! For one of the most important days of your life, it's almost essential to have those who matter most to you by your side. And naturally you want to say "thank you for being my bridesmaid" in a creative, thoughtful way.
Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
After the question is popped and the engagement ring is happily slipped on, it's time to pick out your bridal party. Popping the question to your favorite ladies can be fun and exciting! You're asking them to be a big part of your wedding day.
When to do a Bridesmaid Proposal
Brides.com published a useful article on how to pick the perfect moment. It's easy to want to start planning out every detail of your wedding right away, but it's a good idea to tackle one thing at a time. According to Brides, first you should plan out the big details. Venue, date, and budget are some things to have nailed down first. When you ask "will you be my bridesmaid", they might need to know at least the date before they can fully commit. Pregnancy, new jobs, and moving are some factors that your potential bridesmaids might have to consider.
What to do for a Bridesmaid Proposal
There are countless ways to "propose" to your bridesmaids. We think the best bridesmaid proposal is accompanied by a sentimental bridesmaid gift. They show that not only would you be honored to have them stand up next to you on your wedding day, but also that you took extra time from preparing for your wedding to find thoughtful bridesmaid gifts. If you're searching for cute ideas to ask bridesmaids to be in your bridal party, search no further! Here are a couple DIY creative bridesmaid proposal ideas!
A DIY spa kit is a luxurious "be my bridesmaid gift".
Send handwritten card with beautiful calligraphy asking "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?"
Head to your local florist and handcraft bouquets with their favorite blooms. Everyone loves flowers!
Host a brunch, wine night, or dinner party for all the ladies.
Read more ideas here: https://www.brit.co/ways-to-ask-bridesmaids-and-gifts/
Sentimental Bridesmaid Gifts
The best bridesmaids gifts are ones that show that you took time out of planning your wedding to find the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. Weddings are truly sentimental occasions. The bride and groom are surrounded by generations of love and their closest friends in a celebration of their love. Give your bride tribe sentimental bridesmaids gifts that they will treasure for years.
How much should I spend on bridesmaid gifts?
There's no set rule but you can use your budget as a reference. Another point to consider is how much your bridesmaids are spending for your wedding. Are they spending money on hotels, dresses, the bachelorette party, and other bridal party expenses? If yes, you might consider getting them something a little nicer as a way of saying thank you for being my bridesmaid. And don't forget your junior bridesmaid or flower girl as well!
When to give bridesmaid gifts?
There are many opportunities you could use to gift your bridal party. Pick one where you can spend a little extra time with your ladies and let them know how much you really appreciate all they're doing (and have done!) for you. Here are some ideas for when to gift your bridesmaids:
At the bachelorette party.
Throw a special brunch or spa day just for your bridesmaids.
During your rehearsal dinner.
While you're all getting ready on the day of the wedding.
What should I get my bridesmaids as gifts?
Give them a bridesmaid gift they'll actually use and cherish. A photo locket necklace is a personalized bridesmaid gift that will surely be treasured as a keepsake for years. In each of your bridesmaids' lockets, you could add a photo of you two together as a way to commemorate your friendship. You could also put a photo of your bridesmaid with their significant other, their beloved pet, or their family. Another idea is picking out a locket that holds two photos and you could leave one of the spots empty to tuck in a photo from the wedding! You can either get each bridesmaid the same locket or pick out different lockets specially for each lady!
Our lockets are all crafted from high quality sterling silver and are designed to become keepsakes and heirlooms. And we put the photos in the lockets for you, just to take something else off your plate! We know planning a wedding can be stressful but our lockets are easy personalized gifts that make for bridesmaids gifts they'll love.
Shop the Mary heart locket necklace pictured above here. Starts at $109.