4 ways to ask: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

will you be my bridesmaid

Wedding planning can be a lonely business. That’s why asking your favourite girls to be bridesmaids feels like such a huge priority – it’s a weight off your shoulders. Your bridesmaids are there to bounce ideas off, help with wedding planning, and just generally have your back – so getting this relationship kicked off on the right foot is a seriously good idea. (Pro tip – having your bridesmaids sign a contract is probably not a good idea).

Today I’ve come up with a few ways for you to “pop the question” and ask your closest friends to join the wedding party.

Ask “will you be my bridesmaid?” with a sweet card and flowersbig bunch of flowers to be a bridesmaid

Grab a beautiful bunch of your bridesmaid’s favourite flowers and one of these bridesmaid cards from Southern Bride Verified member Be My Guest. You can even give the card to the florist to tuck in with the flowers and surprise your bestie with a flower delivery.

how to ask your bridesmaid with flowers and a card

A bottle of wine with wine label “popping” the question

Pop one of these “I can’t say I do without you” stickers on a bottle of wine & celebrate! You can order printed wine labels here or if you’re in a rush and/or on a budget, grab a printable file here (print out and stick on a bottle with a glue stick).

teal blue wine labels for bridesmaids

black wine label for bridesmaids bemyMOHwinelabel

Asking “will you be my bridesmaid” to bridesmaids who live out of town

If your bridesmaid lives a bit further afield, how about pairing a small box of chocolates or a wedding planning book with one of these cards. If you want to see her reaction in real time, tell her she’s not allowed to open the package unless she’s Facetime or Skyping you!  You could also pop one of the ideas below in the post…

how to ask will you be my bridesmaid

Personalised wedding jewellery for your bridesmaids

Jewellery or a necklace is a lovely idea as a bridesmaid gift – and it could double as the wedding jewellery for your girls. Plus it can be popped in the post relatively cheaply, so you can ask your bridesmaids who might live out of town.

The card + necklace combo below (available here) is a particular fav, because it incorporates puns, a personalised card and jewellery. Day made.

Image via PetalandPaperie on Etsy
Image via PetalandPaperie on Etsy
These woodland inspired necklaces feature a hand stamped initial disc. These ship from Australia, so they’ll be a little faster than many Etsy purchases. They’re also available in silver.

Image via ImogenandEloise on Etsy
Image via ImogenandEloise on Etsy

This bracelet has a lovely sentiment – your giftee makes a wish when they put the bracelet on, and when the string wears through, legend has it that their wish comes true .

Image via Carrieclover on Etsy

Something fun: “Will you help me tie the knot?”

I’m allll about the puns – and these Hair ties! These are both funny (Will you help me tie the knot) and practical (unless your girls have a pixie cut!).

Image via SymbolicImports on Etsy
Image via SymbolicImports on Etsy
 Hankerchiefs kinda freak me out, but I would be so excited to get one of these:

Image via wrenbirdarts on Etsy
Image via wrenbirdarts on Etsy

More Inspiration

Need some more ideas? There are some more cards, sayings and crafty ideas on how to ask your friends to be bridesmaids on my Pinterest board here.

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