After fixing your marriage date, you probably had a long list of things on your to-do list to start arranging your dream wedding right away.
The location has been reserved, the guest list has been compiled, and you’ve been researching color palettes and unique décor items.
What comes next? It’s time to choose your wedding party if you’re approximately six to eight months away from your wedding!
Incorporating bridesmaids and groomsmen (or at least a maid of honor, bridesmaid, best man, or groomsman) into your “I dos” can be a pleasant bonding experience for you and your closest friends, however, it is not a required element to your wedding.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to asking… Couples have taken it upon themselves in recent years to not only request the presence of their inner circle but also to “propose” and “pop the question” to each member of their bridal party in some way.
For the ultimate bridesmaid proposal box, brides often send “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Cards, gift boxes, or specialized bridesmaid boxes to their closest friends.
While a bridesmaid proposal box is not essential, for those with the creative energy, time, and willingness to put one together, why not give your women a gift box loaded with products and thoughts inviting them to join you on your big day?
Gift options such as “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” are becoming very popular, but what should you include in these bridesmaid gift packages?
While there are many internet possibilities for bridesmaid boxes, it’s sometimes easier to make a bridesmaid box from the heart. We’ve gathered some of our favorite items for your bridesmaid proposal gift box if you’re feeling crafty.
How much money should you save aside?
You should have budgeted for bridal party gifts when you started the crazy-wonderful experience that is wedding planning.
Your groom should also do something pleasant for his men. Your present doesn’t have to be extravagant—there are many terrific options for around $20–but it should be thoughtful and suitable, and say, “You’re special to me.
The amount you spend is determined by your budget as well as the number of girls in your group. If you want to avoid paying for express shipping, don’t wait until the last minute to shop online.
When should you hand out the gifts?
Most brides deliver their gifts during an intimate gathering, such as the rehearsal dinner or, if time allows, while getting ready on the wedding day.
(At the bachelorette party, don’t distribute because there will be too many people there, most of whom will not be receiving gifts.)
It also depends on the type of gift: if it’s something large, distribute it when everyone has their automobile, which may not be the case on your wedding day. Wrap the gift in a beautiful bag and include a handwritten message of gratitude.
Give the girls an emotional toast about how much they mean to you, and then hand out their gifts.
What are a few gift suggestions?
A lovely note
Please explain why this box is being delivered to them! Some brides include a finely composed poem, but you can simply drop a note inside the box with the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and call it a day. Incorporating happy memories or inside jokes into the note, if desired, is an emotional touch that your friends will love because it makes the present seem much more personal.
A first-aid kit is also known as an “emergency” kit.
A fun and useful addition to bridesmaid boxes are to give your future bridesmaid a mini-survival bag including tiny wedding-day items.
Include supplies like safety and bobby pins, pain reliever tablets, a stain-removal pen, and other items that will help you relax in the days leading up to and on the big day.
Because these goods aren’t necessarily “fun,” incorporate the other suggestions for a true “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” gift.
This is a fantastic face mask.
If all of your bridesmaids adore beauty products, incorporating your favorite face mask (full size, travel size, or sheet mask) in the box can be a terrific idea!
You may also put the product in a fashionable makeup bag with hair ties, scrunchies, and additional health and beauty gift ideas like lip balm, hand lotion, or even a scented bath bomb or candle.
Jewelry or accessories with a personal touch.
Whether or not you invite your bridesmaids to wear matching jewelry on the big day, a personalized accessory that they can keep is a great addition and also makes the bridesmaid boxes more authentic.
A favorite symbol, their whole name, or their monogram or initials can all be engraved on a necklace, ring, bracelet, anklet, or another piece of jewelry. Consider it an adult friendship bracelet!
A tiny bottle of their preferred drink.
If you’re not sure what your girlfriends’ favorite alcoholic beverages are, a small bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine is a fantastic choice, as these drinks are certainly worthy of celebration!
Aside from that, include something you know your loved one would enjoy to help them celebrate your engagement and new role as a bridesmaid.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a fortune on these gift boxes – after all, you’re probably paying for your wedding as well, and your guests will understand!
Furthermore, many brides give tiny gifts on the wedding day, so spacing these items out is a good idea.
Of course, how you propose to your bridesmaids is entirely up to you, but bear in mind that any thoughtful gesture (even a simple handwritten note) would be greatly appreciated by your closest friends.