Our Top Six Picks for Proposing to Your Bridal Party
So your man popped the question and you’re planning your big day! If you’re like most brides, you’ll want to have a group of your favorite girls standing by your side when you say “I do.”
The ladies you choose to share in your special day have probably played an important role in your life, so use your bridesmaid request as an opportunity to tell them how much they mean to you.
Here at My Scratch Offs (www.myscratchoffs.com), we are always happy to help our brides come up with fun and creative ways to make their wedding more memorable. So without further adieu, here are six of our favorite ways to “propose” to your bridesmaids.
The Bridesmaid Box
We love the tutorial for a DIY Bridesmaid Box by Something Turquois (http://somethingturquoise.com/2011/10/14/diy-will-you-be-my-bridesmaid/). Present your lovely ladies with a gift box full of goodies. Include a mini bottle of Champaign, a bridesmaid tank top, pictures of the two of you, and a thoughtful note explaining how much she means to you and why you want her to stand by your side on your wedding day.
Message in a Bottle
Are you planning a destination wedding? If so, then we love the way this idea from Vanessa Scott Hayward (https://www.hatch.co/products/31014-personalised-bridesmaid-necklaces) fits the theme. A short, sweet message tucked inside a cute little vessel is a creative way to ask your big question.
An Unexpected Lotto Twist
We’ve all see the hilarious America’s Funniest Videos showing unsuspecting friends and family members who have scratched off a fake lottery ticket to reveal that they have won $10,000. Or so they thought…Well we’ve created multiple versions of “Wedding Themed” state lottery replicas for that exact reason. Give your future wedding party members an unsuspecting surprise. We are even able to take it a step further and customize it with their name on it! (https://myscratchoffs.com/lotto-replica/)
Some “Bling” for Your Besties
“Propose” to your girls the same way your guy proposed to you. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but a pretty piece of jewelry is a great gift to give your girls when you ask your question. You may want to give them something to wear on the actual day of the wedding, or even just a simple handmade ring, bracelet or necklace that features a delicate knot, heart, or infinity symbol.
“Pop” Your Question… Literally
We love this idea from Quiet Like Horses (http://www.quietlikehorses.com/2014/01/will-you-be-my-bridesmaid.html)! Tuck your message into a balloon with some confetti and have each of your bridesmaids pop the balloon to find their personalized note.
A Clutch for Your Sidekicks
Similar to the Bridesmaid Box idea, but even more useful! Consider purchasing Monogrammed clutches for your bridesmaids that can be used the day of the wedding. Fill the clutch with pictures, a sentimental note, a pair of sunglasses or a piece of jewelry. (http://d3v11bbb5obkq8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/southern-wedding-monogram-clutch.jpg)
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