They’re your best friends that you’ve been through thick and thin with so when it comes around to asking your favourite ladies to stand by your side as you say “I Do”, we have put together some creative ways for you to pop the question!
You can literally “pop” the question with a personalised note hidden within a balloon, send your maids a balloon in a box with a safety pin and note attached saying “pop me”. Fun and playful, these are easy to make yourself or are available to buy on BHLDN or Etsy.
As your best friends, they may already have an inkling as to what’s coming but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a bit of suspense! We love the idea of having her put the pieces together with this adorable jigsaw available on Notonthehighstreet.com
For the more creative brides, why not put together a little care package when asking your nearest and dearest to be your bridesmaids? Include a mini bottle of champagne, her favourite lippy or mascara, some nail polish and a little note letting her know you couldn’t imagine the day without her by your side! If you’re super organised and have already chosen your theme why not apply this colour to your personalised package!
If you and your girls are more of a chilled-out bunch that you want it to be special but not too OTT, why not organise a night out with some drinks and carefully place these cards and pegs on the rim of their glasses – you’ll even have the bubbles at hand to toast the news!
Do you and your girls go way back? Compile some old memories of the great times you’ve shared together and let them know how much you’re looking forward to making more in the coming months! From old photos of you together to notes you passed back in school or old diaries discussing your crushes, dig out some special moments you’ve shared together.
For a personal, heartfelt approach or for some special mail for those bridesmaids living abroad, what better way to let them know how much they mean to you than a handwritten card explaining how you much it would mean to you have her help and support in planning this special day. There’s lots of selection when it comes to choosing the cards too, check out Etsy, Notonthehighstreet.com or Rifle Paper Co.
Engagements are full of champagne and celebrations so carry through the theme as you extend the invite to your BFFs to join the bridal party, pick up some pretty labels from Etsy or Notonthehighstreet.com or Brown Thomas Dublin offer a personalisation service on their bottles of Moet & Chandon up on the top floor. This way you can pop the question and then the cork!
Follow your fiancés lead and ask your bridesmaids to be part of your bridal party with a piece of jewellery. We love these gorgeous earrings by ForTheMaids from Etsy but another fun idea is to get matching necklaces with your initials engraved, one of our favourite Irish jewellery designers, Chupi, offers a great selection!
Who doesn’t love confetti?! Make an occasion out it and have the confetti ready to pop as you ask your favourite ladies to be a part of your inner circle in the lead up to your special day. You can personalise these poppers to include your besties names and your wedding date. Check out Etsy or EnFete.com.