HOW I PROPOSED TO MY BRIDESMAIDS

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

When I tell people I have seven bridesmaids, they look at me as if I’ve just told them I left my wallet on top of my car and drove off. Aside from the fact that there’s safety in numbers, my bridesmaids are the coolest girls I know and I couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle without them. For starters, I stand absolutely zero chance of resembling a fully-functional adult without them around to tell me that it really doesn’t matter that we’re one candle short in the marquee. And also, when I trip and fall down the aisle in the very high Louboutins I’m planning on wearing, I’ll have 7 people to blame for my clumsiness. Because everyone knows nothing is the bride’s fault. Ever.

I knew I wanted to do something special for each of them, and so my bridesmaid’s boxes were born and took over my life from February – July. Tom can vouch for me on that one.

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

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Each of the boxes had its own personal gift – a gift that meant something to both of us. Aside from this, the boxes were identical.

 Here’s what they had in them.

– A handful of hand-cut confetti (I used a flower-shaped palm punch like this one) in our wedding colours; green, baby blue and white.

– To give the girls an idea of the vision they’ll be helping me create so help them god, I included a few photos I found on Pinterest and mounted them on to card to look like polaroids.

– I also included a keyring of bridesmaid dress colours, because I am not sure if I’d like the dresses to match yet, so I thought it would make shopping a little bit easier if they are to find their own.

– The beautiful, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards are from this shop on Etsy, which is full of beautiful wedding stationery.

– For the cute factor, I also included a single artificial hydrangea in the baby blue I’m dreaming of for the bridesmaids dresses.

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

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For Megski, my beautiful Maid of Honour who has abandoned her high-flying job responsibilities in favour of e-mailing me lists of important dates and seeking out wedding fairs, I included this absolutely adorable Maid of Honour bracelet from Wish Upon a String. I also popped a sweet little To Do notebook because weddings require lists and Meg is The List Queen.

 

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

DIY bridesmaid boxes, DIY bridesmaid gifts

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It was probably a little too much fun putting these boxes together. I want to make bridesmaid boxes for everyone I know. If you’re engaged, did you do something similar for your girls? Or are you still looking for inspiration?

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3 Comments

  1. August 3, 2016 / 11:09 am

    LOVED this! Thanks for posting – I've been envisioning making something similar to ask my bridesmaids. I'm just wondering where you got the boxes from? 💗

    • August 21, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      No problem Naomi I'm glad you enjoyed it. I bought the boxes from Paperchase! xxx

  2. October 6, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! I put together bridesmaids survival kits for the day itself which went down well, and bought them each jewellery to wear, all different to eachother. I done a post on it a while ago – http://elleaime.uk/diy-bridesmaid-survival-kit-2/
    Laura xx

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