Asking your bridesmaids | The Budget Savvy Bride
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Wow, I can’t believe I have passed the 1 year mark before mine and Kyle’s 2014 wedding! I’m pumped and so excited to get back into planning mode!

I kicked started the one year countdown by re-asking my friends to be my bridesmaids. I didn’t do anything fancy, except send out a mass email.  However, I was a bit more thoughtful and creative the first time I asked my bridesmaids to be in the wedding.

A former colleague of mine (turned wedding planner) posted this idea to their blog (Will You Be My Bridesmaid). I fell in love with it, and wanted to do something just as thoughtful and meaningful for my friends.

So, a trip to Michaels® left me with this

Photo by Renae

Photo by Renae


Inside of the box, I pasted a “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” printable I’d found on Wedding Chicks.

Photo By Renae

Photo By Renae


I also included important details and pictures to reference for their attire.

Photo by Renae

Photo by Renae

Not all of my bridesmaids received a box (I still have 3 that I’ve yet to mail out…I know HORRIBLE!) For them, I put together a simple card with the printable and reference information; which still had the same effect.  My Bridesmaids loved their box and card, and thought the reference materials were (and still are) very helpful.  :-?

Since then, there’ve been many variations as to how to ‘Ask the Girls’. 

*Custom Handkerchiefs on Style Unveiled

*Wine Bottle Labels from My Own Labels

How are you going to ask your friends to join #TeamBridesmaids? 


I'm a 25-year old bubbly bride-to-be! I work in advertising in New York City, and am marrying my high school sweetheart and best friend, Kyle, on April 12, 2014!

    • bridaldressuk
    • May 13th, 2013

    Thank you.

  1. These look great! I like the inclusion of information; very helpful.

    I love how so many of us asked the girls in special ways. So many creative, special and budget-friendly ideas!

    • Krisstin
    • May 14th, 2013

    I love all the creative ways to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids. This is such a great idea!

    • renae
    • May 14th, 2013

    Thanks everyone for the comments! It is great that we’ve all found creative ways to ask our friends to be in our wedding! It helps to make such a moment, even that more special. Also, I’m glad to report that I now have 2 boxes left to send out :-)

    • Claudia
    • May 15th, 2013

    You never cease to amaze me with acts of creativity. Looking forward to April 12, 2014.

      • renae
      • May 16th, 2013

      Thanks Auntie Claudia! I’m SOOO looking forward to April 12th too!

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