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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? 

 

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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!

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  • bridaldressuk

    Thank you.

  • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com/author/krysta Krysta

    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

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

  • renae

    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

    Bubbly-bride-to-be;
    You never cease to amaze me with acts of creativity. Looking forward to April 12, 2014.

    • renae

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