DIY Bridesmaid Cards - How I asked my friends to be in our wedding! | The Budget Savvy Bride
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So last week I decided I really needed to officially ask my girls who I wanted as bridesmaids for my wedding. I already knew who I wanted to stand by me but I really wanted to do something cute for them. Money’s kinda tight for me as we are saving for the wedding but I wanted to at least make them a sweet card- so that’s exactly what I did! Here’s some photos illustrating how I made the cards. Basically I sketched out some cute dresses on sketchbook paper, then I cut out one dress design on one shade of teal/turquoise cardstock I picked up at the craft store. Then, I used a corner rounder punch to round the edges of a white card that I placed on the light turquoise cards I purchased. I used a silver Gel pen to add some details to the dresses, then I laid them in order on the white layer and secured them using glue sticks, then I wrapped a yellow ribbon around the dresses and taped it down to the white layer. From there I glued down the assembled card and voila! A little replica of the different hues of dresses that I want my gals to wear on the wedding day! :) I was happy with how they turned out. What do you think?

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

  1. these are sooo cute, I’ve also been looking for a more special way to formally ask my maids.

  2. so so so cute! precious! you should sell this idea.

  3. Those are two cute.

    • Kim
    • September 1st, 2008

    I took an inexpensive frame and put a picture of me and the bridesmaid in it. I wrapped the frame up with a heartfelt card explaining why I wanted them to be a bridesmaid in crafty wrapping paper and ribbon.

  4. Those are super cute! Bryan and I were ‘unofficially’ engaged for almost a year before I got my ring, so the day I got it I texted all my girlfriends and asked them to dinner the next night. It was totally meant to be because all of them (7 bridesmaids and our 1 guy friend who would totally be a BM if he was a girl :) ) were able to make it. I didn’t make cards or anything, I just sat them all down and asked them :) However I did take the time to bring flash cards for them to fill out so I could make a bridesmaid list… that’s me, always planning :)

    • Guilty Secret
    • September 2nd, 2008

    Aw, you did a really great job. I admire your sketchin’ skillzz!

    • Jessica
    • September 2nd, 2008

    Those are too cute! I was completely boring and just called and asked, hehe.

  5. totally impressed with your xacto skills! Love the dresses in the different blue colors. adorable!

  6. You are so creative! It’s beautiful. And I bet your BMs will be really thankful if this is the kind of dresses you want them to wear.

    • kay*
    • September 3rd, 2008

    your creativity and craftiness is to be admired – these look great!

  7. love!love!love! you are super creative.

    • kathryn
    • September 20th, 2008

    I just stumbled across your blog this morning… I’m totally addicted!! I agree with Erin, you should so start selling these!

    • jstisdale
    • February 8th, 2010

    thanks for sharing!

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