While Matt worried about which buddy he couldn’t include in his party I had the opposite problem. I only have a handful of really close friends and when Matt decided on 6 groomsmen I easily produced 4 but two more would be tough. We decided it didn’t have to be even though and I ended up with 5. With one of his groomsmen officiating it kind of evened out anyway. I was too excited to wait to ask my friends to stand up for me so I did so in person or over the phone. I knew I still wanted to ask them in a special way, though, so a few months after our engagement I sent each of my ladies (and one gent) these!
Using photoshop I took pictures of the girls faces and pasted them on some horrendous bridesmaid dresses, don’t they look great! I had the photos printed and glued them on to white scalloped card stock so I could write a nice message on the back asking them to be a part of our wedding. Also included was a chocolate candy flower from Miette, a great candy shop in San Francisco:
I packaged them up in a mailer and added some glitter for good measure. I sent them all through the post since only two of my bridesmaids actually live in LA and I figured even they would enjoy getting mail!
Seeing this gorgeousness Matt jumped on the bandwagon too and made this beauty to email to the groomsmen:
He also sent his guys funny old postcards we found at the flea market asking them to join the party! Sadly I don’t have a photo of these
This was a relatively easy project to do despite my abysmal photoshop skills. I had lots of help from Matt but basically we just googled “bad bridesmaids.” The one I found already had their faces blurred out making it even easier for us to crop faces out of other photos and paste them on the bodies. I wanted a photo quality picture and so I had them printed at CVS rather than just printing them myself.
I think everyone enjoyed them, I know it makes me smile every time I see that picture hanging on our fridge!
Did you ask your bridal party in a special way?