Your honey popped the question, now you just need to choose the girls who will stand by your side while you exchange your “I do's!” These days, it's very common for a bride to opt for a creative bridesmaids proposal to ask her besties to be a member of her wedding party. It's the little “extras” like these that can add up and bust your budget! So what's a budget-savvy gal to do? You want to show your friends how much you value them and their participation in your big day without breaking the bank. Thankfully, here at The Budget Savvy Bride, finding ways to make things look chic on the cheap is our specialty!
We've shared countless posts on ways to do things for less, and bridesmaids proposal gifts are no different! Check out these creative ideas for proposing to your bridesmaids, as well as some inexpensive gift options to grab for your girls!
Creative ways to pop the question to your bridesmaids!
Something Useful ☕️
What makes a better gift than something that your gal pal can use over and over again? From Monogrammed Tote bags to Coffee Mugs and Water Bottles, these make great gifts because they are practical and cute!
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Surprise them with a monogrammed tote filled with special goodies. If you’re planning a destination wedding, your girlfriends can take this tote with them and take all the goodies home from the big weekend. Sites like Shutterfly allow you to personalize these totes to your liking.
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Custom Printed Mugs
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Custom Name Tumblers
These stainless steel tumblers make excellent gifts for the gal on the go. Now your girls can think of you everytime they take their iced coffee on the road! Such a cute and practical gift idea!
Something Sweet and Sentimental 🍬
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What better way to ask your closest friends to be your bridesmaid than with a bridesmaids proposal cookie! Design custom cookies that can be delivered to their house. This makes for one delicious surprise!
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Throw a Bridal Party Proposal Bash!
What better way to ask your besties than live and in-person! Instead of splurging on a fancy night out on the town, invite your best girls over, put together a few affordable and awesome decorations, and shower them with love! We love this “Will You Be Our Bridal Party?” event inspiration from Something Turquoise.
Something Boozy 🍷
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Mini Champagne Toast
Gift your girls mini bottles of Champagne and share a toast to your wedding day when you ask them to be in your wedding party!
Something Simple 💌
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It doesn't get much simpler than a phone call, but if that won't do, consider sending a Bridesmaids Proposal Card. Whether your friendship is sweet and sentimental or silly and goofy, you're sure to find the perfect card to pop the question from our favorite marketplace: Etsy!
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Puzzle, Word Search or Crossword
This idea will definitely keep them guessing! Create a custom puzzle with the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” for them to put together. Another crafty idea would be to create a word search or bridesmaid proposal crossword puzzle to pop the question.
Something Crafty ✂️
Bridesmaid Proposal Scrapbook
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Gift Them Earrings in a Cute Proposal Box
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Beachy Bridesmaid Proposal
Check out this beachy bridesmaids proposal idea for brides with destination weddings!
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If you're recently engaged around the holidays, you can ask your besties to be in your wedding with these darling Christmas Ornament Proposal Boxes!
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Scratch Off Card
These scratch off cards are a simple and inexpensive way to surprise your best girls with your special invitation!
We hope these ideas have gotten your creative juices flowing! These gestures don't have to be expensive to be meaningful, so spend what you can afford and show your girls some love.
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.