Inviting your best friends to stand beside you on your wedding day is a daunting task, particularly with all of the fun and potentially expensive ideas floating around on Pinterest.
I wanted to find a fun way to invite all four of my bridesmaids that would be unique without breaking the bank. My goal was to find a fun invite that was part gift, answered a couple of questions [what would be the wedding colors], and could be presented to all four ladies at nearly the same time. Three of my bridesmaids live within 50 miles of me but my Maid of Honor lives several states away, so I needed to do something that could be mailed and would arrive at roughly the same time.
After rifling through a million and a half ideas I narrowed it down to Nail Polish Bridesmaid Invites – small boxes including each of the wedding colors as nail polish and a note that was semi personalized to the humor and personality of each recipient.
From upper left clockwise, the tags read: I have my man so now I need my girls. Now it's my turn to pop the question. I've been told I need someone to hold my dress when I pee. I promise to never use the phrase… You can always shorten it an wear it again.
The finished result. Each box was filled with crinkle paper and a bottle of polish in each of our wedding colors, navy, pink and blue. Inside the lid of each box was a message that ‘popped' the question.
Originally I had wanted to use mini Essie bottles because I knew they had the colors I was hoping for but after a month of searching for the right colors I folded and decided to go with a lower cost NYC polish. The boxes were purchased at a local paper supply store.
How did / will you ask your Bridesmaids to be a part of your special day?
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