Our guide to the most heartfelt and original ways to ask your girls – or guys – to be part of your day.
Asking your friends to be your bridesmaids for your big day is always going to be one of the most emotional parts of planning your wedding. Whether it’s your school best friend, your university flatmate, or your closest cousin, you’ve chosen them carefully and you want to find a heartfelt way to ask them to accompany you down the aisle on your wedding day.
Of course, you might have struggled to keep the excitement in and asked your girls straight away! If you haven’t blurted out the news yet, take a look at our top tips for ways to ask your girls – or boys! – to be members your bridal party.
Say It In Writing
If you struggle for the right words, let a personalised card do it for you. Whether you chose something sentimental or quirky, let the words on the card do the talking as you ask them to play their part in your special day. This is also a perfect idea if your chosen bridesmaids live far afield, but you just can’t wait to ask them!
Share Your Photo Memories
Nothing documents years of friendship better than a photo montage, so put your favourite pictures of you and your best friend together and send it as a gift to ask her to be your Maid of Honour. You could even personalise a gift with a photo, such as a bespoke-label bottle of wine: bring the bottle round for a catch-up and wait until she notices the label!
Send A Gift
Put together a box of her favourite goodies, such as make-up, sweets, and something personal to you both, and send her a little gift to show how much she means to you as you ask her to be your bridesmaid on your big day. Personalise each box for each of your bridesmaid to suit their personalities and truly reflect your friendship.
Show Off Your Skills!
With baking fever at its height, there’s no better time to get into the kitchen and whip up some treats to ask the big question to your friends. Taking the time and effort to make something personal will really show them how much they mean to you and, when the big question is revealed, you have cake to eat to celebrate!
Share A Joke & ‘Pop’ The Question!
He popped the question; now it’s your turn! Have a bit of fun with it by ‘popping the question’ to your bridal party too in ‘bridesmaid proposal’ style! This is a great idea if you’re not particularly sentimental, and want to put a bit of humour into asking the big question to your friends.
How did you ask your best friends to accompany you down the aisle? We’d love to hear your stories and suggestions: email them to us at email@example.com.
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