Knowing how to create the perfect proposal for your bridesmaids can be difficult, especially when they all have differing tastes. Here, Kirsty Prankerd, Managing Director at Write From The Heart, shares her top tips for finding the perfect way to ask your nearest and dearest to be your bridesmaids.
If your partner recently got down on one knee, there’s no doubt you’ve already started thinking about plans for the big day when restrictions allow the celebration you want. But with lockdown measures likely to be in place until June, you might want to think about things you can organise now, like how you’ll ask your nearest and dearest to be your bridesmaids.
Here, I’ll be sharing my top tips for creating a personalised proposal they are all sure to love.
Think about the contents of your proposal gift
Your bridesmaids no doubt all have different senses of styles, hobbies, and interests, and this is what most brides get flustered about when considering what the proposal should include. But there are plenty of ways you can tailor your proposals to each of them.
In general, brides like to gift their bridesmaids with a little treat alongside something they can cherish for years to come. So why not consider getting some lovely, personalised biscuits made and gifting them some beautiful jewellery they can wear on your big day? If you bear their lifestyle and personal style in mind, you can be sure they’ll love the piece you give them.
If jewellery isn’t for your bridesmaids, you could opt for something a little more suited to them. For example, beautiful, personalised hangers, bathrobes or pyjamas will make the process of getting ready on the big day that much more exciting.
Include a thoughtful card
We all love receiving gifts, but what makes it even more special is when these come with a beautiful card. Personalised photo cards are always a lovely option, as they give you the free space to add photos of some of your favourite memories on.
As well as being greeted with snaps of happy times spent together, your bridesmaids are sure to appreciate a heartfelt note inside of the card. However you choose to express yourself in the card, just be sure to explain why you’d love for them to be your bridesmaid — it’ll make them feel super special, I promise!
Add in something they can celebrate the occasion with
As it’s unlikely your bridesmaid can all be with you for a while due to lockdown restrictions, it’ll be a lovely idea to add something into your proposal boxes that they can mark the occasion with themselves. If your bridesmaids love a bit of bubbly, a mini bottle of their favourite champagne will be ideal.
If your bridesmaids don’t drink, you could include their favourite sweet treats or non-alcoholic spritzers for them to enjoy while they digest the big news.
Think about the presentation
Presentation is key, so think carefully of how you’ll conceal your cards and gifts into something your bridesmaids can open up to reveal a surprise, such as a personalised memory box they can keep.
You might also want to think about wrapping specific gifts to create an extra bit of excitement for your bridesmaids. However, if you’d prefer to leave them uncovered so they can immediately see your proposal, you could just fill your box or basket with some shredded tissue paper that matches your wedding colour theme.
Organise a virtual celebration
With lockdown keeping us all apart, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to properly mark the occasion with your bridesmaids for a while. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at all. Instead, why not set up a virtual celebration to get everyone together?
You could even think about including an official invite with their proposal gift, to join your virtual proposal to celebrate!
Asking some of your nearest and dearest to be your bridesmaids is such an exciting time, so make sure you mark the occasion with a beautiful, personalised proposal.