Although historically bridesmaids were unmarried relatives or friends, much has changed over the centuries. Traditionally, there were unmarried bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids too young to be of marriageable age. Today, bridesmaids can be married and needn’t even be female.
In the past, brides might have contacted the potential bridesmaids in person. This is still preferred by many brides today.
The number of bridesmaids depends on the bride’s personal preferences. However, savvy brides send invitations to join the bridal party with an accompanying gift. Bridesmaid proposal gift ideas should coordinate well with the theme of the wedding.
If yours is to be a destination wedding to Hawaii, Cancun or a mountain resort area, choose bridesmaid proposal gifts that hint at these locations. For a Hawaiian gift ideas, choose a custom gift basket in Polynesian colors such as a silk scarf, a silk Hawaiian floral wreath headpiece that will be part of the bridesmaids’ wedding ensemble or several silk Hawaiian leis. If you go to Cancun consider a bohemian handbag. Give a live Bonzai pine for a mountain resort wedding.
Cosmetics are always appreciated gifts for bridesmaid proposals. Choose neutral shades of blush, lip gloss and a delicate perfume or cologne. Place them in a uniquely shaped box such as pillow, flower or pyramidal shape.
To encourage a bridesmaid to become a member of your wedding party, a personalized coffee mug engraved with the date of the wedding and filled with tiny bags of wedding rice or confetti is another way to make your invitation stand out.
You can do a personalized gift regardless of your budget. You can make a photo album from the dollar store and fill it with pictures of your favorite memories together. You can get paper pad craft paper and add special mementos, notes, inside jokes and keep it about your years of friendship.
These are eye catching and colorful. When you send this gift, tuck your engraved bridesmaid invitation inside and wrap it in pretty foil wrapping paper, ribbon and a bow in your wedding colors. Write a heartfelt note about why they are special to you and make it something they’ll cherish.
To secure bridesmaids acceptance of becoming a member of your wedding party, make your bridesmaid proposal ideas as unique and creative as your wedding plans.
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