Asking My Bridesmaids!

So, I'll be honest.  I had been thinking about how I would ask my friends to be my bridesmaids since before I got engaged. Crazy? Perhaps. But, hey. There is nothing wrong with being prepared. amiright?

So when the time came, I had a pretty good idea of how I would pop the question, but I did some additional research just to be sure.  In the end, I came back to my original idea: the cigar box. Ch-ch-check it out!

I started with unfinished cigar boxes which I purchased from Jo-Ann's.  I gave them each a few coats of white paint, and then continued on with adding their names after it dried. And, NO, I did not write, stencil, or freehand the names. I wish, but I am certainly not that talented.  I ordered vinyl lettering from Words Anywhere.  I was able to select the font, color, and size of the lettering, as well as create personalized lettering (names & "be my bridesmaid?").  After applying the lettering, I used a stencil to outline the name on top of the box, and then painted the remaining top of the box black.

I stuffed the inside with a bottle of wine, a heart-topped corkscrew, little love candies in a "love" package, and three little pieces of paper with information on the big day, who the other bridesmaids are along with their email addresses, and the "role" of a bridesmaid. And don't worry. I did NOT go all bridezilla about the role. It was nice. I promise :)

I picked up some pretty paper, glittery ribbon, scallop scissors and heart stamps at Paper Source to put this little packet together.  

And then since the wine bottles were too big to allow the box to close, I tied it all up with a ribbon :)

This was not what I would classify as a quick or easy project, but it was fun and well worth the work! How did you ask or how do you plan to ask your bridesmaids?

*Since we are all about giving credit where it is due in this lovely blogosphere, I wanted to note that this idea came from this fabulous blog.  Obviously, I made modifications to make it my own, but this is where the overall idea came from!


Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Such a cute idea!! I love how you included everyone's contact information - I'm in my friend's wedding from college and she didn't do that so it's hard for us all to connect.


Alissa said...

Such a super good idea! As a bridesmaid I always need the contact info for everyone else and hate bothering the bride!

Kristin said...

Love this idea! Wish my friend asked me this way

Anna said...

These are so cute!!! That whole concept of asking friends to be bridesmaids is a little daunting... my particular method is TBD, but I'm loving this idea :)

Lindsay Kauffman said...

I love it! You did such a great job with the Bridesmaid box! I will have to remeber that vinal lettering site. I'm sur eyour bridesmaids were impressed! Can't wait to see the rest of your wedding planning and details!


CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

So cute and meaningful - I love how special these can be and I'm sure the girls LOVED them!

Brooke Houston said...

This is such a precious idea... Silly me, I didn't know people did cutesy things like this when asking their bridesmaids. I wish I had done something like this!!! Yours turned out so pretty <3

Fashion Friends said...

It's perfect idea! You made really good work!

AM said...

These are sooo lovely! COngrats!

s said...

i love your taste! xO! said...

This is amazing!! Good job!! The info doesn't sound bridezilla at all!! I got engaged and basically couldn't hold it in and asked my sisters, his sister and my 2 best friends that same night haha. I did however ask my best friend to be my maid of honor with a rhinestoned MOH shirt, a picture frame and some other goodies

Georgina Castellucci said...

What a wonderful way to ask your bridesmaids Morgan! They were lucky to be asked by someone so clearly thoughtful :)

Alyssa said...

Really cute! I love the idea of doing a grand way of asking :)


Ametis Bassir said...

New follower, this is such a cute idea! I've seen it on Pinterest but yours is precious and so personal.


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