I don’t intend for this to become a wedding blog, but by and large, Foodologie is about me. So because I’m getting married next year, wedding business is going to come up.
We have a wedding date. We have a venue. Next, I needed bridesmaids.
For a long time, I knew my bridesmaids would be Jesse’s three sisters and my sister. While I’d love to have all my girl friends be bridesmaids, the reality is I can’t (and it’s expensive for them!). 4 is a wonderful number for bridesmaids, and sisters will always be sisters. I value their opinions, I want to get to know Jesse’s sisters better and most importantly, I want them to be there with us.
I also didn’t want to just call them up and ask them to be bridesmaids. Maybe I’ve spent too much time on Pinterest, but I wanted to do something a little more special since I know all the work that goes in to being a bridesmaid.
I hoping for something nice, thoughtful and simple. So of course, that had to include champagne, because who doesn’t love bubblies?
I found little bottles of champagne at Target and some chocolate, because we all need something sweet in our lives.
I included some EOS chapsticks, because they come in cute colors (I was going for the whole pink and gold thing, even though those aren’t necessarily the wedding colors) and lip hydration is important. I don’t know about you but I manage to lose 8 out of 10 chapsticks I buy.
I put it all into a little bag with gold tissue paper along with a cute card I found on Etsy
These cards are awesome! You write in your personalized message (i.e. Will you be my bridesmaid?) then cover it up with a scratch off sticker like such:
The cards are blank so you can personalize your message as you see fit. Then your gift is complete!
I love giving gifts, but honestly, the best part of this was their reaction. Their excitement made me a little bit more excited about the big day.
Having some ladies by my side to help with the process makes me feel better about life.
Have you been a bridesmaid before? How did you ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding?