Curious how to ask your friends to be bridesmaids when they’ve witnessed your questionable fashion choices, participated in many wine nights, and are like a sibling? Do it in the most fabulous way of course! Make sure to give your closest friends and family a heads up if you want them to stand up with you on your wedding day. Plan to ask them as early as a year in advance or eight months before your wedding – that’s plenty of time for a legendary bachelorette party! Not sure how to pop the question? We’ve got you covered!
Fun Rhymes and Puns to Ask your Friends to be Bridesmaids
Once you’ve chosen your dream tribe of bridesmaids, now it’s time to ask them! If a sweet rhyme fits your wedding vision and their personality, here are some ideas to get you started.
You’ve stood by me through thick and thin, now I need you there when I marry him/her
I couldn’t tie the knot without you, please be part of my crew
Will you help me tie the knot?
I can’t say “I do” without you! Will you be my bridesmaid?
Sweet treats go hand and hand with your sweet day! If your bridesmaid-to-be has a sweet-tooth, bake up some love – how could they refuse a bridesmaid invitation when chocolate’s involved!
Sweet treats – pick out their favorite candy
“Pop” the question with a lollipop
Their favorite baked goods!
Fortune cookie – asking them to be your bridesmaid as the fortune!
Custom bridesmaid M&M’s
Bridesmaid Recipe Card:
1 formal dress
1 pair of shoes
Unlimited bobby pins
1 part support
Lifetime of memories
Blend until well mixed!
The Perfect T-Shirt to Ask your Friends to be Bridesmaids
What says, “be my bridesmaid” better than a t-shirt? Brainstorm your very own slogan or print one of these on a t-shirt for your crew.
Nacho Basic Maid of Honor
Define bridesmaid in your own words: (noun) A woman who is like a sister; a best friend; someone a bride’s wedding day would be incomplete without
How to Ask your Friends to be a Bridesmaid In-person
If your girlfriend lives close by or you feel like taking a trip, asking in person is not only special, but provides the perfect opportunity for you to spend quality time with your bridesmaid-to-be. Do something new like a class, or do something you two have done for years.
Tea-time, lunch date, brunch, coffee date
Cocktails or a fancy dinner party
Throw a wine night
Sign up for a workshop or class: floral arranging, jewelry, pottery, dance
Gift Ideas for your Bridesmaids-to-be!
In addition to a pun or cute card, gifting your girlfriends something special is another way to show appreciation. The bridesmaid gift can even be part of your wedding theme or prepare your bridesmaids for the party of the year! We love destination weddings (who doesn’t?) and adore coming up with fun destination-related gifts like a luggage tag or travel kit.
Fun gift box: nail polish, face masks, mini bottle of bubbly
Luggage tag asking them to come on this journey (perfect for your destination wedding!)
Mini travel kit
If you need more creative ways to ask your girlfriends to be bridesmaids, contact us! No matter how you ask, we know how flattered and honored your bride tribe is going to feel standing next to you on your big day – and through all the preparation beforehand.
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