I really believe that every part of your wedding needs to be special. Every aspect is a way to be sentimental and stand out. I mean, you only get one chance at everything. There are no redos. So why know go all out?
That's how I feel about asking your girls to be in your bridal party. Oh sure, you can just ask them casually ... or you can be inspired and do something special that they will really remember.
That's exactly what Lydia (my Twitter friend who you can find on Twitter at @lgtz85) did. She asked her girls first, then, after they said yes, she presented them with these beautiful bridesmaids boxes. I'm in love with them.
What You'll Need:
Light up ring*
Blue scrapbook paper
Barefoot pink moscato (That's what she used. You can grab your favorite)
*She picked up these items at her local Michaels, but I linked comparable items from Amazon since Michaels doesn't really let you link to what's in stock very easily.
What You'll Do:
Remove the little clasps on the box and fill the holes with glue.
Spray paint the boxes.
Although it looks like she used chalkboard to write the names on the boxes, it's actually not. It's a mix of printed and handwritten, so I'm going to let Lydia explain exactly how she did it because modifying her words might make it a little confusing:
The font is called KG Eyes Wide Open and I downloaded that for free from dafont.com. I changed it a little in Photoshop white color then added a thick stroke so it would be an outline, printed that out, and then on the backside of the paper, shaded it with pencil, then traced it onto the scrapbook paper (this is the best and easiest way to do this and get awesome font styles!) The inside, I kept it in its regular style. Then outlined with the marker, I love that it kind of looks like a chalkboard, my cousin actually thought it was! I was able to slide the scrapbook paper into the top part of the box and fit it under the wood; I did glue it just for extra measure.
Tie the =light up ring around the "diamond" with the ribbon, then glue the ribbon to the box.
Add a Ring Pop.
They're really adorable. Imagine receiving one. Is there any way you could say no? (Actually, she told me she had verbally asked them months ago, just to make sure they wanted and were able to be a part of her big day and she gave them these beautiful boxes later as a surprise).
In case you're curious, I "proposed" to my bridemaids when I asked them to be a part of our wedding party. You can see that in this post.
Be sure to tweet Lydia at @lgtz85 and let her know you saw her amazing creations on A Bride On A Budget.
BRIDAL BABBLE: How did you ask your girls to be your 'maids?