Saturday, January 17, 2009

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

I must admit, I didn't go through any special fanfare when asking my bridesmaids to be a part of my wedding. I was clueless and had no idea that it was a growing trend to make a big deal about it! I just thought I should 1) ask them in person and 2) be sincere about it. And that's all I did! No custom cards, no special party thrown... and I wish I could do it all over again! I wish I would have thrown them a little get-together, given them a little gift, and told them all how much they mean to me as my best friends in the world.

[Check out what Miss Champagne did for her 'maids over on Weddingbee...]

Now, you don't have to do anything more than what I did originally. It's fine to just ask them! But, if you're looking for something to make the asking a bit more sentimental, you could give your friends one of these cards from Oh Joy! Studio:

{Blooms & Birds; Cheerful Blossoms}

Oh Joy! Studios actually created these cards for The Dessy Group and can be purchased here.


Anonymous said...

How is it more sentimental to give a card that someone else wrote than asking them yourself in person? I mean, the cards are cute, but I'm pretty sure it's more meaningful to do it the way you did. So why waste the money?

Lindsey said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for reading my blog! I appreciate your comment.

Whether or not something is "sentimental" is subjective and everyone is going to have a different opinion about what is sentimental/not sentimental. I agree, it is perfectly fine to ask your bridesmaids in person without a card or a party or a gift. What I was trying to convey in my post was that, at the time I was engaged, I didn't know that other brides were making "the asking" a big production. I didn't know I could get creative and make a big deal out of it if I so desired. Even if a card wouldn't have meant more to them than my verbal request, I would have liked to make a bigger deal out of it than I did. But that's just me!

Bottom line, do what you think your bridesmaids would appreciate. Card or no card!

Olivia's Mommy said...

What a cute idea! I wish I could of done that too! I just did what you did and asked in person..LOL

Ashley Aiello said...

That's so funny you posted this! I made my own cards with these cute little stickers and antiqued paper. But I also asked the girls over the phone or in person before. It was just an extra touch ;)