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Itâ€™s officialâ€”there's a ring on it! Now itâ€™s time to start planning. First things firstâ€”rallying your bridal squad to support, celebrate, and share this epic wedding journey with you. Wondering how you can ask them to step into these oh-so-special bridal party shoes for you? Gifting them a bridal party proposal present is a special way to show them how much they mean to you.
Whether youâ€™re planning to pop a bottle of bubbly or send a piece of snail mail, proposing to the members of your bridal party can be a fun and creative experience. And finding the perfect gift to go along with your proposal is part of the fun. From bouquets to gift boxes packed with goodies, weâ€™ve rounded up the best bridal party proposal gifts around so theyâ€™re sure to say "I do"!
Read on for the best bridesmaid proposal gifts.
What to look for in a bridal party proposal gift
Above all, a bridal party proposal gift should express the excitement you feel, along with a heartfelt expression of how much you value their friendship. Let your BFFs know that you really care about them by choosing a customized giftâ€”they'll feel appreciated and honored to be part of your squad.
Your potential bridal party members may be scattered geographically, but if you happen to live in the same area it can be nice to gather together to present your proposal gifts. Schedule an impromptu spa day or a trip to a winery and let the festivities begin.
"Proposing to the bridal party is a big part of the wedding-planning process," says wedding planner Alicia Mae. She recommends proposing in person if possible. "Host a brunch at a chic restaurant and give each guest a custom gift box," Mae adds. "And then finish the day at your favorite spa!"
A bridal party proposal card is an important part of the gift. It can be short and sweetâ€”let them know that they are an important part of your life, and you would love to have them be part of your bridal party. Being in a bridal party can be a big commitment of time and money, so make sure to express how grateful you would be if they accept.
"When considering how to ask someone to be in your bridal party, I am a fan of a handwritten note explaining why this person is special to you," says Emily Campbell of Go Bella Event Design. "Taking a moment to really think about and then communicate your admiration for them," she says. "If you wish to enhance the 'proposal' consider adding their monogram to note cards with a custom wax seal and your favorite colored wax."
Meet the Expert
Alicia Mae is the owner, CEO, and lead wedding planner of ILĂ‰ Events, a New Jersey-based event planning agency. She serves as a confidant, adviser, and calming voice for her clients during one of the biggest moments in their lives and has been named one of the top wedding planners in the country.
Emily Campbell is the founder and executive producer of Go Bella Event Design, a Colorado-based event design firm. Over the course of two decades, she has produced weddings and celebrations in over 40 countries. As one of the most respected event producers in the country, Emily has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Elizabeth MacLennan has been scouring marketplaces around the worldâ€” and webâ€” hunting down that just right object for over 15 years as a prop stylist. Read: sheâ€™s seen just about everything when it comes to gifts! With a discerning eye and astute mind, she considers quality, function, and design when sheâ€™s vetting products. Plus, sheâ€™s been a bridesmaid more times than she can count, which means she knows what will make the girls in your crew swoon.