The most anticipated moment so far in wedding planning has been proposing to my bridal party. It took me weeks to curate the perfect proposal plan and prepare my boxes to ensure every little detail was considered. I wanted to make sure my announcement was as special as my relationship with each and every one of the bridesmaids.
Friendship and family is very important to me, so I’m extremely passionate towards the people I love. These girls have been by my side through thick and thin and have shared some of the best (and not so best) moments of my life with me. I wanted to go a little bit above and beyond for them to express how much they mean to me.
I decided to make my girls personal bridal boxes filled with thoughtful items that I know they’d love. The best part about boxes is there’s less pressure finding that one “perfect” gift- instead you can fill it with cute, practical stuff!
If you are a bride or bride-to-be, here are some ideas for putting together the perfect bridesmaids proposal.
WHAT’S TO PUT INSIDE BRIDAL PROPOSAL BOX:
1. PROPOSAL BOX
Start with the box. I felt super inspired by all of these adorable hamper boxes from @bridesmaidboxes but I didn’t love the hefty price tag. So I did what I do best, a little DIY hack. These wood boxes were the ideal situation because they had sliding lids and were the perfect size.
SHOP WOOD BOX:
2. BRIDESMAID CARDS
I searched for a set of cards that were minimalist. and I loved these from Etsy! I wrote a little personalized message inside for each girl and it was the perfect way to propose.
3. PERSONALIZED CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
Can you even have a bridesmaid proposal without boozy champagne flutes?! I went with these ones from Etsy and they were around $10/glass.
4. COMPACT MIRROR
Ok, possibly my favorite gift ever! All of the girls loved these 1920’s style Aphrodite compact mirrors. The shop owner was so sweet and carved our names on the back of each one.
5. DRIED FLORALS
What’s my favorite kind of bouquet? a dead one. You can read all about my DIY dried floral bouquet from my previous post.
Pink Dried Florals: here
Another money saving hack. Instead of buying (pricey) personalized candles, I made them myself for a fraction of the cost! I bought a 12 pack of these soy candles for $16 and then created my own bridesmaid labels. I bought this editable template on Etsy and then printed on sticker paper.
If you’re not looking to get crafty and want something a bit more turnkey, these candles are really cute and affordable
6. BOUGIE FRAGRANCE
Luxury bar soaps, lotions, and sprays are such a good gift idea because people usually never buy it for themselves but always love them. I mean, who wouldn’t want a bougie bar of soup displayed on their bathroom counter?!
DON’T WANT TO MAKE YOUR BOXES?
Although cute and personal, they can be very time consuming to put together. For all of my busy brides-to-be, here are a selection of already made boxes I picked out:
Like I said, these girls mean everything to me so I decided to spoil them with a prix-fixe brunch at La Pecora Bianca. If you’re a foodie, you have to come here! Their pasta dishes are famous in NYC – including their dish La Gramigna. It’s seriously unreal. I even have my caterer mimicking this dish for my wedding menu lol.
I arrived early to set up the table and prepare for the girls to arrive. I was so nervous/excited!! We had Bellinis and bloody Mary’s flowing and ton’s of delicious food that we shared family style.
Long story short, they all said yes! My bridal party consists of my closest friends and Pasquale’s sisters who I consider my own sisters. It was a beautiful day shared with laughs and moments I’ll remember for the rest of my life.