Proposing to your bridesmaids – the dos and don’ts

Popping the question to your bridesmaids is a big deal these days. It’s almost as important as the proposal between the bride and groom, with ways to ask “will you be my bridesmaid?” more elaborate than ever.

Bridesmaid proposals offer a cute way to show the lucky ladies in your life how much they mean to you. When it’s your turn to pop the question, make sure you get it just right with our dos and don’ts.

Do get together

Getting together with your soon-to-be bridesmaids is a must, and you’ll do it many times in the run up to your wedding day. Hosting a get-together over a glass of wine, coffee, or a few beauty treatments not only gives you the chance to ask your big question. It lets members of your bridal squad who may not be familiar with each other to become better acquainted.

A close knit group of bridesmaids provide even better support to the bride, making essential wedding planning tasks a breeze.

Don’t be coy

Providing a personalised way to ask that big question is all well and good, but don’t be shy about detailing why they’ve made the cut.

Giving your bridesmaids-to-be a gift box or tote filled with all their favourite things is more than just a way to indulge them. Your selection demonstrates how much you know them and how much they mean to you. It also provides an excellent opportunity to share some memories.

Do make a fuss

Bridesmaid proposals are big news, so make sure you propose to the VIP ladies in your life in the most fabulous style. A popular way to pop the question is by investing in some inflatables, here Martha Stewart Weddings explains why:

“One thing that’s up in the air when you start planning is who will stand by your side on the big day. When it’s time to ask your girls, gather them up and propose in style. These balloons add festive décor to any casual get-together, but you could also use the oversized inflatables to help you “pop the question” in a literal way. Fill them up with confetti and a handwritten note with the question at hand, give each girl a pin, and stand back to watch as the fun explodes.”

Don’t forget to share

In today’s social media obsessed world, everything is shared online, so why shouldn’t your proposal be?

Acknowledging your friendship and sharing the moment with everyone in your network will make your bridesmaid-to-be feel extra special. It’s also a great way to kick-start your wedding countdown.

Do be creative

The possibilities are endless when it comes to ways to propose to your bridesmaids. Popping the question can be as creative and imaginative as you’d like.

There are tons of personalised gifts and accessories available online to help you ask your all-important question, from tailor-made tees and robes to engraved sweet treats and jewellery. To get you started, here’s 8 creative ideas to inspire your proposals.

Don’t overcomplicate things

If elaborate proposals aren’t your still, don’t be afraid to keep it simple. Asking in person without the pomp and circumstance is honour enough and will give your bridesmaids-to-be plenty of heartfelt reasons to say “I do”!

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