You said “yes” and now it’s time to pop your own question! Now it is time that you choose your bridesmaids and plan your bridesmaid proposals. Choosing your bridesmaids is a special experience that gives you the opportunity to reflect on all of the wonderful friends and family you have in your life.
The Bridesmaid Proposal Box
You may think that selecting your bridesmaids is the hard part. But the real trick is deciding how you will propose to them. Don’t laugh! This is important! There are so many options to choose from but we happen to love the idea of a bridesmaid proposal box.
Pop the Question
The whole purpose of your bridesmaid proposal box is to ask your friend to be part of the wedding party. So this should be the first thing they see! You could simply use a card saying “Will you be my bridesmaid?” or something cute like “Will you plan with me to stand with me?” I’ve also seen puzzles which can be personalized. When the prospective bridesmaid puts it together the message is revealed.
A small bottle of champagne is always a fun treat to find in a bridesmaid proposal box. Include a personalized champagne flute to make it even more special! And if champagne isn’t their first choice, coffee or tea with a personalized mug would also be a lovely touch. Throw in some chocolates or another of their favorite treats and you are set!
Pamper Your Crew
The bridesmaid proposal box is a great time to pamper your wedding party. A scented candle, bath salts, or even nail polish in your wedding colors would be a great way to treat your squad. The choices are limitless here.
Including wedding “gear” is another great idea for your bridesmaid proposal box. Of course, you could also save this for your bridesmaids gifts on the day of your wedding but we love the idea of including t-shirts, socks, slippers, jewelry, bags or purses that represent this special event. Fresh flowers in your wedding colors are another great idea for this!
We know we may be getting way ahead of ourselves here but if you have a bachelorette destination in mind, you may also choose to include those details in your bridesmaid proposal box! You could even coordinate your treats and goodies to prepare for this trip!
The bachelorette party is one of my favorite parts of the whole wedding planning experience. The trend here is that these trips are getting longer and longer – and why not! This will be your last single girl trip together and I love to help make it extraordinary!
Where to Go
Many of the girls select their favorite city for this trip. Perhaps it is New York where you can see all the sights and take in some theatre. It could be Las Vegas where you try your luck at the slot machines and go to a club or a show. Los Angeles is also popular a popular destination where you can shop along Rodeo Drive, take a tour of the homes of stars or you might even catch a glimpse of someone famous. Another option could be where many of you went to college and you can make the rounds of the old hangouts. A long spa weekend where you all get pampered and drink lots of champagne is also a good choice. Increasingly popular are all-inclusive resorts where everything is included and everyone can relax and just enjoy each others company. We love Sandals Resorts for this! Wherever you pick, this trip will provide special memories that will last a lifetime.
How to Get There
This is where a travel professional can be of great help – everything from suggesting destinations to planning itineraries to getting the best available prices to coordinating everything within the group and providing support throughout the whole process. The best resource to use is a travel professional who specializes in helping brides with their travel plans. They are in the best position to offer advice and to know the current trends and the best destinations and best service providers to meet your specific needs and to provide all of you with a memorable experience.