We Asked, You Told: Cute Ways to Ask Friends to Be Your Bridesmaid!

Pop the question bridemaids

Photos: 1. Courtesy of Jami Dodman, 2. Courtesy of Haleigh Kelley, 3. Courtesy of Lauren Ford, 4. Michele Stavola

It's the most important question someone might ask. No, it's not "Will you marry me?" It's "Will you be my bridesmaid?" Think about it: You're requesting that your closest girlfriends or family members dedicate a lot of time and energy (and money!) toward your big day — it's a huge honor, but also a great responsibility. That means that how you ask is as important as asking at all! We challenged our Facebook followers to show us how they popped question, so to speak, and we found some great ideas in the process. Here, our favorites:

1. Wine, don't whine
What girl doesn't appreciate a bottle of wine as a gift? When it asks the big bridesmaid question on the label, it's particularly irresistible. Bride Jami Dodman wisely gave each of her girls a bottle of their favorite wine, with a custom-made label from Etsy on it. It's cute and totally perfect!

2. Really "pop" the question
Bride Haleigh Kelley went for a real element of surprise with her idea. She gave each of her bridesmaids-to-be a confetti-filled balloon with a "pop me" note. Inside the balloon was also a note!

3. Puzzle them a little
We kind of love how bride Lauren Ford really put her friends to work with her bridesmaid-asking process. She made a jigsaw puzzle for each of them that, when put together, spelled out the question. The odds that all of them actually finished the puzzle once they read the message, though? Slim to none!

4. Go the classic route
Pretty stationery and a piece of jewelry will always be in style, which is something bride Michele Stavola knows well. Her flowery note and beautiful bracelets were surely well appreciated.

How did you ask your friends to be your bridesmaids? Tweet us @BRIDES!

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