Creative Ideas to ask friends to be in the bridal party

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WeddingInvitati... Posts : 22 Registered: 8/23/10
Creative Ideas to ask friends to be in the bridal party
Posted: Jun 7, 2011 8:53 AM

Hi everyone!
I haven't posted in a while but I set a date, picked a location, met w/ the priest and booked our engagement session. It's time I start asking my sisters and friends (5 total maybe 6) to be my bridesmaids/moh. I want to ask in a memorable way. If you've done something special, please share any ideas with me!

Thanks!

p.s. what are you thoughts on a Maid of Honor (younger sister) and a Matron of Honor (older sister) and one Best Man? I'm thinking this is the best way rather than picking between the 2 sisters.

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MrsWilliamsToBe Posts : 11 Registered: 3/5/11
Re: Creative Ideas to ask friends to be in the bridal party
Posted: Jun 7, 2011 2:54 PM Go to message in response to: WeddingInvitati...

If you and your sisters/friends are on facebook you can send them Piece of Flair that simply said "Will you be my bridesmaid?" and "Maid of Honor!"....

I also saw on another message board where a girl wrote this:
I made cards with the girl's name calligraphed on it (just by me,don't worry!) and then I took fabric and made a little dress with ribbon straps and drew on silver dots with a paint pen for little sparkles on the hem. I actually glued them together (fold in edges as "hems") and to the paper with a glue stick! It was perfect because it's strong enough and not wet. On the inside I wrote something cute and sentimental, but I thought the front would be cute in their house even, just a little dress and their name.

My sister asked us by picking up small decorated hat boxes, filled them with ring pops (so she could "propose" to us cause she was the first of her friends to be getting married. She got them in her wedding colors, made a hand-made card with a mushy poem and asked everyone to be her BM/MOH!!! It was really cut in the end. Just be careful if you have to ship them somewhere where it's really hot like here in the south!! The ring pops will melt!! If all your girls live close and yall could go out to for brunch or lunch, then you could get them all together and give them to them then and see their reactions.


It's kinda hard to explain but the way I'm asking my girls is by taking a big piece of paper and getting stickers in creative fonts and at the top spell out EXTRA! EXTRA! and then under it "writing" out something like I love you soo much and and just had to ask will you be my BM/MOH? and taking a picture with the signs and sending them out as post cards. I know it kinda sounds hard to imagine but it's really cute. I saw it in a Martha Stewart Living magazine that was laying around my work...here is a link

http://www.marthastewart.com/332956/hot-off-the-presses-photo-card

and this one shows some other ideas...

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/fun-ideas-for-photo-cards

As far as asking both your sisters, I'd say YES!! They are a major part of your life and there is no reason why you should have to may the choice of who gets th be maid/matron of honor. Nothing will be wrong with having one best man either. If your FH wants 2 then let him as well. But if he doesn't then let the girls walk down the aisle as normal( by them selves will the bridemaids walks with ushers) and then as everyone walks up the aisle the best man can escort both of them with one on each arm and I'm sure he'll love that!!!

Hope this helps!!!

Edited by: MrsWilliamsToBe on Jun 7, 2011 1:56 PM

save the date

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Aunt Posts : 794 Registered: 12/31/10
Re: Creative Ideas to ask friends to be in the bridal party
Posted: Jun 7, 2011 3:03 PM Go to message in response to: WeddingInvitati...

Dear WI,

"what are you thoughts on a Maid of Honor (younger sister) and a Matron of Honor (older sister) and one Best Man?"

Totally OK.

Families don't come in neat little bundles like one sister for the bride and one brother for the groom.

Just tell the one best man that he's the lucky guy who will leave the church with TWO beautiful ladies, rather than the poor groom who just gets one!

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WeddingInvitati... Posts : 22 Registered: 8/23/10
Re: Creative Ideas to ask friends to be in the bridal party
Posted: Jun 7, 2011 9:49 PM Go to message in response to: Aunt

Thank you both so much! Very creative ideas!

I think it's a go for both sisters! Thanks for the advice :)

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