Whether you’re planning to pop a bottle of bubbly or send a piece of snail mail, proposing to the members of your bridal party can be a fun and creative experience—and finding the perfect gift to go along with your proposal is part of the fun. A bridal party proposal present is a special way to show how much your loved ones mean to you when asking them to take on this meaningful and large task.
Meet the Expert
Alicia Mae is the owner, CEO, and lead wedding planner of ILÉ Events, a New Jersey-based event planning agency. She serves as a confidant, adviser, and calming voice for her clients during one of the biggest moments in their lives and has been named one of the top wedding planners in the country.
Emily Campbell is the founder and executive producer of Go Bella Event Design, a Colorado-based event design firm. Over the course of two decades, she has produced weddings and celebrations in over 40 countries. As one of the most respected event producers in the country, Emily has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.
From bouquets to gift boxes packed with goodies, there are plenty of options to choose from. We recommend finding gifts you can customize for each bridesmaid. "If you wish to enhance the 'proposal' consider adding their monogram to note cards with a custom wax seal and your favorite colored wax," suggests Emily Campbell of Go Bella Event Design. If you plan on gifting custom gift boxes, look for pre-made options or find boxes that are easy to assemble. It can also be helpful to find an item they can use during your wedding journey and beyond, like travel cosmetic bags or sunglasses for a destination wedding.
To further personalize your bridal party proposal gift, consider adding a hand-written letter to express how much they mean to you.
To help you find the best gift for your bridal party, we researched the top options with these features in mind. Some of our favorite options are the Mod Party 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' Proposal Gift Box, ShopThreeGirls Bridesmaid Proposal Hair Tie Favor Cards, and the Lulu Flora Champagne Mini Piñata.
Read on for the best bridesmaid proposal gifts.
Mod Party 'Will You be My Bridesmaid' Proposal Gift Box
We love these retro-style gift boxes because they come empty, so you can fill them with your own customized goodies. The lid is printed with the big question on the top, so your loved ones will know immediately what the special occasion is for. Fill them with sunglasses, compacts, squad hoodies, champagne flutes, and more—the possibilities are endless.
Price at time of publish: $8 for no shred
ShopThreeGirls Bridesmaid Proposal Hair Tie Favor Cards
Looking for a proposal that’s easy on the wallet? These knotted hair ties come with a sweet card proposal that’s a fun play on words. They’re available in a wide selection of colors and patterns and can be given alone or included as part of a larger gift. Plus, your squad will appreciate it because–let’s be honest–who doesn’t need hair ties?
Price at time of publish: $3 for one hair tie
Mod Party Bridesmaid Proposal Box Set
This chic gift box is brimming with wedding day essentials. We love that you can personalize the lid with your bridesmaid's name, and it's filled with everything from lip balm to a candle tin to other personalized goodies, including a personalized sticker that’s just the right size for a mini champagne bottle. You can also customize the color of the lid. This would be a great opportunity to use your wedding colors, or you can use each bridesmaid's favorite color on each box to further personalize it. To top it off, there's also a blank card for you to include a handwritten note.
Price at time of publish: $36
Lula Flora Champagne Mini Piñata
Kick off the fiesta with these mini champagne piñatas! You can customize them with your bridesmaids' names or another word of your choosing. They come in either pink or green, and there's a trap at the bottom so you can fill it with your own treats. You can use these as individual gifts or add them to a gift basket.
Price at time of publish: $16
SucculentKreationsCo. Custom Succulent Box
We love this cheeky proposal box because it comes filled with fun, thematic goodies, including a succulent, lip balm, candle, bath bomb, and more. The shop also lets you add on other items if you desire, including a compass necklace, mini rose quartz, cactus keychain, natural bar soap, satin scrunchies, and candies. To keep things personalized, they add in a greeting card with a personalized message. Overall, this is a unique box that will show your bridal party how much you care.
Price at time of publish: $37 for as pictured
TheGiftStudioCompany Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Make Up Bag
Any of your bridesmaids will be thrilled when they unzip this personalized makeup bag that reveals the big question on the inside. It comes in four neutral colors, and it's made from durable cotton canvas fabric. We also love that it doubles as a unique gift box, and you can fill it with a few beauty goodies they can use on the big day—like lip balm and nail polish. You can also let it shine on its own because this gift speaks for itself.
Price at time of publish: $15 for no inside message
LittleFlowerSoapCo. Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Box
Use this gift box to propose to your bridal party and make them feel like the queens that they are. It comes personalized with a name on the top of the box and includes bath salts, a soy candle, matches, and a gift tag that you can personalize with a handwritten note. This gift is pure indulgence and would pair well with a spa day—so they can take the luxurious experience home.
Price at time of publish: $32 for blank lid
BellaCuttery Will You Be My Bridesmaid Proposal Personalized Sunglasses
One of the best gifts you can give to your future bridal party is something they can use during the wedding and beyond, which is exactly why we love these cool, retro-style sunglasses. Your squad can wear these for the bachelorette party, bridal shower, wedding, and more. They are available in a ton of colors and can be personalized with a name or phrase. Even better, you can also add on a personalized pouch, so your bridal party can travel with them safely when they're not in use.
Price at time of publish: $17 for no personalized sunglasses bag
GeoMinimalist Personalized Wedding Party Proposal Gift Necklace Set
If you're all about the finer things in life, try gifting these stunning handmade necklaces to your bridal party. They come stamped with an initial and personalized with a sweet proposal card, so you can express how much they mean to you. You can also choose the finish of the necklace—gold, silver, or rose gold—so it pairs well with other jewelry your bridesmaids may already own. This is something they can wear far beyond the wedding, and they'll be completely charmed.
Price at time of publish: $46 for one necklace
BlissfulSocks Unique Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Bridesmaid Socks
Throw a slumber party with your bridal party and pop the question with these cute and cozy socks. Made from a cotton blend, the text is applied with a gripping material that makes them skid-free—ideal for impromptu dance parties. They come in three colors—gray, charcoal, and white—and have the option of coming with a special label to thank them for being a bridesmaid. These would work great as an individual gift or in a gift box with other goodies.
Price at time of publish: $10
Minted Par Avion Bridesmaid Cards
Opt for a snail mail proposal with this charming and romantic postcard from Minted. You can choose from an assortment of color palettes for the front design and then add a photo and personal note on the back. You can also choose from three types of paper, including the brand's signature high-quality weighted paper, pearlescent paper, and recycled paper. This card will have your bridesmaids-to-be rushing to the post office to send you back a yes.
Price at time of publish: $22 for five
Homesick Let's Toast Candle
Give the gift of ambiance with this celebratory candle. The candle has a sweet and bubbly scent with mandarin and grapefruit top notes, apple and pineapple middle notes, and champagne grapes base notes. Each candle is made from natural soy wax blend with premium cotton wicks. You can also add on a wick trimmer to elevate the gift even more. Personalize the candle with the message callout on the side of the box that allows you to list your bridesmaid's name and the reason for celebrating.
Price at time of publish: $38
UrbanStems The Copeland
If you're looking for a classic gift, you can't go wrong with this unique bouquet of flowers. It features a mix of romantic roses, football mums, ranunculus, craspedia, snapdragons, and eucalyptus. The bold pops of color will brighten up any room, and your bridesmaids will think of you every time they see it. Add a thoughtful card with it, and you're good to go.
Price at time of publish: $65
Sugarfina 'Be My Bridesmaid' 3-Piece Candy Bento Box
If you and your loved ones have a sweet tooth, consider this sugary gift box as your proposal gift. Packaged in a charming slider box, the curated proposal comes with a set of three bespoke gummies—Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles, and Rosé Roses. We love that it already comes customized with the big question on the box and candy packaging. Who could say no to something so sweet?
Price at time of publish: $30
Kate Spade New York Bridesmaids Idiom Bangle
Shower your BFFs with compliments that they can wear on their sleeves to the wedding and beyond with this Kate Spade bangle. Made from plated metal, this is engraved with sweet, friendship-themed sentiments that will let them know just how special they are to you. You can choose silver or gold finishes so that it matches the jewelry your bridesmaids prefer to wear.
Price at time of publish: $58
Kate Aspen 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' Wedding Kit
From whimsical magnets to a bridesmaid-themed coffee mug, this gift is packed with goodies that will delight your squad. The real surprise, however, will be the proposal they’ll uncover when they open the box. Unlike like other options on this list, this pick cannot be customized and personalized, so we recommend adding a handwritten letter along with it. Overall, it's a one-and-done gift that has it all.
Price at time of publish: $30
XOXOKristen Bridesmaid Puzzle Invitation
Choose this puzzle for a budget-friendly and interactive bridal party proposal gift. The elegant design can be personalized with your bridesmaid's name and is printed on sheen paper and adhered to hard chipboard, so you know it's durable enough to last as a keepsake after the wedding. You can also pick the container the puzzle comes in—either a pillow box or a whimsical organza bag that both come with a personalized name tag.
Price at time of publish: $9
Mark & Graham Be My Bridesmaid? Personalized Etched Wine Bottle
If you're all about winding down with your loved ones over a bottle of wine, make this bottle your bridal party proposal gift. Filled with a full-bodied California Cabernet Sauvignon, this bottle comes hand etched and painted with a custom proposal. Even better, the bottle can be repurposed as a vase for displaying fresh blooms once it's empty.
Define Design 11 Asking Bridesmaid Gift Custom Candle
Light up your bridesmaids' day with this pretty soy candle that’s been hand-poured in Astoria, Oregon. It comes customized with that special question for a thoughtful proposal that’s warm and bright. The label can be personalized with their name, and you can choose between 19 scents, including vanilla/sandalwood, salt/sea, honeysuckle/jasmine, and more. As a bonus, you can even add a cute gold foil matchbox to come with the candle.
Price at time of publish: $24
Zazzle Marsala Burgundy Floral Bride Tribe T-Shirt
It’s an honor to be on "team bride" so give them a gift they’ll be happy to rock, like this fun T-shirt. These T-shirts say it all—they’ve always been part of your inner circle, but now they’re part of your "bride tribe." You can customize the shirt's color and cut (such as crew shirt or tank top), and it comes in inclusive sizing to accommodate any body shape. Made of 100 percent cotton, this pick is soft and will last through all of your wedding activities and more.
Price at time of publish: $22
The Bouqs Co. Eye Adore You
If you're looking for an unforgettable, unique, and long-lasting proposal gift, go with this plant. This jaunty, joyful Jade Pathos comes comfortably potted in a planter that’s hard not to adore. Include a thoughtful card, and you’ve got an irresistible proposal gift—and don’t worry, this plant is super easy to care for, so your bridesmaids don't have to have a green thumb to cherish it.
Price at time of publish: $49
TwoCrewDesign 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' Scratch Off Card
Keep your loved ones in suspense with this fun scratch-off card that brings a little bit of playful mystery to your proposal. You can personalize each card with their name and choose the color of the accompanying envelope too. Make sure to write a thoughtful message inside the card, and you have a unique and sentimental proposal gift.
Price at time of publish: $5
Sticks & Stones Bridesmaid/Groomsmen Proposal Cookies
For the squad that always enjoys baked goods together, use these custom-made, freshly baked cookies to pop the question. Available in a pack of two, you can customize the cookies to have the question iced on the top and choose between a gift box or cellophane bag for their container. This gift is both heartwarming and delicious, and your bridesmaids-to-be will be thrilled to accept your proposal.
Price at time of publish: $10
What to Look for in a Bridal Party Proposal Gift
Above all, a bridal party proposal gift should express the excitement you feel, along with a heartfelt expression of how much you value their friendship. Let your future bridesmaids know that you truly value and care for them by choosing a customized gift—they'll feel appreciated and honored to be part of your squad on such a special day.
You might also consider the theme, location, or aesthetic of your wedding (if you've already planned that far ahead). Are you throwing a destination wedding? Include a customized luggage tag or map in your bridesmaid proposal gift box. If you're planning a dreamy outdoor wedding in the spring, a bouquet of flowers with a hand-written card is a great option. A mini bottle of champagne is also ideal for ceremonies centered around the holidays or New Year's Eve.
What are some other bridal party proposal ideas?
Your potential bridal party members may be scattered geographically, but if you happen to live in the same area it can be nice to gather together to present your proposal gifts. Schedule an impromptu spa day or a trip to a winery and let the festivities begin.
"Proposing to the bridal party is a big part of the wedding-planning process," says wedding planner Alicia Mae. She recommends proposing in person if possible. "Host a brunch at a chic restaurant and give each guest a custom gift box," Mae adds. "And then finish the day at your favorite spa!"
Should I include a bridal party proposal card?
A bridal party proposal card is an important part of the gift. It can be short and sweet—let them know that they are an important part of your life, and you would love to have them be part of your bridal party. Being in a bridal party can be a big commitment of time and money, so make sure to express how grateful you would be if they accept.
"When considering how to ask someone to be in your bridal party, I am a fan of a handwritten note explaining why this person is special to you," says Campbell. "Taking a moment to really think about and then communicate your admiration for them," she says. "If you wish to enhance the 'proposal' consider adding their monogram to note cards with a custom wax seal and your favorite colored wax."
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