A simple phone call, text or email alone just will not do when it comes to asking your girls to be part of the biggest day of your life. And after finding out all of the effort my fiancé Michael put into my dream proposal, I knew that I wanted to “pop the question” to my girls in a very thoughtful way. Being part of a bridal party is an honor, but it’s also a huge commitment of time, energy and finances. Show them your appreciation in advance and tell them “I can’t say ‘I do’ without you” with these “Victorious Tips” for a proposal they truly deserve:
I’m always eager to take on a DIY wedding-related project…especially if it involves glitter! I think I was just born to be creative which has served me well in my chosen career path as a wedding planner and designer — my grandmother was a painter and my mom has a penchant for drawing portraits so they both nurtured my artistic abilities early on. I just couldn’t resist including something in my bridesmaid proposal that was made with love by my own two hands. So I headed over to Michael’s Arts and Craft Store for a jar of Modge Podge, some paint brushes and extra fine gold glitter and got to work on some sparkly bottles of wine. Your girls will truly appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to create something beautiful just for them and it will mean more than anything you can buy in a store.
And if you aren’t artistically inclined, check out Creative Creations NYC for all your glitter-fied needs. It’s the thought that counts!
Engage the Senses
In addition to a little bubbly, I wanted my girls to feel a bit pampered with gifts they could both taste and smell. I opted for yummy scented candles and some Godiva chocolates because honestly who doesn’t love chocolate?! Incorporating some of the five senses into your bridesmaid proposal is a sure fire way to make this a lasting memory.
You can create a “mixtape” playlist with some songs you all enjoyed growing up or you can literally “put a ring on it” with an actual ring pop to bring back some 80s nostalgia.
I felt like I struck gold when I found these mini suitcases and I knew they would serve as the perfect keepsake box to fill with all of the goodies for my soon-to-be bridesmaids. I even attached a blinged-out initial keychain to the handle of each to personalize it and my girls loved it before they even opened it!
From a heartfelt handwritten card to a framed photo of the two of you, gifting a sentimental trinket or two will be something your bridesmaids will always treasure.
Even Michael got in on the action with these suit-themed groomsmen cards paired with a cigar and Mamajuana liquor from the Dominican Republic as a tribute to his heritage.
I am really excited for more opportunities to give gifts like these during this exciting time. Nothing is more fulfilling than giving a little piece of my heart to the people I love most! You can find other amazing and unique ways to pop the question via Pinterest.
Up next is a blog post I’m really excited to share with you all: my bridal shower! I had such a wonderful time with some of the most important women in my life who have been there for me through thick and thin. My bridesmaids really went above and beyond to make it special for me and I’m so grateful! Stayed tuned for the reveal of the stunning photos from my friend and Coterie vendor Amy of Amy Anaiz Photography.
Xoxo – Victoria