He popped the question, now it's your turn. Asking your best girls to be your best 'maids is one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. If I could do it all again, I'd be taking notes from this sweet bride-to-be who rounded up her ladies in a special "Park Date" complete with cupcakes, macaroons, and champers, brought along Laura Clarke Photography, and popped the question: "Will you be my bridesmaid?"
How To Ask Your Bridesmaids:
1. MAKE IT PERSONAL
Give your girls something that they will have forever - and will always remind them of the special day you asked them to be a part of your biggest day!
From the bride-to-be... "I wanted to give them something that they could have for years to come. Tie in that I'm a big fan of romantic, traditional keepsakes, I thought a handkerchief would be something sweet and would also be unique to our friendships."
2. MAKE IT SPECIAL
Throw a special little party! As if you need a reason to celebrate with your girls.
From the bride-to-be... "I'm also a big fan of parties and celebrations so I knew I had to ask them in a celebratory way with us all together. With the park across from my condo being our typical landmark, gathering and starting point to most of our events, I knew that it was the perfect location. So I asked the girls to all come to a little 'Park Date'."
3. MAKE IT YUMMY
Treats are a must, no matter what the event. And a gathering of all your favorite ladies definitely calls for a gathering of all your favorite treats.
From the bride-to-be... "Knowing how much we all love sweets, it was full of desserts and champagne. I ordered cupcakes, macaroons and meringues from a favorite shop of ours, Bobbette & Belle."
4. MAKE IT PRETTY
We're always advocates of blooms, and this is no exception!
From the bride-to-be... "Since no celebration is complete without flowers, I picked up some colourful stems from Florabunda also in pink tones."
5. MAKE IT BUBBLY
Celebrate this special occasion right, don't forget to bring the bubbly (and maybe a few pretty straws to sip from).
From the bride-to-be... The celebration kicked off with a champagne toast which lead into asking the girls to be my bridesmaids. Each girl unwrapped their handkerchief and they were a huge hit and surprise!"
6. MAKE IT FUN
Bring along your favorite photographer and practice your smile. You're all going to appreciate the camera warm up come wedding day - and what better way to remember the day!
From the bride-to-be... "After all the hugs we had some more bubbly and proceeded to our mini photo shoot. Not only was I able to spend more time with my friends but I was also able to show them how much they mean to me and now we have these wonderful photos to look back on for years to come!"
Author: Mallory Recor; Source: Style Me Pretty