Thursday, February 12, 2009

Will You....

As Miss Jeff Memorial already stated, she recently asked me to be her Maid of Honor - well technically Matron of Honor as I'll be married by then. I'm beyond thrilled - seriously - I've been going over in my head how I'll go about planning the shower (scheming with her fabulous mother I'm sure) and her bachelorette party. Excited - yes I am.

I digress, it made me think about how I asked my own bridesmaids - I wasn't creative, though I certainly wish I had been. I asked two over the phone, Fiancé's little sister in front of his family, and the only two who were really surprised were TLB - one of my best gal pals from college and Miss Jeff Memorial herself.

If I got the chance to do it over again? I'd totally go all out with AT LEAST a cute card....some I'm a fan of?

From Designs with Style [Etsy]

ALaModeBride [etsy]

From [Weddingthings.com]

The card would be presented with one of these fabulous books -

$11 [Amazon.com] (as I gave Miss JM when I asked her. Then simultaneously bought a copy for myself because I couldn't resist)

or this one....

$7 from [Give Simple]

Now I'm not one to be uber creative, though I do give myself a B+ for effort (when I actually put in effort) so I kind of failed mostly because like I said, I'm not good with surprises and I'm not good at keeping secrets and when I get excited about something I generally share it ASAP instead of waiting - thus why I asked S over the phone. I couldn't contain myself really. Same with my sister.

How did YOU ask your bridal party?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually bought the "You Can Wear It Again" bridesmaid book with the fabulously hideous dresses on the cover and wrote a little poem inside before sending them off to my bridesmaids...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Will you be my bridesmaid
Please say "I Do"!

Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

I felt like such a jackass after I casually informed everyone that they were a bridesmaid, because I had no idea fun cards like that even existed at all!

It's like you have research weddings to do them right BEFORE you're engaged. I totally would have done the cute cards and such.

And dude, that book you gave me rocks.

Friday, February 13, 2009 8:44:00 AM  
Blogger mrc said...

I made PDFs of a bunch of ridiculous dresses that I would not make them wear and did a numbered list of drawbacks and BENEFITS to being my bridesmaids. And then hit "send".

Friday, February 13, 2009 1:18:00 PM  

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