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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Will you be my Bridesmaid?

I spent the few weeks following our engagement trying to figure out a fun and creative way to ask my bridesmaids to be my bridesmaids. I know that some people do cupcakes, some just call them up, and some people do cards. I liked the cards idea, especially since one of my girls lives in Connecticut. However, I didn't want to do a plain card so when I was looking for pictures of me and the girls together, I came up with a plan.

I headed straight to Walmart and picked up all of the newest bridal magazines. Then I went to work finding pictures of a bride and bridesmaid standing next to each other. That task was much more difficult than I had anticipated, but with a little creativity, I was able to find something that would work for each girl.

Next, I designed my own card (with construction paper, ribbon, and glue) and made it pretty, pink, and green.

I pasted one bride and bridesmaid minus the head to the front of my cards, and then cut out a picture of me and my bridesmaids' heads to "attach" to the bodies. It's supposed to look silly, and I think that they turned out fabulously. The girls all loved them and they appeared to be a big hit.



Here's an example of two of the cards (I had seven)! On the inside of each card, I wrote "Will you head down the aisle with me as my bridesmaid/maid of honor?"

I asked several of the girls over dinner at P.F.Changs!




How did you ask your bridesmaids to head down the aisle with you?

4 Comments:

Blogger D-Day said...

hahah that's awesome. I was thinking of doing something special like that but in the end I just blurted it out either over the phone or in an email! I didn't want to wait for their cards to arrive in the mail.. LAME I know. Unfortunately all my maids are long-distance so we probably won't be able to all get together until the week of the wedding. But I'm looking forward to planning their gifts!

Monday, June 29, 2009 8:34:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah Magallanes aka DC NearlyWeds' Miss GWU said...

Oooh! That's so creative. I love all the thoughts and craftsmanship :) you put into it.

Monday, June 29, 2009 8:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Trust me, it was hard to keep it quiet, but I'm glad I did! Some of them have kept/framed theirs!

Monday, June 29, 2009 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Outer Banks said...

I had the hardest time with how to ask my bridesmaids - I thought about doing the exact same thing (cutting and pasting), but after sorting through lots of "will you be my bridesmaid" cards that just didn't really match my personality - I found these, and LOVE them, the girls thought they were hilarious, and I customized each on the inside.

http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/community/viewdetails.asp?pid=383987&page=1&aid=133317

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:38:00 AM  

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