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If you’re new to these parts (a big fat welcome!), let me clue you in…I’m a sappy romantic kinda gal who tears up (read: sobs disgustingly) over movie love stories and Huffington Post anniversary news articles on old couples giving each other flowers. And I got engaged in January.
I’ve been a bit hesitant to share wedding details on the blog, since I know future wedding attendees sometimes hang out around these internet parts and I don’t wanna spill the beans on any fun surprises or joys to come. BUT, Friday Brideday is kinda a thing now, so on Fridays when I have wedding goodies to share…I’m sharing!
And today, sharing one of the most exciting aspects of the big day to date – the gift I put together to ask each of my gals to take part in my big day.
Now, if I could’ve, I think I would’ve had ten bridesmaids. Just because I’m blessed with some pretty friggin’ fantastic women in my life.
But for the gals I’ve asked, some wedding-color-coordinated goodies were in the works. And I think I’m fondly dubbing this the “Bridal Bowl” project, since goodies are packed into – get this – fish bowls from AC Moore. Just in case my ladies want to adopt a goldfish while preparing to walk down the aisle.
Because when I discovered that this was a real thing outside of Nicki Minaj, I flipped. It wouldn’t have mattered if my wedding colors were mustard yellow and brown, I still would’ve had pink champagne up in there. But my colors are navy blue, pink, gold and white, so pink champagne is rather fitting, dontchathink?
Since gold is my metallic accent color and everybody in their right mind loves chocolate (unless you’re allergic, in which case I am so sincerely sorry for your loss), that had to be included. I figured chocolate and champagne is like every girl’s dream on any other holiday, so why not show some love to my girls with some of life’s essentials?
Bridal nail polish.
I grabbed a pretty sparkly nail polish for each bridal bowl, because I’m a nail polish fiend and sparkles are just…sparkles. Obviously a wedding must-have.
Color Scheme Notecards.
I grabbed paint swatch palettes from Walmart with my navy blue and pink hues, cut each out with pinking shears, and taped them on the back of my “ask” notecards.
Aaaaaand voila! I grabbed the closest thing I could find to navy cellophane and personalized each one with a nametag. And they all said yes.
A helpful hint for planning your own “asks” of any sort: Clip all of the craft store coupons from the Sunday paper! Many places accept competitors coupons, too, so don’t be afraid to walk into one place with the 40% off coupons from another.
Additionally, take care in positioning your bowl goodies in a way that showcases all items without immediately revealing “the ask.” I tried to make my color palettes outward facing so that they had to pick the card out of the bowl before knowing what the champagne was all about (if they hadn’t already figured it out).
Try to coordinate with your wedding colors as best you can (if you know what they are at this point in the process), and just have fun asking your closest gal pals if they’ll stand by you side when you say, “I do!”
Now I want to hear from you!
How did you ask your bridesmaids to be your bridesmaids?
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