Probably the second-most important “ask” in wedding planning…

shoppingAlthough “Will You Marry Me” is probably the most important ask, the second most important
is “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”  

It’s an honor to be asked and included in a wedding, no doubt.  But the ladies being asked are also committing considerable time, energy, and finances to the wedding task – signing up to plan showers and events, handle a bride’s often mercurial moods, and stand in the gap when the wedding planner just won’t do.

So before you put them to work, fete them a little.

“Be My Bridesmaid” Cards

I love the perfect simplicity of these cards.  The ones I’ve found use pretty images and poetic (and humorous) words to engage a new bridal party.  Here are some of my favorite sites:

  1. MarryGrams – great cards, great thoughts, in wedding colors.
  2. Zazzle – colorful and customizable cards.
  3. Wedding Chicks – free, printable cards that you can customize and print yourself

The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings also have their favorite sites.  Check them out!

“Be My Bridesmaid” Gifts

I admit that gifts may be a little over-the-top, but if you plan to be an over-the-top bride, start sowing those good seeds now!  When you call up that bridesmaid at 3 a.m. with a wedding crisis, she needs to have a tangible reminder that you are more than the monster bride interrupting her REM cycle!

  1. Etsy – like all things Etsy – unique and customizable (candles to jewelry)
  2. Not on the High Street – offers both cards and gifts (small and appropriate)

Be Inspired.

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