Congrats, you’re engaged! Hopefully, you got the proposal of your dreams. You’ve decided on the wedding party, but how will you pop the question to your bridesmaids? Committing to being a bridesmaid is a big responsibility that includes time, money, and potentially travel. Let your ladies know how much you appreciate them with these bridesmaid proposal ideas and bridesmaid gifts.
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Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas
Use Bridesmaid Boxes to Ask
The proposal box is a great way to show appreciation for your bride tribe. These filled bridesmaid boxes allow you to personalize each box for every member of your wedding party. These are one of the perfect ways to ask bridesmaids!
Pinterest offers lots of bridesmaid proposal ideas to gift your special ladies who are also out of town guests. Use filled bridesmaid boxes to show off your personality and the theme of your wedding. What a great way to show appreciation to your closest friends by personalizing each box.
Click on either of the filled bridesmaid boxes below to see more!
Pop the Bridesmaid Proposal Question
Add bridesmaid proposal cards to your box, or use them as a stand-alone card. You can find pre-made cards on Etsy or Pinterest, or make your own with some of these bridesmaid proposal sayings and poems. Some of the “will you be my bridesmaid” wording is downright cute!
Sayings for Bridesmaid Proposal Cards
- I donut want to get married without you.
- I can’t marry my Mr. without my sister.
- Take a shot, I’m tying the knot!
- I promise no ugly dress if you say yes.
- Can’t say “I do” without you!
- I found a man, but I still need my ladies.
Ideas for Short Bridesmaid Poems
- You’ve stood by me through thick and thin, now I need you there when I marry him! Will you be my bridesmaid?
- Something old, something new, something borrowed, and definitely YOU.
- Plan with me, stand with me, cry with me, laugh with me.
- I found my mister, but I still need my sister!
- I don’t have a date set and I’m not sure where, but I do know for sure that you better be there.
Unique Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas for Gifts
So, you aren’t sure about what to say in a bridesmaid proposal card, and the idea of full bridesmaid boxes is a bit of commitment with all of the wedding expenses. I get it! Go beyond the bridesmaid proposal poem to give individual bridesmaid gifts that speak to each of your attendants-to-be personally.
10 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for a Fab Proposal
Let your wedding party know they are an essential “piece” in your wedding with a puzzle that asks the question! You could even have your engagement photos made into a puzzle to include in your bridesmaid proposal. There are several cute options here.
Bridesmaid Robes and Slippers
Robes and slippers double as fun and functional bridesmaid gifts. Have them personalized with your wedding colors, your BFF’s names, or fun titles/nicknames. Your bridesmaids can wear these while they have their hair and make-up done, and they double as perfect gear for cute pre-wedding photos!
Your Favorite Beverage
Include a miniature bottle of wine, coffee, or your favorite liquor. Use your wedding colors for inspiration or add a cute phrase like “Take a shot, I’m tying the knot!”
Bridesmaid proposal cookies are a great gift idea. They are easily customized in your wedding colors, and you can write a message on the cookies. Parisian theme? Try macarons. Garden wedding? Include flower-shaped cookies.
If you’re not a cookie fan, donuts work, too! Include cheeky bridesmaid proposal sayings like: “I donut want to get married without you!”
Towels and Beach Hats
Personalized towels and beach hats are fun bridesmaid gift ideas for outdoor summer weddings and make for unique wedding photos. They are functional bridesmaid gifts that your friends are sure to use after the wedding day. These Turkish beach towels would be such a hit!
There are so many options here from travel cups to wine glasses. Personalize them further with names and wedding colors. This bridesmaid gift idea is something functional that your girls will use long after your wedding day.
We can now personalize everything… even soap! Take a look at these cute soaps that you can customize to with each BFF’s name to send a special bridesmaid proposal message.
Trendy Makeup or Tote Bag
Personalized bags are a great way to show your theme or personality. Totes work great for a destination wedding. Beach bags are a no brainer for outdoor summer weddings on the coast.
Make-up bags or cute purses are other great options. However, you can even use the bag to create a bridesmaid proposal bag instead of a box!
Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts in Wedding Colors
Look for fun bridesmaid gifts that could be useful for your big day – from lip gloss to nail polish in your wedding colors.
Having an outdoor wedding with a naturalistic theme? Add in a succulent or another small plant. Destination wedding? Add in a cute luggage tag. Are you saying “I do” on the shore? Include some travel size suncare products or fun sunglasses. Get creative and let your personality shine!
Take the guesswork out of what jewelry they should wear at the wedding by gifting them a piece of jewelry. Accessories make for great bridesmaid gifts to show your squad how well you know them by getting them each a piece unique to them.
Consider purchasing something you think they will wear again, so it doesn’t sit in the jewelry box after the wedding.
Do You Have Any Other Ideas?
Putting together bridesmaid proposal ideas can be so fun! After all, you want your bride tribe to be a part of your big day, so how you ask is really important. Did you do something different? I’d love to hear other ideas!
Quincey Lloyd is a speech-language pathologist by trade and a writer by hobby. She is a wife and first-time mom of a wonderful baby boy from the coast of sunny South Carolina.