While we don’t suggest you get down on one knee (you don’t want to steal the thunder of the men in their life!), there are bundles of unique and creative ways you can ask the big question – with no diamond needed!
Since your bridesmaids will be your right hand women through all the table planning, cake tasting and the odd meltdown, it’s only right to make a fuss of them to kick off all the festivities. Let them know how much they mean to you through your bridesmaid proposal, be it with a heartfelt card, a gorgeous piece of jewellery or a beautiful balloon – after all, you’re not a bride without your girls by your side.
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” balloon – Delight your bridesmaid-to-be with this classy and fabulous helium filled balloon, with the all important question etched on in gold. The balloon is filed with heart shaped confetti, while the string is adorned with pink and purple bridesmaids’ dresses and red hearts. The balloon arrives in a big box, floating out one the box is opened, for a delightfully unexpected surprise – you can even have a personalised message written on the balloon for an extra special touch. Note tags can be added too, if you want to leave your pal in no doubt over who their pretty parcel came from. Courtesy of Bubblegum Balloons at NotOnTheHighStreet
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” magnet – If you plan on having your sister as your bridesmaid, this wooden magnet is a great way to let your intentions be known. Invite her over for dinner and wait for her to spot your subtle proposal affixed to the fridge – we bet she’ll be jumping for joy when she sets eyes on it. A magnet acts as a great keepsake too, making her beam whenever she spots it in her own home. Courtesy of Bespoke & Oak Co. at NotOnTheHighStreet
Personalised Bridesmaid Proposal Scratch Card – Who doesn’t love a scratch card? This scratch panel builds the suspense in your bridesmaid proposal and will be a cute keepsake for your friends to hold onto.
Personalised ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid?’ Bottle Bag – Propose with a bottle of prosecco inside a personalised wine bottle bag – you’ll be cracking open the bubbles in no time!
BHLDN bridesmaids gifts – Make sure your friend knows how much you love her by popping the question with one of these beautiful BHLDN gifts. Opt for the gorgeous pink and gold polka dot mug for something your bridesmaid can treasure for years to come; it’ll also come in handy for housing the endless cups of tea you’ll be sipping on as your pour over wedding plans together in the up coming months. Alternatively, treat your bestie to a stylish scented candle with “will you be my bridesmaid?” in gold script on the packaging. The candle is scented with mandarin, jasmine and vanilla, ideal for your bridesmaid to relax with after a jam-packed day pounding the streets with you seeking out the dream dress. BHLDN also offer a sweet pink cosmetics bag housing a bridesmaids emergency kit, including earring backs and stain remover, and much more! Francophile bridesmaids will love the grey pouch, with bridesmaid written on in french in a sophisticated gold font.
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” bauble – Brides planning a festive wedding will love this “will you be my bridesmaid” bauble; subtly hang the christmas decoration on your tree and wait for your pal to spot it waiting for her – we bet she’ll be more excited than a kid on Christmas. If you want to propose to multiple pals at the same time, why not adorn your tree solely with a number of these fun baubles and invite your friends over to admire your decorations – just warn your H2B that a lot of squealing might take place… Personalise the bauble with your wedding date for an extra-special touch. This proposal gift is particularly special as it can be used for years to come, forever reminding your ‘maids of the important role they played. Courtesy of Handmade at Poshyarns at NotOnTheHighStreet
For bridesmaids-to-be with a sweet tooth these macaroon trinket boxes are a sweet way to pop the question. Buy one each for all your prospective bridesmaids and pop in a secret message asking them “will you be my bridesmaid?” inside. The pretty pastel present will live on on their dressing table long after your big day has passed, acting as a lovely reminder of when you asked her to be a part of the biggest day of your life. Courtesy of Posh Totty Designs Creates at NotOnTheHighStreet
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” card – Cards that ask “will you be my bridesmaid?” are a simple way to let your friend know you want her by your side on your big day. She’ll be in no doubt that you know she’ll make your day millions better, without you needing to be overly sentimental. Write a collection of fun memories inside to add a personal touch to this card, being as emotional (or not) as you want to. Courtesy of Do You Punctuate? at NotOnTheHighStreet
Will you be my bridesmaid? puzzle proposal – Let your friend know she’s the missing piece of your wedding day puzzle with this adorable bridesmaid proposal jigsaw. For an even more fun way to ask her “will you be my bridesmaid?” keep back the middle piece of the puzzle and only hand it over once she has completed the rest of it.
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” candle – Ask the all important question via the medium of a chic scented candle, sure to thrill your bridesmaid-to-be. This soy candle will look charming on any window ledge or mantelpiece and be the perfect accompaniment to evenings spent holed up in her living room working on the all-important gift list. We love that this candle can be personalised with the name of your best girls, alongside a cute poem. Courtesy of LollyRocket Candle Co at NotOnTheHighStreet
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” bottle topper – Pop the question to your bestie with a bottle of bubbly finished off with a lovely rose gold “will you be my bridesmaid?” topper. After she accepts (hopefully!) crack open the bottle and enjoy a celebratory drink to toast the momentous occasion.
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” balloon – We love the cute rhyme on this bridesmaid proposal balloon. This fun and creative way to ask “will you be my bridesmaid?” is ideal for younger bridesmaids, and even has space on the back for you to write a personal message to your pal. Courtesy of White Knot at NotOnTheHighStreet
Bridesmaid proposal idea – If your bridesmaids are anything like us, they’ll always have a hair-tie around their wrist, so she’ll love this quirky bridesmaid proposal idea – just make sure she removes it from her wrist before you walk down the aisle!
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” mug – Just try to contain your excitement as you wait for your BFF to finish her cup of tea and discover the hidden message at the bottom of her beverage. You’ll be encouraging her to gulp down her drink in super-quick time to find out her answer – just be sure not to make her drink too hot! This secret message mug is the perfect way to surprise your unsuspecting maid-to-be over a slice of cake; she’ll even be able to keep it for years to come and a lovely reminder. Courtesy of The Letter Loft at NotOnTheHighStreet
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” message in a bottle – We love this creative and quirky way to ask “will you be my bridesmaid?” – what could be more exciting than receiving a message in a bottle in the post?! Each bottle contains a personalised scroll for your pal to unroll – you can choose what the message says for a truly unique proposal. Courtesy of S arah Hurley at NotOnTheHighStreet
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” personalised plate – We love the idea of popping the question via an elegant personalised vintage plate. You can edit the text to have the name of your BFF, the date of your wedding, and the role you want her to play, making it a truly unique proposal. The plates are all different, but you can order one in colours to match your wedding day scheme for the ultimate in chic coordination. As for how to present her with the plate, you could invite her over for tea and biscuits, and as the biscuits slowly disappear from the plate, your message reveals itself. Courtesy of Ollie and Moo at NotOnTheHighStreet