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You put a ton of time, thought, energy and emotion into deciding who you want to stand beside you as you say your vows. Now it’s time to “pop the question” to your best friends and closest family members.
Asking, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” is a special moment, and offering a sweet and heartfelt gift can make it even more meaningful. Here are some ideas your bridesmaids will adore.
1. A Smart Watch
Gift your would-be bridesmaid a pretty smart watch (in your wedding colors, perhaps?) and tell her you need her help getting you to the church on time. This is a unique idea for friends or family members who love tech and connectivity.
2. An E-Reader
Before you present a Kindle, Kobo or other e-reader to your close friend, download an ebook such as “The Bridesmaid Handbook.” Tell her you found a fantastic read you want her to check out and watch while she connects the dots.
3. Travel Gear
Planning a destination wedding? Surprise your BFF with an overnight bag or travel organizer. Let her know she’s going to need it in order to be by your side on your big day.
4. Photo Frame
Insert a special print of the two of you into a lovely frame. Better still, load a digital picture frame with multiple shots showcasing your friendship. Let her know you just can’t “picture” your ceremony without her in it.
5. A Makeup Bag
Customize a cute makeup bag with her first name. These bridal party bags have messages on the inside as well. You can choose a personal message, such as, “I can’t say I do without you,” or “Will you help me tie the knot?”
A charm bracelet, earrings or necklace, such as this silver pendant, can be a thoughtful way to propose to a potential bridesmaid. It will also be a treasured memento of your special day.
7. Word Art
Put into words how much your BFF, sister or other close friend or relative means to you. Let her know she is the flip to your flop and the glaze on your donut that you want close by on your walk down the aisle with a keepsake sign.
8. A Tumbler
Toast to your coming nuptials together. A tumbler, mug or wine glass with a meaningful message that relates to your unique friendship is a fun way to ask, “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
9. A Journal
There are inside jokes, secret sayings and things only the two of you will ever remember. Put it all down in writing in a fill-in-the-blank style journal, which clearly defines how much your relationship means and will continue to mean even after you become a Mrs.
10. A Figurine
Some best friends are sisters by birth. Others are sisters of the heart. Either way, this Willow Tree sculpture captures a precious relationship, with one sister wearing a white dress while the other stands by her side, making it a cherished gift for your bridesmaid.
11. A Candle
When you propose to your hopeful bridesmaid, you can let her know how much she lights up your life. A keepsake candle, such as this one, displays your heartfelt affection.