With the huge popularity and growth of Pinterest-inspired weddings, plenty of brides-to-be are taking inspiration from how others ask friends and family to be part of their big day. The ‘bridesmaid proposal’ has exploded online as people are finding all kinds of creative ways to pop the question, so we’ve curated a selection of our favourite ideas that we think you’ll love too. From little trinkets through to hugely special gifts, there’s something in here for all personalities, budgets and tastes. Read on for a few bridesmaid proposal ideas to help you ask that special question – ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’
1. Reveal the surprise with a magic mug
When you present your bridesmaid-to-be with a plain black mug, the look on her face is sure to be as blank as the mug itself… but wait and see what happens as you fill it with a nice warm drink and your question to her is revealed! We love this idea, not only because it’s a creative way to ask the all-important question, but also because it leaves her with a special keepsake to use and enjoy.
2. Create a special keyring to keep
This pretty keyring is personalised with the name of your bridesmaid and comes in a range of finishes so you can pick one they’re bound to love. Present it to them as a gift as you pop the question or clip it to their keys or bag as a sneaky surprise for them to discover later!
3. Make a photo book full of your memories together
For the ultimate bridesmaid gift, a CEWE PHOTOBOOK is guaranteed to deliver! Collate all the memories you’ve shared together and put them into a little book full of happiness and friendship to give to your special person. Why not ask if they’ll be your bridesmaid by adding some text to the final page of your book? What they believe to be a thoughtful gift will turn into something even more special when they flick right through to the end!
Discover the range of CEWE PHOTOBOOK options, get design inspiration and create your own here.
4. Design a makeup bag that isn’t quite what it seems…
This personalised pouch masquerades as a simple makeup bag but there’s far more to it than meets the eye! Open up the zip fastening and you’ll see the words ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ printed inside in a pretty cursive font. What’s more, you can customise the colour of the bag and the text on the front, so each of your bridesmaids can have one in their own style. Perfect for storing makeup on the wedding day or to take along to the hen party!
5. Piece the message together with a jigsaw puzzle
Pop the question to your bridesmaid in a novel way with a CEWE personalised photo jigsaw. Use our free Creator Software or online design tool to add text, clip art and other fun elements to your puzzle. For a quick, easy jigsaw that won’t take hours to complete, we recommend a small Children’s Jigsaw, or if you think they’re up to the challenge, try them out with a 1500 piece Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle!
Explore the full range of CEWE jigsaws here.
6. Bake a tasty way to ask the question
If your bridesmaids are partial to a sweet treat, these custom biscuits are a thoughtful (and tasty) way to invite them to be a part of your wedding day. You can choose exactly what the biscuits say and which colour the icing should be, leaving you with a gorgeous personalised result. Choose a quantity between 1 and 10 biscuits to ensure there’s one for everyone in your bridal party!
7. Collate a little box of special moments
These photo prints are a thoughtful way to take your bridesmaid-to-be on a trip down memory lane, through the journey of your friendship together. Create a special set of Retro Prints with some of your highlights together, and then add text and clip art to your heart’s content to personalise them even further! Pop the question on the last print in the box for the perfect way to round up your nostalgic gift.
Create your Retro Prints here.
8. Say it on a keepsake coaster with a twist
These stunning coasters are made from sustainably sourced mango wood and your choice of three different colours of marble. The all-important question is engraved on the wood and each coaster comes in its own box, meaning this little gift will do all the talking for you! We think these will fit right into any living space too, so their special keepsake can be on permanent display for all to see and enjoy.
9. Or with a simple (but sweet) personalised card
Of course, you can keep it nice and simple with a personalised greetings card! Choose from a variety of designs and templates in the CEWE Creator Software or create your own design using our backgrounds, clip art and text options. Personalise each card to suit your recipient and be sure to add in your favourite photos to your cards. Your creativity is unlimited!
Top tip – Special greetings cards look wonderful in a photo frame to be displayed on a wall or coffee table as a lasting reminder of your thoughtful message!
However you decide to carry out your bridesmaid proposal, we’re sure the answer you’ll receive will be a resounding ‘yes’!