Cheerful pretty girls giving presents to their friend

One of the best things about getting engaged is the excitement of telling your family and friends, especially if it’s asking some of them to be an official member of your bridal party!

If you’re wanting to make the moment extra special, we’re sharing some of our favorite (and unique) ways below to ask your girls if they’ll be “the one!”

Say yes to the bridesmaid!

This is a fun one because it can be done during a personal and intimate time—at your dress shopping appointment!

Invite your closest friends with you to try on dresses and before you say yes to the dress, ask them to be your bridesmaids. Not only are they getting to share such a special moment with you, but it will be even more special when they have their first look with you on your wedding day because they were there with you when you found the gown. 

Custom card

There are so many artists on sites like Etsy that make custom cards specifically for bridesmaid proposals. These cards are a simple, personal, and easy way to ask your closest friends to be part of your big day and something they’ll hold on to for a long time!

Bridesmaid gift box

While there are gift boxes that you can order online for your bridesmaids, consider building a box yourself! You can make each one unique to each bridesmaid whether that’s including their favorite candle, a bottle of champagne, chocolates, and more. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Custom wine bottle

This is very affordable but also fun and unique! You can order custom wine label stickers online, or create them and print them yourself at home, and place over the label of their favorite bottle of wine or champagne. You can even include a wine glass or two in the package! Celebrations are in order when you add a member to the bridal party so this gift won’t disappoint!

Bridesmaid hanger

If you want a fun way to capture photos of the bridesmaid gowns or robes on your wedding day, gift them with a custom hanger! There are so many options out there to choose from, from hangers that just say “bridesmaid” to ones that include their name. Plus, this is a great gift as it is one that they can use after the wedding as well!

Jewelry for the wedding day

This is a fun way to either ask your girls to be your bridesmaids, or to show your appreciation for them the day of the wedding. Consider giving them a piece of jewelry that they can wear down the aisle. Again, this is a great gift because it is something that they can wear long after your nuptials, and anytime they wear it they will be reminded of the special moment they shared with you.

If you’re getting ready to ask your girls to stand by your side on your wedding day, consider one of these ideas above and we guarantee that they will say “I do!”