{Wedding Wednesday} Trend I’m Loving: Bridesmaid Invitations

Did you know today, August 1st, is National Girlfriends Day?

I love all of my gal pals both near and far!

So in honor of those special gal pals in a Bride’s life, let’s talk about them!

Me and my bridal party!  Beautiful ladies and wonderful memories!

Once you’ve decided who will be a part of your bridal party, it’s time to ask them.  One trend I’m seeing lately on a lot of bridal blogs and in wedding photos is sending out “invitation gifts” to the ladies instead of just simply verbally asking them.  I just love this idea!  I wish I had thought of it when I was asking my ladies.  It’s such a cute and creative way to put some extra effort to show your ladies how much they mean to you.  Plus, it means that you can bust out your glitter and ribbon and have an excuse to hit up JoAnn’s (like you need an excuse).

However you ask your ladies is totally based on you and your friends.  If crafting is not something you enjoy or have the time for, then spending hours making a hand crafted box of goodies for eight bridesmaids is not for you.  Maybe you and your friends are more into technology and social media so asking them in a text, with a phone call, or in an email is perfect.

If you are looking for a creative way to “invite” or ask your friends to be a bridesmaid, here are some very cute and easy ways:

1)  Send them a cute card (handmade or not)

Really cute cards from Rifle Paper for your bridesmaids!  They also have one for your Maid of Honor(s).

Personalized and handmade cards are always a nice touch :)

2)  Assemble a package

These packages will take more time but turn out so well!  Click on the links below the pictures for details on how to assemble them.

Very vintage and shabby chic!

3)  Personalized items

Want something fun and yet personalized?  These items are unique to the bridesmaids and also are items they will enjoy!

Give them some great wine!  You could make your Maid/Matron of Honor(s) invite different by giving them champagne!

This is a cute idea and make each one different with a cute message for each member.  Plus, the chalkboard frame could be used for another part of your wedding.

More of a baker?  Send them something sweet like this ombre cupcake in a mason jar!  They included a spoon and some really cute homemade “Will you be my bridesmaid?” napkins.  I know all the Pi Phis are loving those napkins!

4)  Put together a bridesmaid survival kit

You can put together a fun kit for your ladies that include some fun items they’ll need during their time as a bridesmaid.   This is something you can really have fun with and really put your unique touch on!

You can do so much with this idea and really make it your own.  I love that you can make it really reflect who you are and your relationship with the special ladies in your life.  How did you ask your bridesmaids?

Happy National Girlfriends Day!  Reach out to your girlfriends today and let them know how much they mean to you!

~jackie~

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