"I've got my guy, but I still need my girls". Unless you are a superwoman, you'll probably be needing some help during the planning stages leading up to the big event, as well as during the wedding. Your bridesmaids and maid of honor are typically the ladies you can count on to be there for you during the good, "Do you think I should use the sky blue ribbon or robins egg blue ribbon to wrap the wedding favors?", the bad, "I waited till the last minute and Los Primos are already booked during our cocktail hour!", and the ugly, "Oh My Gosh! Was that dog poo I just stepped in on my way in to the ceremony?!?!" You get the idea, these ladies will be there for you! To help you start your journey into wedding blissdom with your best friends by your side, we've got some fun and creative ways to pop the big question, "Will you be my bridesmaid?".
A personalized label on a bottle of your bridesmaids favorite drink, be it strawberry lemonade, or a bottle of local NM St. Claire's Winery, St. Clair Malvasia Bianca, is a thoughtful way to sweeten the deal and get your bridesmaid to say YES!
Sweet and to the point, stamped linen on a wooden spool spells out exactly what you want to say. Add their name and the message in classic black ink, or stamp it in the colors of your wedding for a personal touch.
A cheery and elegant D.I. Y. watercolor resist card can be a fun way to get your artistic groove on while at the same time popping the question. Click on the picture above for a tutorial on making this card over at Glamour & Grace. Purchase the supplies needed at Artisan in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque.
This card says it all! Order a custom card in your desired colors and fonts from Little Ladybug Press by Etsy shop owner Christy of Portales, NM.
Aww. This idea can be used to ask your bridesmaids to join your crew, while doubling as a practical device to dry their tears on the day of your wedding. I've found some great vintage handkerchiefs at the antique shops on what's known as the "Antique Mile" on 4th Street in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, one of my favorite shops being Legacy Antiques. I use to go there so much they ended up knowing me by name! Kind of like in Cheers, but minus the beer and bar! Once you've collected a nice assortment of hankies, embroider a special message or write it on with a fabric marker.
Cake on a plate? Si, por favor! Cake in a jar? Sure, why not! This fun idea can be done using the colors of your wedding in both the cake and the packaging. Click the picture above for the full tutorial and free printables provided by, Marry This!
Classy and delicious come together in this wedding gown themed bridesmaid cookie. Shop for the supplies to make them at your local cake & candy supply shop, or have them custom made by Albuquerque edible favor artisan Lauren, of Favors by Lauren.
Make a sweet and practical bridesmaids box like the one pictured above by Bethany over at Rinse Repeat. Here's an easy and local NM infused version for making a box of your very own:
Step 1. Purchase a wooden box with lid from a craft store like Hobby Lobby, or from a local NM small business.
Step 2. Decorate it with paint, decoupage, or simply add some pretty embellishments like the one's you'll find at Albuquerque's Cait Lucas Etsy shop, INKKIT.
Step 3. On the outside or inside of the box, ask the big question, "Will you be my bridesmaid?". Be as creative as you would like. Write it on a tag and attach it with twine to the outside of the box, ask on a slip of paper placed in an envelope inside the box, etc. Have fun with it and check out the products in Cait's INKKIT shop to spark your imagination.
Step 4. Fill the box with cute note cards and pictures filling your bridesmaid in on some of the details of the wedding. Some details pictured above include information on their dress (you know they want to know about that!), who the other bridesmaids are, their role/what is being asked of them, details for the day of, along with fun things like color swatches, motifs, and wedding imagery.
Step 5. If you want to be sweet, throw in a nice little treat of chocolate from Theobrama or another little local goodie. If you want to be extra sweet, throw in the gift of an aromatherapy massage session with Amy Zampella of Heartline Massage in Albuquerque.
NM Vendors and Suppliers Mentioned in this Post in the order that they appear are:
Los Primos, St. Claire Winery & Bistro, Artisan, Little Ladybug Press, Legacy Antiques, Favors by Lauren, INKKIT, Theobrama, Heartline Massage Therapy.
Originally Posted on 11/5/12 at NMWeddingBlog.com
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