Happy Easter! I hope you got a bit of time off to spend with your family. I had the chance to give my last bridesmaid invite yesterday, which means it’s just in time to share it with you!
Even before I got engaged, I thought about how I would want to ask my friends to stand beside me on my wedding day. I’m all about enjoying the process, and not just the day, so why not do something special for the girls who are closest to me?
I originally thought about leaving flowers and a card on each of their doorsteps like Jenny Stephans Hobick did for her friends one May Day, but as the majority of them live in apartments (or across the ocean!) and one of my bridesmaids doesn’t even like flowers (I don’t understand it, but to each their own :), so instead I settled on simple pictures, cards and cookies.
First, I searched for cards. I thought about writing them myself, but I wanted them to look special… I ended up splurging for these lovely cards from MarryGrams Etsy Shop.
She has a lovely pearly sheen to her cards and the envelopes and are great quality. I would absolutely recommend her stationary!
If nothing else, buy a card to share all the things you love about them and why you really couldn’t do it without them. My MOH (maid of honour, if you’re new to the wedding blog thing) almost teared up!
Next, I made these brownie cookies (honestly one of the best recipes I’ve ever tried!) and wrapped them in cellophane bags from Michael’s. Tip: Don’t add in any chocolate chips as they tend to smear in the bag.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Tape ribbon to the top of the bag.
2. Roll the top of the bag around the ribbon.
4. Tie a bow!
You’ll find an step-by-step photo that’s easy to pin at the bottom of the post. How cute do they look with my little card?
To make them even more personal, I decided to add photos of my girlfriends and I throughout our friendship.
I especially enjoyed doing this for my friend living overseas… There’s just something special about receiving actual mail. This way she’s still involved, even though she’s miles away! Plus, she always has some photos to look at if ever she’s feeling lonely :).
I hope I’ve inspired you to do something fun for your friends when you think about asking them to be a bridesmaid! I know it made it just that much more special for me.
Have a wonderful week!