You’ve given one very enthusiastic, “Yes!” to your fiancé’s proposal, and in no time you’ll be headed to wedded bliss. Now it’s time to surround yourself with your closest friends and family members by popping a crucial question of your own. Here’s to assembling your bridal party!

Given the deep friendships you share and the kind of commitment you’ll be asking of your gals, it’s only appropriate to show your bridal-party-to-be just how much they mean to you. To help make your requests as heartfelt and unique as possible, we’ve compiled a creative list of eight ways to ask your nearest and dearest to join you as you say “I do.”

  1. Over an Intimate Dinner

There’s no better way to gather your girls than with dinner and drinks at your humble abode. Over their favorite food and wine, raise a toast to those steadfast friends who have been with you through good times and bad, and ask them to join you on your most special day. Make it extra-memorable with our personalized Can’t Say I Do Without You Wine glasses or monogrammed drinkware for each of them. Food, fun, and flowing vino—the perfect kickoff to your bridal party!


  1. Jewelry Just for Her


An accessory she’ll treasure forever is a lasting way to include your closest friends on your journey as bride-to-be. Whether she’s right next door or lives on the other side of the world, present each bridesmaid with a personalized bracelet, necklace or cuff that commemorates your bond. Our Bridesmaid Necklaces provide a playful, elegant way to ask your besties to join you as you tie the knot in chic style.


  1. Best Friends Brunch

Who doesn’t love brunch? Under the guise of celebrating your new engagement, arrange a mid-morning gathering at your favorite spot and pop the question to all your bridesmaids at once with Bloody Marys quick to follow. After they’ve agreed to stand up with you on your special day, plan out where you’ll shop for a wedding dress over eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas!


Five female friends drinking wine outdoors.

  1. Retail Therapy Request


Our personalized totes and cosmetic bags are an ideal way to honor your bridesmaids-to-be on what they will think is just a regular shopping day. Pick them up for a top-secret mission to the mall, and surprise each of them with their own monogrammed bag and your all-important question. The day of extra-special retail rejuvenation will give you great ideas for the planning to come.


  1. Spa Day

Pamper your pals with a day of massages, mani-pedis and facials, and as you’re indulging, ask your girls to join you on your special day. Honor each unique friendship with our personalized Waffle Weave Robes, which also make ideal additions to the packing list for your weekend bachelorette getaway in the coming months!


  1. Raise a Flask


Make a toast to you and your friends’ fondest memories with our personalized flasks that will do double-duty when it’s time to prepare for the bachelorette party! Fill the flasks with each bridesmaid’s favorite beverage ahead of time, and, before a girls’ night out, ask them to do the honor of accompanying you on the day you become a married woman.


  1. Send a Heartfelt Note


Sometimes, you need to say what you mean with good old-fashioned paper and pen. Write each bridesmaid a thoughtful note on chic stationery that fits your personality and style. Recall significant moments in your friendship as you ask them to be a part of your big day. The extra effort to go beyond an easy, everyday email or text will be appreciated and remembered for years to come.

  1. Compile a Friendship Album or Picture Frame


Finally, honor lifelong and brand new bonds alike with a framed photograph, collage or album that includes snaps from all the shared milestones in your friendship.

Asking your loved ones to be a part of your wedding day is a milestone you’ll want to mark with an extra-special event or gesture. Choose the right fit for your personality and make the occasion fun, upbeat, and all about your own unique bond. Then, let the planning (and bachelorette partying) begin!

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