Whether you’d like your school friend, sister, future sister-in-law or your work wife (or all four) standing by your side as you say “I do”, your big day won’t be complete without your bridal party.
Bridesmaids are the secret stars of any wedding day, holding your dress up as you pee, calming your nerves, planning the hen party and wiping away the tears as you try on yet another wedding dress that “doesn’t feel like the one”. Seriously – they’ve got their work cut out. But they’re not *actual* maids, so they deserve a pretty grand gesture when it comes to asking them to take on the most exciting/stressful role, like… ever.
If you’ve just answered “HELL YES” to the biggest question of your life, you’re probably planning to propose to your potential bridesmaids some time soon. Yup, it’s your turn to pop the question! (After posting an engagement ring snap to Insta and booking 6732 wedding cake tastings, obvs.)
There are tonnes of lovely ways to ask “will you be my bridesmaid?”, from greetings cards to balloons and personalised gifts. And here, we’ve whittled it down to the very best. They range from the meaningful (pearl earrings that she can keep forever) to the funny (this hidden message mug that’ll give her the shock of her life when she finishes her cuppa) and the stylish (this destination hen party-appropriate straw clutch bag from Net-A-Porter).
There’s a gorgeous silk eye mask from Katie Loxton – which can be teamed with one of the lovely greetings cards in the edit. Or how about this balloon by Bubblegum Balloons (available to shop on Not On The High Street) which can be delivered direct to her front door?! Go on – do it for the ‘gram.