It is more than acceptable to take your friends to lunch and ask them to be your bridesmaids. Or you can get crazy and whip a fabulous little box full of delightfulness like Bethany. Most of her bridesmaids-to-be lived far from her. Given how very much they meant to her, she did not want to text them and ask them to play a major role in her wedding.
Bethany had a great "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" project. She went down to her local JoAnn's and bought some unfinished Cigar boxes. You can buy them online for $3.49. She then painted them a sweet cream and blue Bahama. Wonderful wedding colors as well. Don't you think?
The outside of the box got two to three coats of light ivory to cover up the natural wood aura, and inside was treated to one layer of ivory, too. After that dried Bethany attacked the inside lid with a pencil, and free handed the bracket. We suggest downloading the template here and tracing.
Bethany used a few sets of playfully calligraphic adhesive letters. You can pick those up at your local craft store. Before filling it with goodies Bethany used two coats of satin varnish, even over the letters.
Then it was time to tackle the contents. The bottoms got lined with vintage handkerchiefs.
Bethany wanted to lay out all the details about the wedding. She purchased scalloped A6 postcards and laid out all of her info in Word, making sure each postcard was progressively longer, allowing her to cut, then bundle. If you click on the photo you can read all of her wording to get more of an idea.
In the boxes, she placed photos of an inspiration board and paint chips to show where she was going with her color scheme. This is such a fun and unique way to ask your favorite ladies to be part of your special day. A lot of work is involved, but your besties will love it.
To learn about Bethany's wedding you van visit her blog Rinse. Repeat. We would love to know how you plan on asking your bridesmaids. Do share the details with us by leaving a comment below.