If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid or a groomsman, you know that it’s a sizable investment of time, money, and bandwidth. From bridesmaid dresses to bachelor parties to the emotional support on the big day, your wedding party is going to be doing a whole lot for you. Of course, most of these special people are going to be more than happy to help you out, but it’s nice to invite them to be a part of your wedding with a small token of pre-appreciation.
But what are the very best ways to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to join the inner circle that is your wedding party?
Treat your wedding party proposals like you or your partner treated the proposal: make it personal and valuable. It doesn’t need to be as expensive as an engagement ring, but ideally, it has a value that is actually useful.
The best “Will you be in my wedding party?”-gifts are things that your dear friends will actually use. Here are some sweet ideas for you to consider.
1. Small toiletry bags
Custom toiletry or makeup bags are both useful on the big day, and generally helpful for travel. Plus, they’re extremely adorable. Etsy is full of sweet monogrammed pouches for you to check out.
2. A luggage tag
Most people travel regularly, but most people do not label their luggage properly. Custom luggage tags are a perfect way to invite your bridesmaids or groomsmen to come along for the ride.
3. A customized cooler can
Koozies are wedding favors, but ordering custom Yeti cups for the members of your wedding party is an extremely classy way to invite them to join in the fun. (And imbibe while they’re at it!)
4. A bottle Of Champagne
Simple, but classic. Invite them to celebrate with you through the entire journey of your wedding with a delivery of fancy bubbly with a handwritten note. Upgrade that note with an adorable Lovepop Champagne Celebration card and send them double the fizz.
5. Host an event
Another oldie, but definite goodie — invite your special friends to a dinner or night out for special cocktails, and “propose” to them all at once. Then, of course, pick up the tab!
6. A portable charger
Weddings suck the life out of people, and they also suck the life out of iPhone batteries. Save the day by ordering aesthetically appealing portable chargers for your wedding crew when you ask if they’ll join your big day.
7. A rose
Riff on The Bachelorette's “Will you accept this rose?” and deliver a Lovepop Rose Bouquet to each member of the wedding party. Better yet, pair it with a little bottle of pink drink that reads, “Will you accept this rosé, too?”
Written By: Kimmy Foskett
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