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Creative Ways to Pull off the Bridesmaid Proposal for your Wedding

As you start planning your big day, deciding how to ask your friends to be a part of your wedding party can be a fun and exciting endeavor. The bridesmaid proposal is a special way to pop the question to your bridesmaids, and it’s a chance to get creative with personalized bridesmaid proposal gifts and unique proposal ideas. Here are some creative ways to ask someone to be your bridesmaid and fun bridesmaid proposal gift ideas that will make your proposal memorable for everyone involved.

How much should you spend on a bridesmaid proposal?

When it comes to bridesmaid proposal gifts, there is no set rule on how much you should spend. It ultimately depends on your budget and how much you want to personalize the proposal for each maid or maid of honor. Another thing that will affect things is how many bridesmaids you plan on having. If you have one or two, you could spend more than if you had ten! 

When do you give bridesmaid proposal gifts?

Most weddings are planned way in advance, and that’s because it takes a lot of planning but also because people need to make sure they save the date. It’s a good idea to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding as soon as possible. This way, they will have time to prepare and maybe even tell you if certain dates won’t work. 

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Different Ideas and Ways to Propose to your Bridesmaids

Like many things these days, there are hundreds of ideas and products out on the internet for proposing to your bridesmaids. You can go about it by finding someone already made, pick something off our list, or come up something unique. 

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The way to pull it off can also vary. You can choose to do each one individually or if everyone is local, throw a big party and ask them all at the same time. 

Get Together for Wine

Most girls love wine and surprises. Host a wine night and present each future bridesmaid with a personalized bridesmaid proposal box, filled with items that reflect your friendship and your upcoming wedding. This is both a creative and fun way to ask your friends to be a part of your special day.

bride popping champagne with bridesmaids

Picture Frames with a Special Moment

Another creative way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid is by presenting them with a personalized picture frame containing a cherished photo of the two of you. This thoughtful gesture will convey the sentiment of your friendship and the importance of them being there on your wedding day, and it is something they can continue to enjoy. 

Fortune Cookies with a Secret Message

For a unique and creative bridesmaid proposal idea, consider breaking open fortune cookies that contain personalized messages asking your friends to be your bridesmaids. It’s a fun and unexpected way to pop the question and create a memorable moment with your friends, and they can eat the cookie at the end. 

Personalized Gift Box

Prepare a special gift box for each of your friends, filled with items that are meaningful to your relationship and the wedding. The great thing about this is that part of it can be the same for every person, but you also can put in a few things just for them. It might be something related to how you met or something you enjoy doing together. This personalized bridesmaid proposal gift will show your friends how much you value their presence on your wedding day.

Special Jewelery

Remember all the BFF necklaces from your childhood? Some of you might still have them. You can do something similar with your bridesmaids. Consider gifting your bridesmaids with personalized jewelry, such as bracelets or necklaces, as part of your bridesmaid proposal. This thoughtful and personal touch will not only make your friends feel special but also add a touch of elegance to your proposal.

Custom T-Shirts

T-shirts are relatively cheap, but when it’s something custom, it means more to you. I still have a shirt from my high school basketball team. You can create customized t-shirts with a message that pop the question to your friends. 

Macarons or cookies

Surprise your friends with a box of beautifully decorated macarons, each with a personalized message inside asking your friends to be your bridesmaids. Most likely you will be able to find someone that can do it locally, so your supporting local businesses and getting a yummy treat. 

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Host a Game Night

Board games and game nights have become really popular in the past ten years. Gather your friends for a game night and incorporate a creative bridesmaid proposal within the games. You could make a special card that gets mixed in or act it out or draw it for them to guess. 

Bake Them Cake

Most cakes have things drawn or written on them, so it would be easy to do this for your friends. Bake personalized cakes or cupcakes for each of your friends, with a cute message asking them to be your bridesmaids. 


Balloons aren’t expensive, but you can use them in a few different ways. You can create a balloon bouquet with personalized messages attached, asking your friends to be your bridesmaids. Another idea is to have a secrete message inside the balloons and have them pop the balloon to reveal it. 

engagement photoshoot with balloons

Getting-Ready Robe

One of the most common gifts I see at weddings are robes for the girls. They usually wear them while getting ready and want to get together for photos. This could be your way of asking them to be in the wedding. It’s something they’ll be able to use right then and on the wedding day. 

bride with bridesmaids laughing

Bridal Party Slippers

Another option for fun clothing are slippers. Present your friends with plush bridal party slippers, personalized with their names or a special message. You could do just this or match it with the robes. 

bridal party slippers for wedding

Special M&M’s

I love that you can order M&M’s with messages on it. These get used for weddings quite a bit, but you could also personalize M&M’s with messages asking your friends to be your bridesmaids. Again, I’ll all about cute things you can eat later. 

Denim Bridesmaid Jacket

I’m obviously getting really old. Denim jackets are back in style and I remember them from my childhood. Still, it’s a great way to pull this off. Gift your bridesmaids with personalized denim jackets, each bearing a special message or their names. 

Personalized Bridesmaid Hanger

Do you know what goes well with a jacket? A personalized hanger. The hangers are a nice tough for hanging up dresses on the wedding day. It’s definitely better than the plastic ones. 

custom wedding hanger with beauty and the beast


Bridesmaid proposals are relatively new. I think I started seeing them on social media a few years ago, but they have really taken off. Brides love creating an experience, and this is one great way to start off the wedding planning. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do or give, but doing a bridesmaid proposal makes your friends and family feel special and loved. 

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