Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How I Asked My Bridesmaids

Jeff and I have not been great at wedding planning so far.  It turns out when you take two procrastinators and give them eighteen months to plan a wedding, they tend not to get much done.  One thing we did accomplish though was asking our bridal party.

Initially I wasn't thinking I would do anything cutesy to ask.  A lot of the ideas I've seen are a little cheesy or seem quite expensive.  But then I realized that I design websites for a living, so I thought it would be fun and easy to design a site to ask my girls to be a part of the big day.

I sent each girl a message with the link to my site, saying that I was working on my wedding website and asked them to take a look.  Luckily they all took the bait without any prodding on my end ;)

When they got to the site, they found the following text:

He already asked...
And I said yes...
But there's one question left...
Will you be my maid?

I followed the question with some details about the wedding: the date and location, some possible dress ideas, and an introduction to the other bridesmaids, including some poorly done photoshopping of their heads onto bridesmaid dresses, some details about each of them and how we met, and their contact info so they can get in touch with each other.

I finished it off with a little "What do you say?" with the options to say yes or choose "the other option."  Luckily they all said yes!  

In case you're wondering, I'm going to have seven bridesmaids!  I was a little surprised by how big the wedding party ended up being, but apparently everyone I know was not surprised that I went big ;)

Did you do something fun to ask your bridesmaids?  Would you?  Or are you more in favor of just picking up the phone or asking in person?

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I love it, and at least this is one thing you can check off of your list! I sent my bridesmaids really cute cards I ordered off of etsy! I'm having 7 in my bridal party also, I think it's the perfect number!

    xo Dina

  2. This is such a cute idea! Also really smart, because all the details are laid out for them, and they can get right to organizing ;)

  3. I really like this idea! It fits you and what you do and it's cute and simple. I would have so much fun looking through this website!

  4. What a fun idea–I love how easy and personal it is!

  5. This is such an adorable idea, what a fun way to ask.

  6. This is such a cute idea! I didn't do anything special to ask mine, I've just been trying to do it in person, which means there's still one more of my bridesmaids to ask, even though we've already scheduled like 5 of our vendors! haha

  7. This is adorable! I never realized people did anything to ask their bridesmaids, but I was in two weddings this summer and each girl asked me in the most adorable way. I think I'm going to have to do something creative now that the bar has been set pretty high!

  8. Oh this is so awesome! Congrats again!

  9. This was a clever and creative way of asking. :-) Cute Idea!