How to create the PERFECT Bridesmaid Proposal Box!
What exactly is a Bridesmaid Proposal Box?
Hello friends! Something I’ve noticed that’s becoming more and more popular is the fantastic idea of a Bridesmaid Proposal Box! If you’ve not heard of them yet, they are a really fun way to ask those special women in your life if they’ll take a special part in your big day. In fact, I began designing Bridesmaid Proposal Cards because this trend was becoming so popular - and every bride needs a card to go with the box! To make the process of putting together one of these surprises a little easier, I’ve made some great lists of what to include (and what not to) as well as some great images of boxes other brides have made to give you some inspiration!
Ideas for a Bridesmaid Proposal Box
What you decide to fill your Bridesmaid Proposal Box with is totally up to you and, honestly, the ideas are only limited by your imagination! You can draw inspiration from the women you’re asking to personalise each box, go with a theme that matches your wedding destination, say tropical or rustic, or you can find inspiration from the season, wedding colours or theme.
Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes: The Basics
You’ll need a card to fit the theme of the box, ask the question, and write a personal message! (Pssst… we create these! Click here to view our cards).
Look to your wedding theme for this one; black for a contemporary wedding; kraft or plywood for a rustic or boho theme; or go with the classic glossy white option to cover all bases.
To keep everything safe, it’s best to line the box with tissue paper or shredded tissue.
Personalisation is the key to your box! You want your girls (or guys!) to feel super special so aim for personalisation with names or your bride tribe nickname on some of the items inside and make sure you pop in a photo of the girls together, bridesmaid dress details, important dates and any other special information they’ll need.
Overall you’re looking at a theme you want to stick to so everything looks like it belongs. Again, go for your wedding colour or theme; a rose-pink or soft-pink will give a girly-type vibe to the box; gold, silver or black is always a modern and classic look!
Apart from the little bits and pieces in the box, a ‘hero’ gift in the box is ideal, think along the lines of a personalised necklace or other piece of jewellery (a handmade piece like the one below from Kellective by Nikki is just perfect!), a super-special candle, or something they can keep forever is key.
Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes on a Budget
There are a lot of different businesses that specialise in Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes and if you take a look on Pinterest you’ll find heaps of ideas, but if you’ve got a large wedding party you may find it’s another cost that can add up very, very quickly. For those of you on tighter budgets, why not put something together yourself?
As you can see from the gorgeous box below, personalisation is key, but you don’t have to go overboard financially. In fact, using some of your creative talents will make the box even more meaningful. Adding that special ‘hero’ gift can be something as creative as making a gorgeous coaster that doubles as decor from sliced agate and a permanent metallic sharpie, as shown below.
Make sure you include a champagne glass or glam water bottle; you can buy personalised stemless or traditional glasses on Etsy for around $10 each. Add in a small bottle of bubbly with a personalised label; you can get creative with some labels from your local office supplies store to cover the original label and make it look special! Some nail polish for the day or relaxing facemasks, bath bombs or lotions are a great idea, as are sleeping masks, personalised robes or slippers for the wedding morning.
Honestly, you know your bride tribe better than anyone - after all, you’re asking these women to support you on the most special day of your life, so don’t hesitate to make your Bridesmaid Proposal Box extremely personal and filled with the things that mean something to the girls!
Maid of Honour and Flower Girl Proposal Boxes
Maid of Honour
Your Maid of Honour takes a special place in your tribe and her proposal should be a little different to the rest of the gals. Make sure you either add her special title on her personalised gifts, give her a different piece of jewellery to the others or perhaps her box could be a different shade in your colour theme.
Flower girls are generally quite young and obviously champagne glasses aren’t going to be appropriate! But depending on her age, role and maturity of your ‘Petal Patrol’ a smaller box with a bracelet with her initials is a memento she’ll cherish, some candy or a toy to keep her up on the day, some natural nail polish and lip-gloss will all make her feel as though her role is something very special to you.
I hope the suggestions above have been helpful and don’t forget that we’ve got a Pinterest Board full of great ideas so that you can make your own Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes or find a supplier who will take care of the lot for you! I’d love to see what you end up doing for your bride tribe!
All images on this post can be found on our Pinterest board.