Ways To Ask Your Girls To Be Your Bridesmaids Without Breaking The Bank
August 19, 2021
Getting married is one of the biggest moments of your life—so it’s only natural you want your best friends and some of the most important women in your life there by your side as you say “I do.” Asking your friends to be your bridesmaids has evolved from a simple question to a bigger production—remember the scene in Bridesmaids when Kristen Wiig opens her bridesmaid box and a live butterfly comes out? By no means do you need to get as intense as Rose Byrne’s character, Helen (A live butterfly? Seriously?), but putting a bit more effort into asking your bridesmaids lets them know just how much they mean to you. This doesn’t have to break the bank, either! Check out some of our favorite budget-friendly bridesmaid ask ideas:
Perfect for your bridesmaids who live far away, sending a simple box of a few macarons (we’ve seen brides do sugar cookies, as well) asking them to be your bridesmaid pops the question in a cute, fun way that they’ll love. And if you don’t want to pay a professional, homemade cookies will have the same effect with a bit more added sentiment your girls will appreciate.
Sending all your besties a bottle of wine with a cute note attached will get a good laugh and be a total crowd-pleaser. You can choose what wine you want to go with based on budget, and your friends will be happy to get a bridesmaid gift that they know they’ll use.
If you’ve got a winter wedding, how cute are these little bridesmaid ornaments? It’s a fun gift that will remind your friends of your wedding each year when they decorate their tree, and it’s something you could easily DIY if you wanted to!
If you have an idea of what earrings you want your bridesmaids to wear (simple hoops, a subtle drop earring, etc) or a necklace you think would look great, why not gift them the jewelry you want them to wear for your wedding? This can be a touch on the pricier end, but it’s a gift they’ll use at the wedding and ensures your bridesmaids look exactly as you imagined.
If you’re lucky enough to have all your besties living in the same town, have them over for a little party—you could do a pool party like this bride, or you could make brunch, have a taco night, the possibilities are endless! When everyone gets there, ask them as a group, and you can all celebrate together (and maybe start planning your bachelorette party!).
Cute, fun, and a sure way to brighten everyone’s day, sending your friends flowers when you ask will make their day instantly better—as well as being a great way to ask them to stand by your side on your wedding day!
Honestly, there’s nothing better than a handwritten note. You don’t have to get fancy to make your friends feel special—writing them all a sentimental letter that lets them know how much they mean to you and asking them to be your bridesmaids is personal, sweet, and a tried and true way to make their day.