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Soon after your partner pops the big question and you’ve happily exclaimed “yes!” it’s your turn to make an all-important ask to the leading ladies in your life: “Will you be my bridesmaid?!”
Whether you’re asking your girls in person or over the phone, there’s nothing sweeter than giving them each a fun and special gift box to complement your request. (If it’s over the phone because, say, she lives 2,000 miles away, you could send her the gift via mail and time it right with an accompanying phone call.)
As for what to give, we think these items below— when put together in pretty packaging—make the perfect bridesmaid proposal gift.
1. A Handwritten Note
Surely this goes without saying, but jotting down a thoughtful note and personally asking each friend to stand by your side on your wedding day is a must-do keepsake. Check out The White Invite’s “Will you be my bridesmaid” floral cards on Etsy, or these cheeky “Now act surprised like you had no idea this was coming” cards by Lola Louie Paperie.
2. A Custom Candle
Hello You Candle Greetings sells adorable “Will you be my bridesmaid” 8 oz. soy candle gifts, with aptly named scent options like Wedding Cake, Pink Champagne, You’re a Peach, Bouquet of Flowers, Mimosa, and others. Eco-friendly and hand poured in California, each candle can be adorned with a custom message too.
3. A Beautiful Pair of Underwear
Not only is underwear an out-of-the-ordinary and luxurious surprise, but if you gift the right one, you’ll be giving your girls something so comfortable and long-lasting. Clearly we’re biased, but the soft silk underwear in Uwila Warrior’s bridal line—with “Wing Woman” written on them—was literally made for this occasion. Available in Rose Quartz and Tap Shoe Black, they feature delicate lace detailing, seams on the side for a better fit, and moisture-wicking fabric that won’t move around under dresses and skirts (and stays dry no matter how long you’re out on the dance floor!). A workhorse underwear with personality: can’t beat that.
4. A Stack of Pretty Hair Ties
We’re obsessed with Three Girls Shop’s bridesmaid proposal hair tie sets, with sayings like: “Will you help me tie the knot and be my bridesmaid?” and “To have and to hold… your hair back.” The design options are limitless—Striped Flamingo Floral, Pink Hawaiian, Seafoam Team Bride, Navy Floral—and they’re perfectly small enough to tuck into your box without taking up too much room.
5. A Pack of Candy
You can’t ship or hand over anything to your BFFs without including some sugar, right? Check out these “Will you be my bridesmaid” 3-piece candy bento boxes from Sugarfina. In each little package comes three of their best-sellers: “Will you” champagne bears, “be my” pink diamonds, and “bridesmaid?” champagne bubbles. It doesn’t get sweeter than that.
Get going on your gift boxes, and enjoy the ride. If you’d like to start right now, you can order a Wing Woman soft silk right here!