How to Make a “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” Box

How to Make a “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” Box

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d share a fun project you could start on now so you’ll be ready in time! Since December and January are the peak months for engagements, I know many of you are still celebrating (congrats!) and basking in the bride-to-be glow. One of the first fun things you get to do with wedding planning is choosing your bridesmaids (if you decide to go that route). I love the idea of “proposing” to your favorite gals with something creative and beautiful so I put together a “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” box to give you some inspiration on what you could do for your besties – and what better day to pop the question to your gals than Vday?DSC_0185

What to Include:

Shoes. What better way to ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?” than with the pair of heels you’d like her to wear at your wedding? You could include a card with the phrase “if the shoe fits” or “you’re the perfect fit.”

Jewelry. If you’re not going the shoe route, I love the idea of gifting a beautiful piece of jewelry like the insanely gorge Pisa cuff in Moonstone from Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry in my styled box. How could a girl say no to that?

Nail polish. Polish is always appreciated – just get a bottle or two in colors that match the box’s color palette.

Candy. It’s the best (and prettiest) fluffer for gift boxes. I included pink rock candy in this box but you could choose favorite candies and package them in glassine bags with ribbon for an equally polished look.

Paper straws with a pretty drink. Colorful paper straws make any drink that much more festive. My favorite is tying a paper straw to a Sofia by Coppola Blanc de Blancs Mini can – they are always the cutest! You could attach a note that says “cheers to being my Maid of Honor!”

Something unique and vintage. To mix it up, I love including vintage gifts. In this styled box, I included a vintage French turquoise ashtray with retro red lettering. I’ve found vintage ashtrays to be the coolest little containers and I use them throughout the house to hold all sorts of things.

Something fun and silly. Keep it playful with something silly like the heart glasses I included. I picked these up at Target for mere pennies but they are adorable and really add life and cheer to the box!

DSC_0180 DSC_0207DSC_0178 DSC_0204 DSC_0192 Need some more inspiration? Check out this post on crafting bridesmaids boxes, too. I have a few more ideas in there. Plus how to create a flower girl gift box!
DSC_0190 DSC_0173Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.


1 Comment

  1. sdf
    February 2, 2016 / 7:32 AM

    Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create
    a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate
    a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.