Will you be my bridesmaid???

January 2, 2013

Thank God for Pinterest.
I must say I am a lucky, lucky gal to be getting married in the post-Pinterest world. Other people and their creativity amaze me. They also make me jealous.

I have officially been engaged for over a year and I can FINALLY say that I am getting married this year!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!

I saw these on Pinterest about a year ago and I knew I wanted to put my own twist on these adorable boxes!

Here is my take:

 3 of my 4 bridesmaids live back east and I don’t get to see them that often, so I wanted to make sure I had these done for Christmas! They all knew they were in my wedding, but I hadn’t “officially” asked them yet.

 
[Outside]:
I bought the boxes at Michaels (super cheap – like $5 each) over the summer and painted each of them with a flower and my bridesmaids’ initials. My base wedding color is navy and my accent colors are orange, yellow, and coral! I think it’ll be perfect for my September 20th wedding.
[Inside]:
First, I used my handy-dandy glue gun to line the top and bottom of the boxes with 2 different fabric squares. Inside each box were the following:
Nail Polish – OPI Mimosas for the Mr. and Mrs. (what I will be wearing on the big day)
Orbit gum – for fresh breath
Bracelet – matching bracelets from Francesca’s
Dress – example picture; the girls are all picking the style that will look best on them
Personal nick-knack – Each item reflects my main ladies’ personalities! Tina: Owl air fresheners for her new car, Kathleen: key cap! She will be getting her license soon and will be sporting a new ring of keys at all times, Shayla: eat, drink, and be merry wine opener, Romanda: mustache iPhone cover!
Wedding Cards – I stole the titles right from my inspiration and tweaked each card to make it fit for my maids! The text on each card is below.
 
The
Big Day:
Parker
and I are getting married!!
We
will be tying the knot at {blablablabla – address disclosed}.
Our
wedding ceremony will take place on
Friday,
September 20, 2013.
More
details about the day to come…
for
now, just remember this date!
xoxo

The
Dresses:
Each
of you are uniquely beautiful and my main requirement for attire is that you
feel comfortable and gorgeous. Who is better to pick out your dress, than you?!
I
have made it easy for you because I have already picked the color, length and
fabric:
Navy,
short, & silk chiffon from JCrew.!
You
can go online to their wedding website and pick whichever one suits you best.
 
The
Girls:
Kristina,
my amazing younger sister, who makes me laugh more than anyone in the
world! {Maid
of honor}
Kathleen,
my youngest sister, who is growing into a beautiful young woman right in front
of my eyes! {Maid of honor}.
Shayla, my oldest, dearest, and bestest friend who I share so many of my
favorite memories with! {Bridesmaid}
Romanda, my soon-to-be sister in law, who I look
up to in so many ways as a smart, independent woman! {Bridesmaid}
I
love all of you so much and I cannot wait to celebrate this day with you!


Your
Role:
I
know weddings can wind up being a lot of work for bridesmaids. I don’t want
that to be the case. Do not worry about bridal showers, bachelorette parties,
gifts, etc. I truly only have one wish… that you are present on this very
special day in my life.
I
want you to…
enjoy
this day with close family and friends.
look
and feel beautiful.
wipe
away all my happy tears.
understand
how much your presence is appreciated.
What
I am trying to say is…
Will
you be in my wedding?!
Lots more decisions were made for the wedding including our menu: 4 courses, all delicious and New England/Fall themed! The honeymoon destination is also decided – now we just have to hammer out travel details and payments! Should I call a travel agent or just book online?!? I have never used a travel agent before… but I also don’t travel that often! More details with wedding planning to come!
Happy 2013!!

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  • What a wonderful and thoughtful keepsake you have made for each of your bridesmaids! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
    P.S. I am totes jealous you are getting married with Pinterest! I was the first of my friends to get married and I had NO clue what I was doing! But, it was fun and we're married. I guess that's all that matters 🙂
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

  • How darling! What a fun idea! As far as booking online or using a travel agent. I say USE A TRAVEL AGENT! We have tried both and by far we have always found the travel agent to have the best deals. We were able to travel to Hawaii for WAY less than we could have online. We did have to do a red eye on the last night but it saved us TONS!! Good luck with the wedding. How fun! Enjoy every moment. This is such a fun time in your life.
    ☀Rikki

    The Hive

  • Ahhh! Haha, I am a pinterest bride as well! My date is set for October 12th of this year and I am soo excited. I bought candy ring pops for my girls and but them in plastic containers with a tag that said, "Now It's My turn to Pop the Question. Will you be my bridesmaid?" 🙂 The girls loved them. Where are you thinking for your honeymoon? we're booking through my fiance's cousin who works through apple (i would say go with an agent opposed to online) and we're traveling to riviera maya for a week. Ecstatic! These are really cute though and good luck with the planning! 😀

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

    • I love the ring pops!!! So cute! We will be getting married around the same time! I am calling a travel agent this weekend to get ours booked – wahoo! Have an AMAZING year, Sarah!

    • There is a small downside to being a Pinterest bride….. now that I know what other amazing (crazy) brides are doing, I feel like I have to do it too!!!

      Sometimes ignorance is bliss!

    • Haha – you're so close!!! I grew up in Salem and went to school in Danvers! Plus, my entire family is there so I thought it would be the perfect place 🙂

  • You are SUPER lucky, especially for a non-creative person like me! I would love to go back and do such cute things like this for my wedding…how special of a way to ask them to be in your wedding. I'm now jealous of you!

    Have fun planning (with Pinterest of course)!!! It's such a special time : )

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade