Have you been wondering how to ask your closest ladies to be a bridesmaid? Welp, here are some creative ideas to help you out!
1.) ‘Tie the Knot’ Ring!
Dainty Knot Ring (Available on Etsy) to ask bridesmaid: “I’m getting ready to tie the knot, And I hope you know I love you a lot! I’ve got my ring, now this one’s for you. Please stand by me as we say “I do. Be my bridesmaid?
2.) “Pop Me!” Will you be my bridesmaid? Oooooh the suspense!
3.) ‘Unbiological Sister’ You can easily enclose any piece of jewelry, wine, or perhaps even just a simple card… but the thing is, how adorable is the phrase ‘unbiological sister’? It’s exactly what a bridesmaid is (At least the friend ones!)
We hope that helps y’all with getting your creative juices flowing when you ask the folks that you love most to be in your wedding! And honestly, congratulations to you for having such people in your life. Such a blessing.
Lastly, if you enjoy reading the background information of how bridesmaids originated in wedding tradition- here’s a spooky little snipit for you! (Straight from the fabulous Wikipedia)
The Western bridesmaid tradition is thought to have originated from Roman Law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits (believed to attend marriage ceremonies) by dressing in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. Even as late as 19th century England, there was a belief that ill-wishers could administer curses and taint the wedding. In Victorian wedding photographs, for example, the bride and groom are frequently dressed in the same fashion as other members of the bridal party.
Other people cite the Biblical story of Jacob, and his two wives Leah and Rachel, who both literally came with their ownmaids as detailed in the Book of Genesis (29:24, 46:18) as the origin of bridesmaids. These women were handmaidens(servants or slaves) instead of social peers.