“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Available at myownlabels.com
Available at myownlabels.com

Host a girls’ night at your pad and present each of your prospective ’maids with these fun custom wine bottles, featuring a cute pic of the two of you. Photograph by myownlabels.com

DIY instructions available at http://www.oncewed.com/16446/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-bridesmaids-cards/
DIY instructions available at http://www.oncewed.com/16446/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-bridesmaids-cards/

An especially great option for out-of-town friends. Try getting crafty with it by creating DIY custom cards and modeling each paper doll after a different bridesmaid. Photograph by OnceWed.com

DIY instructions available at http://wakeworkrinserepeat.blogspot.com/2011/07/askin-my-maids.html
DIY instructions available at http://wakeworkrinserepeat.blogspot.com/2011/07/askin-my-maids.html

Are you the type who lovingly saves every movie stub, concert ticket, and photo from all the good times you’ve had together? Put your pack-rat ways to good use and create a moving memory box that showcases your friendship through the years. Photograph by Rinse. Repeat.

DIY instructions available at http://somethingturquoise.com/2011/10/14/diy-will-you-be-my-bridesmaid/
DIY instructions available at http://somethingturquoise.com/2011/10/14/diy-will-you-be-my-bridesmaid/

Or gift your gals with everything they’ll need to put up with you throughout the wedding planning—yes, including a corkscrew. Photograph by Studio 11

Available at einspanner.etsy.com
Available at einspanner.etsy.com

Who says a practical present can’t also be stylish? These elegant hangers will keep their (tasteful, natch) bridesmaid ensembles organized on the big day. Photograph by Einspanner

Available at oldtimecandy.com
Available at oldtimecandy.com

Brides, don’t forget to make sure your pint-size attendant is included in the fun, too! Try “proposing” to your flower girl with a Ring Pop, so she’ll feel like one of the big girls. Photograph by Old Time Candy

Example available at http://joshandwhitneywedding.blogspot.com/2010/09/please-say-i-do.html
Example available at http://joshandwhitneywedding.blogspot.com/2010/09/please-say-i-do.html

And if none of these ideas seem to quite fit (or you’re on a tight budget), you can never go wrong with a to-the-point, heartfelt list of the top ten reasons your future ’maids should say yes. Photograph by

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