3 Creative Ways to Invite Your Bridesmaids to Be a Bridesmaid

DIY Invitation Ideas

Putting together a wedding can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world. The anticipation of a new life and a new future as well as planning out what should be the ultimate party can be one of the most thrilling times in a bride’s life. However, it’s also a time fraught with doubt and a little frustration as well. How can you get everything done and still enjoy the process? It’s easy. That’s what bridesmaids are for. But how do you invite a bridesmaid to be your bridesmaid?

While the simple statement “just ask” comes to mind, it usually isn’t that easy. Being a bridesmaid is a bit different than being a groomsman. Most of the grooms stuff gets taken care of during the overall process, so groomsmen usually don’t have much to do. A bridesmaid however has duties and responsibilities to help with that process. This means they’ll have to make time to do these things and may actually require spending some money as well. Being a bridesmaid is an honor though and being turned down is almost unheard of.

Here are 3 quick ways you can ask someone to be a bridesmaid:

1. Have a pre-wedding get together with all your potential bridesmaids. They may not know you’re getting married, so now would be a great time to ask them all at once when you spring the great news on them

2. If that isn’t feasible, having one on one lunches or dinners with each of them can provide a great time to ask

3. If some of the potential bridesmaids live a distance away, sending a letter in the mail is the route to take.  While the phone and email is faster, a letter is a lot more personal.

Selecting your bridesmaids is a process you have to take time to consider. But those who you want to be your bridesmaids are certainly special women in your life, so inviting them to be bridesmaids is a special moment for them. These are your best friends and most important people in your life, and you’re important to them as well. Making a special effort to ask them to have such an important part of your wedding is a small price to pay to have them there as your bridesmaids.