I always knew who I would pick to be my bridesmaids, I just wanted to make sure that when I asked them it would be special. Rather than a quick text or a phone call, I decided to create bridesmaid boxes as a gift and proposal. I wanted to capture the moment I asked my four best ladies to be by my side on one of the most important days of my life.
I wanted it to be as memorable for them as it was for me.
The bridesmaid boxes were relatively simple but I did spend an inordinate amount of time choosing what to include. I could have easily have gone to town and splashed out on lots of gifts, but as the wedding will be costing lots of cash-money I figured that symbolic and thoughtful was the best avenue to go down.
I ordered silver boxes off the internet, I won’t link to the supplier because they were actually terrible boxes. Boxes cost quite a bit people! If possibly I would recommend saving any shoes boxes you have and covering those instead.
Inside the boxes I added some shredded tissue paper which I ordered off Amazon. It was fairly affordable and made the boxes look more presentation-like. But you could totally use sheets of tissue paper or individually wrap each gift.
The gifts I chose included a notebook and pen for them to write bridesmaid/wedding-related notes and ideas, a nail varnish in my favourite colour, some chocolate to sweeten the experience, and a scented candle to relax from all the wedding busy-ness.
The under-18s received a box of Lindor chocolates and my maid of honour was treated to some Charbonnel and Walker champagne truffles.
Each bridesmaid received a handwritten card with a poem asking them to be my bridesmaid/maid of honour. The poem added some fun to the card, although I can’t take credit for it (I found it doing the rounds in some wedding Facebook groups).
And that’s it! My bridesmaid boxes I gifted to each bridesmaid as I asked them to be my bridesmaid.
How To Make Bridesmaid Boxes
I had so many ideas for the boxes and if you want to personalise your own here are other items you could include:
- Socks (so no-one gets cold feet)
- Ornament with their initial on
- Cute tissues or hankerchief (for those tears of joy)
- Personalised chocolate bar
- Mini bottle of bubbly
- Personalised bottle of booze
- Lip balm
- Personalised necklace
- Agenda or list of important dates for planning
- Mini make-up palette
- Nail varnish
- Notebook and pen
My bridesmaid boxes included:
- Silver box (supplier not recommended)
- Shredded tissue paper
- Lindor chocolate
- Charbonnel et Walker truffles
- Barry M nail varnish
- Notebook and pen
- Scented candle
I am super happy with how my boxes turned out. They had exactly the desired effect I was going for and as you can see from the video below the girls loved them.
I am so lucky I got to capture the moments on video. I spent a couple of days travelling around the country to make sure I asked them all with 24 hours of each other. It was quite a feat!
I captured the moments for myself but I made a short 2 minute video capturing the essence of my bridesmaid proposals. Hope you like it!
See my bridesmaid proposals here: