We can all agree that your wedding day is all about celebrating the abundance of love you and your partner share. Celebrating your special day with the people close to your heart. But choosing who makes up your bridal party can be one of the most stressful tasks most brides/grooms will face.
However, for those of you who know exactly who will be standing by your side, there’s a trend of ‘proposing’ to your bridesmaids. We think this is such a great idea to show sincerity and appreciation for the special ladies (or men) in your life.
There are many ways to do a ‘bridesmaid-posal’. There are gift boxes distinctly made for them. It is up t0 you whether you want to give each bridesmaid a different present or the same ones. But remember to stick with your budget. This gesture it to show them your appreciation and how important their presence will be. These girls are going to be with you every step of the way, so it’ll be nice to surprise them with a little bit of love!
Now, what happens if your best friend is off the opposite sex? It may not be the ‘conventional’ way, but more brides to be are asking their male friends to be their bridesmaid!
Here is how to embrace a twist into a traditional bridal party:
First, is to ask your partner if the arrangement is okay with him (hopefully it’s an over exaggerated YES; the answer we obviously expect).
Let’s be real, he wouldn’t be wearing the same dress as your other bridesmaids (unless he wants to!). He could wear the same style of tuxedo as the other groomsmen, but the same colour as your bridesmaids. It could be the whole suit, or just the tie. For the flower bouquet, insert a miniature replica of the flowers in his chest pocket. There you go!
Your male friend would still have the same duties as your other female bridesmaids. During the preparations, bridal shower, up to the wedding day itself! You could just be creative during your bridal shower that will include enjoyment for both genders. For instance, wine and cheese tasting, an art class or dance class, the sky is the limit!
As long as he’s right there beside you during all the special moments, there’s nothing else you could ask for. Any friend would be honoured to be part of your most wonderful day!