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How to Propose to your Bridesmaids

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I already talked a little bit about my bridesmaid and flower girl dilemma here, but haven't gotten to share how I asked my girls with you guys yet (except on instagram). 

When we went to Pairs I was hoping to find some amazing little pieces that we could all treasure forever, but I came home empty handed. I read (and took extensive notes on) this amazing book, and was expecting to be overwhelmed with beaucoup chic boutiques - on the contrary - I was overwhelmed by the mass number of chain retail stores and the graffiti that covered the city.  This is the thing that nobody tells you about Paris; even on the hidden alleyways, you aren't likely to find very many quaint little boutiques, and when you do find one, you'll probably fall in love with something A) €500 or B) impossible to get home. I searched and searched, and found a few pieces of jewelery that would have sufficed, but nothing unique enough to really excite me. If you read this, then you know I decided to go for Layered and Long's adorable twig necklaces. One of my gals asked me if it was because, "friends stick together?"  She has a point, so we can either go with that, or because our wedding is in the fall of next year. 

 

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Once you've found the perfect gift, the packaging is the next obvious step. By now, we all know of my obsession for great packaging, I didn't want to settle for anything less than perfect.   I am still not confident enough with calligraphy to have pulled off the look I was going for, so I reached out to Amy from Letter Love Studio to work up some beautiful calligraphied cards. 

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Really, it's a simple gift with a little card attached, but the way it was packaged and presented made for a special moment. I couldn't imagine having my day without a single one of them, each has played a special role in my life, and I know each will play a different role on our big day. I am so thankful they all said yes! 

Boxwood Avenue | Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids

Here are some other great ideas for asking your girls to part of your special day; Hello Love Press has ah-mazing options (shown below)!  How cute is the hand drawn card from April Heather Art?  I also love The Polka Dotted Bee.


Now how about me and you?