Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Asking my bridal party

A year ago today, my husband proposed and I said yes! As you can imagine, I was so excited to start planning our wedding right away. One of the first things I focused on was my bridal party to be. I knew my maid of honor and bridesmaid would be such huge supports during the planning and wedding, so I wanted to make asking them a special event.

I decided I wanted to make bags that I could fill with fun goodies and wedding prep treats. I found this great (and easy) tutorial online. I purchased a mix of fabrics that fit our color scheme (grey and yellow) and the feel we were planning for. I sewed the bags in all different combinations of the fabrics. They had a vinyl coated fabric on the inside so they could be used as a lunch bag or purse. 

Once the bags were finished came the fun of filling them! I bought small bottles of champagne and tied on yellow and white paper straws. I typed up a list of my bridal party with email address and phone numbers so they could easily contact each other. I included paint swatches of our colors, a bridesmaid dress catalog and a personalized invitation.

My sister (and wonderful maid of honor) baked these super cute ring cookies that went in each bag too. A few themed napkins finished off the contents. I add a tag to the outside and they were ready to present.

I gave them to my bridal party, mother and mother-in-law when we went out to dinner after our first dress fitting appointment.  (One went in the mail too!) Thankfully they all said yes as they were the best bridal party I could have asked for! 

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