Picking bridesmaids was super easy I’ve been best friends with Sophie & Claire since I was 12 and Holly & I have been inseparable since we met in our first year of university. I’m sure they pretty much knew this too but I did want to show my girls how important they were to me by asking them in a way that was a little more special than just a text.
Whilst still on my holiday post-engagement it became a clear pool-side activity to search for items to place in their ‘bridesmaids boxes’ the film ‘Bridesmaids’ was a sure fire hit for all three of them. I also purchased these ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ cards from Amazon. I also had polaroid pictures of us printed via Lalalab to go alongside an additional card on the front of the box letting them each know why I needed them by my side on my big day. The boxes themselves were actually from B&Q (who’d have thought it) and were simple brown kraft boxes. I filled each one with the film, card & something a little more personal. Claire is a prosecco loving dancing queen so a small bottle was a must have for her box. Holly and I have called each other wifey after many university years of living together and each ensuring the other one had dinner on the table for when they got home from work or a late night lecture. So I added a grey jumper with Wifey written on the front letting her know I will always need her as my wife even though I was going to become an actual one. Sophie is currently pregnant so couldn’t have anything alcoholic even though she is mainly my drinking friend – we once went canoeing in Crete to find turtles and it’s been a long-standing nickname and joke for approximately 12 years so some little socks from ASOS with embroidered turtles seemed most fitting. A kinder egg in each one – because everyone loves a little chocolate surprise.
Wrapping in some wedding appropriate gold & light pink ribbon each one was ready to be posted/ delivered to my bridesmaids. It wasn’t much but I do think it still trumped a text or question out of the blue. It also was a little chance to explain to them all how important they are too me and how much having them with me on the day and in the run up was a crucial to it being a success.