When it came to thinking about who I should ask to be my bridesmaids, I’m lucky that I had quite a few options. I have my sister Charlotte, my step sister Saffron and my half-sister Lily (confusing I know) obviously these three lovely ladies had to go straight in the squad.
Then I have my friend Emma who I have literally known my entire life, our parents met at antenatal classes and the rest as they say is history. She has to be in the squad.
Finally, my best friend, Miss Kirsty Dicker, who has constantly made me laugh and encouraged me to get drunk and do silly things on numerous inappropriate occasions for the last 8 years. She’s in the squad.
So there, my five lovely ladies who I have chosen to help celebrate what will hopefully be an amazing day. All that was left was to ask them.
Once again I put my faith in online information, Pinterest and wedding magazines and discovered that nowadays it’s not just as simple as asking someone to be your bridesmaid, that would be way too straightforward and cost effective.
No nowadays there is a whole host of options to do what I thought would be one of the easier options on my list. Not wanting to let my girls down, I researched what other non-hopeless brides had done;
- A Treasure hunt with clues leading to a ‘will you be my bridesmaid treasure chest’
- A box filled with luxury gifts and a balloon that pops up when you open the box, asking the important question
- Personalised champagne bottles with heartfelt messages
- Handpainted ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ mugs
- And finally my favourite…… Tiffany jewellery with a little ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ card in the famous blue box
Has everyone lost the plot??? Weddings are expensive enough without these new ‘traditions’ that keep popping up and guilting everyone into taking part, sorry……rant over.
In the end, I decided to still mark the occasion but to not bankrupt myself or have to take a week off work to organise everything. I found a lady online who made gorgeous, personalised ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ cards in the vintage/shabby chic style I like. Perfect.
One benefit of getting through this stage of planning is that I now have five lovely ladies to help me. So in the words of Beyoncé, “Ladies let’s get in formation,” we’ve got a wedding to plan!