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WEDDING DATE:

Sep 01, 2013

allbyfaith

Will You Be My Bridesmaid

I completed my first DIY last week. I decided to formally ask the ladies to be a part of the bridal party. I knew that I wanted to give them a card and after looking through other post with inspiration from Kalena (http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/kalenalena/will-you-be-my-bm) , I decided to present them with these boxes I changed up her idea a little I've only completed one and gave it to her this weekend. I have three more to do. I wrote personalized poems for each person.

 

   Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 1        Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 2Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 3

 

The Cards will have each persons name like the first one, I did them in their favorite color.  Then the poem on the inside with a card that gives my expectations of them, my promise to them, and the current details.  The back of the card has a scripture from the bible.

The I Promise says:

I promise to not turn into a bridezilla.  I promise to keep things light, fun, and exciting. I promise to listen to your thoughts and ideas about the wedding.I promise to do my best to not ask too much of you.  I promise to remember that this day is about LaSheanma and Juan, not dying flowers or unlit candles, so keep me focused if I get too worked up. Thank you for being a part of all of this.

The Expectations card reads:

I expect for you to attend the rehearsal the ceremony, and the reception.  I expect for you to give your participation and support in what ever way you can for the bridal shower, but there is no obligation to be there. I totally understand the expense of flying back and forth for some of you. I expect your participation in my oh-so-fabulous bachelorette party. I will let you plan as much of that as you are interested in. I expect lots of laughs and reminiscing about old times. I expect you to be in many pictures dancing the night away.  I expect us to make new memories.

  Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 4Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 5Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo 6

I got the boxes from michael.  Each box has the card on top then you open it and it has a small card with what is in the box.  I changed Kalenas idea a little.

the contents are

  • Notepad – to jot down all of your ideas, which I promise to at least listen to
  • Calendar- to keep track of important dates and events
  • Marbles – an extra set; in case I lose my marbles along the way, you can lend me a few
  • Play Doh– you can squeeze this instead of me when I call you again to bent about planning
  • Tylenol – for that headache you’re bound to get the hundredth time I change my mind on our wedding theme and want to tell you all about it
  • Patron – in case the Tylenol isn’t enough (<------ they got their drink of choice: one got patron, ciroc, absolut, cranberry juice-she doesnt drink)
  • Picture of Us – a reminder of why you signed up for this in the first place. (it is a picture of me and that bm in a frame that says friends.

Bridesmaid Card and box Budget break down

Boxes: $2 each (michaels 40% sale)x 5= $10

Monogram Notepads: $1.50 each (michaels)x5= $7.50

2 year Calendar:$1 each (dollar store)x5= $5

Play Doh= $7 case of 12 (toys r us) = $7

Tylenol= $4

Drinks =varied prices from liquor store= $16

Frames= $4 each (marshalls) = $20

Paper: Free, paper from previous projects

Printing: Free, did it on my home printer

Grand Total $69.50  between 5 people= approximately $14 each

My MOH's reaction this weekend to the box and card= priceless; so worth it.

I thought that wasnt so bad, of course you can save on liquor and you can find cheaper frames at the dollar store. You also can buy cheaper playdoh individaully but i plan to give the rest to my little cousin.

 

What do you think?

 

(4) Comments

This is an amazing idea.

I'm glad they like it! Neat surprise coming across this on someone's bio :)

Thank you! They have loved receiving them so the time and money spent was worth it.

This is just the cutest thing.  I love, very classy if I may add!