Monday, July 13, 2015

From Runge to Ricker: Asking My Bridesmaids&Little Ones {pt. 2}


Welcome back loves!

As you all probably know by now, I am engaged and I am still freaking out about it! Every girl dreams about their fantasy wedding from a young age and I was no exception. Ever since I was 12, I have known the colors I would want, the season, the style, etc. Literally 12 hours after J popped the question, we were staring at wedding planning binders on the shelf at a Barnes and Nobel in Glendale, AZ.

My first two priorities (after notifying everyone) were
1. a preliminary guest list so we could talk venues
2. our bridal party so I could start Etsy shop stalking cute things to buy all my girls.

In this day and age, I feel like brides can't just simply ask their sisters/friends to be their bridesmaids or maid of honor #thankspinterest. So, I decided to get crafty with it. Now, none of the girls I have chosen live close to me. One is in Massachusetts, the other in Washington, D.C/Tallahassee and the other in Ohio so, I knew that whatever I did would have to be sent away while I anxiously waited their responses.

I browsed through various Etsy shops and countless numbers of pins and came up with this:



Box: hobby lobby
Paints: hobby lobby
Letter Stickers: hobby lobby
Confetti Shreads: hobby lobby
Cardstock for Dress Cards: hobby lobby
Ribbon: Michaels
'Pearl': hobby lobby
Necklace with Box and Label: Dutch Pearl
Shirts: No Bull Women's Apparel

Ha, of course I couldn't just send these off and wait around for a text "yes" or a boring phone call SO, before sealing the boxes, I slid in a piece of paper that gave them instructions to "facetime the Bride before touching anything else in the box"
girl, don't kill me.

Sadly, this was the only reaction facetime I was able to screen shot as the others occurred as I was driving and over a very poor signal but, it's all good! They all replied with an excited "YES!"

Now, since the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids all got something, we couldn't leave our littles out so, I stole borrowed Mary's idea of asking our Ring Bearer and Flower Girl with a ring pop!

We also found a Ring Bearer and Flower Girl book on Amazon so we got those for them as well to explain what their jobs are and to help them get even more excited! And finally, we also got them shirts.

Meet The Girls:


And The Littles:


Did you do something fun for your bridal party when asking? Have you seen any really cool ideas?

13 comments :

  1. Congratualtions! That's huge! It's such an exciting time! I hope it's everything you dreamed of! Remember not to get too bogged down in the details. In the end - it'll all turn out magical.

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  2. Congratilations! You are an amazing couple!


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  3. So cute! I always love seeing how people ask their gals and littles!

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  4. I love the boxes with the names! So creative!

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  5. Love these ideas! Things weren't so cute or fun when I got married so I missed out on this fun!

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  6. I'm seriously excited for your wedding planning. I can't wait. I'm glad your bridesmaids said yes!!

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  7. This is so cute, love how you asked them!

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  8. That is adorable! I gave all of my girls tumblers with their initials on them, as well as a bracelet to wear the day of the wedding. It had a cute little note and some paper shreds inside the tumbler that asked the question :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  9. Those are wonderful ways to ask the bridal party. I love how you asked them to Facetime so you could get their "real time" reactions.

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  10. Oh I love this! Ring pops are always a hit! And we actually gave our little ones shirts and coloingr books at the rehearsal dinner. Great minds think a like, and I'm glad you liked my idea!

    Your boxes for your girls turned out awesome! You are so creative, and that was a fantastic idea to have them FaceTime you.

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  11. I really tried to do something cute like that and failed miserably. I am not crafty!!

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