Your significant other popped the question, and you said yes — congratulations! Now it’s your turn to plan a sweet proposal (or several)! Ask your best friends to stand by your side on your big day with style, flare, and a touch of charm with these DIY bridesmaid proposal ideas!
Boxes, Baskets, or Bags?
The beauty of making your own bridesmaid proposals is that they’re customizable for every friend at any budget. Pick and choose from the following ideas to make the perfect spa-themed boxes, makeup goody bags, or simply choose items you know your favorite ladies are sure to love and wrap them in a cute overnight bag they can use for the bachelorette party and other wedding travel! Here’s some inspiration to get started:
Air plants or succulents
This adds style regardless of your wedding theme, but it’s particularly snazzy if you’re planning an outdoorsy soiree.
Give them the gift of glowing skin to match their glowing personalities.
A bottle of wine with a customized label for each bridesmaid
Choose a signature wine for everyone or simply choose each bridesmaid’s favorite and add a customized label for a personal touch.
Perfect for enjoying along with those bath bombs or while cozied up with a good book.
To help them keep up with makeup, jewelry, keys, and phones. It’s easy for the bridal suite to become chaotic while everyone is getting ready, and cosmetic bags will give everyone the gift of organization in the form of a cute accessory. It’s a win-win.
Customized champagne flutes or coffee mugs
Fun and functional, give them something to make sipping their favorite drinks even more enjoyable!
Choose your wedding colors (if you’ve already decided) and customize these cute candies with “will you be my bridesmaid” messages.
They’ll look and feel refreshed for wedding photos!
Including a personalized necklace or delicate bangle bracelet is a great way to give your bridesmaids something to wear on your big day to make sure they all have a cohesive look. Bonus points if you get them something they can wear afterwards on any occasion, like a druzy pendant necklace from Woobie Beans Plain & Simple collection.
Because no one feels good with chapped lips (and lipstick wears better over smooth ones, they’ll thank you again when they see the wedding photos!).
To stay moisturized after that long soak in the tub.
Nail polish or a gift certificate to a nail salon
There will be close up photos of your bridesmaids holding their bouquets, buttoning (or tying or zipping or lacing) you into your gown, and helping you with jewelry, so they’ll love having freshly manicured hands.
Make each gift extra sweet by framing a favorite photo of the two of you for each future bridesmaid.
Robes are a great choice if you want to include gifts they’ll use long after the big day. Matching robes also make getting ready on the big day easier, more comfortable, and less stressful. Bonus: they make for adorable “getting ready” photos.
“Team Bride,” “Bride Tribe,” or “#bridesmaid” shirts customized with each bridesmaid’s name are fun, great for photo ops, and make packing their bags for the big day easier on your “bride tribe.”