Sunday, December 7, 2008

Amazing bridesmaids :)

So I still haven't officially asked my girls yet, but they are already incredible. Friday night after work, me and two of my best friends met up for a drink at a bar downtown. After about 5 minutes one asked the other, "Can I tell her"?, the second nodded and the first said, "we have a surprise for you!"

They took me to one of our favorite clubs in downtown Boston. We went up the back elevator to the club's offices, which I did not even know they had there! They took me because they were signing the contract to book the club's private room for an engagement party in January!!!! :) :)

It was such an amazing surprise. I know the club must not be cheap and I was overwhelemd that my friends were doing this for me. We were so excited, we went out for a drink at another bar close by to talk more details. Then called it an early night to come home and make the guest list. It was such a great surprise. My mother is planning an engagement party in the spring and they just couldn't wait to celebrate, neither can I! It is just going to be our friends and cousins with whom we are close and then we willl have more of a family party in the Spring. They checked in with mom too and she is all for it! She is one of the two adults invited (we were laughing because we were saying no "adults" were invited and one of my friends was like, we are adults!, a fact we like to ignore).

These girls have been so amazing along the way already. As soon as they found out we were engaged, one came over and decorated the house so when we came home it would be really cute for us. Then two that brought me Friday night made me a planning binder. They made tabs and everything to keep me organized. They searched the internet for images for each title page. For example, for the venue they printed out a picture of our actual venue. Then for the guest list section, they had a picture from wedding crashers. It was so thoughtful that they took the time to do it. They are definitely going above and beyond bridesmaid duties and I haven't even asked yet!

I am really stressing on how to "pop the question". I am going to give each girl a homemade scrapbook with different pages including memories and a letter asking them to be in the bridal party and why I want to include them.

Deos anyone have any ideas or suggestions? What are some of the ways you have asked your bridesmaids or how were you asked to be in someone else's wedding party?

12 comments:

Gwen said...

What sweet friends you have!!! I wish I had friends that cared that much but all of mine seem to be more concerned about themselves. :) You could also send them flowers at their jobs. Every girl loves flowers at work and what better way then to send flowers in your wedding colors. They would be so surprised.

DANIELLE NICOLE DOWNING said...

how sweeeet!!

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AmyJean said...

I wasn't very creative... and i kind of regret it :(. But i intend to let them know how much i appreciate them throughout the process somehow :)

Katy said...

I had seen where someone got ring pops and "proposed" to their bridesmaids.

I thought that was pretty cute.

Adrienne said...

That is SO flippin sweet! When I asked my girls I made each of them a booklet which included the details of the wedding, the history of a BM, and a little bit about how much I appreciated each of them. Since most of my girls are out of town I had to come up with something I could mail, they loved them!

Carrie said...

That is so sweet of your friends! I took one of my bridesmaids out to lunch to ask her in person and another one I sent flowers to her work with a little note asking her.

With Love from New Orleans said...

Girlfriends are the best! Yours sound amazing!! I love Gwens flower idea! Or you can send them a little note.. So excited for you!!

Lindsey said...

What a great friend you are!! Love the scrapbook idea!

Newport Nuptials said...

Thanks for all the comments/advice. I love the history of bridesmaids idea, that would be great to put into the scrapbook! The flowers at work idea is also another one I may use. I think we are going to bring them out to dinner to thank them for the part, so we could send flowers with an invite and then ask them while we are out to dinner with the scrapbooks! Its still in the work, but I love the ideas!

My Dream Ring said...

That's just too sweet of them! CONGRATS! You will have a blast.

LauraAnn said...

Awe! You have really sweet friends!
I asked my bridesmaids with a hand written card, a custom-label (calla lily with a poem) bottle of wine (all girls love wine) and a hand painted wine glass that had a girl on it that matched each bridesmaids eye and hair color (I did not paint the wine glass....not that talented).

I love your idea of doing a scrap book for each one! Good luck and I am sure whatever you do it will be amazing!

Emily said...

ahhh --- what great friends.. I took all my girls to dinner and gave them each lil presents.. a lil can of champagne... a necklace and something else.. cant put my finger on it.. I think I have some pictures somewhere. Im sure however you ask them.. they will love it:)your blog is adorable!congrats on your up and coming wedding! so FUN- enjoy every single moment:) it goes bye fast!