25 Unique Ways to Ask Someone to Be Your Bridesmaid

Published October 30, 2020
Ladies celebrating bachelorette party

Asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is no small order. Learn how to ask someone to be your bridesmaid through fun and unique ways.

How to Ask Someone to Be a Bridesmaid With Little Cost

Weddings can get expensive. Therefore, you can use creativity in how you ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding. These custom ideas have all the personalization and fun but less of the cost. Explore some simple and elaborate ways to ask your bridesmaids to join the wedding that won't break the bank.

1. Use Origami

Give your friends a fun origami crane or dove with the words "Bridesmaid" on it. You might also hide a fun, personalized message in the origami for them to open to find.

2. Surprise Them With Balloons

Get a helium-filled bridesmaid balloon and put it into a box. Wrap it neatly and have your friends open it when you pop the question.

3. Say It With Art

Are you crafty? Create a custom art piece for your friends to hang at home with a bride theme. Add a pretty label on the gift, asking them to walk down the aisle with you.

4. Create a Custom Video

Create a custom video or slideshow with images of the two of you together. End the slideshow, asking them to make more memories with you by being a bridesmaid in your wedding.

5. The Hunt for a Bridesmaid

Create a scavenger hunt for each of your bridesmaids. At the end of the scavenger hunt, leave a card asking each of them to be your bridesmaid.

6. Create a Custom Card

Using a photo of the two of you, craft a custom card popping the question to your friend. Add a custom quote or even a little poem to make it even more special.

7. Say It With Song

Invite your best pals over for a fun karaoke night at your house. Pick a fun best friend song to sing to them and end the serenade by asking them to be your bridesmaids.

Cheerful bride and bridesmaids

8. Send a Fun Proposal Message

Using Facebook Messenger, Instagram, or Snapchat, create a fun and unique proposal message popping the bridesmaid question. Challenge them to use emojis to answer.

How to Ask Bridesmaids in Unique Ways

Look to keep riding on the creative wave for telling your friends you want them to be your ride or die at your wedding. These unique ideas are guaranteed to let your friends know just how special they are to you.

9. Sip and Paint

Book a private sip and paint event with your friends, but keep it secret what you will be painting. You can have them paint something unique along with the word "bridesmaid" as your way to pop the question.

10. Custom Gift Baskets

Use your creative prowess to customize gift baskets for each of your bridesmaids. Fill it with things they enjoy, a framed photo, and personalized bridesmaid swag.

11. Try a Succulent

Put a cactus or succulent in a custom pot with an image of the two of you on one side and the words "My wedding would be painful without you" on the other and gift it to them.

12. Create a Custom Scrapbook

Gift your friends with a store-bought or handmade scrapbook. Fill the first few pages with fun pictures of you together and a message to fill the rest of the pages with memories from your wedding.

13. Create a Playlist

Buy a bear or card that lets you record your voice. Add a few seconds of a song neither of you can forget, then ask them to dance the night away with you in your wedding.

14. Design a Memory Box

Typically, the people you choose to be in your wedding have been in your life for a long time. Design a custom memory box with a few of your memories together, including pictures, concert tickets, etc. On the inside lid, ask them to keep the memories going by joining you in your wedding.

girls giving presents to their friend

15. Custom Keychain

Design custom keychains for each of your bridesmaids with their name on one side, along with "bridesmaid" and the date of your wedding on the other. Secretly slip the keychain onto their keys and see how long it takes them to notice.

16. Your First Photo

Book a photo shoot with you and all the girls you want to be in your wedding. Put the image in a custom bridesmaid frame to pop the question.

17. Say It With Sweets

Bake your bridesmaids their favorite sweets. Put a custom message on the pastries asking them to be your bridesmaids. Invite them over for a girl's night to enjoy your sweet surprise.

18. Bearing the Burden

Buy a stuffed bear for each bridesmaid. Create a custom sign to put on the bear that says, "Would you bear the burden to being my bridesmaid?"

19. Crafting Clothing for the Bride Squad

If you have crafty friends, invite them over for a craft night. Secretly order bridesmaids shirts for your crew. Give each potential bridesmaid a bridesmaid shirt and get crafty together customizing your team bridesmaid swag.

Fun Ways to Pop the Question

It can also be fun to take your friends out for a night of fun to pop the question. Use these ideas to surprise them with a personalized bridesmaid message.

20. Ask the DJ

Take your pals out for a night of dancing and fun. Have the DJ make a special announcement to your bridesmaids to be while you get down on one knee and give them all little personalized gifts.

21. Caffeine Call Out

Take your friends to your favorite coffee cafe that asks for names on the drinks. Either make the order or call ahead to ask the barista to write their names along with bridesmaid on the drink orders. You can finalize the gesture by giving them customized cards or gifts.

22. Say It With Jewelry

Either create or order custom jewelry for all your bridesmaids to be. Put the jewelry in a little box with a message on the top that reads, "Don't make me say I do without you." Have all your friends out to dinner and pop the question.

23. Flowers or Fruit

Sent them flowers or a fruit basket, asking them to be your bridesmaid on the card. Invite your squad out and present them with their gift.

24. A Day of Pampering

Treat your friends to a spa day. Before your pedis are done, ask them to pamper you by being in your wedding.

bride and bridesmaids having fun

25. Wine for Your Wedding

Are your friend's winos? Create a custom wine or wine label for them called bridesmaids. Invite them over for a night to chill and present them with their personalized bridesmaid wine as you ask them to "Raise a glass to you at your wedding."

How to Ask Your Bridesmaids

It can be fun to get creative when asking your friends to be part of your wedding. Use these simple and creative ideas to get your wedding journey started with a bang.

25 Unique Ways to Ask Someone to Be Your Bridesmaid