Bring in the Bridesmaids

Submitted by CLX-view on June 27, 2016

Your bridesmaids are the girls who’ve been there for you through thick and thin, so it’s worth thinking of a special way to involve them in your big day.

Whether you’ve known them for two years or since you were two years old,  bridesmaids deserve attention at your wedding – especially if you’d love for them to be part of your big day.

Rather than sending a simple “Will you be my bridesmaid?” letter, you can tailor your approach to reflect the unique quirks of your bond. This is the perfect opportunity to make a gesture and show the girls your appreciation.

If you’re getting married in Thailand, you could even draw inspiration from the exotic setting to enlist the help and support of your BFFs.

Below are a few ideas.

Jetting Off

If you’re heading off to Southeast Asia to tie the knot, then what better way to ask your bridesmaids-to-be the question than with a “passport” to the Kingdom? It’s cute, it’s unique and it’s a fun hint at all the destination wedding planning to come. If you’re feeling creative, passports could be customized to reflect your memories and inside jokes, and you could even pop a few photographs in there to jazz things up.

Glass of Vino

For many ladies, chatting over a glass of wine and having a good catchup about all the latest gossip is one of the finest shared moments. If this is the case, then why not tie in your favourite activity with how you ask your pal to be a bridesmaid? Get labels printed for her favorite wine with the question, and then you will be able pop the cork and start wedding planning as soon as you hand the bottle over. To give the gift a bit more of a Thai theme, track down a couple of bottles of Thai brew instead; Chang and Singha are classic choices, and a great idea if your friends prefer beer to wine.

Sweet Tooth

Whether it’s cupcakes or no-bakes, asking your friend to be a bridesmaid with her favourite sweet tooth treat is sure to bring a smile to her face. Macarons are the sugary snack taking many weddings by storm this year, thanks in large part to the impressive array of colours and flavours that they come in. Personalizing macarons to spell out a heartfelt message of your friendship will set the tone for the fabulous wedding planning journey to come.

Puzzle it out

If being asked to be a bridesmaid is likely to come as a surprise to your friends, then why not turn the request into a game? Having a jigsaw made up to read your big question is a fun way to get the message across. It’s also an adorable keepsake that they’ll be able to treasure for years to come. If you’re having a destination wedding and want to bring out the Thai theme, why not use a photo of the beach where you’re getting married as the background to the jigsaw? You bridesmaids-to-be will then have a clue to the wedding location.

Throwback photo

As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words – especially when it comes to asking one of your oldest friends to be a bridesmaid at your wedding. Printing embarrassing old school photographs of you together is sure to bring a few laughs, reminding you of good times passed and hinting at good times to come. It’s also a wonderful way to cherish the wonderful memories you’ve made, and digging through your old photo albums to find the perfect image can be a lot of fun. If you’re making the photos into cards, consider having pictures of Thailand printed up on the inside cover as a clue of the destination.



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