Day 466: It’s a new trend to “propose” to your bridesmaids with boxes full of candy, jewelry, pictures and notes. Normally, I would think this is just another ploy created by the wedding industry to squeeze more money out of us, but last year I received a bridesmaids box in the mail and honestly, I loved it. It’s an especially wonderful idea for bridesmaids who live far away so you wouldn’t able to ask them in person.
I’ve chosen 6 women to be with me throughout my entire wedding day and stand by my side while I marry the man I love. I want them to feel incredibly loved and appreciated, so I decided to make a bridesmaid box for each of them.
I found that I could do it for about $5 per box.
Here’s what you will need:
- Small box – $1.00
- Tissue paper (8 sheets) – $1.00
- Flower seeds – $0.25
- Chocolate (6 pieces per bag) – $1.00
- Puffy paint – $1.49
- Cardstock paper – $3.97
- Small wine or champagne (4 bottles/ carton) – $7.99
I made six boxes so I purchased:
- 6 boxes from Dollar Tree – $6.00
- 2 sleeves of tissue paper (16 sheets total) from Dollar Tree – $2.00
- 6 flower seed packets from Dollar Tree – $1.50
- 2 bags of chocolate (12 pieces total) from Dollar Tree – $2.00
- 1 puffy paint from JoAnn Fabrics – $1.49
- 1 pack of Neenah cardstock paper from JoAnn Fabrics – $3.97
- 2 cartons of Sutter Home wine (8 total) from my local liquor store – $15.98
Add it all up and I spent $32.94 total. That equals $5.49 per box. If you look on Etsy, you’ll find bridesmaid proposal boxes range from $10 – $30 each.
I designed “unofficial” save the dates on Canva.com and printed them on cardstock at home. Joe and I haven’t ordered actual save the dates just yet. Only 466 more days to go!
Also on Canva, I designed “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards and wrote sweet notes on the back of each one. My maid of honor got a special note that was inspired by a funny letter I found online.
I plan on giving these boxes to friends in town and mailing them to friends that live far away to save shipping expenses. They’re not extravagant, but I have the type of friends who really appreciate small gestures of love and friendship.