Your soon to be hubby just popped the question and you said yes! You’re engaged!! So what’s next? Choosing which of your friends and loved ones to stand up there with you on your big day. Proposals have become more extravagant these days so of course asking your girlfriend to be your bridesmaid needs to be up there too.

Sonali Lamba, co-founder of, summed it up best: “Being a bridesmaid can be a large time and financial commitment. We think it’s so important to show these girls how much they mean to you- and how much you appreciate their willingness to help you.” It’s undeniable how much time you’ll be spending together before and on your wedding day, so it’s a thoughtful gesture to spoil them with a sweet invitation and gift. Here are a few memorable ways to “pop the question” in style for your girls.

Just recently one of my best friends got engaged and sent me THE cutest bridesmaid “proposal”. It came in a beautiful gold package, filled inside with fun tissue paper and gold confetti. Then wrapped up was a sweet gold and white Kate Spade card, inside her hand written note, and the most awesome hot pink tank top-with an inside joke on the front and #Bridesmaid with the date on the back. It was such a cute, personalized gift that had meaning to not only her but us as well.

You can go as simple as a personalized koozie or a small box filled with pictures of the two of you and a note etc… Or if you want to go with funny and stylish try a silly note promising NO bows on the butt or an ugly dress and send it with a bottle of wine dressed up with a personalized label. And you both know you’ll be enjoying that bottle together very soon! Then there’s always DIY picture frames with names painted on them, to cookies and cupcakes, balloons and much more.

No matter how silly your gift may be just remember to keep it personable. Whether it’s alcohol, edibles, a box full of mementos, or a sweet hand-written note, all of these “proposal” ideas will forever be associated with your big day and how they were asked to be a part of it. You can’t forget your bridesmaids can be your voice of reason when things get crazy on the big day. So make sure when you “pop the question” it’s meaningful and inevitable they will say YES!