I’m very excited to say that I’m getting married! My boyfriend (now fiancé) of five years popped the question and in a little under just eleven months we’ll be tying the knot. Now as thrilled as I am to be engaged, I was was also looking forward to asking my bridesmaids to be a part of our special day. So I chose to make Bridesmaid Boxes!
Even though I had seen tons of inspiration for a DIY Bridesmaid Box on Pinterest, there were actually few tutorials. So I thought what the hey, lets share with people how we made our bridesmaid box! Each box only actually cost about $10 to make! (Okay, so $10.33 if we’re going to get picky.) I ended up making four bridesmaid boxes and one maid of honor box.
I started out shopping for my materials and though I frequented three places I feel like it was totally worth it.
DIY Bridesmaid Box Supplies:
- 5 Resort Pineapple Vanilla Candles
- 3 Boxes of Wet N’Wild By Fergie Nail Polish
- 5 Boxes of Yardley London Oatmeal & Almond Soap
- 5 Elf Shimmer Lip Glosses
- Sheer Ribbon
- 5 Wooden Letters
- 6pk Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider
- 1 Bag of Hershey Milk Chocolate with Almond Nuggets
- 1 Canister of Apple Barrel Cameo Pink Acrylic Paint
- 12 Ct. Pink & White Striped Wilton Pop Sticks (I used them as straws)
Why not DIY something for your bridesmaids? It all makes it more memorable because of the thought put in. After I collected everything I started by first painting my wooden letters that I’d purchased. They each were an initial for a specific bridesmaid. I let each letter dry for about ten minutes and did two coats of paint.
First I opened one of the boxes and placed the white crinklies inside so that I could better visualize how everything needed to be placed.
Next I opted to cut the ribbon and tie it first onto a bottle of Martinelli Sparkling Cider and then attach the pop stick (straw). I chose Martinelli because two of the bridal party are under age and also, who doesn’t love sparkling cider? Definitely will probably toast with it at my wedding. #realtalk
After the bottle was ready I placed it on the lefthand side of the box since this was the tallest object.
Therefore, the next largest objects were the soap and the candles so I placed them in the box next. They also are similar because they’re bath items.
Also, I chose to place the lipstick and nail polish next since they were both similar in size and of use.
Then I sprinkled some fantastic golden chocolates in.
Finally I enclosed their initial and a card entitled “I can’t wait to watch you act surprised when I ask you to be my bridesmaid” and also a bridesmaid booklet on the underside with details about the big day.
Boom Shakalaka you have an awesome DIY Bridesmaid Box! (Getting down on one knee is definitely optional.)
Asking my bridesmaids to be in my wedding was definitely memorable. Here are the rest of the boxes!
How did you ask your bridesmaids? Did you make a DIY Bridesmaid Box or find another unique way to invite them to share in your day?