Wednesday, October 1, 2014

So You're Engaged...Asking Your Bridesmaids

Thank you Lindt for sponsoring this delicious and friend-filled discussion! 

Picking your bridesmaids can be both an easy and daunting task. Easy, because you may have the greatest group of girls alongside you. Daunting, because you may have difficulty narrowing it down, or finding girls that are perfect for the job.



Bridesmaids are more than just a friend - they are an emotional and physical support system. They're going to be there to help you make the decisions, create your ideas and listen to you wail about napkin colors (if you're into that sort of thing). It's not an easy task, and some girls aren't up to the job. Be sure not to ostracize your friends if they ask to be a guest only. Perhaps you can make them honorary bridesmaids, like I did.

Both bridesmaids and honorary bridesmaids! 

When it came time to officially ask, I put together these cute little boxes for the girls!



I bought the boxes from Michael's, along with some heart stickers and a glittery wood letter of their first initial. For my maid of honor, I got her MOH. Which is a play on words because her nickname is Mo, so it was sort of perfect.

I painted the outside of the box white, glued a moustache on top and stuck the sticker on the side. I knew I wanted to use moustaches because I thought this was the only time I would be able to incorporate moustaches into my wedding. Of course, I was wrong.

The inside included the wood letter on top of some shredded paper filler and a couple of pieces of cardstock. In retrospect, it would have been perfect to include a piece of chocolate, such as one of the Lindt HELLO sticks. I added them to my boxes, and they just really put them over the top, after all, our friendships did all begin with HELLO! 



Beneath where the chocolate should have gone, had a cute poem I used to ask the girls.



The second had the other girls who are bridesmaids, and a personal note for the recipient.

The third included the style of dress I'd like them to wear.



The fourth included important information.


It's funny to look back at these, because some of the things changed, including the date of our wedding! I enjoyed writing all of this out and my bridesmaids absolutely loved it. 

When I thought about resharing this - and the chocolate - I asked one of my bridesmaid's to bring the box over so that I could recreate how awesome it would be with the chocolate. Of course, I'm giving her the chocolate as a thank you for letting me borrow the box. 



Speaking of the chocolate, let me tell you a little more about it! "Lindt Chocolate is partnering with Ashley Tisdale to co-produce “It Started with HELLO” premiering on September 12th on the "It Started with HELLO" Youtube page.  The first episode, produced by Tisdale, will premiere on September 18, 2014. Three additional new episodes will debut weekly through October 9, 2014.  It is a fun, new romantic comedy digital series capturing couples as they make their first connections, and is inspired by the cheeky personalities of the new Lind't HELLO products.

Not only is there a totally adorable video series, there is a totally awesome sweepstake! 

To enter the sweepstakes, visit the Lindt HELLO Sweet Connections Sweepstakes  and enter your email address. Entries can be made daily for additional chances to win the below prizes. 

There have been 5 weeks of prizes, and there are two more left! This week's prize is a Sweet Staycation for a pampered night in with movies, books and chocolate!

Next week is perfect for me - a besties reunion! Lindt is giving away a spa day with your bestie and some Lindt HELLO chocolate to sweeten the deal. I would love to reconnect with one of my besties! 
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The Bajan Texan


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80 comments:

  1. Very cute way to ask your bridesmaids! Look forward to reading about your wedding plans.

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  2. I love all of the thought that you put into this!! And i love that you made it something special for me as well. What a great idea!

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  3. Aww you're so cute and thoughtful and creative! Chocolate would have been a great edition. I love Hello chocolate!!

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  4. Yummy, and great way to ask. I had a nontraditional wedding and didn't even have bridesmaids.

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  5. I love this - so cute! And better late than never for giving your bridesmaid the chocolate, right? ;)

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  6. That is such a creative way to ask! Great presentation, very sweet! The chocolate is a nice bonus :)

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  7. I'm so stressed about picking bridesmaids, and I'm not even engaged yet haha. I love how you asked them though. That's so cute and fits in with one of the themes of your wedding! Those HELLO chocolates are so yummy! I like the caramel brownie one the most. Yum!

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  8. Love the way you styled this post. I gave you some clicks too :)

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  9. I love the 'I mustache you a question' such a great, fun way to ask some special ladies to be your bridesmaids :)

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  10. I love this. I used ring pops for mine. It was terrific.

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  11. This is too cute!!! :) Wish I would have seen this when I got engaged :)

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  12. We don't have Bridesmaid here in Pakistan, but having them would be SO cool! And can I ask you to be my bloggy bridesmaid in future? Let's start this thing in my country like this haha

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  13. What a cute way to ask your BMs! :) I wish I used pinterest more before when I was planning my wedding so I would have cute ideas like this. Picking BM is definitely a hard task. Luckily, we didn't have too much drama within our group.

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  14. What a great way to ask someone to be a bridesmaid. I'd totally say yes if I was given chocolate too. Oh man. The way to my heart.

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  15. This is such a cute idea! I definitely want to come up with something creative to ask my someday bridesmaids :)

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  16. Love the boxes! Such a cute way to ask your bridesmaids!

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  17. songbirdsandbuttonsOctober 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    So cute! What a cool idea to use these little boxes!

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  18. These chocolates look amazing! This is such a cute way to ask your bridesmaids! I just recently got asked to be a bridesmaid through picture postcard. It was awesome :-)

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  19. Apieceofrainbow AnandaOctober 1, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    love the way you decorate & fill these boxes! so cute!

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  20. Very sweet! I can only imagine how excited your bridesmaids were. Congratulations!

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  21. Michelle ChouinardOctober 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    This is seriously the most awesome, thoughtful, amazing way to ask someone to be a bridesmaid, and to reassure them about your hopes for their role in the wedding. Great idea!!

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  22. I have to admit, I thought I was tired of the sponsored posts about these chocolates. They've been all over my blog feed the last week. But yours was so original! I love how you asked your friends to be bridesmaids. Do you have wedding pictures on the blog? I want to see these unique flame dresses!

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  23. These chocolates sound great. I hope your bridesmaids liked them.

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  24. I love the way you asked your bridesmaids! I did something similar but with no sweets :)

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  25. This is a super cute and "sweet" way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid! :) I love it!

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  26. How fun! I also wanted to ask in a fun way, I scrapbooked a poem for each of them along with a frame that said bridesmaid! I think it's so great to make them feel special too!

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  27. This is way cute! I'm so glad i didn't have a problem with this, I just had Brand's sisters be the brides maids becasue I didn't really have any particular friend I wanted. haha!

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  28. What a cute and fun way to pop the big question (of being the bridesmaid)!

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  29. Weekends With WinterOctober 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    I love this! Those chocolates are so yummy and you really came up with a creative way to share them.

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  30. That is so cute! I love the idea of bridesmaid boxes. If my hubby ever re-do our vows and have a proper wedding, I want to do something similar!

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  31. This is the cutest thing I have ever heard of. I have never seen anyone ask there family/friends to be bridesmades in any kind of creative way. Such a cute and thoughtful idea. I am sure each girl loved it

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  32. aww thanks! We had a lot of fun planning the wedding. I love sharing them

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  33. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you loved it :) Yes, it was so much fun to ask my girls!!

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  34. yesss!! Chocolate would have been the best! Too bad I didn't plan that

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  35. That sounds great - as long as you loved it, that's all that matters!!

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  36. hahaha, exactly!!! It's like an after thought thank you :)

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  37. Thank you so much! Yes, the chocolate is delicious!!

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  38. mm, I love the caramel brownie, but the coffee one is actually my favorite Lindt bar!! Eeek, don't stress! My friend (who is also not engaged but been with her boyfriend for almost 5 years) is stressing the same! The only advice I can give, is to pick people who will be so helpful, instead of the people closest to you. I wish I had done that

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  39. hahaha, moustaches are my favorite so I couldn't resist!!!

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  40. yumm, they are so delicious! Thanks Angie!

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  41. aww man!! How long have you been engaged?

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  42. yes! I will be your bloggy bridesmaid! I can throw you a bloggy bachelorette!!!! <3 <3

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  43. hahaha that is awesome! I definitely had quite some drama!! And thanks - Pinterest was super helpful

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  44. hahahahaha yesss, tell everyone to take note!

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  45. Yes! I can't wait to see what you come up with - you're so creative!!

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  46. Thanks! I knew I wanted to do something cute, but I couldn't afford something extravagant - so this was perfect!

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  47. Ah, that is awesome!! I've only been asked to be a bridesmaid once (the wedding is in Feb) and it was such an awesome feeling!! p.s. the chocolates are GREAT! Enter to win some!!

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  48. Aww, thank you so much! It was fun to create!!

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  49. Thank you so much! It was definitely a lot of fun :)

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  50. ww, thank you so much Michelle!!! I'm so happy that it went over so well with my bridesmaids!!

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  51. hahaha, I definitely have been seeing them everywhere! That's why I wanted to do something completely different. I'm glad it worked out!! I do have wedding pictures (http://www.beawarriorqueen.com/search/label/holly%20lynn%20photography) BUT we didn't end up with flame dresses. They were too expensive for the girls, and didn't have the exact color I wanted at David's Bridal so we ended up with gray dresses with red shoes :)

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  52. Thank you! I didn't originally include the sweets - but I totally should have!

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  53. aww, omgosh that is so cute! I would love to see those!

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  54. hahaha that's perfect!! Our children aren't going to have any blood aunts - both of us only have brothers!!!

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  55. Oh my gosh, you have to try them!! I brought a bag into my work and they were devoured in minutes

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  56. Thank you so much!! I was trying to figure out how to stand out!

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  57. aww thank you! We definitely had quite a lot of fun doing it!

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  58. What a cute way to ask your bridesmaids! Shooot, I'd love to be asked with some Lindt HELLO chocolates!

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  59. yeah we definitely had some too.. but i think i was expecting more.. well, i currently don't even know if i'm still friends with one of my BM because it was at that point I realized she always made everything about her even on our wedding day. hopefully, you're keeping all your friends! :)

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  60. Great way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid. It shows that you truly care about their participation by going out of your way to make them special.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  61. This is so cool. I which I had use this when I got married.

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  62. Wish I would've done something fun like this! Cute ideas!

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  63. Wow!!! That was a great idea!!! I'll have to keep his in mind!!!!

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  64. ughhh, yess It is the worst when your friends are like that. I'm sorry it happened to you, too :(

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  65. Thanks! I definitely think they appreciated it

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  66. hahah, sorry I'm late to the game :)

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