Get your besties on board with sweet schemes for asking the (second) most important question of all: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
1. FLIP FOR IT
Travel down memory lane together with this charming photo flip-book from Bellingham-based Gather Events. The book features a collection of snaps from your friendship and, on its final page, asks her to be by your side once again on the big day. Price upon request.
2. QUITE THE PUZZLE
Nothing speaks the language of love quite like a custom-made puzzle featuring hand-calligraphed lettering and hand-painted watercolor florals. Present to your gal pal, and once the puzzle is complete, it will spell out the sweetest of sentiments. Designed by Kirkland-based PinkBlossom Events, with calligraphy by Letters by Ellen and watercolor by The Mint Gardener. $72 per custom puzzle.
3. POP GOES THE BALLOON
Arriving in a luxurious box, this whimsical idea, also from Gather Events working in tandem with Bellingham-based Spruce, is pure, interactive fun. First, it asks the recipient to inflate the enclosed balloon, which contains confetti and a tiny scroll inside. The blown-up balloon is then popped, and in addition to being showered in joyous sprinkles, your gal pal will find the hidden message: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Price upon request.
4. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
This darling duo is crafted from felt and wool fabric by Bothell-based Seattle Stunning Events, and includes both a floral necklace and hoop that can pull double-duty for the wedding and beyond. Nestled in a gold glass jewelry box personalized with a handwritten name, the floral necklace can be worn as a big-day accessory and then kept as a keepsake. The coordinating floral gold hoop can travel down the aisle in style and then be repurposed as reception decor on a photo wall or hung on bridal party chairs. Wedding planner Katy Warner recommends enclosing a handwritten note with both items that reads: “Here is something just for you, to hold and wear when I say ‘I do!’” Felt floral necklace, $20; personalized glass jewelry box, $25; Felt floral and gold hoop, $35.