askin' my maids~
It's fair to say that I've known who most of my bridesmaids would be since I was about ten. I was blessed to grow up with genuine, kind, and one-of-a-kind girlfriends- they mean the world to me and I know, in my heart, that they would do anything in the world for me...
But here was my issue: many of my bridesmaids lived several states away. Given how very much they mean to me, I didn't want to just ask over the phone or send a text saying, "will you be my bridesmaid?!"
*more on the individual relationships with my bridesmaids:
So, I did this:
|be my maid? boxes|
for my sister's box- I put a vintage handkerchief from anthropologie's wedding line (our favorite store) in her box...
I bought eleven unfinished cigar boxes from JoAnn Fabrics...shelfprice of $4.99 a piece. Then, I busted out some paints: a glittery gold and sweet mint color - along with a ballet pink for the flower girl's box
i lined the bottom of each box with my favorite photos of us...
the inside/top of each box...
i absolutely adore shoes and decided to use old vintage polaroid cards as a way to show each girl's personality - I chose them carefully for each one! This one is for my friend, Lisa- we used to roller skate almost daily as kids...
tim's best friend, diane
the girl next door, lisa
inside each box was a poem and candy/items that reminded me of that friend- my friend, katie, and i have so many memories together and used to watch 13 going on 30 several times one summer - along with a strawberry/banana daiquiri and popcorn - we used to always say, "i just want someone to share razzles with someday!"
I wrapped each box in this bag:
my best friend in charlotte- anna's box- adore her - so, so much!!
tim's sister in law-- tricia's box:
tim's sister-- kristen's box:
our adorable and precious flower girl-- ansley's box:
i added a ring pop to hers after this picture was taken :)
although making these 11 boxes took a few weeks, i loved every minute of it--- when you have girls this amazing and special in your life, it's all worth it. i wanted to do something special and hope they all loved their 'be my maid' box.