While it’s obvious that she’s going to say yes, you still need to ask. Exactly like a marriage proposal, it’s all about sealing the deal with a special gift. Although you’re not expected to come to the table with a diamond (thankfully), a gift for your gals is expected when you ask them to be a part of your bridal party.
The budget for a “will you be my bridesmaid?” gift varies, but we recommend expecting to spend at least $25-$50 for each bridesmaid and closer to $50-$75 for your maid of honor. Personalized and monogrammed items are a sure way to impress, and are often an item that your bridesmaid will treasure for a long time to come. We’ve included jewelry and accessories, unique and original cards, and a ton of token items that can be combined to assemble your very own bridesmaid gift basket.
If none of these options are quite right, we have 50 additional ideas for your gals in our post on the best bridesmaid gifts.
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1. Personalized Glam Tote Bags
These totes are absolutely perfect to pack with some goodies and ask your besties to participate in your wedding. They’re adorable, well-made, and will come in handy not just for during wedding planning, but for day-to-day errands too. Each canvas tote is embellished with the recipient’s name and a striped bow (available in several color options including navy/white, black/white, pink/white, and more). Fill them with some treats, a framed photo of the two of you, or some of the other smaller items on this list.
2. Will You Be My Bridesmaid Message in a Bottle
Calling all Nicholas Sparks fans. A message in a bottle is the perfect sweet gesture to ask your bridesmaids to participate in your wedding. It goes above and beyond a standard card and is much more unique. Each gift is personalized with your girls’ names on the bottle with small tag. If you’re looking for an inexpensive option, these come in at just under $10 each (which is the same cost as some high end cards). If you’re planning a beach or destination wedding, check out these beach themed message in a bottle notes, complete with some sand and shells.
3. Bridesmaid Proposal Card & Necklace
This shop has several different varieties of this amazing bridal party proposal gift. Each is made with a different message, a simple and modern card, and a delicate piece of jewelry that your bridesmaids can wear daily, even along with their other jewelry. The low cost is astonishing and perfect for a bride who wants to save. If you’re looking to go the jewelry route but this style isn’t for you, check out these other bridesmaid jewelry options and put together your own gift set.
4. Bridesmaid Scratch Off Cards
Your bridesmaids will feel like they’re playing the lotto with these fun (and gorgeous) cards. While they’re not enough of a gift on their own, they are great to pair with one of the other gifts on this list. Each card measures 4.25″ by 5.5″ and can be sealed in the blush metallic envelopes, which are included. Once they scratch off the gold heart, the underlying message reading “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” will be revealed. Check out these alternative bridesmaid scratch off card designs if the ones above aren’t quite your style.
Price: $24.95 for six
5. Bridesmaid Proposal Champagne Glass
Who doesn’t love a good glass of bubbly? Weddings are a time of celebration. Giving this gift is the perfect opportunity for you and your bridesmaid to pop open your favorite bottle of champagne and celebrate both your upcoming nuptials and your friendship. Each champagne glass comes already packaged in a box ready for gifting. You can choose any of these wine or champagne glasses for your gals.
Price: $16.60 (15 percent off MSRP)
6. Bridesmaid Proposal Bottle Bag
Asking your bridesmaids to participate in your wedding doesn’t need to include an extravagant, over the top gift. Something that’s thoughtful and personalized for the occasion will do the trick. Grab a bottle of your favorite wine or champagne and package it in this bag. Make your presentation even more special with these beautiful “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” tags from I Do Tags. You can complete your bottles with one of these awesome wine bottle labels for a really creative and personalized presentation that your girls will love.
Price: $13.99 (7 percent off MSRP)
7. Bridal Party Hair Ties
If you’re building your own bridesmaids box or bag, don’t hesitate to include some of these adorable hair ties. They’ll definitely come in handy as girls are always on the search for a spare. What’s best are the fun feminine designs, including a gold and white chevron pattern as well as a fun floral pattern. If you’re in search of alternative messaging or another color, you can shop all of the available options here.
Price: $17.50 for five sets
8. Customized Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Coffee Mugs
These fully customizable mugs are a great way to ask your bridesmaids if they’ll be a part of your special day. This designer is happy to accommodate custom orders, so if you’re looking for a different design, don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your options. The 11 oz. mug is both microwave and dishwasher safe, with the design spanning both sides of the mug. While there’s no question that she’ll be participating in your wedding day, there’s also a matching design for the mother of the bride here.
9. Foldover Clutch With Monogram
While all of the bridesmaid inspired and branded gear is awesome, sometimes it’s nice to choose a gift without it for a more polished look. Clutches and bags are a lovely choice and this monogrammed option, while expensive, is sure to impress. Each of these personalized foldover clutches are hand-made with faux leather. The interior is fully lined with cotton fabric and each set of initials is printed in gold-tone on the bottom corner. The bag is completed with a matching gold zipper. The simple and elegant design is awesome for the wedding day, a night out with the girls, or anytime one of your bridesmaids needs to tote around her essentials. Measuring 11×7 inches, this medium sized bag is sure to impress.
10. Handmade Bridesmaid Gift Box Custom
If you don’t have the time to assemble your own bridesmaid boxes, this company will do it for you. Treat your girls to a spa set including one soap of your choice, one lip balm of your choice, one 4 oz. pink grapefruit bath salt, one muscle rescue balm, and one skin rescue balm, all packed inside a kraft gift box with a gift tag. Looking to personalize this gift with an effortless add on? Grab these gold foil stickers to place on top of each box for a presentation that will wow.
11. “Can’t Say I Do Without You” Wine Labels
Most girls can’t say no to wine. If you’re lacking creativity, time, and money, grab a case of wine (even 2 Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s will do) and slap on one of these stickers. No one will be the wiser to your inexpensive gesture, covered up both figuratively and literally by the gorgeous wine labels. If you know your bride tribe loves their vino, check out our gift guide on the best gifts for wine lovers for some additional inspiration.
Price: $15.99 for six (20 percent off MSRP)
12. Gold Stemless Personalized Champagne Flutes
If you’re stuck on ideas for a great way to propose to your bridesmaids, personalized gifts make a big impression. When you can purchase a personalized gift inexpensively, it’s even better. Each champagne flute holds 8.5 oz. and is customized with the name of your choice in your pick of color. The permanent vinyl has a gorgeous finish, making the glass look much more expensive than it is. Pair each glass with one of these fun and festive jars of champagne flavored gummy bears and a bridesmaid specific card for an awesome gift.
13. Will You Be My Bridesmaid Puzzle Invitation
There are a few ways to bypass your standard card in lieu of something a bit more creative and this puzzle is one of them. This puzzle makes a great add on to a bridesmaid box or bag, but can also be given on its own. Each puzzle is professionally printed on sheen finished paper and attached to hard chipboard. It’s also customized with each person’s name and role in your wedding so you can order these for your maid of honor, bridesmaid, or flower girl. The puzzle measures 6″ by 6″ and consists of 16 pieces.
14. Simple Love Knot Ring
Use the pun of tying a knot to inspire your gift as you ask friends and family to help with your big day. There are so many gorgeous pieces of knot jewelry, all symbolic of love, friendship, and of course your wedding. This simple ring is one of our favorites. The delicate nature allows it to be worn alongside other jewelry, without being overpowering. The three distinct metals allow you to choose a favorite, or mix and match depending on your bridesmaids’ various styles. Rings are available in sizes 4-11.
15. Bridesmaid Wedding Proposal Card
Depending on the relationship you have with your bridesmaids, bringing a bit of humor into your gift keeps things fun and light. This company has a ton of funny card options for bridesmaids so you can browse and select your favorite. Looking to go above and beyond a greeting card? Check out some of these top rated humorous bridesmaid gifts.
16. Bridesmaid Proposal Bracelet & Card
It’s awesome when you can kill two birds with one stone and that’s exactly what you can do with this gift/card combination. This token piece of jewelry is wrapped around a thoughtful card and can be customized to your liking. Simply choose your charm and the string color from the drop-down menu for each bridesmaid, choosing a color that coordinates with your wedding. These bracelets are designed to be tied on while making a wish, and then worn until they fray and break off, at which point your wish is said to come true.
17. Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Confetti Conversations
Confetti is one of the most telling symbols of fun and celebration. In lieu of a standard card, gift your bridesmaid a little vial of multicolored confetti, containing a hidden message for the best bridal party proposal. There are three various options for the wording on the outside. Choose from “He POPPED the question now it’s my turn”, “I can’t say I DO without you” or “Found my Mister, but I still need my sister”. If you’d like to run with the confetti theme, include one of these personalized confetti tumbler water bottles for your crew.
18. Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box
This substantial wood box can be filled with whatever goodies you like for a stunning presentation. Each box is personalized with your bridesmaid’s name, making the presentation even more special, regardless of the box’s contents. Select from seven various wood finishes for a box that is custom stained and engraved. The size is 11.75 x 7.85 x 4 inches, big enough to fill with a bridesmaid t-shirt, some jewelry, a card, or whatever else you had in mind.
19. Dogeared Bridesmaid Pearl Necklace
Dogeared is known for its simple and sentimental jewelry, as each piece is created with significant meaning behind it. Not only are these necklaces a great gift for asking your bridesmaid to participate in the wedding, but something she can also wear on the big day. Dogeared has a bunch of necklace designs, each with a special message. To personalize this gift even more, choose a special charm for each bridesmaid that represents her personality best. You can browse all of the available options here.
20. #Besties Best Friend Candle Gift
Hashtag besties. This candle is simple and to the point. If she’s in your wedding and standing with you at the altar, there’s no question that she’s one of your besties. Each candle is completely customizable so you can choose the messaging that suits your style best. The candles are hand poured and comes beautifully packaged for easy gift giving. Candles are great to include if you’re assembling your own bridesmaid box. If this one isn’t your style, check out these alternative options.
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