We are so pleased to have Brittany, a guest blogger for our “Real Brides” blog series. Brittany is recently engaged and living in NYC with her fiancé Eric. The couple is planning their wedding which will take place in Chicago. She will be sharing tips, inspiration and ideas on the Wedding Paper Divas blog for engaged couples who are navigating the world of weddings! Today she is sharing a unique way of asking bridesmaids to be in your wedding.
After Eric’s incredibly thoughtful proposal came a special proposal series of my own: asking my family and friends to stand up with me on the big day. I’m trying to be thoughtful about putting my own personal stamp on traditions, and I was very excited to do something meaningful and memorable for my bridal party-to-be!
I had a working concept of the bridesmaids ask based on our married monogram, BEE. (This is part of the reason I was so laser-focused on a garden wedding – I thought a subtle use of bee’s as decorative detail would be really sweet, and there’s a fun play on words/double entendre with it too!) I was lucky to tap my trusted friends at Wedding Paper Divas to help me bring the concept and idea to life.
I moonlight as a jewelry designer, and I thought it would be fun to create a whimsical bracelet with a little bee charm and use that bracelet to fill out the “Will you BEE my Bridesmaid?” question.
As for a presentation card, I am smitten with Whitney Port’s Lavish Laurel design – I love the green watercolor detailing and garden feel. A very talented Wedding Paper Divas designer consulted with me on creative copy, layout and helped transform the RSVP card into a cute question-popper!
I got together with each of my family and friends so I could watch their reactions as they opened up the cards and bracelets – the extra coordination was totally worth it to see them say YES! I love that everyone can wear their bee’s at the wedding too! (Photo opp alert!)