How I Popped the Question
"Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with."- Carrie Bradshaw
Hey babes! As you already know, I'm getting MARRIED! I posted a few months back with some tips and tricks when it comes to wedding planning. The feedback was more than I could've ever imagined so I thought to myself, why not do a whole series on Wedding things?! It's the perfect way to let you into my life a little deeper and also come along for the ride. Every Wednesday, I'll be posting something new for my Wedding Series. It'll either be about my wedding or just general topics. And as always, I'd LOVE for any feedback, topic ides and/or questions you may have for me. So let's kick this off with my first post- How I Popped the Question (to my girls, of course).
Asking your bridesmaids to be in your wedding is such a big and important part of your day. These are the girls who you are going to have standing up next to you on your big day. The one's who've be there for you through thick and thin. For me, I always knew who I wanted to be in my wedding, it was always a no brainer. The hard part for me was trying to figure out how I wanted to ask them. I knew I wanted it to be a gift of some sort, but nothing too extravagant. I searched high and low on Pinterest and a few wedding groups in in on Facebook and came up with the perfect proposal idea for my girls.
For my proposals, I put together little bags that had a bottle of prosecco and a bath bomb. I asked them by creating cards that say "I can't say I do without you" on the outside, and the inside with the question. I also stuffed each card with confetti to be obnoxious and give them a little surprise! I had made the cards along with the labels for the prosecco and nametags. I was also lucky enough to ask majority of my girls in person to be in my wedding, which to me was the most important part. I have 9 girls total and 4 of them live outside of CT so I had to mail theirs out to them (minus Ash). I was able to FaceTime with them and ask them as "in person" as I could!
And now introducing my Bride Tribe:
Breana, Maid of Honor: Breana and I met Freshman year of college at URI and quickly became friends. It was fate that brought us together as roommates and sisters. I knew I wanted to ask Breana in person to be my MOH, but since she moved to FL last year, I knew it would be tricky. I had texted her sister to see when she would be coming home next and to my surprise she was coming home the following weekend. So I conspired with her two sisters and planned out my trip to RI to ask her. When I got to her house and walked in, she was so surprised to see me. It just made it that more special that I could ask her in person.
Liz, Matron of Honor: Liz and I have known each other for about 8 years now. We met at a golf course we used to work at and have been friends ever since. Fun fact- I was just Liz's MOH in her wedding this past May! I had waited until Liz got back from her honeymoon to ask her to be in the wedding. We went out to dinner, talked about all things wedding (both hers and mine) and then I popped the question! I am so excited that we can both say we were each other’s MOH’s and this special role with each other.
Brittany, Bridesmaid: Britt and I have been friends for 14 years now. We met in High School when we were both on the Cheerleading Squad. We became friends instantly. We've shared so many special moments with each other, that it wouldn't feel right to get married without her there with me. Britt and I grabbed sushi when I popped the question!
Jen, Bridesmaid: Jen and I also have been friends for 14 years, meeting on that same Cheerleading Squad. For the majority of my high school career, the three of us were inseparable (I'm a year older than both Jen and Britt). I was a bridesmaid in Jen's wedding two years ago, and I knew my day wouldn't be complete without Jen by my side. Jen lives in North Carolina now, so I mailed off her package and FaceTimed with her to pop the question.
Ashley, Bridesmaid: It should come as no surprise that I asked Ashley to be in the wedding. Ash and I may have only known each other for a little over a year, but she has made such an incredible impact on my life that I couldn't picture my day without her there with me. I had been asking Ash to get coffee (and maybe was a little pushy LOL) but I was so anxious to ask her! She knew something was up when I told her "so there's another reason why I wanted to see you today..." I am so excited that she will be there for me on one of the most important days of my life.
Jessica, Bridesmaid: Jess was my first friend when I moved to CT 16 years ago. We lived around the corner from each other and would cut through the farm behind us to get to each other before either of us could drive. Jess is the kind of friend I know I'll have in my life for many, many years. I was in her wedding three years ago, and I couldn't imagine her not being in mine. I was so happy to get together with her and her little man Carter to pop the question.
Halie, Bridesmaid: Halie is my cousin and probably one of my favorite people ever. We have always been close, but I'd say as adults we're the closest we've ever been. It is so amazing to not only have her as my family, but a friend. I was in her wedding last April and being with her for the short time I was made it clear that we are one in the same. Halie lives in FL, so I mailed her package out to her and conspired with her husband Bobby on popping the question. I mailed her proposal to his work and we FaceTimed when Halie was home from work. When he told her I was on the phone he had her sit down and look under the pillow next to her. I can't wait for the two of them to celebrate with Todd and I!
Brittany, Bridesmaid: Brittany is also my cousin, but on the other side of the family. We've always been close growing up, even though she is 6 years younger than me. There's never a dull moment when we are together. Britt is currently in Chicago being a smarty pants and getting her Masters, so I mailed her proposal out as well. I am so excited for her to be with me on my big day.
Stephanie, Bridesmaid & Cameryn, Flower Girl: Steph is Todd's sister, and I knew I wanted to have my brother and Todd's sister in our wedding. Steph and I have grown so close over the years I've been with Todd, and I am so glad to not only be gaining a sister but to have her stand up by my side when I marry her brother. Miss Cameryn Belle is also a joy that was brought into my life and I can't wait for her to be a flower girl for the first time and share the day with Auntie Sarah and Uncle Todd.
Roslyn & Riley, Flower Girls: I was so excited to ask my nieces to be flower girls in my wedding because Auntie Sarah can't get married without her two little minis with her. They were both so excited when I asked, especially finding out that they would be getting their hair and makeup done that day!
I am so excited for my wedding to be here, especially knowing I have such an amazing group of strong women up there with me. Let the fun and festivities begin, ladies!
If you're already married, how did you ask your girls? And if you're still in the planning stages like me, how are you going to ask?
Hope you ladies enjoyed my first Wedding Wednesday post! Join me next week as I talk about picking out and finding my wedding dress!
Happily Engaged & yours,