11 Cute Ways To Ask Your Bridesmaids To Be A Part Of Your Big Day

11 Cute Ways To Ask Your Bridesmaids To Be A Part Of Your Big Day

Because it's probably the most important decision that you'll make for your big day...

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Thanks to Instagram and Pinterest, Bridesmaids Proposals have become a big deal. How cute, original, and most importantly, Instagram-worthy you ask your bridesmaids to be apart of your big day is of the most importance. While simply asking her verbally may be the easy and practical way to go, an all-out proposal that requires more planning than the big day itself is necessary. No worries, these brides have you covered for the perfect way to ask your girls to be apart of the biggest day of your life:

1. Personalized bottles of wine and matching glass

Giving her a personalized bottle of wine is so simple, yet so cute. Plus, who doesn't love wine? There's no way she could say no to this!

2. Personalized jewelry

Something that your bridesmaid can cherish for years to come is always a good idea. A piece of jewelry that will always remind her of her special role in your big day will continue to keep the thoughtfulness of the proposal alive.

3. "Can't Tie The Knot Without You" bracelet

These may be everywhere lately, but there's a reason for that: they're so freaking cute! The symbol of the knot being tied and the simpleness the bracelet is perfect for any member of the bridal party, regardless of their age.

4. Ornaments

Christmastime proposal? Ornaments are the perfect way for you to pop your big question. Not only that, but the memory of your wedding will be proudly displayed on her tree every year.

6. Candles

Who wouldn't love a box full of their favorite scents? Learn what each girl's favorite scent and color is before hand and give her an extra-special box of goodies.

8. Travel essentials

Having a destination wedding? Give her all of the little odds and ends that she will need on the trip to get her excited and prepared well before the big day.

10.  Personalized picture frame

Not only would this look adorable in her room to serve as a memory, but it's extremely creative and customizable.

11.  Cookie cake

The handwritten lid and the yumminess of the cake: 10/10 recommend. Make sure to let her know that it's perfectly okay to eat this all in one sitting, too.

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6 Reasons Sober Weddings Are Better Than Open Bar Receptions, For Anyone Keeping Tabs

Prepare for the party of the century.

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As anyone who has even thought about wedding planning knows, there is one question that plagues the future couple more than anything else—to open bar, or not to open bar?

Open bars are usually highly favored among guests but can leave the bride and groom with a huge financial burden. According to Cost Helper, an open bar tab can cost as much as $90 per guest, not including paying your bartenders and tipping. Yikes!

So, while it may disappoint some of my guests, no, I don't plan on having an open bar. And yes, my reception will still be the party of the decade.

SEE ALSO: If You Don't Have An Open Bar At Your Wedding, Don't Invite Me

1. I'll be saving all of that booze money for my honeymoon.

Instead of dropping literally hundreds of dollars on alcohol for my guests, I'll gladly be saving that money so that I can go to an even better all-inclusive resort with my new hubby. Maybe it's selfish, but a whole week of fun for myself is more important than one night of fun for my guests.

2. You only get one wedding, I don't intend on having drunk people ruin it.

Sure, someone getting a little too tipsy can make for a funny story years down the road, but who's not to say that someone gets way too drunk and ruins the whole day? Unfortunately, when other people drink their actions are out of your control and I would hate for one of my friends to get too drunk and really mess up my one and only big day.

3. Open bars do NOT equal a fun wedding.

Typically when I mention to people that I don't plan on having an open bar reception I get the comment "oh, so you don't want to have a fun wedding?"

Sure, an open bar can be fun, but you can just have much fun without an open bar as well. Trust me, the playlist will still be incredible and everyone is guaranteed to leave more than satisfied.

4. Everyone will be safe on their drive home.

I would never want to experience the guilt of having a loved one pass away the night of my wedding because they drank too much. Call me overly cautious, but not having an open bar is just one more way to make sure that everyone stays safe.

5. This is a wedding, not a club.

We all had our college days and early 20s to explore the party scene. And if that's still your thing when I'm getting married, awesome, but save it for the next weekend. This is a wedding that my entire family will be attending and I'd rather it not turn into an episode of "Jersey Shore."

6. Everyone will be guaranteed to remember my wedding day.

I'm not planning for months, paying thousands of dollars, and buying the most important dress of my life for people not to remember it! Sorry, not sorry.

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Sorry, But If You Propose On My Wedding Day, You're Getting Cut Off

There are 365 days in the year and you had to pick THAT one?

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I know this may sound ridiculous to some people, but I've wanted to get married since I was a little kid. I loved everything that it represented. Although I could never fully picture or dream up what my wedding would specifically look like (besides various Pinterest board ideas), I wanted that lifetime love and commitment more than anything.

It goes without saying that all of my closest friends know how important marriage is for me. Knowing my perspective on marriage is a key aspect of understanding who I am as a person. I've changed in a number of ways over the years, but that one quality has been unyielding.

Recently, I've seen countless videos on Instagram and Twitter of people proposing on someone else's wedding day. And every time I see them, I think the same thing.

There are 365 days in the year and you had to pick THAT one?

Kudos to the brides and grooms who were nice enough to allow that, but that kind of thing is not going to fly at my wedding.

All of the love and attention from friends and family should be directed towards the happy couple.

If you decide to propose on my wedding day, you: 1) never paid attention during the deep and personal conversations that we had, 2) don't know me well enough to know why it would hurt me so much, or 3) are just plain selfish. Regardless of the reason, it's an unforgivable offense.

Yes, the simple act of a proposal would ruin my wedding.

I'm only going to get married once. I only get one day for that. A day that I've been anticipating for over a decade and a half. A day that I'm going to spend thousands of dollars planning. A day that I've been hoping and praying would be perfect because I'm going to remember it for the rest of my life.

That's a pretty big deal, right?

I know that there could be meaning behind a proposal on a wedding day. The whole "wedding process" started with an engagement. The wedding is the grand finale. So by proposing on someone's wedding day, you're kind of rekindling the wedding process again. A circle of life — circle of love, so to speak.

But I don't think that's cute, ESPECIALLY if it goes against a bride's wishes. I would even call that tacky and thoughtless.

To put it simply, receiving a wedding invitation should feel like an honor. The bride and groom are allowing you to come to their ceremony. And by RSVPing, you're acknowledging that you'll show your full support and be on your best behavior.

So please show me enough respect to wait at least a day before getting on one knee.

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