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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I’m The Girl Who Never Dreams Of Her Wedding, Because Getting Married Is Not A Career

I have others dreams in life that are much bigger than marriage.

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Ever since we were little girls, the idea of a dream wedding has always been built up around us.

Everyone has one, everyone knows what season they want to get married in, what their dress looks like, what flowers they want, and so on.

But I've never had that. I've never had a time in my life where I knew what kind of wedding I wanted or what kind of dress I'm going to walk down the aisle in or what kind of flowers I want. I've never been the kind of person to dream of a prince charming sweeping me off my feet and taking me away to my happily ever after.

Growing up, my idea of a "perfect life" was being a working, single mom with one child that I'll adopt, and living in a decent, upper-middle-class apartment. I have never thought of myself with a significant other. I've never thought of myself as someone that would get married, much less someone that would dream of a wedding.

And the fact is: that's okay. It's perfectly acceptable for a woman to want to focus on her career.

It's perfectly acceptable for a woman, or person for that matter, to not want to get married. It is perfectly acceptable, in this day and age, for me to be a single woman and not want or dream of a wedding.

No, there's nothing wrong with that.

No, it doesn't mean I won't ever get married (don't stress, mom). No, it doesn't mean I'll be a bad parent because I want to do it on my own. No, it doesn't mean I'm "crazy."

Yes, it is terrible for people to look down on others because they do not want the "norm."

Yes, it is rude to assume that I'll become an old cat lady. Yes, it is rude to assume that being a cat lady is a "bad thing." And yes, your opinion of my future does not matter to me.

Part of the good thing about this day and age is the fact that we have a chance to choose. We can choose a career, family, or both. And if someone chooses differently than you or the "norm," that's OK, too.

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Before You Get Married To Him, Ask Yourself These Things

Marriage isn't just a decision you make for yourself, it's a decision you make for your future children, too.

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Maybe you're engaged and the happiest human ever, filled to the brim with excitement and business towards wedding planning. Maybe you're on year one of dating, but you've discussed the future and know this is who you want to spend the rest of your life with. I've been there. Both of those places. And I want to remind you to ponder a couple of things.

First, I want you to check yourself and make sure your love isn't based on feeling. I also want you to make sure your love isn't based on status. And I say this because my first college relationship was fun and it made me feel like I was the "in crowd" or I looked cool walking around campus hand in hand with him. Needless to say, that didn't last...probably cause status and feelings fade.

Next, I want you to imagine a couple years down the road, financially your budget is tight, you're struggling to make ends meet, he's frustrated and you two get into a fight. Do you genuinely see it resolving quickly? Will you be able to hug it out and choose him above it all? Will he take responsibility as the man of the house and work to make things better? Because these things are REAL. They're not "young love happiness and butterflies 24/7" and they're more real than any petty arguments you may be having now about how he didn't text you back.

Then I want you to ask yourself the last time he apologized. Drawing a blank? That's not good. Life is messy, miscommunication is inevitable, and humility is required for strength and growth in a relationship. If he can't instantly and genuinely apologizes when he hurts you in the slightest, then I'd be concerned.

Lastly, picture your family. Will he spend time with his kids after work or go straight to the sofa and TV? Will he prioritize you STILL? Does he prioritize you now? Will he lead always and fall on his knees often? Right now, is he a model for your future son? Marriage isn't just a decision you make for yourself, it's a decision you make for your future children, too.

I only want you to stop and ask yourself these questions because the divorce rate is so high right now and I don't want you to add to it. I want you to understand the weight, depth, and length marriage is supposed to hold and I want you to be happy beyond today. So before you marry him, stop and ask yourself these questions.

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