Tuesday, April 21, 2015

how I asked my friends to be my bridesmaids.

One of the first things I did after getting engaged was search for a fun way to ask my friends to be my bridesmaids.

I found cards that said, "Be my bridesmaid bitch for a day?" NO! One of my biggest pet peeves is when women call each other bitches, like, "Hey, bitch! How's it going?" Ick. Why?

I found ideas that were too "girly"—too floral, too lacey, too frou-frou. Just not my style. 

And I found ideas that I loved, but couldn't be shipped to China, or had to be shipped to me first, for me to mail to my bridesmaids. (Which wouldn't have been too bad, but we were all over the world. Well, Canada, the US, and China.)

So I stopped looking and just asked them, "So, uh, will you be my bridesmaid?" (According to Melissa, I didn't even actually ask her, it was just kind of assumed by both of us. Oops.)

And then! 7 months after getting engaged... I randomly found the perfect way to ask them: 

Life is Rosier - will you be my bridesmaid banner

Life is Rosier - will you be my bridesmaid banner

Life is Rosier - will you be my bridesmaid banner

Life is Rosier's "will you be my bridesmaid?" banner!

It was fun without being too girly or too... bitchy. Our "wedding colours" are all the bright colours, white, and gold. And the banners could be shipped directly to each of my friends. This was exactly what I had been looking for.

I contacted Rosie, told her what I needed, chose my confetti colour (Unicorns and Rainbows), she created a custom listing, and that was that!

My friends were excited to get a surprise in the mail and they said it was so fun to open! And 7 months later, I officially had bridesmaids.

Perhaps the best part, Rosie and I are now following each other on Instagram and I feel like I've made a new friend online!

P.S. I love her pencils and embroidery, too! I bought these for a friend.

(Photos: Life is Rosier)

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