When it comes to weddings, popping the question is no longer just the groom’s responsibility. The tradition has taken new form, as brides begin to more formally ask their dearest friends, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” A simple and sweet question that’s been asked for years, has developed into a creative opportunity, and the result is often a delightful invitation style approach. When I got married, I decorated small Moleskine Journals and wrote a note on the inside, “love you so much, been through so much, will you be my bridesmaid?” As brides begin to explore how they would like to, “pop the question”, the bar it getting quite high, with some very innovative bridesmaid invitation card ideas.

The cutest one I have seen so far, comes from a close friend of mine Katie Sprenkle, a graphic designer from San Diego. The card read, “The wedding is not until 2011, but I just had to ask: Will you be my bridesmaid?” It came complete with her witty top five reasons to be her bridesmaid, and a paper chain of bridesmaid dolls adorned in magazine page dresses.

Be My Bridesmaid card

Bridesmaid dolls

Each cut out girl is a different friend within the wedding party, even our facial expressions and hair styles display our unique qualities. She tucked everything inside lovely pointed flap envelopes, and sealed them with printed labels that read “Official Bridesmaid Post”. Her combination of Paper Source solid papers, decorative papers, and recycled materials makes for a request that’s hard to resist.

Of course I’ll be your bridesmaid!

— Lauren
PS colors: night & chartreuse
Latest fave: Patterned File Folders and #10 String & Button Envelopes


5 Responses

  1. Marija says:

    These are so cute!!!

    I wish I had them for my wedding!!

  2. hayley says:

    These look very similar to these adorable dolls designed by Anna Bond. http://www.oncewed.com/16446/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-bridesmaids-cards/

  3. robin says:

    the paper doll cut out bridesmaid invite was done by anna bond. and you’re right, their adorable! so we should give her credit :o)

  4. Casey says:

    Do you happen to know the name of the font that was used on the cards that say “Will you be my Bridesmaid?”…it’s so whimsical and I love it! Any information would be so helpful…thanks!

  5. Anita says:

    I just love this idea!! A great way to ask your friends if they will be your bridesmaids!