'What is a Bridesmaid Proposal Box?'

'What is a Bridesmaid Proposal Box?'

Though not a necessary addition to your nuptials, incorporating bridesmaids and groomsmen (or at least a maid of honour, bridesmaid, best man, or groomsman) into your “I dos” can be a fun bonding experience for you and your closest pals. There isn't just a single way to ask simply either... In recent years, couples have taken it upon themselves not only to request the presence of their inner circle, but to “propose” and "pop the question" to each of their bridal party members in one way or another.

Oftentimes, brides and grooms will send their closest friends "Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Best Man?"  notes, gift boxes, or specialised bridesmaid boxes for the ultimate bridesmaid proposal box. While this option is by no means required, for those with the creative energy, time, and willingness to put a bridesmaid proposal box together, why not send your ladies a gift box filled with items and sentiments asking them to join you on your big day?

"Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Best Man?" gift options are growing in popularity, but what should you include in these proposal boxes? While there are a number of proposal gift options you can purchase online, sometimes it's easier to create a bridesmaid box from the heart. Original Monkey can get you started by suppling you with the proposal box itself, personalised to your specifications creating that really unique gift for a little amount of money. 

What to Include in Your Bridesmaid/Groomsman Proposal Box: 

 A sweet note. 

Explain why this box is coming to them! Some brides/grooms include a carefully crafted note, but you can simply place a card with the question “Will you be my bridesmaid/Groomsmen?” inside the box – bridesmaid proposal complete! Original Monkey makes this a little easier by suppling a laser engraved plaque asking the question that is placed on the inside of the lid.

If you’d like, incorporating certain fond memories or inside jokes to the note is a sentimental touch your friends will appreciate since it will make the gift seem way more personal.

A first-aid or “emergency” kit

Providing your future bridesmaids/groomsmen with a mini-survival package consisting of small wedding day essentials is a fun and practical addition to a bridesmaid/groomsmen proposal box. Include items such as safety and bobby pins(bridesmaid box), pain-reliever pills, a stain-removal pen, etc. that will make all of the moments leading up to and on the big day a bit more stress-free. Since these items aren't necessarily "fun," be sure to include the other items suggested for a true "Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Groomsmen?" gift.

An item with their name displayed. 

Many Brides & Grooms like to include some kind of personalised vessel – a water cup, coffee mug, hip flask, champagne flute, etc. – in their proposal box. These are cute and practical – everyone loves to have something personalised for them! These gifts can also be included.

  • Small jewellery pieces that they can wear at the wedding events and beyond
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Small bottle of bubbly or Whiskey etc...
  • Bottle openers
  • Boxer shorts
  • Cigar
  • compact mirror
  • Make up bag
  • Cufflinks
  • Bow Tie

The list is endless, you can be as creative as you like with these proposal boxes, you can purchase a variety of personalised items from Original Monkey to get you started in creating the perfect proposal boxes for your Bridal Party & Grooms Party.

Bridesmaid proposal box

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