All this to say, these people are so so important to me and I wanted to find the best way to ask them. I'm sure most people feel this way about their friends, but all mine are so unique and fabulous and hilarious and wonderful and I wanted to find a way to ask them that is reflects our crazy relationships. These are some of my favorites, with mine for the verrrryyy laaast!
2. Bridesmaids Card: Above is the picture my friend used when asking her wedding party (see me? 4th one in). This is hilarious and I'm pretty sure it is setting up her wedding party for success. I'm thinking we should just follow in the movie's steps? Anyway, as long as you can kind of use photoshop you're set.
5. Annddddd drumroll pleeease....I present- How I asked my b-maids:
If you have read this blog you probably know I'm a Beyonce stan. So what did I do? I made myself Beyonce. Thank goodness for Harrison who is not only my personal DJ but was also a Studio Art Major in college which means he essentially got a degree in photoshop. I found a picture from the Single Ladies video and he helped me to duplicate the dancers, fix their arms, and photoshop their faces onto their bodies. He had the idea of having black stripes above and below the picture so it looks like video reel. I just uploaded the picture to Vistaprint, googled "Vistaprint coupon codes", used the codes I found and got these cards for about $10. And Vistaprint even threw in some stickers with this image on it! I promise those will be popping up alllll ovverrrr until next March haha!
Here's a little intro to my b-maids:
Steph, Mack, Jerah, Megan and I lived on the same hall freshman year and stayed close all of college. We spent four years together binge eating poking sticks, sprinting to power hour at Bourbon Street (RIP), playing Nintendo, and drinking Natty Light. Man I miss college sometimes.
Meg and my parents are backdoor neighbors. They have a gate between their yards and spend 24/7 together. Our moms do water aerobics in the summers in Meg's mom's pool which involves about 10 minutes of aerobics and 5 Bud Lights per person. Meg and I lived in our own apartment in downtown Richmond on Monument Avenue where our families called us The Monument Maidens (sooo dramatic).
Maggie and Amanda and I did City Year, and Americorps program, together after college. We lived and worked together, and shared our Providence apartment with a really smelly cat named Stan and rotating 4th roommates.
Kiana is Harrison's sister and she is awesome. She's 17 but you wouldn't really know when you meet her, plus she is the wedding party's best dressed by far.
Erin is my high school BFF. She went to Auburn, I went to Georgia, so we visited each other a lot and took tonnsss of roadtrips together. I would love to calculate how many miles she and I have spent together in the car, including the probably 2,000 miles we have driven in the wrong direction (that's a story for another day).
What creative ways have you seen people ask bridesmaids? Any free printable sites to recommend? And who has advice for affordable bridesmaids dresses because these prices are out of freaking control. Do you have advice for being a good bridesmaid, and being a good bride to your bridesmaids??
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