- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Choosing bridesmaids is an exciting time. So, when I decided to ask my bridesmaids to be a part of my special day, I wanted to do something really memorable, unique, and fun to set the tone for our wedding and all of the days leading up.
In looking for ideas on how to ask friends/family to be your bridesmaids, I only saw the usual suggestions: host a lunch or tea, send cute cards, etc. Until I stumbled this adorable poem:
The day, the dress The bride, the groom The joy, the tears Will all come soon Professing my true love To my husband-to-be With family and friends All watching me I hope the sun will Be shining down Keep your fingers crossed That I’ll fit in my gown But there’s just one more thing That there needs to be… And that’s to have you Standing with me And, if you say yes, I promise not to make you Wear an ugly dress. Will you be my bridesmaid?
I printed the poems on cardstock with each of my bridesmaids names at the top, with a sparkly backing made from scrapbook paper.
I ended up using a different poem for my maid of honor:
After making the poems, I decided to play around with the “ugly dress” part of the poem since it is such a stereotype of weddings.
My fiance’s mom used to own her own cake and cookie business, so she helped me create these adorable “ugly dress” cookies using her from-scratch sugar cookie recipe, homemade frosting, and neon food coloring:
We put each of the cookies in plastic treat bags purchased at Michael’s, and tied them with purple ribbon. I also bought these purple cupcake boxes (since the cookies were pretty big and wouldn’t fit in candy boxes) and wrapped the inside with felt to create a cushion for the cookies.
Lastly, we wrapped the boxes up with the poems attached, and sent them in the mail to each of my bridesmaids.
The best parts of this project were:
- Spending quality time with my future mother-in-law who I adore.
- Sampling the cookies of course.
- Waiting for my bridesmaids to receive their cookies and hearing their reaction.
Total time to complete this project: A few hours to bake and decorate, and about 1 more to package and prepare for mailing.