A Different Sort of Valentine

We may not have our date set yet or our wedding venue booked, but at least I know all my bridesmaids are ready and willing!

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It took me quite a while to decide how I wanted to ask the special ladies in my life if they would be part of my wedding. Since none of them live here in Richmond, I had thought about just calling them all and asking over the phone. That option would have worked out just fine, but this past weekend (after asking my MOH in-person) the grand idea of asking all the bridesmaids via a Valentine’s Day card popped into my head.

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I thought I was the first person to come up with such a grand idea, but like most things, a quick google search let me know that it had been done before. Whomp whomp.

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So… I spent a good two to three hours over the weekend cutting hearts and decorating Valentine’s Day cards. It was actually a really easy project. I bought a pack of cream colored cards from Ben Franklin and used scrapbook paper I had on hand. Oh and also bought a red sparkly Gelly Roll pen – you know, the coolest pen of the 90’s. πŸ™‚

I had actually forgotten how fun making valentines can be.


The cards went in the mail and almost all the girls got their cards on the 14th. One by one they’ve all contacted me to let me know that they accept the position! Almost all of them said I totally had them fooled and before opening the card they thought it was a regular ol’ valentine. Sneaky huh?

Having all my bridesmaids say YES was such a great birthday present!! I’m so pumped.

If you’re married, how did you ask your bridesmaids? If you’re not married, how do you think you’ll do it?

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  1. So cute! I love your Valentine idea πŸ™‚

    My husband proposed at Disneyland last year & I made up my bridesmaid/MOH invites the day after we flew home! I printed off a different poem for each one that totally fit our relationship (best friend, baby sister, etc.) & mounted it on shimmery blue paper. Then, I mounted *that* onto white scrapbook paper with little glittery silver flowers. In the corner of each invite I glued 3 small decorative flowers in varying shades of blue. I am so glad I decided to ask my girls this way! They were all so excited when they arrived in the mail!

  2. This was such a cute idea! Your valentines looked adorable! I’m happy to hear that your best friends will be able to be there as your bridesmaids. Have a great weekend!

  3. so cute Brittany! you need to get these on craftgawker…there’s nothin’ like a little google and pinterest lovin’ that’ll humble my “genius” or “brilliant” ideas…is there REALLY anything new under the sun? πŸ™‚

    you are so thoughtful, brittany! …I am not sure how i’ll ask my briedsmaids…first I’d better get a boyfriend!

  4. What an adorable idea! I wish I would have thought about doing something like that when I asked mine!

    We had a seriously hard time getting all the girls together which got really frustrating. Eventually, I ended up asking 2 in person and the other 4 got a phone call.

  5. What a great idea! I would want to ask any bridesmaids in person. I remember being asked in person and it was very special. πŸ™‚
    Over dinner and drinks sounds about my speed. Who knows… maybe one day!

  6. My sister asked me to be her maid of honor when she got married, and I think she asked me on my birthday, which was Valentine’s Day, too, of course! I remember that she gave me a card and I totally was not expecting it to ask me to be her maid of honor, and I’m pretty sure I cried I was so happy.

  7. Coco, I just asked mine too – I actually asked them over email, because we got engaged in India, it was too expensive to call, and I was just super excited and couldn’t wait to ask them πŸ™‚ My MOH was my sister, and there was no question about that – she’d been slotted in since birth πŸ™‚

  8. This is an adorable idea, but I honestly had no idea people were so creative about it…I thought you just…asked?

    My best friend got married and I was her MOH and there was absolutely no question–we’ve been friends for over 20 years and the day she got engaged she asked me. So maybe I’m different in that way.

  9. I did this with my future sister in law! I bought a valentines day bard and where it said valentine i scratched it out and put bridesmaid! The others I either went to their house and asked or took them to dinner. I still have one more to ask though, gotta think of a cute way!

  10. That’s so cute, Brittany! I asked my bridesmaids in person or via phone and also send them a cute card. So fun!

  11. love it! i just asked mine today, very anticlimactic as well :/ i asked one over lunch & i officially asked one via text (but we talked about before). I was really just too excited – but I plan on making some fun little craft to give them in person!

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