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DIY “WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID?” BOX

I haven’t shared much about my engagement/wedding on the blog yet, so what better to start than with a DIY project? I’m so incredibly happy to be marrying the love of my life, and I was also incredibly happy to ask my bridal party to join me on my special day. 

I scoured Pinterest for ways to ask my bridesmaids to be bridesmaids, but I really couldn’t find anything that fit my style. There were a lot of cute and clever options, but I wanted something that was sentimental and could be kept forever. I wanted a beautiful keepsake that had a lot of thought put into it and that would blow my bridal party away.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box Ideas

I knew that I wanted to make a personalized box for each girl, but I didn’t know much more than when I started my venture. So I decided to go to Michaels for inspiration and ended up finding these incredible wooden book boxes. They also have them available on Amazon.

I then searched around and found a few stickers/scrapbook decorations that pertained to each girl. Since we most likely have blue as a wedding color, I picked my favorite shade of blue to paint the boxes.

I just love that blue! I kind of want to paint everything in it. For those of you who love it as much as I do, it is Caribbean blue chalk paint from ArtMinds.

As I said before, I wanted to personalize the front of the boxes. To do this, I used my Silhouette Portrait to design and cut stencils saying their name and “Will you be my bridesmaid?” or in my sister’s case, “Will you be my matron of honor?”

I also chose a quote that reminded me of each girl, designed a stencil of it, and cut it using my Portrait for the inside of the book.

Choosing the quotes for each girl was one of my favorite parts of this process. It was so fun thinking about why I loved each one and finding a quote that embodied that love.

Another personal touch I added was printing off a stack of my favorite photos with each girl and wrapping it with a twine ribbon. It was so nostalgic going through all the memories!

I also found those adorable little brown bags at Michaels, and I wrote a letter to each girl. I may or may not have hysterically cried through the process of writing the letters.

I used my printer to print “read me” on each bag and glued it into the box.

I loved thinking of little details that reminded me of each girl. For example, crabbing has always been a big part of my life. I spent most of my time growing up at the Jersey Shore, and I spent a majority of those days crabbing with my grandpa. My sister, cousin, and best friend all had that memory with me and shared in the joy that my grandpa brought us through crabbing. Therefore, when I saw this little guy at Michaels, I couldn’t resist:

I also included another memory from my grandpa in my sister’s and my cousin’s boxes. Every summer, my grandpa grew a sunflower in the garden for each of his granddaughters. It was one of our favorite traditions, and we always loved choosing which sunflower was ours.

Lastly, my best friend Cait has been my friend since pre-school. I, and the rest of my family, have always called her “sunshine,” so I couldn’t make a box without including a sun!

The little details made it more of a special process for me, being able to really decide what reminded me most of these girls, and what made me love them so much.

I love the way these DIY bridesmaid boxes turned out, and I love the thought of my bridal party having a way to remember this adventure for years to come.

The best thing about these boxes is that you can really personalize them for your own bridal party. Have a favorite song together? Print the lyrics. Went on a vacation together? Include a trinket. Went to the beach all the time together? Glue in a shell.

It really will take you down memory lane looking back on all the good times you’ve had together. And as it did for me, it will really solidify why you’ve chosen these girls to be next to you on your big day.

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