Last you heard, I was making the tough decision of deciding how many bridesmaids I should have, 2 or 11. Well, we (my fiance and I) decided on all 11, and we’re sticking to it and very happy with our decision.
I wanted to ask my bridesmaids in a special way, and found so much inspiration on wedding blogs it was hard to choose. But when I stumbled upon a fantastic post about Elise’s Envelope Pockets, I knew I wanted to do the same, but different :). Again, I am so thankful that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel but rather just refurbish it to suit my own taste. Thank goodness for wedding blogs!
Using the instructions from Elise, I made the Envelope Pockets (in gold) with such ease that I am contemplating using them for my own wedding invitations. I used most of the same categories, but changed the content to apply to my wedding. Then as you will see I labeled the silver information cards vertically on the side, instead of horizontally on the top, and cut the cards with an exact-o-knife so that the bridesmaids could read all categories when they opened up their envelopes. Finally, I regressed to grade school and made cut-outs of the girls and their respective hairstyles and pasted that on the front, asking them to be my bridesmaids with a silver marker. In inserted the envelope pockets into a larger silver envelope and voila, a complete package! 7/11 girls have received my cards and responded with a resounding “yes!” Let’s hope the last 4 do too :)
How are you planning to ask your ladies to be your bridesmaids?