Sh** Just Got Real: DIY Bridesmaid Proposal


On NYE I said “Yes” to my man, and now I needed to ask my favorite ladies to stand by my side on our big day.



Here is what I did:


Step 1: Homemade Sassy Card



Not sure if you can read the inside of the card but it says,


“Bitch please. Obviously you are going to be my bridesmaid and help me tie the knot! (and no that is not a question)”


Because, lets be honest, is it ever really a question? ๐Ÿ˜‰




Step 2: Instruction Manual


Every bride has a vision, especially a bride who has had 9 1/2 years to dream about her big day ๐Ÿ˜‰ I decided to give my ladies a little instruction manual!



What was on each tab?

  • “Our Day”, details about the big day
  • “Your dress”, I think this is pretty obvious…
  • “Your look”, again, pretty obvious…
  • “Your role”, pretty much me telling them how much I love them and how I can’t imagine them not standing by my side
  • “My girls”, contact details for all the ladies including the moms



Step 3: The Perfect Color


Bridesmaids dresses. I LOVE the mismatched look, so I asked my ladies to pick whatever they want as long as it is;

  1. Long
  2. and Grey

But have you every tried to pick out grey paint? It is impossible. THERE ARE SO MANY SHADES. So I popped over to the local hardware store so I could make a pocket-size color wheel of grey to help the ladies pick out the perfect dress.





Step 4:ย Additional Items


Grey nail polish…



My favorite wine….



Ring pop…I got my ring, they should have one too ๐Ÿ˜‰




  • Boordy Riesling Wine 1.) It’s delicious 2.) It has a Balitmore Oriole on it, how perfect!
  • Sally Hansen nail polish, I picked the only grey I could find at Target
  • Ring pop, Michaelsย (They have quite an impressive candy section)


Step 5: Put it all together






Step 6: Wrap it up





Step 7: Watch them open it up!!!


I am lucky to have 4 of my 5 bridesmaids in the area, so I got to see their faces as they opened the boxes. The 5th bridesmaidย lives in Texas so I wrapped it up, wrote FRAGILE ALL OVER THE BOX, and shipped it to Texas. Just because she isn’t here in Maryland, doesn’t mean she isn’t just as special as the other ladies ๐Ÿ™‚





There are so many details swimming in my head and I’ll do my best to capture them throughout the next 10 months!


P.S. We are STRUGGLING with a hashtag ๐Ÿ™ These are our contenders but we would love suggestions!









Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette






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Sh** Got Real: DIY Bridesmaid Proposal
DIY ideas for asking your favorite ladies to be your bridesmaid!

One thought on “Sh** Just Got Real: DIY Bridesmaid Proposal

  1. I keep thinking of a play on words of “#manand womanzmann” but you could also play it off the word ‘man’ too – and there are a lot of “an” sounds – but it’s something ๐Ÿ˜‚

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