Wednesday, February 19, 2014

And We Have a Wedding Party!

We finally asked and they all said YES!  Yea, I know I had originally proclaimed that I didn’t want a wedding party, but it was important to my fiance, and now that I have one, I am finding out how fun having an entourage of girls can be!  I’m still aiming to keep things as low maintenance as possible while keeping the fun factor high for everyone!  

To ask our best buds, we wanted to do something special without breaking the bank.  For the girls, I got them these adorable bow midi rings (the kind that sit on your knuckles) from Forever21 and placed them inside of these fun metallicy cards I found in the Michael’s dollar bin.  I wrote a personal, hand-written message inside of each card along with the phrase “To me, your friendship means a lot.  Will you stand beside me as I tie the knot?”  I used a gold metallic paint pen for that part to give it a lil touch of fancy!  


$1.70 each at Forever21.  Yep, got all 6 for under $12! 
Cards from Michael's dollar bin.  


At the post office, they were adorned with 66 cent stamps (because they’re square) and sent off for delivery.  Did you know they made 66 cent stamps?  Me either.


I sent 6 cards and got 6 positive responses!  You’ll probably be hearing a lot about them in the year months to come.  
Diva in the pink is representing her mama.  Midi rings are just her size ya know!

For the guys, we went the icing route.  It’s funny, memorable, and also affordable, so to me it was a no brainer.  I found boxes as staples that fit an individually wrapped Ice perfectly and wrapped them all nice like a present.  My fiance wrote notes on index cards (because obviously notecards are way too girly) that said “I got down on one knee, now you have to! GroomsMAN?” 


Assemble the boxes (from Staples).
Stuff the bottom with newspaper to keep it secure.
Lay out the tissue, bubble wrap, and ice.
Place in the box.  It's ready to go!

We intended to FedEx them, but found out that was quite pricey, so he hand delivered them to each guy’s doorstep.  Luckily they all live within a short radius of our house, so it was no problem.  He left 7 packages, and got 7 hilarious responses!  

Funniest part: Thanks to crohn's disease, one of these groomsmen cannot drink alcohol, and was given a water bottle with a Smirnoff Ice label slapped on.  Can you tell who?  

We can’t wait for all of the fun to come with this crazy group!  I’d also like to thank Pinterest for these amazing proposal ideas.  Lord knows, I’m not that creative on my own!  

Looking for wedding ideas and inspiration?  Also just found and will be stalking Wedding Wednesdays here and here.  So much good advice to be found!

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31 comments:

  1. This post was so fun. Happy for you.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  2. The icing idea is amazing!! The rings are really cute too, I did something very similar when I asked my bridesmaids.

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    1. I know, I wish I could be more original, but it just seems so fitting.

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  3. Aww, you guys were really creative! My husband and I didn't have a wedding party, and I'm glad that we did in that way, but I do think that it's really fun to involve people that you love in your wedding ceremony!

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    1. I always thought I'd stand solo at the ceremony too, but now I'm seeing how it's fun to have people involved for things like a shower and bachelorette party!

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  4. Your gifts for the groomsmen is hilarious and such a good idea! Someone just told me the other day that I should put a smirnoff ice in my garter at the wedding so that when Kory goes to pull it off in front of everyone he will have to get down and chug in front of everyone. So funny!

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    1. hahaha oooooh my, I almost want to delete your comment so that I can do this to Z without his knowing! hahaha

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  5. Those rings are so cute! I used gift boxes to asked my girls and filled them with ring pops and lifesavers in a little white bucket with an old fashion key attached. They loved it. D has asked his guys in several different ways, but my favorite was him giving my brother a bow tie and instructions for Christmas to ask him to be a groomsmen. I wish I would've gotten the awesome pictures you did, though!

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  6. Oh that's such a lovely way of asking your best friends to be part of your big day :) found you whilst bloghopping, so I'll look forward to watching your adventure unfold!

    Thrifty Firecracker x

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to it too :)

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  7. SUCH a cute idea! The ICING is hilarious - I've never seen that before!

    Jenn
    www.skinnyopinion.com

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    1. Wish I could say I thought of it myself, but I copied Pinterest genius ;)

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  8. I like how you asked your girls, very cute and midi things are a hit right now. But I LOVE how he asked, I haven't heard that phrase used before to ask the men & it's hilarious, to me anyways. Glad you guys are one step closer to the big day:)

    Eat Drink & Be Mary

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    1. haha I love it too! I know it might seem a little juvenile, but it's right up our alley!

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  9. What an awesome way to ask people to be in your wedding party!! I wish my hubby had done something more creative when he asked his groomsmen, but I guess it really isn't his style to do something that way. Congrats on your wedding party though!!

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    1. I think if it was anything BUT that, he wouldn't have been into it. And especially since guys don't really do Pinterest (usually), I knew they'd be surprised!

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  10. What a cute idea for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen. I love that they all went along with it - what a fun bridal party :)

    I'm guessing the guy next to the snowman has the water bottle? Very clever!

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    1. Actually, no! He was just the last to reply so he got cut out of the collage haha

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  11. I think Buzz has the water bottle.

    They are both so cute, but I love the idea for the guys. Very funny and not too sappy.

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    1. Winner winner chicken dinner! It IS Buzz!

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  12. what a great post - congratulations on your engagement. I will stop by often for updates!
    alyssa b
    alyssabarnettbeauty.com (ps: we're having a giveaway, stop by!)

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  13. Super cute!! Go ahead and make friends with the post office, postage is so expensive!

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  14. This is awesome! I'm having a lunch for my friends next month to ask them to be my bridesmaids and I've got everything planned for that bit already but we've been thinking of ways to ask the guys, this is seriously a brilliant idea and I MAY have to steal it :)

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  15. That's so fun! What a cute idea

    Visiting from Shanna's Random Wednesday link up!

    xo,
    Cha Cha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  16. This is so cute. I love the rings you used. So precious!

    Thanks for linking up!!

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  17. haha I love the icing option! The rings are super cute, too!

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  18. Adorable & hilarious!!! I'm excited to see all the other cute/clever little tricks you post for your wedding! :D

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  19. From the appetizers, salads, vegetables and main dishes, to desserts (so many of them!), everything was so delicious! This was probably the best wedding food I've ever tasted!
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