Once I found myself enfianced I knew I needed to come up with a special way to pop the question. You know, to ask the girls in my life whether they would do me the honour of being in my bridal party!
I decided to get in touch with my crafty side. As a kid I used to be pretty creative. I would write monthly newsletters complete with fancy formatting and clip art and send it to my friends who had moved to other parts of the world. I would create nifty travel journals full of stories, post cards, mementos and drawings. I loved being creative but somehow that desire had fallen dormant while in university as I just never had time for anything but studying. I figured that planning a wedding was the perfect excuse to reawaken that side of me.
The day after getting engaged Mr. Gazelle and I were going to have dinner with my Bro Gazelle and sister-in-law. We planned to spill the good news in person and I wanted to ask my sister-in-law to be my matron of honour at this time. We stopped into Michaels to gather supplies for this question popping project except I had no clear idea of what it was that I wanted to do.
Have you ever wandered into Michaels with no clear plan?
With a guy who really has no interest in shopping at Michaels?
I ran up and down the aisles looking for something, hoping that the perfect thing would pop out at me. I knew I wanted cardstock but where on earth was it? I had grabbed a pack of blank cards and some gel pens and headed to the checkout. There to the left, one more row, was the cardstock!
I grabbed a couple of purple sheets and a couple of silver sheets plus some sparkly alphabet stickers in addition to the gel pens. I could work with this!
I found a picture of me and sister-in-law T and affixed it to the back of the silver cardstock, leaving a bit of a border. On the other side I glued a piece of purple cardstock that was the same size as the photo and spelled out my question in sparkly letters. SIL-T said yes, making her MOH-T! I did the same thing for my friend D when I asked her if she would be my BM.
Did you have a special way of asking your girls to be in your bridal party?