Choosing my Bridesmaids

So far, it has been difficult to do much wedding planning since Matt and I are planning on getting married in Missouri. The one thing I have been able to do, is ask my bridesmaids and maid of honor if they would be a part of my special day. I wanted to make this special, because I know what work it is to be in a wedding (I've been in two in the last two years and have one coming up in December). So, I set off for the perfect (and affordable) way to ask my bridesmaids.

Now, the first step for most people would be deciding who they want their bridal party to consist of, but it was an easy decision for me. These ladies are more like my sisters. They know the real me, and have been through thick and thin with me. They support all of my decisions whether they agree or not, and always offer their most honest and sincere opinions, and that is what friends are for. I wanted to keep my bridal party small, because I feel that being a bridesmaid loses its significance if there are 8 others (no offense to those who did, this just isn't me). I'm all about small and intimate, and since that is the feel M and I want for our wedding, I figured I'd better stick with the same theme for my bridal party. 

So, without further delay, here is a peek at my bridesmaid gifts... in poor iPhone style

If you can't tell, these are monogrammed over-sized t-shirts for us all to get ready in! All of my bridesmaids except one have a new last initial from when I met them! Crazy.

The back of these cards included my promises to them as bridesmaids.. I'll keep that one private!

Not everyone has received their packages yet (hoping this post gets overlooked by those who haven't), but once they do I hope to feature each of my maids in a guest post! Stay tuned.


  1. fuuuun!!! I love it! such a sweet gift!

  2. Ahhh that is such an awesome gift! And the sweetest way to ask them to be your bridesmaids!

  3. thats an awesome way to ask! where did you get them made? was it an online thing, or did you buy the shirts and take them to a place? i love the idea.

  4. Such a great idea! I love how you are featuring each if them on your blog too :) choosing bridesmaids is very difficult and it is nice that you as a bride are taking such great care of the ladies that will be standing by you as you say I Do!


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