“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Ornament

For those of you who don’t already know this, I’m engaged!  We are underway into our wedding planning, picking a date & venue, a photographer, and for me, one of the most important things of all…my bridesmaids!  The decision on who these would be wasn’t hard.  If anything, it was harder to narrow down the list.  If I had my way I’d probably have 14 bridesmaids (I’m definitely a lucky girl :) )

I wanted to ask my friends to be my bridesmaid in a special and creative way, as well as something they could keep as a memento for years to come.  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to make them ornaments.

I decided to use clear ornaments that I would then put strips of paper in.  First thing I did was create the strips…I used things like our wedding date, names, as well as memories I had with each of my friends.  And of course, the main thing…”Will you be my bridesmaid?”

Will you be my bridesmaid for glass ornaments

I’m so thankful that my mother has a paper cutter, or I would have been there for days!

Using paper cutter for Will you be my bridesmaid ornaments

Sayings for "Will  you be my bridesmaid?" ornaments

In order to have them really contour to the ornament, I just used my finger and wrapped the piece of paper around.

Using my finger to make the paper round to contour to the ornament

"Will  you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

I used fake snow and placed this on the bottom of the ornament…

Putting fake snow in the "Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

Then we began putting the strips of paper into the ornaments…

Putting strips of paper into the "Will you be my Bridesmaid" ornament

I put a lot of strips of paper into the ornament so it would look full.

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

Purple is going to be one of our colors at the wedding, so I used purple ribbon for the ornaments.

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

I also used a tag and put each of my bridesmaid’s names on it…

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

Here is what it looked like before we shipped it off…I made sure to have the main question sticking out in each package.

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

These are all of the boxes before I shipped them off…I definitely needed help bringing them to check out :)

Mailing the "Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

Luckily all of the ornaments arrived safe and sound (and everyone said yes)!  Here is one on my friend Jill’s tree…

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" ornament

I can’t wait until October when we can all celebrate together and I am so thankful that I will have my closest friends by my side!