I decided to ask just family to be on my side of the bridal party, as for a destination wedding usually the guest count is significantly smaller than a local wedding. So that being said I asked my three best friends: my sister as the maid of honor, and my cousin and future sister in law as my bridesmaids! I went to A.C Moore and purchased rustic sand buckets, the first letter of their name and a starfish - because they are my favorite. With a little hot glue they had customized packages.
Inside I included a message in the bottle for each. Each had it's own poem to ask. Every poem was personalized to the relationship we have!
For my Cousin:
" You have always been there, more than just a friend.
You know just who I am and everywhere I've been.
You're the one who I can turn to, any hour of the day.
Seems, I only have to think of you and you'll be on your way.
No matter where life takes me, no matter where I roam.
When I'm with you Brittany, my heart feels right at home.
So on my wedding day, I will need you more than ever.
Please say you'll be my bridesmaid now.... and my best friend forever"
Once I was past all of the mushy stuff I had to include some Aruba essentials!
- Aruba is known for it's Aloe so I included a travel sized aloe vera for after sun tanning!
- Every girl needs to look beautiful for the wedding so I put in a travel sized mirror
- I am pretty obsessed with ESOS eggs so I put a tropical flavor ESOS egg in each
- Finally, I found the perfect bridal samples from Essie at Harmon - colorful-e ever after. There were only three when I went so I thought it was meant to be!
I wrapped them all up in fish netting from Michaels and handed them to each girl.
After tears from the note and some hugs.. I was done propsing to my bridesmaids..
I thought I did a cute job but believe it or not my fiance blew me out of the water in creativity and cuteness! We are asking tonight. I will take photos and document is proposals to his groomsmen!