Tying the Knot

Proposing to Your Bridesmaids

Our digital content editor provides fun ways to pop the question to your bridesmaids in a new blog documenting the journey to "I do."
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Before Jeff proposed, I’d often daydream about how he’d asked. I’d also think about how I’d ask my best friends to be my bridesmaids.

It was a no-brainer my sister would be my maid of honor or MOH. She may be three-and-a-half years my junior, but she is my bestest friend, my partner in crime, the shoulder I’ve cried on too many times to count. She was the first one I called after Jeff popped the question, but of course, she already knew.


In college, I saw a sign in a freshman dorm that read: “You go to college to find your bridesmaids, not your husband.” And that’s exactly what happened to me. My college friends are my girls. You know the friends who are so close you’re like family? Yup, that’s them. Not to brag or anything, but we’re so awesome, others on campus dubbed us the “Dream Team.”

The Dream Team! :)

The Dream Team! 🙂

Before we got engaged, I’d read numerous blogs about “proposing to your bridesmaids” with all these cutesy ideas, which I loved. But of course, I hadn’t planned on seeing my sister and friends right after Jeff and I got engaged.

So, in the bathroom of Texas Roadhouse, I got down on one knee and officially asked my sister to be my MOH. And, after I’d made my way around all the tables with my family members and got to the one where my friends were waiting, I blurted: “so y’all are going to be my bridesmaids, right?” It was more of a demand than a question.

Thankfully, they all said yes because I cannot imagine standing at the altar without my best girls by my side! But, just in case you’d like to be more creative than me, here are a few of my favorite ways to propose to your bridal party (courtesy of Pinterest).

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