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Asking your Bride Tribe

So you’ve finally got the ring! And since you’ve probably been counting down for this day to arrive for a while now, you have a good idea of who you’re going to select as part of your bride tribe on your dream day.

Now it’s your turn to pop the question to your besties and we have come up with some creative (and cute) ways to ask your bridal party that will make them feel just as incredible as you did when you got asked.

We have covered everything from giving memorable gifts to planning an experience, so keep reading as we are certain one of them will be ‘the one’ (see what we did there!).

Photography: T-One Image

Proposal Boxes

This is one of the most popular ways we see future brides ask their bridal party! The box can be purchased already pre-made from a company or you can DIY it. You can honestly put anything you like in a proposal box;

  • Candles
  • Chocolates
  • Wine or Champagne
  • Personalized jewelry
  • Personalized robe
  • Beauty items
    • Facemasks
    • Oils & lotions

It’s a great idea to include a hand written letter as well outlining why you have chosen them to be a bridesmaid (pull out your inner sappiness), this will be something they keep forever!


Hear us out on this one before you completely write it off! Get all of your friends to pop a balloon at the same time and have a “bridesmaid” or “maid of honour” sign attached inside. Alternatively, select two coloured confetti to be inside the balloons – white for the maid of honour and pink for the bridesmaids. Tell them what each colour means beforehand and you’ve got yourself a “bridal party reveal”!

If you choose to ask your bridal party this way, make sure you set up your phone to record it! You will not want to miss watching everyone’s shocked faces back.

Photo Source: Pinterest

Tool Box: 

I’m sure you just read the words ‘tool box’ and double-checked you were still on the Metropolis website. Don’t stress out, it’s still us and this way of asking is genius!

A similar concept to the proposal boxes, but this box will include everything for a wedding survival kit for you and her for the wedding day (and the day after!).

Include the following;

  • Tissues (this is a MUST)
  • Panadol
  • Water bottle
  • Mini sewing kit
    • Fabric tape
  • Hair ties
    • Bobby pins
  • Floss
  • Mints
  • Blotting papers
  • Band-Aids
  • A travel mirror
  • Travel size deodorant & perfume
  • Yours and her favourite snack (for those pre-wedding jitters)
  • A tampon or pad
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Themed Movie Night

Gather your future bride tribe to your house for a movie marathon! Cue up the TV with movies like;

  • Bridesmaids
  • Table 19
  • Bride Wars
  • Wedding Planner
  • 27 Dresses

I’m sure your friends will start to be suspicious as to why they are actually at your house after the second wedding themed movie has played. As soon as this happens ‘pop the question’ and pull out a personalized gift;

  • engraved cocktail/wine glass with “bridesmaid” or “maid of honor”
  • Flower boxes
  • Jewelry with their initials or star sign
  • Personalized PJ’s (works great for a movie marathon!)

If your friends haven’t caught on and your far too excited to keep it a secret. Say you have an important announcement and proceed to ask them!

Spa Day

Treat your girls to a spa day! Take them out for manicures, pedicures, massages and ask them over champagne. This is a great way for all of your bridal party to get to know each other as well (if they don’t already). If you’re already super organized and know what colour dresses they will be wearing on your big day, make it that extra bit special and pre-select the colour for them. They will love the added surprise!

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Dance Classes

Do you and your friends gravitate towards the dancefloor on a night out? Gather them all for a dance class! Something fun like hip-hop or salsa lessons that you won’t have to take too seriously. You can ask them by stating it’s great practice for your wedding when they are your bridesmaids. Bonus! You will all walk away with new skills to bust out on your next night out!

Hopefully one of these ways to ask your besties stands out to you and you can pop the question to your bride tribe!

Thinking of getting married at Metropolis Events? Rest assured knowing our planners along with our amazing suppliers who know the space better than anyone to create your dream wedding day.