40 Cute Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Ideas for Asking, "Will You Be In My Wedding?"

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Updated Dec 01, 2022
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You've officially selected your wedding party—woohoo! Now all that's left to do is actually ask your besties if they'll stand by your side on the big day—and one way to do just that? A bridesmaid proposal gift. Whether you're looking for something sweet and simple or a tote bag full of wedding essentials, we've found all kinds of cute ways to ask your bridesmaids if they'll do you the honor on your big day. These creative wedding party proposal ideas will let them know just how much you appreciate everything they've done for you in the past, and the bridesmaid duties they're about to take on. So what are you waiting for? Secure your wedding party with one of these great gifts for bridesmaid proposals.

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The Best Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts

Whether you're looking for a singular bridesmaid asking gift or putting together a bridesmaid proposal box, these "Will you be my bridesmaid?" gifts will get a resounding "Yes!"

1. Bridesmaid Beaded Bracelets

Beaded Bridesmaid and I Do Crew bracelets bridesmaid proposal gift

As far as bridesmaid proposal ideas go, jewelry is a tried-and-true option. Present each member of your entourage with one of these dainty beaded bracelets—which say "bridesmaid," "maid of honor" or "I do crew"—and they'll instantly understand what you're asking. You can even add a gift box for an additional fee so each present is presentation ready.

2. Denim Bridesmaid Jackets

Personalized denim jackets bridesmaid proposal gift idea

Bridesmaid swag like T-shirts—or, in this case, jean jackets—is a popular gift to ask someone to be a bridesmaid. The back of this jacket can be printed with each of your crew's names or wedding role; plus, there's a white one (with fringe) for the bride. They'll love sporting their new outerwear at the bachelorette party and beyond.

3. Lollipops With a Twist

Unique lollipops bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for unique bridesmaid proposal gifts, look no further than these botanical lollies. With flavors like Strawberry & Basil, Lavender & Lemongrass and Sage & Marshmallow they taste amazing—but that's just part of the appeal. Once each bridesmaid finishes the candy, they can plant the stick to grow the flowers or herbs they just sampled. How fun and eco-friendly! They're the perfect edible addition to your bridesmaid boxes to make your proposal really stand out.

4. Custom Wine Labels

Wine bottle labels with custom illustration bridesmaid proposal gift

Of course, we can't talk about gifts to ask bridesmaids without mentioning wine. Get each squad member their favorite bottle, whether that's sparkling or still, then decorate it with a cute label. These ones are personalized with each recipient's name and read, "Will you be my bridesmaid? I can't say 'I do' without you." The winning touch: custom illustrations of you two fulfilling your wedding roles.

5. Personalized Velvet Clutches

Monogrammed blue velvet clutch bridesmaid proposal gift

Your friends are always there for you, so come in clutch for them too! This foldover velvet purse will be a luxe way for them to store their phone, wallet and touch-up cosmetics at all wedding-related activities, from the bridal shower and bachelorette party to the reception. (Meaning the sooner you propose to your bridesmaids, the better!) It comes in navy, emerald green or blush pink and can be embroidered with their initials or name.

6. Love-Themed Mini Succulents

Heart-shaped Hoya succulents bridesmaid proposal gift

These heart-shaped succulents are a super-cute bridesmaid proposal idea, especially when paired with a punny card message, like "I prick you" or "My wedding would succ without you." Plus, these Hoya plants come in sets of two, so you get more bang for your buck.

7. Bridesmaid Proposal Puzzles

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? puzzle proposal gift

Want a fun bridesmaid proposal idea that'll keep them guessing? Give them a puzzle they'll have to put together to figure out the message. When pieced together, this adorable option displays a custom picture of you and each gal, plus a personalized "Will you be my bridesmaid?" message. (FYI: There are other designs, like this man of honor proposal puzzle, for everyone else in your party.)

8. Zodiac Sign Candles

Birthday candle bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for unique ways to ask your bridesmaids, consider the internet's favorite astrology-themed candles. Birthdate Co. has specific candles for every day of the year, meaning you can choose the exact one that reflects each bridesmaid-to-be's birthday so they all get a one-of-a-kind gift.

9. Monogrammed Ring Dishes

Square ceramic ring dish with gold monogram bridesmaid proposal gift

The bride isn't the only one with important jewelry. Give your wedding party a place to store their own baubles with a chic ring dish. These square trinket trays come in black, white, pink or mint and are finished with each of your bridesmaids' initials in gold script.

10. Custom Wine Tumblers

Personalized stemless wine travel tumblers bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're not sure how to ask someone to be your bridesmaid, custom drinkware is a great place to start. After all, what better way to welcome them to your wedding party than a toast with personalized glasses? These stemless wine tumblers are printed with their names in a stylish neon-inspired print and the stainless steel insulation means their bubbly will stay cool even while lounging by the pool.

11. Wildflower Tote Bags

Personalized canvas tote bag with wildflowers bridesmaid proposal gift

PSA: Tote bags are back in fashion—and just in time for your bridesmaid proposals. This canvas bag is decorated with colorful wildflowers and can be personalized with each of your crew's names or wedding titles. Give it alone or fill it with other goodies for your squad. You'll definitely see these accessories again at the bach party and every weekend errand together.

12. Bridesmaid Getting-Ready Robes

Personalized bridesmaid satin robes with lace trim bridesmaid proposal gift

Here's a bridesmaid proposal gift they actually want: luxe bath robes for getting ready on the big day (and relaxing at home after). These satin wraps with lace trim are as pretty as they are comfy. Not only can they be embroidered with each future bridesmaid's name, they also come in over a dozen different colors so everyone gets a unique gift.

13. Press-On Nail Kits

Glamnetics press-on nail kit bridesmaid proposal gift

Press-on nails are the new secret to having a perfect manicure every day of the week. Gift each of your soon-to-be bridesmaids a set so they feel put together even when they can't make it to the salon. You'll see the nails at the wedding shower, bach party and even on the big day—that's right, they're reusable. And they last about two weeks every wear.

14. "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Candy

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Sugarfina candy bridesmaid proposal gift

This delightful "Will you be my bridesmaid?" candy gift set comes complete with Champagne Gummy Bears, Champagne Bubbles and Pink Gummy Diamonds—how thematic?! It's a super-sweet yet simple bridesmaid proposal your friends and family will (literally) eat up.

15. Leatherette Key Chains

Wedding party title leatherette key chains bridesmaid proposal gift

Looking for an inexpensive bridesmaid gift idea? Small tokens can go a long way. These leatherette key chains with gold foil writing are something they can admire every day. They come in cute pastels or more neutral classic colors, so you can find the ones that best match each bridesmaid's sense of style.

16. Matching Claw Clips

Pink claw clip bridesmaid proposal gift

To have and to hold… Add a colorful claw clip to your bridesmaid proposal box for a cute and useful gift for your crew. They'll love throwing their hair up while they're hanging out at the bach party or getting ready on the wedding day.

17. Personalized Jewelry Boxes

Personalized jewelry box destination wedding bridesmaid proposal gift

A travel jewelry box makes a great destination wedding bridesmaid proposal gift idea. This square case is finished with pink, white or teal faux leather and personalized with each of your crew's names and a heart—so cute! Zip your "be my bridesmaid" note inside the case for a sweet surprise.

18. Crystal Initial Necklaces

Pavé initial necklace bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for understated "Will you be my bridesmaid?" gift ideas, consider fashion jewelry your squad will want to wear all the time. This dainty gold necklace holds an initial charm embellished with pavé zirconia crystals. Simply pair it with a handwritten card for a great bridal party proposal gift.

19. Bridesmaid Proposal M&M'S

Custom M&M'S in gift tube bridesmaid proposal gift

We bet you didn't know you can design your very own M&M'S. The site has on-theme clipart options such as "Team Bride" and "Will you be my bridesmaid?" If you really want to wow your wedding party, you put a custom picture on each chocolate, like you and your fiancé's faces or each future attendant's. The candies come in plastic champagne bottles with fun gold packaging.

20. Bridesmaid Dress Hangers

Custom dress hanger bridesmaid proposal gift

Get them personalized dress hangers they'll cherish even after they put away their bridesmaid gowns. These meaningful (and affordable!) bridal party accessories are a cute bridesmaid proposal idea that'll always remind them of this special time. Plus, it'll get them hyped to go dress shopping with you.

21. Something Blue Sweatshirts

Something Blue sweatshirt bridesmaid proposal gift idea

As the saying goes, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Ensure the best of luck for your marriage and friendships by giving your bridal party these something-blue crewnecks as a proposal gift. Whenever they sport this cute swag, everyone will know they're wedding VIPs.

22. Bridesmaid Bucket Hats

Babe bucket hat bridesmaid proposal gift

Give your crew something that'll come in handy under sunny skies, like this on-trend bucket hat embroidered with the word "babe." But it's not just a fun bridesmaid proposal gift; it could also be a great bachelorette party favor, especially if you'll be lounging at the beach.

23. Mimosas Glitter Bombs

Mimosa cotton candy glitter bombs for bridesmaid proposal

If you're throwing an official bridal party proposal brunch, these glitter bombs are a must have. Simply drop the orange-flavored cotton candy into your future bridesmaids' champagne flutes, then pour bubbly over the top to watch it melt and add sparkle and flavor to their drinks. Your girls will feel ultra glam sipping on shimmery mimosas and toasting the good news.

24. Bridesmaid Proposals in a Box

 Greetabl gift box bridesmaid proposal gift

A Greetabl delivery is a clever bridesmaid invitation idea, especially if anyone in your crew lives far away. You can mail this personalized present right to their door, complete with a heartfelt note, pictures of your favorite memories together and a small gift. There are also lots of different design options for the outside of the box, including one specifically for bridesmaid proposals. Inside, surprise them with caramels, quartz stones or mimosa-scented candles.

25. Funny Face Masks

Let's Do This Sheet face masks bridesmaid proposal gifts

Here's a funny bridesmaid asking idea: "Let's do this sheet" face masks! Each set comes with five sheets (all with punny names) that offer different experiences, including: calming, brightening, firming and hydrating benefits. Thanks to this creative bridesmaid proposal gift, they'll all feel their best at every wedding-related activity.

26. Star Sign Soaps

Zodiac star sign bar soap bridesmaid proposal gift

A spa kit is a fun way to ask bridesmaids to be part of your wedding journey. Pair face masks with these clever bars of soap inspired by your crew's zodiac signs. Each is handmade with vegan, all-natural ingredients and essential oils that reflect the star sign's associated flower, color, crystal and herb—all of which are listed on the wrapper.

27. Silk Sleep Masks

Silk sleep eye mask in blue, white, pink and gold bridesmaid proposal gift

No self-care kit is complete without a silk sleep mask. Make sure your wedding party is well-rested by gifting everyone a luxe eye cover to get their "ZZZ's" in before the big day.

28. Sentimental Bridesmaid Candles

Bridesmaid candle bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for a small and sentimental proposal gift, this bridesmaid candle is a great way to pop the question to your loved ones. The handmade flame has a sweet label that defines the title "bridesmaid" and it comes in a variety of scents, including Champagne Toast, Love Is In The Air and Wedding Cake. You can also find labels for your maid or matron of honor.

29. Plush Bridal Party Slippers

Plush bridesmaid slippers with crossband bridesmaid proposal gift

Make sure your besties don't get cold feet with this bridesmaid proposal gift idea. These plush slides with a trendy crossband aren't just cozy, they also celebrate each attendant's important bridesmaid role. There are also coordinating designs for your MOH and you, the bride.

30. Customized Cold Brew Glasses

Glass coffee cup with bamboo lid and straw bridesmaid proposal gift

Still stumped on how to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding? If they're coffee lovers, swap the classic wine glass for cold brew cups. These can-shaped tumblers can be clear or frosted and are personalized with each person's name, their role as a bridesmaid (or MOH) and a wildflower. Each glass comes with a bamboo lid and reusable straw so your crew can use them on the big day without too much fear of spilling on their formalwear.

31. Affirmation Card Decks

Affirmation card bridesmaid proposal gift

Sometimes the best bridesmaid proposal gifts are something that reflects their interests. Give your spiritual sisters a deck of affirmation cards based on their zodiac symbols. Each deck includes 100 cards tailored to their sign. Pair each deck with a handwritten affirmation card that reads, "I am going to be the best bridesmaid."

32. "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Roses

Red preserved rose bridesmaid proposal gift

How's this for a creative bridesmaid proposal idea? Preserved roses are a fancy gift to give your loved ones for stepping up to the plate. These even come in a display case with a gold foil card that asks "Will you be my bridesmaid?" You can also have it elegantly gift wrapped for an additional fee.

33. Best Friend Bracelet Charms

Pandora bracelet and best friend heart-shaped charm bracelet bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for an extra-special way to ask your BFFs to be bridesmaids, look no further than this sentimental bracelet accent. The heart-shaped "best friends" charm looks great on any of Pandora's chains, which you can also add to your order.

34. Bridesmaids Stickers

Are You Ready To Party Bridesmaids movie sticker bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for a funny way to ask a bridesmaid, take inspiration from the iconic movie Bridesmaids. This "Are you ready to party?" sticker will be an enjoyable finishing touch to your proposal card or gift.

35. Friends Coffee Mugs

The One Where You're My Bridesmaid Friends-themed mug

Here's another bridesmaid proposal gift inspired by pop-culture: A Friends coffee mug. It says "The one where you're my bridesmaid" with your crew's names and an optional date. It'll help them stay caffeinated while they help you make a million tiny decisions ahead of your wedding day.

36. Chocolate Confetti Cookies

Chocolate confetti cookie tin bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're looking for an edible bridesmaid proposal gift, a cute tin of Milk Bar cookies is just the treat—especially when they're confetti-filled bites. Choose between chocolate or vanilla cookie dough mixed with rainbow sprinkles or browse their dozens of other flavors including gluten-free options.

37. Scented Bath Bombs

Bridesmaid bath bombs proposal gift idea

Nothing says "let's celebrate!" like glitter. These sparkly, scented bath bombs are packaged with the words "will you be my…" plus the title of bridesmaid or maid of honor. Your future bride squad can use them to wind down after a busy bachelorette weekend (or just a long day at work).

38. Bridesman Socks

Will You Be My Bridesman socks proposal idea

This bridesman gift is on theme and useful, which means it's an excellent wedding party proposal present. The cotton dress socks are wrapped with the message, "My wedding would sock without you. Will you be my bridesman?"

39. Love Knot Rings

Gold love knot ring bridesmaid proposal gift

Have you ever thought about proposing to your bridesmaids with rings? This dainty fashion ring is fittingly designed with a love knot to symbolize your friendship. It comes in sterling silver or gold-filled to match your squad's accessory styles.

40. Babe Fanny Packs

Pink Babe and white Bride fanny packs bridesmaid proposal gifts

Here's yet another creative way to ask bridesmaids: fanny packs—or better known today as belt bags. These sling bags come in pink with retro "babe" script or white with "bride." You can buy them in bulk or individually. And if you're looking to do a little more for your loved ones, they can also serve as dual-purpose gift bags.

Bridesmaid Proposal Gift FAQ

Are Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts Necessary?

While "will you be my bridesmaid" gifts aren't required, they're a popular and thoughtful gesture to kick off wedding festivities with your loved ones. Bridesmaid asking gifts, big or small, show your squad how much you appreciate their support up to this point and how excited you are to have them be a part of your special day.

How Much Should You Spend on a Bridesmaid Proposal?

Since bridesmaid proposal gifts aren't mandatory, the amount you spend on them is completely up to you. That said, it's customary to spend the same amount on each of your bridesmaid's gifts, even if you get them each something different, maid of honor excluded. When deciding how much to spend on a proposal, think not only of your overall wedding budget, but if you'll be buying other gifts for your wedding party—like bach favors and thank-you presents—and how much you want to spend on those. Regardless of how much you can and want to spend, remember it's the thought that counts.

When Do You Give Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts?

Being a bridesmaid is no small responsibility, therefore, it's important to ask your loved ones well in advance so they have plenty of time to prepare for the wedding. The Knot's recent wedding party gifts survey showed that most couples asked their wedding party within two months of getting engaged. An average engagement is 15 months, so this gives your crew lots of leeway to budget money and vacation time for the celebration.

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