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

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Updated Nov 30, 2023
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You knew who you wanted in your wedding party before you even knew who you'd marry—and now it's officially time to ask them "Will you be my bridesmaid?" Yay! Even if they're already anticipating the question, a bridesmaid proposal is a thoughtful gesture to show your besties just how much you care. This could mean treating them to brunch and toasting their new role with mimosas or surprising everyone with a bridesmaid proposal gift (or gifts). From personalized wine glasses and a bottle of bubbly to monogrammed cosmetic cases filled with self-care goodies to a piece of sentimental jewelry, there are lots of cute bridesmaid proposal gift ideas that'll elicit a big "Yes!" from your crew—and we've rounded them all up below for you to shop.

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The Best Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts

Whether you're looking for a one-and-done present to ask "Will you be a bridesmaid?" or need ideas for what to put in your bridesmaid proposal boxes, these practical, personal and non-cheesy bridesmaid proposal gifts will instantly secure your wedding party.

1. Wildflower Tote Bag

Wildflower tote bag
Photo: Zazzle

PSA: Tote bags are totes back in fashion—and just in time for your bridal party 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 useful bridesmaid proposal gifts again at the bach party and during every weekend errand together.

2. Sentimental Bridesmaid Candle

Sentimental bridesmaid candles proposal gift
Photo: paperwhitecandles

For the lights of your life, this handmade candle is a great way to pop the question. The label defines the title of "bridesmaid" as a "Partner in crime, dream supporter, secrets keeper and someone a bride's big day would be incomplete without." Aww! It comes in a variety of scents, including thematic options like Champagne Toast (champagne with musk tones), Love Is In The Air (floral notes of jasmine, lily and green leaves) and Wedding Cake (strawberry, raspberry and vanilla). You can find a specific label for your maid of honor too.

3. "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Personalized Matches

"Will you be my bridesmaid" personalized matchboxes proposal gift
Photo: Zazzle

Before you met your fiancé, your friends were your perfect match. Pair a sentimental candle (see above) with a personalized matchbox. This sunny yellow option reads "Will you be my bridesmaid?" and is signed with your name and a heart.

4. Bridesmaid Getting-Ready Robe

Getting ready robes bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Birdy Grey

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 boast lace trim and are as pretty as they are comfy. Not only can they be embroidered with each of your bridesmaids' names, but they also come in over a dozen different colors, so coordinating with your wedding palette is a cinch. Naturally, there's even a white for you, the bride.

5. Scented Bath Bomb

Scented bath bombs bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: TeamHen

Pair a lounge robe or pajamas with some sweetly scented spa essentials so they can really get their R&R on. These pink bath bombs are packaged with the words "Beautiful bridesmaid" (or "maid of honor") on the tag and release aromatic rose petals and moisturizing essential oils when popped in water. Your future bride squad can use them to wind down after a busy bachelorette weekend (or just a long day at work).

6. Funny Face Masks

Funny face mask bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Ulta

Here's a funny way to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding that also fits the self-care theme: "Let's do this sheet" face masks! Each set comes with five sheets (all with punny names) that offer different benefits, including calming, brightening, firming and hydrating help. Thanks to this creative bridesmaid proposal gift, they'll all feel their best at every wedding-related activity.

7. Large Personalized Makeup Bag

Personalized makeup bag bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: The Knot Shop

The perfect way to present luxe toiletries to your bridesmaids is in cosmetics bags—bonus points if it's personalized. They'll be thankful to be well-stocked on self-care goodies as they navigate wedding planning with you. This spacious cotton waffle makeup bag has a genius water-resistant lining and can be personalized with their name, initials or role as a bridesmaid or maid of honor in gold glitter. Too fun!

8. Custom Wine Label

Custom wine labels bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Of course, we can't talk about gifts to ask bridesmaids without mentioning wine. Get each squad member their favorite bottle, whether that's a sparkling Lambrusco or rich cabernet, 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.

9. Glittery Mimosa Cubes

Glittery mimosa cubes bridesmaid proposal gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

A bottle of celebratory champagne isn't complete without a bit of fruit juice and glitter. Give each of your bridesmaids peach, raspberry, strawberry, orange, grapefruit or lemon sugar cubes to create instant mimosas. Your girls will feel ultra glam toasting the good news.

10. Bridesmaid Beaded Bracelet

Beaded bracelets bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Little Words Project

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 piece is presentation-ready.

11. Love Knot Ring

Love knot ring bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Made by Mary

Have you ever thought about actually proposing to your bridesmaids—like with a ring? This dainty bauble is fittingly designed with a love knot to symbolize your friendship and commitment. It comes in sterling silver or gold-filled to match each member of your squad's accessory style.

12. Personalized Jewelry Box

Personalized jewelry boxes bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Amazon

A travel jewelry box makes an especially great bridesmaid invitation if you're planning a destination wedding. This square case comes in pink, white or teal faux leather and is personalized with each of your crew's names and a heart—so cute! Zip a personalized "Be my bridesmaid" note inside the case, along with a pretty bauble they can wear on the big day for a sweet surprise.

13. Lollipops With a Twist

Botanical lollipop bridesmaid proposal gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Edible (and drinkable) gifts are always a hit. So, if you're looking for a stellar bridesmaid proposal gift, look no further than these botanical lollies. With flavors like Strawberry & Basil, Lavender & Lemongrass and Sage & Marshmallow, they all 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 finishing touch to your bridesmaid boxes to make your proposal really stand out.

14. Bridesmaid Proposal M&M's

Bridesmaid proposal M&M's gift
Photo: My M&M's

As for chocolate lovers, you should absolutely 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 can 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.

15. Bridesmaids Sticker

"Bridesmaids" sticker bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Red Bubble

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 addition to your proposal card or gift. They'll be answering "Yeah!" to both of your questions.

16. Friends Coffee Mug

"Friends" coffee mugs bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: BrookHillCoffeeMugs

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.

17. Birthstone Wellness Tea Set

Birthstone wellness tea set bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Club Magic Hour

Here's a unique bridesmaid proposal gift your squad hasn't seen before. As this tea steeps, it changes to each recipient's birthstone color for a wellness drink designed just for them. Each loose-leaf tea blend is housed in an apothecary-inspired jar for an added magical touch. The set even comes with a shiny tea strainer.

18. Personalized Sweat Set

Personalized sweat set bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Birdy Grey

We're huge fans of matching loungewear and your bridesmaids will be too. After all, who doesn't want to look cute and feel comfortable? They'll want to pack these zip-up hoodies and sweat shorts or sweatpants for the bach party and wedding day getting-ready suite (assuming they're clean, since they'll also want to wear them every day prior). You can even have each embroidered with their name or wedding role.

19. Satin Sleep Mask

Satin sleep masks bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: xo, Fetti

No bridesmaid matching sleep set is complete without a silk sleep mask. Make sure your wedding party is well-rested by gifting everyone a luxe eye cover to help them get their "ZZZ's" in before the big day. They're charmingly pink and red with a small heart.

20. Plush Bridal Party Slippers

Bridal party slippers bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: The Knot Shop

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 even coordinating designs for your MOH and you, the bride.

21. Something Blue Scrunchie

Something blue scrunchies bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: SandandIvory

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 scrunchies as part of their proposal gift. These come in four different shades of blue, as well as every other color of the rainbow. They're even tied with a tag that can say "To have and to hold your hair back" or "I can't tie the knot without you."

22. Press-On Nail Kit

Press-on nail kit bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Glamnetics

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 a 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.

23. Bespoke Perfume

Bespoke perfumes bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Anthropologie

Each perfume in Anthropologie's Nostalgia collection is inspired by life's little (and big) moments. There is Golden Hour, which has a warm scent of white almond, jasmine sambac and cashmere musk to remind you of long days spent with loved ones; Cheers!, which smells like a celebratory cake thanks to lush berries, vanilla and marzipan cream; and I Do, whose floral peony aroma will remind you of romantic occasions. All in all, each fragrance will fit your friendship with each bridesmaid and the joyous occasion.

24. Mini Succulent

Mini succulents and card bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: plantmymessage

These mini 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, the plants come in a rustic-chic box with the ever-important question "Will you be my bridesmaid?" printed on the front. It doesn't get any easier than that!

25. "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Gourmet Candy Box

Gourmet candy box bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Sugarfina

Send every bridesmaid a trio of Sugarfina gummies that together say "Will you," "Be my" and "Bridesmaid?" As if the packaging wasn't already cute enough, the flavors are also perfectly on-theme, with celebratory snacks like Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles and Pink Diamonds. They'll be saying "Yes!" while their mouth is full of candy.

26. Denim Bridesmaid Jacket

Denim bridesmaid jacket proposal gift
Photo: ModParty

Bridesmaid swag like T-shirts—or, in this case, jean jackets—is an ever-popular way to shower your crew with love. The back of this jacket can be printed with each of your friend's names–there's even a white one (with fringe) for the bride. They'll love sporting their new outerwear at the bachelorette party and beyond.

27. Trendy Hair Clips

Set of creaseless hair clips bridesmaid proposal gift idea
Photo: Emi Jay

Your wedding party deserves the best of the best and that's why you're turning to Emi Jay for cute hair accessories. Their hair clips aren't just adorable (we love the bedazzled heart on these) they also ensure your bridesmaids' hair doesn't crease while they're getting ready. Plus, with dozens of designs to choose from, everyone in your crew can have their own unique set.

28. Bridesmaid Proposal Puzzle

Bridesmaid proposal puzzle gift
Photo: TwoCrewDesign

Want a fun bridesmaid proposal idea that'll keep them guessing? Give them a puzzle they'll have to assemble 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: You can make a puzzle specific to your maid of honor or flower girl, too.)

29. Assorted Cookies

Assorted cookies bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Milk Bar

Still stumped on how to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding? A cute tin of Milk Bar cookies is just the treat for your future bridal party. The Assorted Tin contains a variety of flavors to cater to all tastes, including Confetti, Chocolate Confetti, Blueberry & Cream and more. Who could say no to that?

30. Insulated Champagne Flute

Insulated champagne flute bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Corkcicle

If you're not sure how to ask someone to be your bridesmaid, cute drinkware is a great place to start. After all, what better way to welcome them to your wedding party than with a toast? This stemless champagne tumbler is adorably decorated with colorful florals that'll perfectly match your garden-themed wedding. Bonus: The stainless steel insulation means their bubbly will stay cool even while lounging by the pool during your bach party.

31. Customized Cold Brew Glasses

Customized cold brew glasses bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Amazon

If you've got a coffee lover (or two) in your crew, 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.

32. Zodiac Sign Candle

Zodiac sign candle bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Birthdate Co.

The internet's favorite astrology-themed candles can absolutely serve as a creative bridesmaid proposal idea. 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 that celebrates their individuality. Hand them out during a group hang so your wedding party can really learn about each other before all the planning and festivities begin.

33. Sparkly Initial Necklace

Sparkly initial necklace bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Amelia Rose Design

A popular gifting trend for wedding parties is splurging on one nice gift for each member of your crew. Well, this necklace is just how to ask your bridal party to be part of your big day. The dainty 14K gold-plated or sterling silver necklace features an off-centered sparkling pavé cubic zirconia initial with stone accents along the chain. Our favorite part? The heart clasp which really emphasizes your love.

34. Heart-Shaped Trinket Box

Anthropologie trinket boxes bridesmaid proposal gifts
Photo: Anthropologie

The bride isn't the only one with important jewelry. Give your wedding party a place to store their own baubles with a chic trinket dish. These heart-shaped paper mache storage boxes are a cute spot for them to keep their favorite pieces.

35. Super Cute Disposable Camera

Cute disposal camera bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: xo, Fetti

Phone cameras are great, but film cameras are way more fun. Make sure your bridesmaids can capture the exact moment they become part of your wedding party by including a disposable camera in their bridesmaid proposal gift. Then ensure they pack it for every wedding festivity to really capture the mems.

36. Leatherette Key Chain

Leatherette key chain bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: PlumHouseGallery

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 use 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.

37. Babe Fanny Pack

"Babe" fanny packs bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Amazon

Tote bags, cosmetics cases and travel jewelry boxes aren't the only way to package gifts when you're asking your bridesmaids. Fanny packs—or better known today as belt bags—are another creative idea. These come in pink with retro "Babe" written in script on the front (or white with "bride"). You can buy them in bulk or individually.

38. Embroidered Bucket Hat

Embroidered bucket hats bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: TianYanxia

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. Naturally, there's a white one too!

39. Bridesmaid Sweatshirt

Bridesmaid sweatshirt proposal gift
Photo: SpratlinDesignCo

Whenever they sport this cute swag, everyone will know they're wedding VIPs. These crewneck sweatshirts can be customized with their wedding title and name over a big diamond ring. Choose from seven different colors—we recommend the blue as, well, your "Something blue."

40. Team Bride Socks

Team Bride socks bridesmaid proposal gift
Photo: Minted

They'll instantly know what you're asking when you present your loved ones with these "Team Bride" socks. They've already been your biggest cheerleaders and now will have the uniform to match. You won't get cold feet asking your bridesmaids with this gift—and they won't hesitate to accept.

Bridesmaid Proposal Gift FAQ

Inviting friends and family to be part of your wedding party is an exciting milestone in your relationship and, as such, should be celebrated! While you could go with a simple bridesmaid proposal like a handwritten card, there are lots of easy-to-execute "Will you be my bridesmaid" gift ideas that'll make the occasion extra special. Here's what to know as you ponder bridal party proposal ideas.

Are bridesmaid proposal gifts necessary?

Bridesmaid proposal gifts aren't required, but they're a popular and thoughtful gesture to kick off wedding festivities with your loved ones. A bridal party asking gift, whether big or small, shows 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. Plus, it's a great chance to help them get ready for wedding festivities with picks like insulated drinkware and swag for the bach party or pretty jewelry for their formal attire.

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 all something different (maid of honor excluded). When deciding how much to spend on a proposal, think not only of your overall wedding budget but also if you'll be buying other gifts for your wedding crew—like bachelorette party 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.

What do you put in a bridesmaid invitation box?

A bridesmaid proposal box is often filled with small gifts that go well together, like a makeup bag filled with brightening eye masks, bath bombs and hand lotion or a bottle of champagne with a personalized wine glass and chocolate. Picking a specific theme will help you consolidate your gift ideas and, thus, can also make it easier to stick to a budget. It's also common to have a filler like tissue paper, crinkle paper or confetti so everything is elegantly displayed together—and protected if you're transporting them. And don't forget your gift box isn't complete with a bridesmaid proposal card.

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