43 Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas to Ask "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?"

Wondering how to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding? Check out these unique bridesmaid proposal gifts and invitations.
by The Knot
Bridesmaid proposal gift and card ideas

It's time to make it official with your bridesmaids. After having them by your side through thick and thin, it only makes sense that you'd want them beside you on the wedding day. And because you know your best friends and closest family members deserve more than just a text or a phone call for this momentous occasion, asking your bridesmaids to be in your wedding should be done in the most special and creative way possible.

How to ask bridesmaids depends on your crowd—it might be with a clever bridesmaid invitation card, or with a thoughtful gift that's bridesmaid-themed (or not!)—which is why we assembled this comprehensive list of the best bridesmaid proposal ideas out there. Choose the right one for your squad.

Bridesmaid Proposal Puzzle

personalized bridesmaid proposal puzzle

Want a bridesmaid proposal idea that keeps them guessing? Send 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).

Two Crew Design bridesmaid proposal puzzle, from $10, Etsy.com 

Bridesmaid-Themed Box of Goodies

be my bridesmaid candy box

This delightful "be my bridesmaid" candy box comes complete with Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles and Rosé Roses.

Sugarfina Be My Bridesmaid 3-piece candy bento box, $28, Nordstrom.com 

Bridesmaid Tees

bridesmaid t-shirt

The eye-catching retro design of this bridesmaid T-shirt is perfect to wear to your bachelorette party

Basic Bride Co retro bridesmaid T-shirt, $30, Etsy.com 

Custom Wine Label

personalized wine bottle labels

Get your gals their favorite bottles of vino with thoughtful custom labels. These personalized ones ask, "Will you be my [bridesmaid, maid or matron of honor]?" How's that for a cute way to ask your bridesmaids?

Label With Love bridesmaid and maid of honor wine proposal labels, from $4, Etsy.com 

Bridesman Bottle Opener

bridesman proposal gift

This man of honor or bridesman proposal present is on theme and useful, which means it's an excellent asking gift. Deliver it with a bottle of brew to toast to the happy occassion. 

The Beez Kneez Designs bridesman bottle opener gift, $20, Etsy.com

Bridesmaid Bath Bomb

bridesmaid bath bomb

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. 

David's Bridal bridal party proposal glitter bath bomb, $15, DavidsBridal.com

Custom Gift Box

bridesmaid proposal box

Any gift to your favorite women becomes the perfect bridesmaid proposal idea when tucked inside boxes that say "Will you be my bridesmaid?" and their names in gold.

The Knot Shop premium Will You Be My Bridesmaid gift box in Metallic Gold, $20, TheKnotShop.com

Personalized Shot Glass

personalized shot glasses

Because your bachelorette party wouldn't be the same without your girls, get each of them one of these shot glasses.

Desi Makes Company Take a Shot bridesmaid proposal shot glass, $10, Etsy.com

Custom Invitation Card

Bridesmaid proposal invitation card

This floral bridesmaid invitation is not only super cute, but it's also available in six different color schemes, and the text is customizable.

Paper Raven Co. Midnight Garden bridesmaid cards, from $2 each, Minted.com

Bridesmaid Hanger

Bridesmaid proposal gift personalized dress hanger

Get them sweet dress hangers they'll cherish forever, even after they put away their bridesmaid gowns.

The Knot Shop personalized wooden wedding clothes hanger, $12, TheKnotShop.com

Bridesmaid Tote Bag

Bridesmaid proposal gift personalized tote bag

If you're having a destination wedding, what better bridesmaid asking gift is there than a tote bag they can take along on the trip? This one can be personalized with each bridesmaid's name and has a modern floral design.

The Knot Shop custom personalized white cotton canvas fabric tote bag in Modern Floral, from $10, TheKnotShop.com

Mini Succulent

succulent funny bridesmaid proposal gift

This genius bridesmaid proposal gift includes a real succulent, a funny card that says, "my wedding would succ without you" and a bonus scented candle. You can even add on additional items if you so choose. The best thing about bridesmaid proposal boxes? You can have them delivered right to their door.

Joshua Tree Rock and Lotus Will You Be My Bridesmaid live succulent bridesmaid proposal, from $30, Etsy.com

Personalized Locket

personalized envelope lockets

These distinctive envelope lockets can be customized with secret "Will you be my bridesmaid?" notes for a unique bridesmaid proposal. The seller engraves your message on a tiny insert made from paper, wood, brass or cork leather—so cool! 

Lisa Angel Ltd personalized envelope locket necklace with hidden charm, $43, Etsy.com 

Printed Macarons

personalized will you be my bridesmaid macarons

Your foodie friends will love these celebratory macarons, which come in a cute gift box.

Leila Love Macarons Will You Be My Bridesmaid macarons, $25 for box of 5, Etsy.com 

Satin Robe

floral satin robe

Comfy and stylish robes are excellent bridesmaid asking gifts. Your best gals will feel pampered wearing them when they're getting ready for your wedding and beyond.

The Knot Shop personalized embroidered floral satin robe in Light Blue and Red Blissful Blooms, from $22, TheKnotShop.com

Creatively Packaged Nail Polish

nail polish bridesmaid proposal gift tag

You know they'll nail it as your bridesmaids, so get them polish in their favorite shades accessorized with these cute gift tags. There's also an option for a maid of honor proposal

BW Paper Studio You Are Going to Nail Being My Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor bridal party proposal, from $4 for 12 tags, Etsy.com

Monogrammed Vase

square monogram vase

Have a chic square vase monogrammed with each bridesmaid's initials and then fill them with flowers for a sweet bridesmaid asking idea.

The Crystal Shoppe personalized square vase, from $14, Etsy.com 

DIY Balloon Proposal

diy balloon proposal kit

Here's a semi-DIY bridesmaid proposal gift your girls will appreciate. Each box contains confetti, a balloon, a ribbon, a "pop me" gift tag and a sweet message asking her to be your bridesmaid. You're also free to write your own note for a super-special touch.

The Grls Room DIY Pop Me bridesmaid proposal balloon gift box, $7, Etsy.com 

Bridesmaid Invitation Card

postcard bridesmaid proposal card

We love things that are a bit unexpected, and this charming postcard-style bridesmaid proposal card is no exception.

Jennifer Lew Par Avion bridesmaid proposal cards, from $2 each, Minted.com 

Celebratory Scents

will you be my bridesmaid candle

A personalized bridesmaid proposal candle is something she can show off in her home as a reminder of your friendship. There are loads of scents to choose from but we're most excited about the Roses and Rosé option.

ThreeTwoOne Will You Be My Bridesmaid personalized hand poured soy candle, from $17, Etsy.com

Bridesmaid Hair Ties

bridesmaid proposal gift hair ties

Here's a bridesmaid proposal idea for all the pun-loving friends out there: "Will you help me tie the knot?" hair ties.

Elastic Hair Bandz bridesmaid proposal hair tie set, $12 for a pack of 3, Amazon.com

Custom M&M'S

custom M&Ms bridesmaid proposal gift

You can choose your own text, packaging and more for a creative way to ask you bridesmaids. (As in, you can literally put a picture of your BFF's face on a piece of candy.)

M&M'S design your own M&M'S, from $2 per pack, MyMMs.com

Celebration Box

wine gift set

Every box you buy provides meals to children in need, so you—and your wine-loving bridesmaids—can feel good about this one.

ONEHOPE Celebration set gift box, from $50, ONEHOPEWine.com

Bridesmaid Jacket

denim bridesmaid jacket

Willing to splurge a little? Give each lady in your squad their own denim jacket to rock at the bridal shower or bachelorette party. And snag one for yourself too!

Rose Gold Rebel customized denim jacket, from $57, Etsy.com 

Personalized Stemless Flute

personalized stemless flutes bridesmaid proposal gift

If you're having an official bridesmaid proposal brunch, bring these personalized flutes along and say cheers with mimosas. Bonus: The bridesmaid proposal gifts are something they can definitely use again.

Happily Chic Designs iridescent champagne flutes bridesmaid proposal gift, $10 each, Etsy.com 

Bridesmaid Invitation Tag

bridesmaid proposal gift tag

This bridesmaid invitation tag will make any bridesmaid proposal gift even more special.

The Knot Shop sparkle square tag, $1, TheKnotShop.com

Pop Culture-Inspired Mug

friends bridesmaid proposal mug

So they'll have a way of keeping caffeinated while they plan your bachelorette party. This genius "the one where" bridesmaid proposal mug is Friends-inspired—how fitting for your friends.

Suchmugs Friends-themed personalized bridesmaid mug, from $24, Etsy.com

Luxe Sleep Mask

bridesmaid sleep mask proposal gift

Got future bridesmaids who could use some R&R? Propose to them with silk sleep masks so they can get their beauty sleep in style.

Slip Slipsilk Bridesmaid sleep mask, $50, Shopbop.com

Leatherette Keychain

leatherette bridesmaid keychain

This sleek leatherette keychain is something they can admire every day. It comes in cute pastels or more neutral classic colors, so you can find one that best matches each bridesmaid's sense of style.

Plum House Gallery leatherette bridesmaid keychain, from $3, Etsy.com 

Bridesmaid Invitation Bracelet

bridesmaid proposal bracelet

Asking bridesmaids to stand by your side on your wedding day doesn't get much easier than this. The pretty silver bridesmaid proposal bauble comes wrapped around a card that says, "This little bracelet is just to say will you be my bridesmaid on my special day?"

Katie Loxton London Will You Be My Bridesmaid silver bracelet with heart charm, $20, TheKnotShop.com

Custom Tumbler

personalized tumblers

This travel tumbler comes printed with their name and the words, "I Do Crew." What better way to welcome them to your bridal party? 

The Knot Shop personalized stemless travel tumbler in I Do Crew printing, $18, TheKnotShop.com

Box of Chocolates

bubbly chocolates bridesmaid gift

What's a sweeter gift to ask bridesmaids than chocolate and champagne? Bubbly-inspired chocolate, of course! These cute hand-painted treats are shaped like bottles, ice buckets and fruit. 

Maggie Louise Callahan Bubbly Bar chocolate box, $48, UncommonGoods.com 

Cute Picture Frame

bridesmaid proposal frame

Browse your tagged Instagram photos or Facebook friendship pages to find the cutest photos of you and your bridesmaids that they'll cherish forever. Then, gift them using these "Will you be my bridesmaid?" picture frames. 

Custom Wood Wonders Will You Be My Bridesmaid photo frame, $20, Etsy.com 

Silly Bridesmaid Proposal Card

bridesmaid proposal gift idea funny invitation

"You helped me through all the frogs, now help me tie down the prince." Truer words have probably never been spoken.

Patterson Paper Will you be my Bridesmaid proposal card, $4, Etsy.com

Let's Do This Card

funny bridesmaid proposal card

How to ask bridesmaids with a loveable sense of humor? This proposal card is the one.

Shop Gabrielle funny bridesmaid proposal card, from $5, Etsy.com 

Lollipops with a Twist

floral lollipops bridesmaid proposal gift

"Pop" the question with these decadent lollies, which come in one-of-a-kind botanical flavors. Wait until your bridesmaids learn that once they eat the candy, they can plant the stick to grow their own flower or herb! Talk about a unique bridesmaid gift. 

Brennan Clarke and Taylor Morgan blooming lollipops, $20 for a set of 8, UncommonGoods.com

Creative Bridesmaid Invitation

lizzo bridesmaid proposal card

This Lizzo-themed proposal card is a guaranteed funny way to go about asking bridesmaids.

Enlove Occasions Lizzo bridesmaid proposal card, $5, Etsy.com 

Spa Treatment

spa week gift card

Bridesmaids deserve some pampering ahead of the wedding day—a mani, pedi, facial, massage, etc. Give her a gift card for her choice.

Spa Week gift card, amount of your choice, SpaWeek.com

Choco-Lot

Godiva tote bag bridesmaid proposal gift

They'll realize it's a bridesmaid proposal when they see the tote bag. The sweet bonus is the decadent Godiva chocolate inside.

Godiva bridesmaid tote bag with assorted chocolate 8-piece box, $50, Godiva.com

Scratch-Off Card

scratch off bridesmaid proposal card

With these clever bridesmaid invitations, friends scratch to reveal their proposal.

XOXO Kristen bridesmaid scratch off cards, $5 each, Amazon.com

Bridesmaid Candle

Bridesmaid proposal candle gift idea

Pay tribute to the other lights of your life with these bridesmaid proposal candles. The small gifts are Chardonnay-scented—how fun. Oh, and there's also an equally awesome bridesman option

Etta Arlene bridesmaid gift candle, from $12, Etsy.com 

Custom Drink Sleeve

bridesmaid proposal drink sleeves

Cold feet? No thanks. Cold drinks? Yes, please. Give each member of your crew matching "bridesmaid" koozies.

iscreaMNlove bridesmaid proposal can coolers, from $5 each, Etsy.com

Bridesmaid Ornament

bridesmaid christmas bauble

How to ask someone to be your bridesmaid who absolutely adores Christmas? This cute bridesmaid proposal ornament that makes a lovely keepsake. They can hang it on their tree to commemorate this special time in all of your lives.

Shop Pretty in Rose bridesmaid proposal Christmas ornament, from $12, Etsy.com 

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Updated August 2020

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