You need them in your wedding squad on your big day, so give them a gift they can't say no to by creating the ultimate bridesmaid proposal box.
Now you may think that the wedding proposals are over and done with after the man of your dreams has dropped down to one knee to pop the all important question.
But that's not the case.
Because there is one other proposal that is key to the success of your wedding.
And this time it's a proposal that you'll have to deliver yourself, and to multiple people as well.
So what exactly is this all important proposal?
"Will you be my bridesmaid?"
And getting an affirmative answer to this question is so important.
Because having the right bridesmaids behind you is vital to ensure your wedding runs smoothly.
As they don''t just look pretty in your wedding photos.
They are there for your every step of the way, working as your personal network of supporters, organisers, and cheerleaders.
So for something so important, don't just blurt out the question in passing or over the phone.
Instead follow your future grooms lead and put some time and effort into the proposal instead.
And one way you can do this is to put together a bridesmaid proposal box full of their favourite goodies.
This way your (hopefully) future bridesmaids will be so delighted with their gifts, and feeling appreciated and valued, that they'll be in no position to turn down your offer!
A win-win situation for all concerned.
Bridesmaid Proposal Box Gift Ideas: What To Put In Your Box
When it comes to filling your proposal box with a range of goodies, your options are only limited by your imagination.
And the great thing about these boxes is that you can personalise them for each of your bridesmaids.
So create the ultimate box for each one of your girls by including a few little treats that they'll love.
These don't need to be expensive gifts, just small things that they'll enjoy using.
And the following list should give you a few ideas of what you might include.
A scented candle
Scented candles are almost made for inclusion in a bridesmaid proposal box.
As they tick three of the most important boxes; they are useful and desirable, they look good, and they are small enough to fit inside your box with ease.
Now you have a wide range of aromas and styles you can go for depending on the type of mood and effect you are trying to create.
But a good one to get that creates a sense of calm and well-being is this Fresh Linen candle by Lulu Candles.
As it smells like ... well, fresh linen!
And we all know how satisfying a smell that is, as sleeping in freshly laundered sheets is one of life's small joys.
Or if you want to get a candle with a bit more sass, how about this one from Malicious Woman Candle Co?
This has aromas of baking spices, cinnamon and black tea, which creates a warming scent that will give you some get up and go.
And with a 'Bitches get shit done' message on the front, it's perfect for keeping your bridesmaids motivated in the lead up to your big day.
A bath bomb
A bath bomb is another small item that will fit nicely into your bridesmaid proposal box.
And they make great little gifts.
Because they allow whoever you give them to to pamper themselves and unwind, relax and rejuvenate while having a soak.
And this bath bomb gift set by Beauty By Earth is a great choice for your gift box.
Because these bath bombs are made organically, so they are healthy, safe and great for your skin.
And there are a variety of bath bomb included here, ranging from ones for relaxation, muscle relief, getting better sleep, to making you feel better when you are ill.
So when you are putting together your bridesmaid proposal boxes, split this gift box up and place a single bath bomb in each proposal box.
This way you can treat each girl to what you feel she'd benefit the most from.
Body lotion miniatures
Pampering goodies are always great items to include in your bridesmaid proposal box.
Especially if you take care to get ones that are really nice, like this body care set by Rituals.
This contains small bottles from their luxurious Sakura range, which aims to bring calming and relaxing effects, as well as renewing your energy while using them.
Which is just what your bridesmaids are going to need in the weeks leading up to your wedding!
This set contains foaming shower gel, body scrub, body cream, and hand soap, so they'll get to sample the whole range.
And they come in a lovely pink box with a decorative ribbon.
Which will look great inside your gift box as well.
There's nothing like the feeling you get from wearing your favourite perfume.
As it gives you the confidence to face the world, while making you feel attractive and vibrant.
So if you know which type of perfume your potential bridesmaid loves, then buying them a miniature bottle of it to add to their box is a sure-fire winner.
Or you could always take the opportunity to introduce them to a new scent.
Because if there's one they've been meaning to try but haven't got around to yet, they'll be delighted to see a miniature bottle of it sitting in their gift box.
So check out this selection of miniature perfume bottles at Perfume.com and pick them out something nice.
Every girl loves chocolates.
So a sweet treat like the ones shown here should be a part of every bridesmaid proposal box.
As it's something they can enjoy instantly.
And if you're lucky they might even let you have one too!
So consider adding a small box of chocolates into your gift box, with the two below being great choices.
First up is this selection box of 8 from Hotel Chocolat, who are renowned for making top quality chocolates.
And this pack will hit the spot, as it contains a nice variety of their flavours as well as being presented in an attractive box with a ribbon tied into a bow around it.
Which makes it perfect for giving as part of a gift.
Cute little pots of edible cookie dough
You know what the best part about baking your own cookies at home is?
It's getting to lick the bowl clean of cookie mixture after you put your cookies into the oven.
Well this knowledge gives you another fun way to satisfy your bridesmaid's sweet tooth.
Which is with one of these bridesmaid proposal tubs of cookie dough from Cookie Do.
As the tubs have a really cute design and pop the question for you, with a 'Will you help me say I do?' message on the lids.
And the cookie dough inside is ready to eat straight from the tub without needing to be baked.
They also come in 18 different flavours, including gluten-free options and cookie dough suitable for vegans.
So you'll be able to keep everyone in your potential bridesmaid party happy.
Making one of these tubs of cookie dough a great addition to any bridesmaid proposal box.
Mini bottle of Champagne or Prosecco and a flute
Becoming one of your best friends bridesmaids needs to be celebrated.
So make sure there is an immediate opportunity on hand by including a mini bottle of champagne or prosecco along with a glass flute into your bridesmaid proposal box.
This way you can both toast the happy occasion together.
Or you could have a bottle already chilling in the fridge and let them enjoy their own miniature when they get home instead!
You can find these mini bottles of champagne and prosecco in most liquor stores and supermarkets.
And as for the flute, you could get this 4 pack of Spiegelau champagne flutes to distribute among your bridesmaid proposal boxes.
Speciality teas and coffees
If your future bridesmaid prefers their tea and coffee over a glass of fizz, you can put some of these inside your gift box instead.
But don't settle for any old tea or coffee that they drink all the time and can buy for themselves.
Instead treat them to small packs of gourmet ones that they can enjoy trying out.
This makes for a far more interesting gift, and could even lead to them developing a taste for one of your choices and having a new favourite!
So for coffee you could try this pack of 4 gourmet coffees from Bean Box.
This is a handpicked selection of great coffee, roasted by Seattle's top small batch roasters.
And with Seattle being well renowned for it's great coffee, you can be sure you're getting quality here.
These small bags are perfect for putting individually inside your bridesmaid proposal boxes.
But if your bridesmaids would prefer tea, get them a small box of tea bags from Taylors of Harrogate instead.
As these make great gift box fillers.
So if they like caffeinated tea you could get them a box of the trusty English Breakfast Tea.
And if they prefer herbal teas you can get them a box of Green Tea With Jasmine instead.
There are also a wide range of other flavours to choose from if neither of these sound appealing.
A small teddy bear
If you want to get super cute with your bridesmaid proposal box, you could do so by adding a small teddy bear into the mix.
This will give the whole box a warm and comforting feel.
And it's perfect if you have a girlfriend that likes to keep a few furry friends in their bedroom.
As a teddy bear is something they can keep on display to remind them of your upcoming nuptials and their duties as your bridesmaid.
Now you have a million and one options to choose from when it comes to teddy bears.
Just try and keep it small enough to fit comfortably inside your bridesmaid proposal box along with your other items.
A personal letter and some photos
This can be a nice touch if you want to express your feelings and really tug at their heartstrings!
So consider including a personal letter telling them how much you value their friendship.
And how much it would mean to you if they'd accept your offer to become your bridesmaid.
Surely no-one could turn down your proposal after that?
It's also a nice idea to add 2-3 photos of the two of you together that they can keep.
And it'll look even better if you print them out in the style of polaroid pictures.
Both of these things will make your box so much more personal than one that is just filled with store bought goodies.
A scratch off card or telegram
If you want to keep an air of mystery about why you're giving your friends a random box of gifts, then one of these scratch off cards is perfect.
Because they will hold back on the big reveal until your potential bridesmaid gets around to scratching off the gold sticker on the front.
As only then will your proposal be revealed in the message underneath.
So placing one of these cards under the gifts at the bottom of your gift box can be a great idea.
And you can find them in a couple of cool styles too.
Either as a traditional card, or as a telegram (which is a great way of delivering important news like this!).
How About The Box Itself?
The actual box you place your goodies into is almost as important as what you put inside it.
Because you want it to look as great as the ones you've seen on Pinterest and Instagram.
And your want your potential future bridesmaid to be impressed when you're handing it over to them.
Fortunately there are a ton of options when it comes to buying attractive gift boxes to place all your bridesmaid proposal gifts into.
And which one you go for depends on how subtle you want to be.
For instance, you could get straight to the point with a personalised gift box with your proposal written in gold letters on the front of it, like the one below from Confetti UK.
The box itself is available in either black or white, and has metallic gold writing on the front that you can customise.
Or if you wanted to keep them guessing a little bit longer, you could go for this gift box by EverlongEvents.
As they won't know a thing until they open the box, where there is a 'Will you be my bridesmaid?' question written on the reverse side of the lid.
This box looks really good too, with it's attractive rose gold colour and a ribbon on the front.
And it's big enough to fit plenty of little gifts into.
You also have the choice to leave the front of the box plain, or you can choose to have your potential bridesmaid's name printed on it.
But if you want to keep the surprise going until the very end (such as with the scratch off cards), get them a plain gift box instead.
Now any attractive gift box with a nice ribbon bow will do for this.
But we've included a couple of examples below to give you some ideas.
One is a classy and understated white colour by Bathing Beauties UK, while the other is a more in your face pink box from Hallmark.
And finally, if you want a change from normal boxes, you could try using a wooden one instead.
As these work really well for gifts and look super attractive once painted, stained or decorated.
And the one below by Walnut Hollow is a solid choice if you are planning a small sized bridesmaid proposal box.
To get an idea of how you might decorate a wooden box to make it look pretty, check out the video below.
This shows how to make a gift box for photos, but the same rules can be applied to make a great bridesmaid proposal box as well.
A Couple Of Examples Of How To Put Together A Bridesmaid Proposal Box
Now while you may already be buzzing with ideas on how to make your own bridesmaid proposal box, it never hurts to see a few examples.
So we've included 2 videos above featuring future brides putting together their own proposal boxes that you may find helpful.
As this may give you the final piece of inspiration you need on how to style your box, and how to place your gifts attractively inside it.
And with just a few decorative touches, like crinkle paper, filler, glitter, ribbons, and patterns, you can really make your box pop.
You can also find a wealth of ingenious ideas on Pinterest.
Just be careful not to sink down a Pinterest black hole and overload yourself with too many ideas to the point where you are not actually getting around to putting your own into practice!
Ready-made Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes
Bridesmaid proposal boxes take plenty of time, thought and effort to put together.
And let's face it, when you're planning your wedding you have a million and one other things to do.
So you could save yourself some time by buying a ready-made bridesmaid proposal box instead.
Now any gift box of items can be turned into a bridesmaid proposal by adding in your card with the question on it.
But you can also get boxes with a selection of items that are specifically designed for bridesmaid proposals.
And here are some of our favourites.
Homemade bridesmaid proposal boxes on Etsy
Etsy is a great marketplace for creative and crafty people to showcase and sell their individual designs.
And it's full of options for ready made bridesmaid proposal boxes.
For example, the one below by Little Flower Soap Co is a simple yet lovely way of popping the question to your friends.
As it contains a scented candle, which you can customise with the 'Will you be my bridesmaid?' question, plus some matches and bath salts.
And it comes in a really cute white box with a ribbon.
Or you could try the Rose Gold Bridesmaid Proposal Box By Mailbox Melodies.
This one comes in an attractive box and contains plenty of items, including a compact mirror, hair ties, sunglasses, a plastic champagne flute, lip balm, a foam rose, a can cooler, and a personalised card.
Quite the mix!
There's also a place for you to attach a photo to the underneath of the lid of the box, which is a nice touch.
And as well as the Rose Gold box, Mailbox Melodies have a few other themes to choose from, such as beach, floral, and adventure.
So you should be able to find one to suit each of your bridesmaids personalities here.
Ready made bridesmaid proposal boxes on Not On The High Street
Not On The High Street is another place to go to for custom gifts that you won't find in the shops.
And there are a few decent options for ready made bridesmaid proposal boxes on there too.
For instance, chocolate lovers will enjoy this simple gift box by Sweet Bella Gifts.
As it contains a good quality chocolate bar, a luxury chocolate stirrer that you use to make hot chocolate, a bridesmaid charm bracelet, and a 'Will you be my bridesmaid' card.
So perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
Or you could go for one that contains a small bottle of prosecco, like this one by Fora Creative.
And as well as the aforementioned drink, it also contains a bar of dark chocolate, a personalised notebook, some hair ties, and a hand-stamped charm bracelet.
The box looks fantastic too, and can be personalised with your message on the front.
And finally, for the real girly girls there is this cute box of skincare gifts by Hanson and Hopewell.
Which contains skin balm, natural cuticle oil, and a pink clay and rosewater infused soap bar.
So your bridesmaids will have no excuse for turning up to your wedding with nails that are less than sparkling with this gift box!
A fair trade bridesmaid proposal box
If you have a future bridesmaid that has a strong social conscience and cares deeply about the world around them, then this next bridesmaid proposal box would be ideal for them.
As it's made by a fair trade company called The Little Market, who are a non-profit organisation aimed at empowering women around the world.
So in this box you have a candle poured by women refugees in the United States, which has a 'Will you be my bridesmaid?' message on the glass.
Along with a heart shaped soap dish, handmade by wood carvers in Kenya.
And these both come packaged together in a really nice gift box.
So you can both please your bridesmaids and feel like you're doing your bit by purchasing this gift box.
The Boxfox pamper box
This final bridesmaid proposal box idea from Boxfox is the most expensive, so maybe not the one to go for if you're planning on having lots of bridesmaids.
But it's worth the extra outlay, as it's full of quality items.
And it's great for a bridesmaid that deserves to pamper themselves.
As it includes some high end bath salts, a scented candle, a face mask, pashmina cream, and a bar of dark chocolate.
And these come packaged in a lovely box with a black ribbon tied around it, which your potential bridesmaid will be sure to love.
With Boxfox you can also create your own custom gift boxes too.
As they have a wide selection of quality products you can include, and they give you a price for adding each separate item.
So you can then choose which items you want in your box while keeping a tally on how much it's going to cost.
Which is kind of like putting it together yourself, but without any of the hassle!
Selecting your bridesmaids and getting them to agree to take on the role is one of the most important things when you begin to plan your wedding.
As they'll look after you and help you, both in the build up to the wedding and on the big day itself.
So make a fuss of them when asking them to be your bridesmaid by doing so with a bridesmaid proposal box full of little gifts.
This way they will feel valued and appreciated.
And be fully committed to becoming the best bridesmaid they can be!
We hope our list of potential items has given you some ideas on what you'd like to include in your own proposal boxes.
And that some of the video examples has shown you how to decorate the boxes themselves so they look pretty and appealing.