Background on our Budget:
Before I get into the bridesmaid proposal I wanted to start this post with a little background. The theme of our wedding is BUDGET! Lol I am just one of those people who just can’t fathom spending tens of thousands of dollars on a “party”. I’m not hating on you if you do, I’ve had a blast at some extravagant weddings. But we just have priorities elsewhere when it comes to big purchases.
I feel like it’s a good idea to sit down when you start your wedding planning and determine what is important to you and your S.O. Is it to have the coolest venue? Or to have the best photos? Go on a Bad A$$ honeymoon? Rank those things and come up with your ultimate goal. You may be fortunate to get to do ALL of those things. But for us, when it came down to it, we just had one goal: We want to have all of our friends and family in one place. I feel like it’s the only time in our life we’ll get to do that. Well, your wedding and your funeral, but I won’t remember the funeral so I’m going for the wedding! Lol
So I continue to make posts about our wedding, keep in mind YES- there will be “better” things out there Ex: I could make an extravagant box with each of my bridesmaids names embroidered on everything. But, my goal isn’t to be the most extravagant or show you the cutest possible idea. My goal is to inspire you on ways to stay on a budget and still have a fun wedding process (because it’s a process, not just a day) so you can focus on whatever YOUR goal is.
Okay now onto the bridesmaid proposal….
I wanted to come up with a fun way to ask my girls to be my bridesmaids that wasn’t going to cost an arm and a leg. I first was thinking of doing something simple like initial necklaces with a note. But even then, it was $15 a necklace, and I have 6 girls, plus shipping… ughhh maybe not. So then I came up with this fun balloon idea and spent only $3.66/girl including shipping!
This is seriously so easy and self-explanatory but I’ll write it out anyways:
I decided to print my notes instead of handwriting them to save time (does it take anyone else a really long time to have a good handwriting?! lol) I first rolled up the questions as tight as possible, then stuffed them into the balloon before blowing it up. I tried to blow up the balloon to fit the 8×8 box as best as possible so it wouldn’t bounce around. Then, I taped the “pop the question” half sheet of paper with two pieces of tape on either side of the balloon so it would stay in place.
- Balloons: $0.15 (it was $8.99 for a 60 pack so I have a ton left over for a shower!)
- Boxes: $1.16 per box
- Shipping: $2.35 (average) per box
Total: $3.66/ bridesmaid or $21.96 total on the bridesmaid proposal
All the girls loved them! It was so fun because when you pop the balloon, the confetti flies everywhere. I don’t think anyone excepts a gift when they’re asked to be a bridesmaid, so although they had no “take home” from this, it was still a fun and memorable experience.
If you do this idea for your girls, tag me or message me! I’d love to see 🙂