Last you heard,Â I was making the tough decision of deciding how many bridesmaids I should have, 2 or 11.Â Â Well, we (my fiance and I) decided on all 11, and we’re sticking to it and very happy with our decision.
I wanted to ask my bridesmaids in a special way, and found so much inspiration on wedding blogs Â it was hard to choose.Â Â But when I stumbled upon a fantastic postÂ about Elise’sÂ Envelope Pockets, I knew I wanted to do the same, but different :).Â Again, I am so thankful that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel but rather just refurbish it to suit my ownÂ taste.Â Thank goodness for wedding blogs!
The front of the Envelope Pockets.Â It looks like I have a pretty equal showing of blondes and brunettes!
Using the instructions from Elise,Â I made the Envelope Pockets (in gold) with such ease that I am contemplating using them for my own wedding invitations.Â I used most of the same categories, but changed the content to apply to my wedding.Â Then as you will see I labeled the silver information cards vertically on the side, instead of horizontally on the top, and cut the cards with an exact-o-knife so that the bridesmaids could read all categories when they opened up their envelopes.Â Finally, I regressed to grade school and made cut-outs of the girls and their respective hairstyles and pasted that on the front, asking them to be my bridesmaids with a silver marker.Â Â Â In inserted the envelope pockets into a larger silver envelope and voila, a complete package!Â 7/11 girls have received my cards and responded with a resounding “yes!”Â Let’s hope the last 4 do too :)
The inside of the Envelope Pockets
The outer envelope with labels from Paper Source.
How are you planning to ask your ladies to be your bridesmaids?