Popping The Question

You're engaged and excited. You want to dive straight into planning and ask your nearest and dearest to play special roles on your big day.

I scrolled the internet for months trying to think of ways to pop the question to family and friends!

My other half rushed straight in and asked his best friend to be his best man so unfortunately there was no grand gesture or personal touch to his actions! But he's was over the moon his best man said yes! All they've talked about his the stag do!


Parents Of The Bride
My mam - My mam was a single parent when I was growing up and although she's now married and I have a stepdad, I want my mam by my side on my wedding day, just like any other day in my life. She's really hard to buy for so I picked a few of her favourite things and done a little hamper for her. It included this candle which says ''will you walk me down the aisle?'' and I got her some of her favourite Lush products and some of her favourite chocolate and sweets. My step dad is also walking me down the aisle and I got him some beautiful silver cufflinks personalised with Father Of The Bride and wrote a personal letter asking if he'd do the me the honour as he's been a better dad than I could of ever imaged, even when he didn't need to be.



Bridesmaids and Maid Of Honour
I bought my bridesmaids and maid of honour a bottle of prosecco each and got some personalised tags saying ''name, will you be my bridesmaid/maid of honour'', a candle with the same text and some of their favourite chocolates. They all loved them and I thought it was a cute way of asking them.



Brother Of The Bride/Usher
Usher - I have one brother who I'm very close with. His wife is my maid of honour and his children are also part of the wedding party. I really wanted him to be involved in some way so we decided he would be an usher and help show guests to their seat, meet and greet on arrival and give out buttonholes etc. I got him a bottle of his favourite Jack Daniels and a personalised label to stick on the bottle which reads ''Chris, will you be our usher?''



Pageboys and Flower girl
I'm having my twin nephews as pageboys and my niece/goddaughter as flower girl however I really struggled finding something they'd like as a nice gift to ask them then I came across some cute boxes and thought the kids would love them! They open the box and pop a balloon, confetti goes everywhere and there's a little note inside asking them to do the job! They're so excited for the wedding and ''can't wait to dance''. I also got them some jar glasses with straws and they're personalised with their names and the role they're doing in the wedding party, they'll make cute little keep sakes.


If you have any quirky or sentimental ways of popping the question to the bridal party then I'd love to hear your ideas!

31 comments

  1. Looks like you're having a lot of fun planning your wedding! Personally I get really shy with grand gestures so I'd probably just casually drop it into a conversation about something completely different :P Luckily I won't have to worry about wedding planning for ages!

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    1. I shyed away from asking in person, dumped a gift bag on them and ran! lol

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  2. These are such creative ideas! And very sweet. I wasn't even asked to be my sister's maid of honour, she just assumed and gave me jobs haha! I suppose that's fine, I'm her only sister after all :)

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  3. These are lovely ideas! I hadnt thought about how I would ask yet. I really like the personalised Jack Daniels bottle!

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  4. Ohh soo cute especially the relation with your mum! I am so jelous because I wish could have that with my mum...and brother to for that matter! I can see how important this wedding is for you and I think its good that you seems to enjoying the planning so its like you are having your wedding everyday!❤️

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    1. Thank you so much. I really value my relationship with my family as we're a small unit now and didn't have the best relationships with each other when I was younger so I make every moment count now

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  5. What fun ideas. You can tell how long I've been married, because who knew there were even such things? I think I called my parents on the phone and casually said something. They kind of had an idea it was coming, although they were still super excited. Fun to remember back .. x

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    1. Aw I love simple things like that. Weddings these days come with a gift for everything! I need to draw a line lol

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  6. Omg.I love that you honoured your mum in that way. That is huge and I can speak for all mums who have to act as single mums or are single mums- that a gesture like that is beyond amazing.

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    1. She was so touched, a memory we will both cherish forever I'm sure

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  7. What a lovely way of asking them.. Who would say no to these cuties?? I got married xx years ago, and I just simply popped the question to them personally or thru phone.. If ever that we will renew our vows and get married again soon, I hope you won't mind if I borrow this concept, especially with the mugs..

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    1. Of course I wouldn't mind! Keep me updated if you ever do renew your vows! As you can tell, I love planning

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  8. These are such lovely little gifts to give people to ask them to be a part of your big day! I have to admit though, I'd probably be like your other half and rush straight into to telling everyone and asking them all haha! x

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    1. Thank you. Haha, he just couldn't wait and preferred the simple more traditional way

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  9. Jack Daniel with personalized label! OMG! Please tell me from where did you get it. I have to gift this to my husband on our anniversary. Loved this post :)

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    1. I got it on Ebay, I think it was only about £4 or so. They do lots of different ones to fit various bottles. Super cool

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  11. What a fantastic idea to have personalised labels! They look really good and make a huge difference. Everyone want to feel special in such a special event, don't they? It takes a bit of time and creativity but it surely is worth it!

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  12. First of all, many Congratulations gal! All these personalized gifts are super cute and what a beautiful gesture to make loved ones special!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words and well wishes

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  13. Many congratulations for your wedding! You have done some really good research and it shows in your preparation. Loved all these cute ideas for popping the question to friends and family, they'D surely feel so much love and care.

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    1. Ahhh that's so nice to read, thank you for your lovely words

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  14. These are such lovely ideas, my other half just got asked to be man of honour at a long time friend's wedding and she made him a box with a mini bottle of his favourite whisky, his favourite sweets from South Africa (where she lives) and a lovely poems style letter asking him...oh and a puzzle of a photo of the two of them. It was absolutely lovely!

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    1. That sounds beautiful Kim, a really nice and personal idea. Very unique!

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  15. These are cute gift ideas for friends and relatives in wedding. As friends and relatives play a important role in wedding this is a lovely surprise for them as a token of wedding's return gift. Poetic styled letters on mason jars are so beautiful.

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  16. All these gift ideas are totally new to me. And I really do like that custom message for "Usher" on Jack Daniels bottle. Moreover these gifts ideas and popping questions on the wedding event is something we don't do it here in our country. So I can't really share my personal experience on it but I really like the idea and experience you have shared here on this article. THanks

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  17. I love these personalised gestures, especially the candle for mothers, it makes them feel more part of the day and something that they will be able to cherish forever.

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