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12 Non-Lame Ways to Ask Someone to be Your Bridesmaid

There comes a time in every millennial’s life when she will start receiving mail again. Remember what it was like to receive something other than bills in your mailbox? Ever since we all went paperless we find almost no reason to check our mail, because anything exciting will come in a box to your door or doorman.

Yet, somewhere in your twenties things change. Somewhere in this decade, and the next, you or your friends start getting engaged (and most likely all at once).

Suddenly your mail is filled with save-the-dates for bridal showers, engagement parties, bachelorette parties, thank-God-I’m-not-single-anymore-and-didn’t-disappoint-my-parents parties, and the wedding itself. For some girls, this also means getting the prized “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” invitations.

These used to come just by simply asking, or – if you were really lucky – on fancy stationery. Now, the competition is at its peak, and these are some of my favorite contenders (take note, friends):

1. The Survival Kit

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Sonya Matejko

Sonya Matejko

Sonya Matejko is a blogger and freelance writer who is vibrantly falling in love with life in Miami and around the world. Her writing is featured on a variety of high-profile platforms and niche blogs. Her most popular article has been shared nearly half a million times on Facebook alone. Sonya writes about the dating world as well as traveling the world. She founded her blog www.singlestrides.com as a home for hopeless romantics and wanderlusts. She believes passionately in love even if she hasn’t quite gotten it right just yet. Sonya steals lunch breaks and midnights to do all of this, on the side of her full-time advertising career, with the simple yet powerful goal of inspiring others to believe in love and to believe in themselves.

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