If you’re like me and have been pinning all things wedding on Pinterest since the beginning of time, then you’ve definitely seen all kinds of Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes. In this post I’ll show you what I bought, where I got it, and how I DIY my bridesmaid proposal boxes.
I went to 2 Dollar Trees, 2 Marshalls, 2 Michaels, a Party City, and a World Market to find the perfect box items for my “Bride Tribe”. I found the actual boxes at my local arts and crafts, Michael’s, store. These containers are intentionally used as photo/memory boxes but I thought it would be the perfect size for the bridesmaid box. I was so happy to find an affordable box ($2.49) that I almost didn’t even notice it had a place to write each bridesmaid’s names. So I checked that off my list and started searching for what I was going to put in it.
The next thing I needed was some kind of filling for the box. I looked at other craft stores and saw a bag this size was about $5 each. Luckily I remembered seeing this in the gift bag section at the Dollar Tree while looking for boxes. So I scored a bunch of these bags for a fraction of the price ($1.00 each). I found that two bags of this filling was just the right amount to fill the memory box.
Now for the fun stuff. You can find so many glasses, mugs, and pretty much anything you could want at Marshalls. I went there and found these awesome stemless wine glasses that came in a pack of 4 for only $9.99. They matched my theme perfectly because I had originally planned on getting my bridesmaids a wine bottle. If you’re looking for a great selection of mini wine bottles, World Market is the place to find them. Also, if you have someone in your bridal party that isn’t old enough to drink then I would go for a cute bottled lemonade.
I was not lying when I said Marshalls has everything. They have tons of great Thank You Cards and stationary. I dug through a bunch of their stationary and found these general ones that matched my motif exactly. Such a great find at a super affordable price ($3.99 for a 16 pack of cards with matching envelopes). Who doesn’t love a great deal?
Also, they have a pretty large beauty section and I discovered that they have top nail polish brands like OPI and Essie. I picked up a bunch of the OPI nail polishes in this light pink color to add to their boxes. Some other really cool ideas to add to proposal boxes are chocolates, nail files, hair ties, or make up bags.
Not a pro at calligraphy? Me neither! Here’s a little trick I used to get this Pinterest worthy writing for my bridesmaid cards. There are a ton of great calligraphy type fonts that you can download on your computer for free. Once I downloaded a font I liked, I placed the cards and envelopes on top of my computer screen and lightly traced over the words with a pencil. Once you have the general outline of the names and phrases, then all you have to do is fill it in.
I had so much fun putting these boxes together for all of my girls. This was my first wedding DIY and I’m so excited to share more as we get closer to the date. I hope you found this post helpful for all of my fellow brides!
With Love, Chelsea