Wedding Wednesday: How I asked my bridesmaids!

When it rains in Charleston, it FLOODS.  Downtown, that is. 

My morning started off at 7:45am, trucking it through knee high rain puddles.  Picked up coffee for an important meeting.  Delivered coffee.  Soaked.  I literally walked through almost knee high water as I crossed the road.  I need rain boots.  They could’ve come in major handy this morning.  At least I didn’t get sprayed by a car speeding through a puddle.  Hey– I’m awake now!!

Sorry you didn’t see a post from me yesterday.  I didn’t get home last night until after 10pm and my bed was calling my name.

Anyway…  today I get to share with you all how I asked my bridesmaids! 

I’ve been searching for the perfect way to ask my maids since I got engaged in November.  I knew I didn’t want to just send a card, but I wanted to send something that would be easy to mail and something really cute, to set the tone for a super fun year with my bridal party.

ο»ΏOne idea that kept catching my eye was this:

But sending a wine bottle in the mail kind of made me nervous -although it would’ve been really neat!  Can you imagine receiving a bottle of wine in the mail, unexpected?  It would be a sweet keepsake, too.  But, not so easy to mail – fragile, heavy, etc.  I kept looking for more ideas.

I noticed a photo of monogrammed seersucker koozies on Pinterest, which I obviously pinned because, well, what southern girl wouldn’t?  Seersucker, yes.  Monogrammed, major yes. And we all have WAY too many koozies than we know what to do with, but always kindly welcome another to the stock. 

I then realized that koozies absolutely flow with the cute poem that was placed on the wine bottles.  I searched Etsy for the perfect shop that carried them and found The Monogrammed Monkey.  Tanner, the owner of the shop, is such a doll and did an amazing job on my order.

I took this photo the day I received them in the mail.

…and then put my personal touches on each one.

I used a thick cardboard paper, white computer paper, and pink tulle that I purchased from Michaels.

I was so happy to have found a cute gift that was easy to place into a big envelope and stick in the mail.  I also wrote each bridesmaid a personal note on my stationary to include with the koozie. 

The girls received them this past weekend and LOVED them!  I ordered myself one, too.  I mean, how could I not?  They are the cutest things.  I’ll be rocking mine all summer long on boat and beach days.

Xo-M

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  1. June 6, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    SUCH a sweet idea! love everything about your sweet gift.

    xoxo

  2. June 6, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    That is such a cute idea!! I absolutely love those koozies and may have to order one for myself for my summer in Charleston! I hope the rain stops soon! My plans of going downtown today have been put to a halt!

  3. June 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Perfect! Love it Megan πŸ™‚ this is an adorable way to ask them!!

  4. June 6, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    Oh, I LOVE those! How clever are you, and yes, every southern girl would love to own one! That is adorable. I'm keeping this in mind for Christmas presents minues the cute poem.

  5. June 6, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    I love this! So original and absolutely adorable!!!! I totally want one of those koozies! HAHA

  6. June 6, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    These are absolutely adorable – LOVE THEM!

  7. June 6, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    Oh I love it!! So original and not to mention ADORABLE! Happy Wednesday!

  8. June 6, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    These are beyond adorable! I actually just wrapped up my "Will you" DIYs for my wedding. Love doing cute stuff for my favorite ladies!

  9. June 6, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    These are too cute! I want to order one for myself πŸ™‚ Such a good idea!

  10. June 6, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    That is such a sweet, thoughtful, original idea! I may just have to borrow it one day! πŸ˜‰

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  11. June 6, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    These are awesome, what a great idea!!

  12. June 6, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    What a great idea. I'm definitely wanting one now!!

  13. June 6, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Such a cute idea! Who wouldn't love a monogrammed seersucker koozie?!?

  14. June 6, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Ah! So excited for the coming year and getting to celebrate you and Brandon. I love that each koozie is different and match our personalities. This is going to be a wonderful year!

  15. June 6, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Ah! So excited for this coming year and getting to celebrate you and Brandon. I love that each koozie is different and fit our personalities. This year is going to be wonderful!

  16. June 6, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    These are so adorable! I must remember to do this whenever I get married. But just might have to buy myself one now.

  17. June 6, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Love this idea and the koozies are some of the cutest I've seen. I def want one for myself now!

  18. June 6, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    What an adorable idea!

  19. June 6, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    So cute!! What a great way to ask your Bridesmaids… I think you could've pulled off the wine thing, too (give it to them in person, if you can– another excuse to go to lunch/dinner, lol) — but this way seems a little more personal & it's something they'll get to keep for a long time!!

  20. June 6, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Oh- PS, I was invited to be a Bridesmaid, and the Bride & Groom ended up eloping!! ha ha… Welp, I knew her well enough not to expect anything different! lol

  21. June 7, 2012 / 1:37 am

    Such a cute idea! What a wonderful way of asking each friend! I have to check out her store because I am loving those koozies!

  22. June 7, 2012 / 1:59 am

    Thats just about the cutest way to ask… love the coozies! You're right about never having enough of them :).

  23. June 7, 2012 / 2:15 am

    This is soooo cute! I love all your wedding wednesday posts!

  24. June 7, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    What an adorable idea! Love it!

  25. June 7, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Love how creative you are πŸ™‚ Love my koozie & I love YOU

  26. June 7, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Cute koozies!! No one caught the typo on the wine bottle tag? *hint..second line. ooo it's bothering me lol

  27. June 7, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    I simply adore this idea! So cute and creative, but also SO personal and sweet. It shows how much you love them. Such a fantastic way to ask them to be a part of your wedding πŸ™‚

  28. June 8, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    ummm this could be THE cutest thing EVER!
    love!

  29. June 11, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Suppppper cute idea. Love it!! I have one of these and its probably a favorite of mine.

  30. June 15, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Those coozies are THE cutest. I can't imagine anyone could possibly turn down that offer!

  31. June 19, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    well these are just the cutest things I have ever seen. Must get immed. πŸ˜‰ cute cute CUTE!

  32. July 8, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    I just asked my bridesmaids last month. I wish I would have seen this idea. Your koosies turned out beautifully!

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