One of the wedding responsibilities I was most excited about was making my bridesmaid proposal boxes. I couldn't wait to ask the ladies I'd chosen, and I wanted the gesture to a special one.
I don't have a decent photo of the handkerchiefs I used, so here's an image I found on another vintage wedding blog. I just love vintage handkerchiefs. They're just so gosh pretty. I know people don't realistically use handkerchiefs anymore but I just love the gesture.
I also included these darling, little lipstick matchbooks from Besame. For those of you who havent heard of them, Besame is a company that specializes in luxury vintage makeup. I have a few of their lipsticks and I absolutely adore them. I figured that the lipstick matches would really give the boxes a vintage look and also give the girls a chance to try one of my favorite brands. I'll probably end up buying their Red Velvet shade for my bridesmaids closer to the big day.
I also purchased this set of DIY mirror compacts. You essentially choose your own fabric, sew it onto the disks they provide you, and then hot glue it to the compact.
I used a vintage floral fabric and I love how they turned out.
Oh, and even though Jim claimed Victor as his groomsman, he's obviously got a VIP pass to all bridesmaid-related events. Yup, with this crew, I think I've chosen wisely. It's fair to say our wedding is going to be one I might actually enjoy.
Bridesmaid Box Contents
Faux Book Box (Set of 6) - Ebay
Leslie Knope Compliment Cards - Etsy
Besame Lipstick Matches - Sephora
Leather Bound Mini Shakespearean Plays
Maid of Honor Gift
Vintage Mother of Pearl Maple Leaf Earrings - Etsy