I wanted a fun, creative way to ask my bridesmaids to be part of my wedding. I originally thought about photo books or framed photos and then decided that those would be time consuming, expensive and kinda lame. Taking each girl to lunch wasn’t an option, as one is in New Hampshire, one’s in St. Louis and I’m kinda broke.

I was impressed by the way Leslie at And Her Little Dog Too asked her bridesmaids to be in her wedding, using a Christmas ornament. Luckily, we got engaged just before one of my favorite holidays: Easter.

I gave each girl an Easter basket, with Reese’s Pieces eggs and a chocolate chick and

a little card!

For me, it was fun to watch the three girls’ faces who were given their Easter baskets in person. Everyone seemed to really like it. It was important for me to do this in a memorable — albeit inexpensive — way.

How did you propose to your bridesmaids?

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