What to Put in a Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid Proposal Box

Wondering what to put in a bridesmaid proposal box? What about a maid of honor proposal box? I have so many ideas for you!

Bridesmaid proposal ideas and bridesmaid gifts in a box

Saying yes to a sweet proposal: check. Handpicking the bridal party: check. Asking the “will you be our flower girl?” question: future check. Now, how to ask my dearest friends and family to be part of one of the most special days of my life?

When I was trying to figure out how to propose to bridesmaids, I Googled and Googled, “what to put in a bridesmaid proposal box” and “how to ask your bridesmaids.” I looked through so many Pinterest posts of other brides proposing to their bridal parties.

I proposed to my sister, Janice, at an engagement party my parents hosted for my fiancé and at their home in Florida. Here she is with her will you be my maid of honor box.
I proposed to my sister, Janice, at an engagement party my parents hosted for my fiancé and at their home in Florida. Here she is with her will you be my maid of honor box.

I saw pre-made be-my-bridesmaid ideas aplenty on Etsy, but I love to craft (and I think bridesmaids love handmaid gifts!) so DIY boxes seemed like the perfect way to go.

I’m sharing with you how I created will-you-be-my-bridesmaid gift ideas that are unique to each of my bridesmaids—and how I did so on a budget! Yup, it was my turn to propose!

If you’re wondering what to put in a bridesmaid box or a maid of honor box, including maid of honor proposal ideas, read on! I mainly shopped at Amazon, Michael’s, and Dollar Tree for the contents of each bridesmaid gift box.

I’m sharing all the links below so you can make your own bespoke bridesmaid proposal boxes and maid of honor proposal box super easily! Now, find out the top things to put in bridesmaid boxes.

As a bride to be, I’m very budget minded. So I’m sharing how I created these DIY would-you-be-my-bridesmaid proposal boxes for less than $40 each. Ready to find out what to put in a bridesmaid proposal box?

What to Put in a Bridesmaid Box & Maid of Honor Box

What to put in a bridesmaid proposal box

Wondering what to put in a bridesmaid proposal box? I decided not to make all the DIY bridesmaid gifts the same because my girls have very different personalities and interests.

However, I started with the same base for each box because some of the items I found are just too cute not to include! I also recommend put a personal message in each box.

After all, these are your closest friends who you’re asking for help with wedding planning!

Here’s what every box included:

Memory boxes

I’d been eyeing these boxes long before I was engaged, and I thought they would make the perfect canvas for each bridesmaid proposal box. I really love that there’s a slot on the front of each box in which to write each bridesmaid’s name.

Proposal stickers

When I was hunting for DIY bridesmaid proposal ideas, I found these bridesmaid and maid of honor stickers. They’re meant to be slapped onto wine bottles, but I thought they worked perfectly adhered to the inner lid of the memory boxes.

Tie-the-knot bracelets

These bracelets are so pretty and come in silver, gold, and rose gold. Each one has a pendant engraved with each bridesmaid’s first initial.

Diamond lip gloss

I was so excited when I found these. They were the perfect addition to each will-you-be-my-bridesmaid gift set. I also think these diamond cosmetic jars are adorable. You could put anything from gloss to candy in them!

Diamond ring confetti

I’d purchased diamond ring party toothpicks for our engagement party (check out my post on how to have an engagement party on a budget). I set a few aside before the party and removed the toothpicks so I could add oversized confetti to the boxes.

Ring Pops, Hershey’s Kisses, and Hershey’s Hugs

I had put together engagement favors made with Ring Pops, Hershey’s Kisses, and Hershey’s Hugs for our engagement party. I made extra so I could add candy to the bridesmaid proposal boxes.

Bridesmaid proposal box filled with goodies

Personalizing the gifts

I decided to put a personalized gift in each box that’s unique to the friend, plus a little something extra in the maid of honor proposal box. Here’s what I decided on.

Hopefully this will help with your bridesmaid proposal box ideas and to help you figure out what to put in a matron of honor proposal box.

Deborah is the only bridesmaid I didn\'t get to propose to in person! She lives in North Carolina, so I mailed her box to her.
Deborah is the only bridesmaid I didn’t get to propose to in person! She lives in North Carolina, so I mailed her box to her.

Mini sparkling wine and paper straws

My original idea was to put mini bottles of alcohol in each of the bridesmaid proposal boxes.

But my sister doesn’t drink, and my friend Diana likes tea more than wine. Deborah loves wine, but she wasn’t able to attend our engagement party, and worried about shipping a glass bottle.

So only a couple of the girls ended up getting a bottle of bubbly! I picked mine up at a local liquor store, but you can get mini sparkling bottles online, like these adorable Francis Ford Coppola Mini Blanc de Blancs. I added paper straws for pizzazz.

I also put a mini bottle in Tara’s female groomsman proposal box!

Stemless wine glass

The next best thing to sparkling wine? An indestructible, on-the-go wine glass. I know that Deborah loves evening get togethers with girlfriends and wine, so I thought this was perfect for her.

I proposed to my friend Diana (my college roommate) while visiting her this summer in Chicago.
I proposed to my friend Diana (my college roommate) while visiting her this summer in Chicago.

Tea

I wanted to tie in a celebration beverage to each of the boxes.

Pukka tea has personal meaning to Diana and I, since she was the one to introduce me to this British company years ago. She used to bring it back from her trips abroad for me, long before it was easily available in our own country!

For Janice, I chose a tea with a “balance” theme. One of Janice’s choice exercises is yoga, and I figured a tea that could help bring additional center to her life would be appreciated.

Bridesmaid proposal box with assortment of items

Coffee

My future sister-in-law, Sara, is more of a coffee than tea drinker so I included caramel-flavored Starbucks ground coffee in her box.

Mug

What better to pair with coffee or tea than an adorable mug? I chose a mug that says “Shine” for Sara. The mug matches one that we got for her husband, Frank, as one of his groomsmen proposal ideas.

Bridesmaid box with goodies inside

Journal

Because Janice traveled to attend both of our engagement parties, I wanted to add an additional gift to her maid of honor gift box as a sign of appreciation. I love that products from Global Goods are handmade by women who are working in sustainable jobs.

And I figured that as maid of honor, she may find a journal useful!

Bath bomb

Mande is a fan of bath bombs (and I think the mermaid tail is cute), so I added one to her bridesmaid proposal box.

More bridesmaid gift ideas

Want even more ideas for what to add to a bridesmaid proposal box? Here are additional ideas for what to add to your boxes to pop the question to your future bridesmaids:

I proposed to my friend Amandah (\"Mande\") at an engagement party my fiancé and I had at our home in New Jersey
I proposed to my friend Amandah (“Mande”) at an engagement party my fiancé and I had at our home in New Jersey

All in all, I spent an average of about $37 per each bridesmaid proposal gift. And I got to repurpose the leftover diamond ring party picks, paper straws, and engagement favors from our engagement party!

Where to buy bridesmaid box supplies

Here are the supplies I bought to make each bridesmaid proposal box super special and personalized:

*If you’d like to do all your shopping in one place, here are similar items I found on Amazon:

We proposed to Sara and Frank (my future sister- and brother-in-law) on Christmas Day
We proposed to Sara and Frank (my future sister- and brother-in-law) on Christmas Day

Each of my girls really liked their DIY bridesmaid gifts. Also check out how the will-you-be-my-best-man giftgroomsmen proposal ideas, and female groomsman proposal box that we put together for Lawrence’s friends. 

bridesmaid gift box

Bottom line

Making a thoughtful bridesmaid proposal box takes some effort, but you can put together a meaningful box for less than $40.

More wedding planning ideas

If you found this post on creating a bridesmaid proposal box useful, you will also like:

Wondering what to put in a bridesmaid box? What about a maid of honor box? If you're looking for cute ways to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding, I have lots of bridesmaid proposal box ideas for you!

I’d love to hear from you! What did you put or receive in a bridesmaid proposal box or a maid of honor proposal box? What ideas do you have to make a bridesmaid invitation box super unique? What else do you consider the perfect bridesmaid gift?

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