Are you hoping to give the most unique bridesmaid proposals 2021 has to offer? Good! Want non-cheesy bridesmaid proposal ideas? Excellent. You’re in the right place. :) Read on to find out more + subscribe now for the latest.
Bridesmaid proposal box gifts or individual presents are a fun way to ask bridal party attendants to be in your wedding. Sure, you can just ask, but giving a gift is 100x more fun. :)
And perhaps if you’re been planning your wedding (or, in the case of last year’s wedding season, postponing and planning again) for a while, chances are you’ve seen the same ol’ be my bridesmaid ideas over and over again. It’s time for non-traditional bridesmaid proposal ideas to get in the spotlight!
There’s nothing wrong with asking bridesmaids to be in your wedding with a traditional gift (e.g. bridesmaid gift boxes with robes, these earrings, or this), but we knew 2021 could bring something different to the pop the question scene.
In this post, we’re sharing fun, non-traditional bridesmaid proposal ideas 2021 has to offer so your wedding party attendants give you a resounding YES! and agree to be a part of all the fun, even the puffy bows or awkward photos… for a few hours anyway. :)
From unique bridesmaid proposals that aren’t cheesy to some ideas you’ve seen but are new-and-improved, we’re bringing you the best-of-the-best, ’cause that’s what we do here.
Unique Ideas for Bridesmaid Proposals 2021
Let’s kick off the list with one of the most unique ideas for bridesmaid proposals: vintage-styled hotel keychains! Ooh, I’m adding these to my own wishlist.
1. Vintage Motel Keychain
This vintage-inspired motel keychain is personalized with your bridesmaid’s name. I want one of these just because. Okay, okay, it helps that the hot pink one (my fave color) says ‘Emma’. l;) Be sure to include a small card (like this from the same shop!) and mail it to your soon-to-be bridal party attendants. So cute! By PetalandPaperie.
2. Sock It To Me
For $10, you can give a pair of comfy grippy socks with ‘Team Bride’ on the bottom. This idea scores extra points for being inexpensive and totally re-usable. By BlissfulSocks.
3. POP the Question
This is a unique bridesmaid proposal box: open it up to reveal a 3D ring cut-out inside! This one caught our eye because it is a deliverable gift that really asks: be my bridesmaid? See it here.
4. Say It With Confetti
Be my bridesmaid? The question is revealed inside this pop-tube of confetti. Great for festive surprises! By TickledGiftCo.
5. Bake Up Some Cookies
Send cookies, one of the most non-traditional bridesmaid proposal ideas 2021 has to offer because, cookies! Don’t even bother baking them yourself when you can get these, which look beautiful all packaged and ready-to-send. And eat. By SplitRockCreations.
6. Wrap It Up
Give hair tie favors, probably the most functional of these unique bridesmaid proposal ideas. I mean, who doesn’t need more hair ties?! I don’t even know what happens to all of the ones I buy! By ShopThreeGirls.
7. Message In A Bottle
Send a sweet rolled-up message in a bottle thanks to the lovely XOXOKristen. Wait til you see how cute the mini message is! Preview it here.
If you’re looking for a bridesmaid proposal that is rustic in style, you’ll love this bracelet! It is handcrafted by SwankyCrafts.
If you prefer another style, we’re also smitten with this Will You BEE My Bridesmaid bracelet by BIJOUXbyMeg. It’s perfect for a honey bee themed wedding. :)
9. I Can’t Say I Do Without You Necklace
A necklace she can wear every day: awesome idea! These non-traditional bridesmaid proposals 2021 are trending like crazy; people love gifts they can wear all the time that don’t necessarily scream ‘bridesmaid’. By WanderAndLustJewelry.
10. Champagne Tumbler + Pop The Question Necklace
This bridesmaid proposal box includes two gifts in one, all packed inside a darling bridesmaid gift box. By PetalandPaperie.
You can also buy the necklace individually instead. It’s quite an affordable option they’ll love!
11. Secret Message Makeup Bag
These unique bridesmaid proposal bags are great for storing her fave makeup and feature her name on the front. Inside, a message is revealed in the liner: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Cute gift idea for anyone! By TheGiftStudioCompany.
12. Ring Candy Box
Who doesn’t love this iconic ring candy? You can send a small box with a cute sticker to pop the question — complete with a candy inside. By BonChicWedding.
13. Bath Bomb
Say it with a bath fizzy! Love this simple, affordable + unique bridesmaid proposal ideas. By PopFizzDesignsCo.
An ornament makes a thoughtful idea any time of year, but especially during the fall and winter months. These ornaments are hand-painted beautifully by HBLetteringCo.
15. Say It With Rosé
Or champagne! Give a bottle of her favorite beverage and add this sweet acrylic tag to it, which reads either, “Be My Bridesmaid” or “Be My Maid of Honor”. I especially like how this acrylic tag looks with the pretty pink bottle of rosé wine; you can get similar bottles here. By ThreeTwo1.
16. Scratch-Off Proposal Card
Send a card! This cute scratch-off card reveals the big question in a very sweet way. By DesigningMoments.
Be my bridesmaid balloons are popping up as a trend this year! If you’re looking for non-traditional bridesmaid proposal ideas, you’ll really love these by JustSimplyL.
18. Say It With Coffee
Send a surprise message — written inside the mug! — along with a decorative box! Beautiful and unique bridesmaid proposals by StyleDahlia.
Give the gift of wildflowers thanks to these plantable seed cards! This flower bridesmaid proposal is one of my favorite ideas. They’re a perfect eco-friendly wedding idea. By SeedWeddingFavors.
20. Be My Bridesmaid Scrunchies
Love these colorful scrunchies, one of the most trending and unique bridesmaid proposal ideas 2021 has to offer. By CheriArome.
21. Spa Box
Who doesn’t love a spa box?! This is such a pretty, well-designed box of spa goods including a full-size bar of soap, a natural clay face mask, lip balm, and a mini bath bomb. The sticker on top can ask if they’ll be your bridesmaid or maid of honor. Cute! By KitschandFancy.
Give a plant bridesmaid proposal! This has to be one of the most non-traditional bridesmaid proposals on this list and we’re looooooving it. There are three options here from which to choose.
This succulent proposal gift is a great idea for bridal party attendants who love plants! And succulents are notoriously easy to take care of. By Natural Succulents.
Or this small, but sweet, succulent gift box for your bridesmaids custom-made by Succulent Gift Shop.
And “I ‘plant’ get married without you!” So sweet! By Rally and Roots.
22. Jewelry Box
This travel jewelry box can be left empty to fill with her own faves, or add a pair of earrings or a small bracelet inside as an additional surprise! It comes with a small tag to pop the question. By ConfettiMommaParty.
23. I Choose You
Love this mini-bottle! By KseniyaRevta.
24. Candle Mini-Box
A candle and soothing lip balm all-wrapped-up in a pretty box makes a unique bridesmaid proposal idea for your BFFs. By GraceBloomCo.
There you have it for the bridesmaid proposal gifts! Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions.
How to Give Bridesmaid Proposal
You can give your bridesmaid proposal in-person or via snail mail. All of these gifts can be shipped directly to your recipient, so feel free to do it if that will save you some time. And who doesn’t love a little surprise in the mail? If giving bridesmaid proposals in person, that works, too! Simply have the gifts delivered to you and then hand them out at a time or place of your choosing.
When To Ask Bridesmaids
When should you ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding? Anytime you’d like! Most brides ask their bridal party attendants as soon as they have a wedding date set.
Which of these is your favorite way to pop the question to bridesmaids? Tell us in the comment box below!
Happy Bridesmaid Proposing!
P.S. You’ll also love: Pinatas to Pop The Question and Candles for Your Bridesmaids.
P.S.S. Want to just send a card? Sometimes, those are the most appreciated bridesmaid proposal ideas, especially if you include a heartfelt, handwritten message inside. See: Be My Bridesmaid Card Ideas.