It’s engagement season! With the Valentine’s Day approaching, and the season to put a ring on it heating up, there is a new batch of brides-to-be popping up. First thing on our brides’ minds is usually which of her beloved friends will be bridesmaids. Having a difficult time finding a fun way to ask your bridesmaids? We’ve already covered what to consider when choosing your bridal party so we’re moving on to the big ask. The fabulous duo behind Darling Creative Co. teamed up with us to show you 3 DIYs that are guaranteed to leave a lasting memory with your bridesmaids. You can check out the original post on Huffington Post here.

1. Pamper your bridesmaids with an exfoliating sugar scrub.

Brideside Bridesmaid Ask DIY Sugar Scrub

Photo credit: Sweet Lady Jane Photography

You can make this in different scents on theme with your wedding season or bridesmaid’s personality. We made a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub because we can’t get enough this season and it’s great for exfoliating. Add a gold glitter dipped spoon for an extra glam touch.Brideside-HP-9

Photo credit: Sweet Lady Jane Photography

Supply List:
Sealable glass jar
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup almond oil

Extra touches

Glitter Pen
Cute note


1. In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon
2. Slowly pour in the Almond Oil and stir until well blended. If scrub is too dry, feel free to add more, but you don’t want the mixture to be runny, just wet
3. Add scrub to jar and cover

4. Add your favorite extra touches to spruce up the jar


2. Adorn your bridesmaid with a personalized hammer necklace

Treat your bridesmaids to a fun keepsake like this engraved necklace. They will think of you and the moment you asked them to be in your bridal party every time they wear it. Not into making this yourself? We have darling initial necklaces by K.Amato that work perfectly like this one or this one.

Brideside Asks Bridesmaid DIY personalized necklace

Photo credit: Sweet Lady Jane Photography

Supply List:
Jeweler’s Bench Block
Letter + number punch stamps
Needle nose pliers
Painters tape
Black permanent marker
Rubbing alcohol
Circle stamping blanks
Jump rings
Necklace clasp
Gold necklace chain

1. Use the painters tape to secure your stamping blank to the metal block
2. Choose the metal punch stamps that will make up your name/phrase/initials
3. Starting with your middle character, hold your stamp where you want it on your blank and use your hammer to do one light tap on the punch stamp, followed by a second harder one. Continue same process with remaining letters on each side to ensure your design is centered
4. To darken letters use black marker and color over each letter
5. Put some rubbing alcohol on a cloth and wipe over letters
6. Add a jump ring to top of your new charm
7. Measure how much length you want for chain and cut off remainder
8. Add your newly stamped charm
9. With needle nose pliers pull apart jump rings and add to each end of chain
10. Finally, add clasp to one end for necklace closure

3. Polish her wardrobe with a bridesmaid dress hanger

This chic and super easy DIY is the perfect gift to spice up your bridesmaid’s closet before and after the wedding. Keep their dresses looking sharp while setting the perfect scene for those “getting ready” pictures before the wedding. A personalized note and velvet ribbon are perfect personal touches.

Brideside ask bridesmaids DIY hanger

Photo credit: Sweet Lady Jane Photography

Supply List:
Wooden Hanger
Matte Mod Podge glue
Patterned Paper like wrapping paper or wall paper
Paint Brush
Exacto Knife
Velvet Ribbon
1. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge with your paint brush or sponge brush
2. Apply paper to surface with Mod Podge on it and smooth our air bubbles using a credit card
3. After letting it dry for about 15 minutes, flip the hanger over and using your exactly cut along the edges of the hanger and trim any access
4.Turn hanger back over, clean up edges and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface and let it try
5. Cut ribbon and tie a sweet bow on the neck of the hanger

What fun ways did you ask your bridesmaids? Add your advice in the comments below!