Your whirlwind of a proposal has come and gone, and you find yourself busily preparing for the day you say “I do” with your special someone. You might’ve found your perfect match, but the question-popping isn’t over just yet. It’s time to turn to your trusty squad and utter those words all girls want to hear: “will you be my bridesmaid?”
An occasion as important (and tear-jerking) as this requires more than a simple question, however, so you’ll certainly want to step-it-up a notch. After all, it’s not every day that a friend is promoted to the highly-anticipated role of bridesmaid, nor is it every day that you get to ask.
A beautifully-designed and personalized card is on every bridesmaid’s wish list, but not just any card will do. Forget those lining the shelves of your local supermarket – it’s time to get creative and make your own! Thankfully, BeFunky’s Card Maker templates are here for you to create heartfelt cards for your bridesmaids within just a few clicks. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how!
Awesome “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Card Messages
First thing’s first: you’ll want a fun and meaningful message to write in your bridesmaid’s card. We recommend keeping it short and sweet (so as not to overwhelm them) and have rounded-up our favorite sayings for various bride tribe members below.
The Fashion-Savvy Friend
She’s the friend you always rely on for on-point style advice and who has the confidence to expertly pull off any trend she puts her mind to. She’ll be incredibly excited to become your bridesmaid, but her first question will of course be “what do I get to wear?” Embrace her fashion-loving attitude with a card that reads:
That ought to put any of her fashionista qualms to rest.
The Organized Friend
She’s the friend who always seems to have everything under control (even at tax time!). In fact, if it wasn’t for her, you probably would’ve forgotten to wish hundreds of people Happy Birthday by now or failed to get that assignment in on time. Let’s face it: you’d be a bit of a hot mess without her in your life, and now it’s time to let her know how you feel with a message like:
She’ll only be too happy to rise to the occasion (planner in-hand, of course!).
The Funny Friend
Through all of life’s ups and downs, she’s the one girl you can always rely on to make you laugh. And we’re not just talking about polite giggles either; we mean ‘laugh so hard you start to cry’ type stuff. Not only is she one of your best gal pals, but you also know her laidback personality and hilarious outlook on life is needed to make your big day a special one. After all, sometimes a great big belly laugh is the perfect cure for stress. She’ll love the following funny proposition:
If that doesn’t get a chuckle, then we don’t know what will!
The Childhood Friend
You’ve known this friend for as long as you can remember, and you’ve shared countless milestones together. Therefore, it only seems fitting that she’s by your side on your biggest day yet. She might’ve been expecting this proposition from the moment you got engaged, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it incredibly heartfelt and special. We recommend the following super sweet message:
One piece of advice though: keep the tissues on-hand!
The Sister (Who Is Also Your Friend)
Your closest friends might feel like family, but when it comes to your sister, it really is a special bond like no other. Despite stealing each other’s clothes, battling to use the bathroom first, and always trying to beat her at Monopoly, is there really anyone else you’d prefer by your side on your wedding day (other than your groom, of course)? Let her know with the following cute message:
We have a feeling mum and dad will be pretty proud too.
How To Create DIY Bridesmaid Cards
Now that you’ve got the perfect message in mind, it’s time to head to BeFunky's Card Maker to whip-up your own bridesmaid card. From here, you can browse through the categories to find your desired template design. For example, the one we selected is from the Mother’s Day category.
After selecting the perfect template, you’ll want to edit the existing text to reflect your own bridesmaid proposal. To do this, simply click on the text box you wish to alter. A Text Properties toolbar will appear, where you can change elements such as Font Family, Font Size, Spacing, Paragraph, Color, and more. You can also change what the text says by clicking on the text box and typing. Additionally, you can add new text by selecting the Text tab in the left-hand menu (the ‘T’ symbol) and clicking the Add Text button.
If your design template contains a photo (or several photos), then you might also want to customize these with your own chosen images (for example, ones featuring you and your friend). You can do this by clicking on the photo you want to swap, and an Image Properties toolbar appears. From here, you can click on Replace Image, allowing you to upload one from your very own files.
Once the most important features of your DIY bridesmaid card are in place, you might also want to insert some Design Elements to give it that extra wow-factor. BeFunky's Card Maker offers a variety of free graphics to use in your design - from symbols and lines, to frames, ribbons, shapes, and more! You’ll find them in the Design Elements tab in the menu on the left (the triangle symbol).
Want to change the color of an individual design element? Just click on the element you wish to alter and a Graphic Properties toolbar appears. Clicking on Color Overlay will bring up the Color Picker option, which lets you select a new color for your graphic. You can then change the Intensity of the color using the slider at the bottom.
Lastly, we also customized the background color of our template to give it a softer, blush pink color. To change the background color of your design, click on Background in the left menu (it’s the symbol with nine squares). You have the option of choosing a color preset or using the Color Picker to select any hue you wish! You can access the Color Picker by clicking on the rectangle next to Current Color.
One you’re completely happy with your bridesmaid card, it’s time to save it so you can soon get it printed and safely tucked-away in an envelope! Clicking Save in the top menu will let you save your design to a destination such as your computer or Dropbox. We also recommend the Save as Project option, as this will allow you to come back and edit your card template in the future should you need to (for example, to re-print or use as a template for additional bridesmaid proposals!).
Ta-da! Wasn’t that fun?
Head over to the Card Maker to create your unique DIY bridesmaid card today. After all, it’s time to pop the question and build your bride tribe! With your best ladies by your side, you’re going to have that Pinterest-inspired wedding you’ve always dreamed of.