Jade's lockdown bridesmaid proposal party 13.06.20

 I have a very special feature for you today in the form on a real life bridesmaid proposal party! I've wanted to feature real life wedding events on here for a while now and I couldn't be happier to be kicking off this new chapter for The Thrifty Bride with this beautiful bridesmaid proposal party from Jade. Enjoy!

"I originally planned to have my bridesmaids proposal party in a gorgeous pink cafe and have bottomless prosecco brunch. That was the beginning of April, but then lockdown hit so my plans had to change. We have also been affected financially due to my partner being made redundant so I thought I'd throw a socially distanced garden party and save some money by decorating myself.

I am getting married next July and have 3 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls. I made my own gift bags which had a 'bridesmaid survival kit' that I assembled myself with things like candles, a face mask, mojito, jewellery, a sign for their dress hangers etc. Each one was personalised with a card and a photo of us and I did one for my Mum too. There was a different pack for the kids and adults. The contents were a mixture of stuff from notonthehighatreet.com, IKEA, Amazon and Home Bargains.

The colour theme was blush pink, red and rose gold. I used old mis-matched jars/vases for roses I bought from the supermarket which helped make them look more pretty. I wanted it to feel as much like it had been set up by a party planner but without the cost. 

Instead of having to pay for brunch, I saved money by having a cake made by a local baker and buying pink things from the supermarket and arranged them in pretty platters/jars I had lying around the house. I had a go at making my own ice cubes that had strawberries and rose petals in them which turned out pretty well and were super cheap to do. I've also been learning how to do calligraphy as well so I wrote everything myself like the cards for my flower girls/Mum, the 'Will you be my...' sign and labels for the gift bags.

I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and was really happy with how it turned out. It did rain but thankfully I had a marquee up and it didn't dampen our spirits. 

There was lots of fun, laughter and a few happy tears too. Even though I was gutted my original plans had to be cancelled, I'm glad it turned out this way as it was more personal and saved some pennies too."

Wow I can't believe how beautiful Jade's bridesmaid proposal party looks. Those ice-cubes look amazing and that cake is gorgeous! I love that Jade still managed to have a wonderful day despite everything going on around weddings right now. Doesn't it just feel you with so much hope? Us brides are willing to do anything to show we can still have a fabulous wedding! 

This proposal turned out to be such a fun and personal way to spend time with your bridesmaids and build up some of that excitement together ready for the big day.

You know that over on The Thrifty Bride I like to keep things all about those beautiful small budget weddings and showing other small budget brides out there that it's more than possible to have a beautiful wedding day on a small budget. That's why I love how personal and fun this bridesmaid proposal turned out to be, while saving Jade a few pennies too!

If you would like to feature on the blog I accept any wedding related event as long as it's small budget! Just drop me an email at thriftybrideblog@gmail.com to discuss it more.

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