This is my first post. I just wanted to share how I will be asking my bridesmaids, since I am pleased with how it turned out! I wanted to give them something special for the money they will be spending to attend. Most of their husbands/bfs are groomsmen too, and my fiance isn't doing anything special to ask them.
I ended up assembling a box containing a funny luggage tag that says "be my senorita?", a 2 year pocket calendar with the dates marked along with special dates in their lives - birthdays, anniversaries, upcoming weddings etc. and phone numbers of the travel agent and the bridal party in a little note section the calendar has, a mini bottle of champagne and a starfish! It cost me about $20 per bridesmaid.
For the calendar I used a template on Microsoft Publisher but i followed the directions from this website: http://diyfrugalbrid...planner_24.html
I will attach my template as well.
Blank Calendar -- http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ($35)
Funny luggage tags -- http://www.amazon.co...taintor luggage ($63)
Mini Champagne ($20)
Pack of 6 starfish - ($9.99 @ Michael's - I used a 40% off = $6.00 total)
I can email pictures if anyone needs, since I know I can never open attachments.
Edited by gatortot, 01 October 2014 - 05:46 AM.