We recently looked at gender-neutral bridal party proposals. Now let's look at one that celebrates the girly. Is it any wonder that the bride who brought us the manga engagement party created the Sailor Moon bridesmaid gift?
In the flurry of having to pick out every little detail for my wedding, I knew I wanted to put aside some time to make a special moment of asking my friends if they would accept the position of being my bridesmaid.
As important as things like linen colors, appetizer choices, and wedding dresses are, your bridesmaids are really the last line of defense against total meltdowns on your big day. I've run interference as a bridesmaid a few times, and already know that I will DEFINITELY need some linebackers. (Sports analogies, ugh, I know, sorry!) It was really, truly, hard to just pick four girls, so after sitting on it for three months, I finally got up the nerve to ask my ladies. I wanted to say thanks-in-advance and mark the day that I asked my friends to be bridesmaids with something special, so crafting a “proposal” gift sounded just about right.
I Googled some ideas online, and combined a few together, while adding a little Sailor Moon nerdiness to the design, since, yes, my wedding will have something to do with Sailor Moon!
Here's how I made my bridesmaid boxes…
- a personal letter
- a Sailor Senshi key chain
- a scroll of “bridesmaid's duties”
- information cards
- and a little bottle of bath salts
These are the new Sailor Moon keychains they just released for the 20th anniversary promotion in Japan. The tags say, “Fight for Love and Justice with me!”
The little cards pull out and explain their role, information on their dress, and an explanation of our wedding day. I added bubble scallops to these cards since I just happened to have the punch leftover from my last project.
Here are all the finished boxes:
The boxes didn't really take too long to make, and I'm happy I took the time to make them! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment!