How to spring that all-important question, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in a way that will match your beach-themed wedding? Why, with a box of sea-inspired gift items, pampering products, and treats! With inspiration from these examples we found, you can decorate and fill the boxes yourself for a truly personal touch. Or you can go for ready-to-give containers with a coordinated selection of gifts, including some that you can customize. Either way, your girls are going to be thrilled to open up these surprise boxes – and give you their giddy answer, “Yes!” (*this post contains affiliate links)
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“I Can’t Say ‘I Do’ Without You” Beach-themed Boxed Invite
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This jewelry kraft box made of recycled paper comes decorated with a band of lace, a mini knobby starfish, jute cord, and a wooden tag that reads “All you need is LOVE & the BEACH.” Inside is a personalized card printed on kraft paper, with a custom phrase followed by “Will you be my _________?” (choice of “bridesmaid” or “maid of honor”), accented by a shell.
DIY Scrapbook-style Bridesmaid Proposal Box
This find via Pinterest reminds us of those fun keepsake boxes holding souvenirs, knick-knacks, and mementos from an enjoyable beach outing. Recreate that playful vibe with your own selection of gift items. Then add scrapbook-style cards, labels, and stick-ons.
Personalized Bridesmaid Proposal Box – Tropical (*affiliate link from Amazon)
This personalized floral box lined with paper stuffing contains custom products handmade and personalized for each lady: a greeting card, chocolate, a can cooler, hair ties, lip balm, sunglasses, a personalized compact, sticker label for a mini shot glass, bottle opener, and gold photo corners to mount a special pic.
DIY “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Keepsake Box
For another DIY approach to a bridesmaid proposal box, check out this charmer from Bridal Guide. The post gives a simple how-to guide using wooden craft boxes (ex: unfinished cigar boxes from a craft store), paint in two colors of your choosing (used here: ivory and seafoam), adhesive letters for THE question, and satin varnish. To line the box, you can use vintage handkerchiefs. Then, fill it with beach-themed postcards or notecards, inspirational wedding photos, and paint chips personalized with sweet quotes and messages.
Converted Cigar Box
Discovered via Pinterest, this could be your peg for a more rustic, beachcomber-style bridesmaid proposal box. You could decoupage a free printable beach sign on the inside of a cigar box lid, then paint the rest in a matching distressed finish. For fillers, a mini bottle of bubbly with a glass and straws, beach pampering products, and the card “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Luxe Bridesmaid Gift Box
If you opt to buy, you could try this luxurious offering of Foxblossom. Their lovely curated selection includes a floral robe, a soy travel candle in your choice of fragrance, coconut milk bath soap, nail polish, Champagne Bubbles gummy candies, a compact mirror, and a hair tie, all color-coordinated in a linen gift box with a satin ribbon and personalized tag.
Bridesmaid Proposal Puzzle – Nautical Watercolour (*affiliate link from Amazon)
What about tucking this cute surprise into a DIY bridesmaid proposal box: a bag of puzzle pieces that form a watercolor beach scene – revealing the bridesmaid question! (Note: In this set of 5 puzzles, 4 are for bridesmaids, 1 is for the maid of honor.) For the rest of the box fillers, see our suggested ideas at the end of this post.
Bride & Co. Wedding Labels for Wine Bottle & Gift Box (Set of 8) – (*affiliate link from Amazon)
Similar to the proposal puzzle above, how cool would it be to “pop” the question via labels on mini bottles of champagne? Then include these among all the other goodies and treats in your proposal boxes? This set of 8 labels is stylishly designed for both bridesmaids (7 pcs.) and the maid of honor (1 pc.). They are waterproof, so printing won’t bleed or alter if placed in a fridge, freezer, or cooler. Plus, they are pre-cut, so just peel and press on – for bottles, as well as boxes and other packages.
What to Use as Fillers for a Beach-themed Bridesmaid Proposal Box
Aside from the many gift items, novelties, and treats in the examples above, here are 14 more ideas for fillers for your beach wedding bridesmaid box.
- Seashell trinket dishes for jewelry
- Shell photo card holders
- Packets of saltwater taffy
- Chocolates in the shape of seashells
- Signature snacks or treats from your wedding location
- Mini bottles of healthy coconut water
- Tubes of sunblock
- Bottles of after-sun body lotion
- Evian face spritzer
- Emery boards with beach designs
- Face towels with seashell embroidery
- Beach head scarves
- Shell earrings
- Bracelets with starfish, seahorse, or pearl charms
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