So, now that you have got engaged, I am sure you would have thought about who you want to be your maid of honor. If it's your best friend, I am sure it will be a memorable experience for both of you. A best friend knows you so well, that you actually don't need to say anything to make her understand. She knows exactly how you feel, what you think and what's going on in your mind, simply because she understands you better than anyone else. Having her as your maid of honor will further strengthen the bond of your friendship and let you express yourself without any hesitation during the long wedding season. Since she is your best friend, she will fulfill the duties of a maid of honor with dedication and enthusiasm.
Asking your best friend to be your maid of honor has a sentimental valve attached to it. Popping out the question simply is not a great idea. Since your best friend has been there for you through thick and thin, she definitely deserves a better way of expressing your wish to honor her to be your maid for the wedding. So, how to ask your best friend to be your maid of honor? Here are a few interesting ideas.
Say it with Flowers
Every girl or woman is fond of receiving flowers, not necessarily from the man in her life! It would be a great way of asking your question to your best friend. Send her favorite flowers and a note saying - "Will you be my maid of honor?". I am sure she won't say no.
Cards Say, What You Can't
Cards have always been a great way to express our feelings. Feelings which are difficult to express are easily sent across by the help of cards. Choose a nice friendship card and scribble on it saying how much she means to you and ask her, if she would mind being your maid of honor on your special day.
Ask Her with a Bridesmaid Gift
A bridesmaid gift is a way to thank for all the support, attention and love she showers on the bride right from day one, till the end of the wedding. Why not buy a jewelry piece or an accessory in advance, gift it to your best friend and tell her that you would be glad if she wears her maid of honor gift at the wedding, when she would stand beside you.
Handover a Bridesmaid Guidebook
Give her a bridesmaid handbook and tell her that she will need it to prepare herself to be the maid of honor at your wedding!
Take Her Out for Lunch
Book a table for two at your favorite food joint. Pick her up for lunch, make her feel special and after having a great time together, pop the question.
Shopping is Great
Take her to shopping. As both of you pass by a bridal shop, point out to a displayed bridesmaid dress and tell that you want her to wear something like that when she walks with you as the maid of honor.
Prepare a Photo Collage
Take the help of a photographer and ask him to collage your favorite pictures. Gift her the collage and speak your heart out.
Memories in a Scrapbook
A little effort from your side can help you in preparing the best gift for your best friend. Make a scrapbook and stick pictures of memorable times you both have shared together. Keep the last page without a picture and leave a note saying - "I am waiting for my wedding day to click the best picture of all times, with me as the bride and you right beside me as my maid of honor".
Propose to Her
You can always use funny ways to ask someone to be your maid of honor. Buy one of those fake finger rings with a golf ball-sized center stone, kneel down and propose to her to be your maid of honor.
Watch 'My Best Friend's Wedding' Together
Invite her at your place to watch this movie together. When you both get sentimental and reach out for your handkerchiefs, tell her how much she means to you and that you want her to be by your side on the best day of your life.
Hope one of these ideas will help you in popping the question in a nice and interesting way. I am sure, your best friend will cherish the honor and bring her best foot forward towards making your wedding a grand and memorable celebration. If by any chance, her answer is a 'no', don't get disappointed and try to understand her point of view. Maybe, a compulsion is keeping her from making the commitment. All said and done, enjoy the company of your best friend as your maid of honor, plan out everything just the way you have always wanted, and make your wedding a memorable experience!