Doh! I totally forgot to share my story about how I asked my bridesmaids to be in our wedding party. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I actually believe I asked them pre-Southern Aisle so taking pictures for documentation didn't really cross my mind. Thank goodness for Katie Day!
So here goes - I wanted to do something unique and try to surprise them. Since my birthday is on Valentine's Day, I am kind of notorious for sending my friends valentines of some sort. I followed my usual February tradition so they wouldn't be super suspicious about their arriving mail. Only this time it wasn't a valentine. I picked up a batch of pretty satin hangers (from Bed Bath & Beyond) and attached a little note to each one. It read "For your bridesmaid dress..." I wrapped each one up all pretty and mailed them off and waited for the shriek-y phone calls to roll in.
Their dresses - hangers and all - on wedding day. The satin hangers looked so much better than plastic or wire ones. Go ahead - steal this! I give you my permission.