Proposal Goodie Bags or Gift Boxes – Say it with SWAG. Think of all the great things that you enjoy with your closest friends and box them up with a personalized note asking them to join your side. It can include items they may need for the wedding, including socks, cuff links, jewelry etc. Items can also include candles, personalized wine glasses, picture frames, cigars, jewelry, snacks, mixtapes, you name it- cost is totally irrelevant if it is coming straight from the heart. It’s a warming way to let someone know you care!
Surprise them at an Event – Get your crew together in the same place, at the same time. This can be difficult considering everyone’s work schedule, so preface it by saying it’s sort of important to make it there. Wine tastings, spa days, sporting events (can almost GUARANTEE your friends will take free tickets), even movie nights or dinners create the perfect opportunity for you to toast your friends and let them know they are invited to be a part of your special day. Wait for the perfect moment, and ask your question.
A Special Delivery – Maybe everyone can’t get together all at once. We are a globetrotting society, after all! If this is the case, why not use the power of postage to do your bidding? You can mail a special invitation card in the mail, but why not have some true fun with it? For the low low price of $12, you can carve your message into a potato and send it out. In the scheme of wedding planning, it’s a cheap laugh but one that will certainly be memorable. For those a little more traditional, ship a bottle of wine or beer to your pals with a note inviting them to join your party, and to take a drink if they agree and send back video confirmation via text message. It makes for a neat compilation for the couple to share with their adoring public.