I had heard of brides making up fun little packages and having these intimate moments when asking the women closest to them to stand next to them and I really wanted that. There were a few problems though. The first is that I don't even live in the same state as any of my bridesmaids. The second is that I am still not engaged and so I never had that "moment" where I could call and say "Now that I am engaged, I want you to be my brideslave on my wedding day."
So, even though all of my girls had been rather casually notified of my intention already, I went ahead and found some adorable cards on Etsy to send them. The options for bridesmaid cards on Etsy are many, but I went ahead and chose a set from a store called thecraftpanty (which has sadly since closed for the Summer, she will re-open in the fall though), and had a really great experience in terms of super fast shipping, cute packaging, and even a free gift! Etsy sellers, give me a free gift and I will always reccomend you. I'm such a pushover like that.
I ordered 10 of the latte dress cards and wrote a little note for each of the girls inside, telling them what they meant to me and how much I would appreciate having them be with me. The tiffany blue ring card was a free gift, and I used it for a bridal shower present I gave away the other day. I wanted to keep it. But I couldn't very well write a note to myself. Maybe I should have, and then after my engagement I could have written a little congratulatory note to myself.
How did you let your bridesmaids(slaves) know your intentions?