Bridesmaid Proposal Etiquette for a Newbie
Hi there - new to all of this and I've (unfortunately) not much experience with weddings, so I'd appreciate some opinions! I'm also experiencing a bit of culture clash as I'm American but have been living in England for awhile, so I've absolutely no clue as to etiquette for this kind of stuff!
I got engaged recently, and have been in touch with all 5 of my bridesmaids (including MoH) and have let them know that I want them to be bridesmaids, etc. They were all absolutely thrilled luckily! My MoH is American and the rest are from the UK. I've noticed a trend of brides doing bridesmaid 'proposals', mostly from Americans though I've seen a few mentions of it on here...I have honestly never heard of this before and am now feeling very guilty!
Should I do some sort of belated 'will you be my bridesmaid' proposal thing even though it's already been asked/established? I'm planning on paying for their dresses, hair/makeup on the day, giving them personalised gifts after the wedding as a thank you for their help, and they each have their own on-site accommodation for the wedding - so I'm wondering whether it's necessary to go even more over the top than that, but I don't want to be stingy/not following proper etiquette. Thoughts?