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100+ Will You Be My Bridesmaid Quotes

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It’s official, the big day is set. You picked a date and venue, and chances are you’re already making that invite list. Now it’s time to pick the group of girls who are going to support you throughout the rest of the planning and be by your side as you walk down the aisle. 

This is your chance to pop the question and ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Asking someone to be your bridesmaid is an exciting time, so your message to her should be as unique as she is. We’ve compiled some of our favorite “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” quotes to help inspire your proposal.

Quotes For Maid of Honor


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Getting asked to be someone’s maid of honor is a huge deal. A maid of honor proposal is one of the biggest ways to show someone how important they are to you and how much you cherish the relationship that you have with them. Whether you're asking your sister or your very best friend, you want to make it special. Use these quotes to help you draw upon memories and times you’ve shared that really strengthened your bond.

  • “We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” – Caroline Sheridan Norton
  • “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “Made of Honor for a day; Best friends for life.” – Unknown

  • “I'll only be a happy bride, if my best friend is by my side.” – Unknown

  • "A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you." – Unknown

  • “A good friend is like a four leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb

  • “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence, and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Unknown

  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne

  • “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry van Dyke

  • “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends. Make it last forever, friendship never ends.” – Wannabe The Spice Girls 

  • “I always dreamed of having someone like you in my life, but never thought it would happen. You are my fairytale friend.” – Unknown

  • “A best friend knows exactly who you are. That’s because they helped make you who you are” – Unknown

  • “There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” – Unknown

  • “Anything is possible when you have your bestie there to support you.” – Unknown 

  • “A true best friend may get you into trouble, but they will always be there to pull you out of it too.”  – Kaylee Stepkoski

  • “Anyone can have a friend, but the one that would walk in a storm to find you is all you will ever need.”  – Shannon L. Alder

  • "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." – Aristotle

  • "I need you to text me every 30 seconds saying that everything is gonna be okay.' – Leslie Parks and Recreation 

  • “You’re the Monica to my Rachel… Will you be my maid of honor?” – Unknown 

  • “One million memories, ten thousand inside jokes, one hundred shared secrets, one reason: best friends.” – Unknown 

  • “You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.” – Unknown

  • “A friend is God’s way of making sure we never walk alone.” – Unknown

  • “We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” –  Caroline Sheridan Norton

  • “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” – Unknown

  • “You’ve been by my side for years, will you stand by my side again?” – Unknown

Quotes For Sister


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If you’re asking your sister to be your maid of honor or a bridesmaid, there’s nothing more sentimental than mentioning that in your proposal. Even though you know she’s already going to say yes, make sure she knows how much you want her to be a part of the big day with one of these sweet quotes. After all, your sister knows you better than anyone else ever will. 

  • “Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.” —Robin Benway
  • “Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin.” – Unknown
  • “I have my mister, but I can't do it without my sister.” – Unknown
  • “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James
  • “A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” – Unknown
  • “Always my sister, forever my friend” – Unknown
  • “A loyal sister is worth a thousand friends” – Unknown
  • “Sisters make the best friends in the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
  •  “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
  • “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.” – Anonymous
  • "The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” – Cali Rae Turner
  • "When traveling life’s journey it’s good to have a sister’s hand to hold on to.” – Unknown
  • "Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister." – Alice Walker 
  • "Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears." – Unknown 
  • "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." – Marion C. Garretty
  • “A woman without her sister is like a bird without wings.” – Unknown 
  • “People come and go from our lives, but sister love lasts longer than any other love we know.” – Unknown
  • “As I grew up, one of my strongest allies was my sister.” - Patti Smith
  • “During life's highs and lows, hurts and happiness, a sister is always there.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • "There is no better friend than a sister, and there is no better sister than you.” – Unknown
  • "When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” – Pam Brown
  • “You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.” – Jenny Han
  • "There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.” – Mary Montagu
  • "There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.” – Tia Mowry
  • “Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.” – Unknown

Quotes For Friends

Your close group of friends is always going to be a constant in your life. They’re the ones that you can call when you need anything and they will be there in a second. Having them close on your wedding day is a must! They’re going to be the ones to make sure the day goes smoothly and go to all ends to make sure your big day is the best day. Whether it be a bridesmaid-specific saying or just one that celebrates your friendship, let your friends know that you want them to be right there next to you as you walk down the aisle. 

  • "Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you." – Misty Copeland
  • “White dress, lace, and pearls, but I can't do it without my girls.” – Unknown
  • “As I prepare for the day that I become a bride, it would mean the world to me to have you by my side. Will you be my bridesmaid?” – Unknown
  • “Bridesmaid for a day, but best friend for life.” – Unknown
  • "You’ve stood by me through thick and thin and I want you to be there when I marry him.” – Unknown
  • "I got the ring, but I need one more thing." – Unknown 
  • “As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them.” – Gossip Girl
  • “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • “We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter…We’re soulmates.” – Samantha Jones, Sex and the City
  • “I found out what the secret to life isfriends. Best friends.” – Fried Green Tomatoes
  • “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich
  • "True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." -Nicole Richie
  • "Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend." -Bill Watterson
  • “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine 
  • "Friends are the siblings God never gave us." – Mencius 
  • "It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds." – Gina Barreca
  • “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith 
  • “Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Unknown
  • “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” – Unknown
  • "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." – Oprah Winfrey 
  • "Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust." – Jesse Owens
  • "There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing." – Jennifer Aniston 
  • "A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails." – Donna Roberts
  • "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." – Proverbs 27:9

Quotes For Bridesmaid (Funny)


Adding a little humor is always a good idea. If your future bridesmaid is the funniest person you know, make sure that your proposal is full of humor! This will make the proposal personalized and memorable for both you and your bestie!

  • “I need something old,  something new, something borrowed,  and most importantly… you!” – Unknown
  • "You all are the ‘she’ to my ‘nanigans.” – Uknown
  • “I got my rock now I need my flock.” – Unknown
  • “So you might have to write a speech…” – Unknown
  • “When worst comes to worst, squad comes first.” – Unknown
  • “#GettingMarried #Sh*tJustGotReal #Bridesmaid? #PrettyPlease #NoUglyDresses #Promise” – Unknown 
  • “There will be groomsmen who are single. Be my bridesmaid?” – Unknown 
  • “Friends who slay together, stay together.” – Unknown
  • "Will you keep me calm? On my wedding day (and the months before)? – Unknown
  • “I can’t even without you.” – Unknown
  • "I promise, no ruffles or puffy sleeves — will you be my bridesmaid please?” – Unknown
  • "Fact. I am getting married. Also fact. You will be my bridesmaid.” – Unknown
  • "I said Yes to Him, Now will you say yes to me?” – Unknown 
  • "Turns out I like him more than I originally planned.” – Unknown 
  • "Now act surprised! Like you had no idea this was coming.” – Unknown 
  • “We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.” – Unknown
  • "God made us best friends because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.” — Unknown
  • “Friends who slay together, stay together.” – Unknown
  • “Because I know you will be able to keep me laughing through all the stress.” – Unknown 
  • "Now let’s pretend you actually have a choice!” – Unknown
  • "Will you hold my dress while I pee?” – Unknown
  • "I will be a hot mess without you!” – Unknown 
  • “Can I get a witness?” – Unknown 
  • “All you have to do is show up (and a few other smallish things…” – Unknown 
  • “Let’s get ready to stumble.” – Unknown

Text Message Quotes 

Bridesmaid Proposals don’t always have to be in person. Maybe your best friend lives far away or with her hectic work schedule, it’s impossible to find a time to meet up that works for everyone. No matter the case, sending a text message to ask someone to be your bridesmaid is okay. It’s just as meaningful and just as much of a special moment as it would be in person. Here are a few ideas to help you start drafting that text message! Adding in personal anecdotes is the way to go when asking someone over a text message. 

  • “Side by side or miles apart we are sisters connected by the heart.” – Unknown
  • "Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know that they are there.” – Unknown
  • “I know you are far away. But it's soon going to be my Big Day. Although the miles are long, but my need for you is strong. To help me be the best bride, I need you by my side!” – Unknown 
  • “The best day ever includes you” – Unknown
  • “I know of a great party on [insert wedding date]” – Unknown
  • “True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” – Isabel Allende
  • “Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” – Tom McNeal
  • “True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

How to Ask Someone to Be Your Bridesmaid


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Asking someone to be your bridesmaid should be enjoyable. With so much wedding planning on your mind, this should be something that allows you to take a step back and have fun. Since picking your bridal party is such a personal decision, the way you ask your future bridesmaids and maid of honor should be something unique to who you and your group of best friends are. Some ideas that you can make your own are…

  • Put together a gift basket for each friend you’re going to ask and add personal touches. Do they each have different favorite types of wine? Add that in! Is one obsessed with all things pink? Try and make sure some of the items in her basket are pink. 
  • Write a handwritten letter.  Even if you’re asking them in person, a letter makes it so much more thoughtful and personalized. Each letter can contain different memories that you share with each person, showing them how much you cherish your friendship. A handwritten letter shows thought and time were put into this proposal. 
  • Invite everyone out or over for dinner. This doesn’t have to be a huge dinner - or it can be if that’s your type of thing! You can set up your table so that each person has an assigned seat and waiting for them can be a gift box or a card asking them to be in your bridal party!

Delivering Gifts & Proposals to Your Bridesmaids

Maybe you can’t plan a night to get everyone together or one of your potential bridesmaids lives far away but you still want to get her in on all of the fun. Delivering gifts and proposals to your future bridal party can be a great way to keep it meaningful. Some ideas to deliver the gifts are proposals are…

  • Have the proposal delivered with a bouquet of flowers 
  • Packing up the proposal and gifts yourself and adding in unique touches, such as notes 
  • Surprising your friend and hand delivering it at her door 

Quote It As A Statement

To help capture the big question, use personalized jewelry to get the message across. Whether you get everyone the same piece or a different piece for each member of the bridal party, you can make these pieces into a statement. They can be worn on the day of the wedding. If you chose a fortune-holding piece, you can even change out the fortune on the day of the wedding. The initial fortune could be “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and then switch to something such as the date of the wedding.

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Allie Berloco

Allie Berloco is a writer for Fortune & Frame. She graduated from Marist University with a double major in Media Studies, TV & Film Production and Communications, Journalism. She's sown here in her official Harry Styles fangirl outfit after seeing him perform live on the Today Show in NYC.