Hello SMP brides! Caitlin of Style Within Reach here, and today I’m beyond excited to share the easy DIY “Bridesmaid Ask Brunch” I put together in a mere 24 hours for my girls. One of the biggest, and most exciting parts of getting married is selecting your ‘maids, so why not turn it into something a little extra special?

Deciding on bridesmaids proved to be my first big challenge. My fiance and I debated even having a wedding party for a while and finally decided we wanted to keep it small and intimate with a few close friends. I have a lot of close girl friends from growing up, my college years and my post-college life in NYC who are all in different parts of their life right now. In the end I thought about their personal situations and who I really thought could be there standing next to me on my big day.

After I made this choice (with the help of my fiance Austin!) I knew I wanted to do something special for them. When I heard they were planning a surprise trip to take me wine tasting I suggested they meet over at my place (with the exception of my long distance gal) first for brunch.

I splurged on a pretty floral arrangement to set the scene, took the time to write a heartfelt note on pretty cards and made a place setting for each girl with a simple cardstock heart and their initial. An easy fritata fresh out of the oven, my sister’s infamous lavender scones and moscato poached berry mimosas was all we needed for a lovely morning!

Having a special moment with my girls before the wedding festivities and planning really kicked off was something I am so glad I had the opportunity to do. I wanted them each to know how much I appreciate them as dear friends, but also as part of our wedding party!

Stay tuned, lovelies! Because I’m breaking down my DIY bridesmaids ask gift bags coming up next! xoxo

Photography: Kate Ann Photo | Floral Design: Intrigue Designs | Graphic Design (Ask Cards): The Sunny Side's Up