That ring has found a new home on your finger, and you’re ready to tell the world that you’re engaged. Yay! But then you think of all you have to do to get ready for the big day, and it feels daunting.

Luckily, there’s someone out there who’s sole job is to help you create the best day possible. Your maid of honor! While surprising your bridesmaids is a must, you want to take special care when asking your best friend to be your maid of honor. This is a tough role she’ll undertake, so expressing your appreciation from the get-go will show her how much you care. Plus…it’s a blast!

1. Crack An Egg

Surprises are fun. If you want to turn the reveal into a bit of a game, give her a secret message egg. When she cracks it open, she’ll find a message: “Will you be my maid of honor?” Best of all, you can make it yourself.

Asking The Maid Of Honor: Egg Note

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2. Appeal to Her Inner Millennial

Does she flood social media with hipster language? Then she’ll appreciate an “I Can’t Even (Without You)” card. Give it to her while you sit across from her at her favorite boutique coffee shop.

Asking The Maid Of Honor: I Can't Even Card

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3. Hide it in a Fortune Cookie

Does your best friend love Chinese food? You could always hide your own message, asking her to be your maid of honor, inside a fortune cookie favor. This works best if you can sneak it in while eating at her favorite restaurant.

Asking The Maid Of Honor: Fortune Cookie

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4. Address Her Love of Coffee

Is she a huge Starbucks fan? Invite her out to coffee and, when her order comes up, offer to grab it. While she isn’t looking, slap on one of these personalized “Will You Be My Maid of Honor?” stickers on the cup. How long will it take for her to notice?

Asking The Maid Of Honor: Personalized Starbucks

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5. Hand Her A Button

The best surprises are the ones that your friends don’t see coming. Rather than planning out an elaborate event, just hand her a Maid of Honor button and see how she reacts. Is she squealing? Then you’ve found the right girl.

Asking The Maid Of Honor: Maid Of Honor Button

6. Make A Friendship Book

Are you in a bunch of each other’s Instagram pictures? Why not make an Instagram photo album dedicated to your friendship? There are plenty of companies to make books from Instagram pictures. Then, at the end, have a message asking her to be your maid of honor.

Asking The Maid Of Honor: Friendship Book

 

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With these fun ways to ask her to be your maid of honor, she’s bound to say yes!