You want your closest family and friends to stand beside you on your big day, but you may have no idea how to ask them to be a part of it. Fortunately, there are some really cute and creative ways to ask your bridesmaids, maid(s) and matron(s) of honor to participate in your wedding:
Ask her face to face. If possible, it's a great idea to take her to lunch so you can ask her. And if a lot of your bridesmaids live close by, you can ask them at the same time and use the lunch as an opportunity for early bridesmaid bonding.
Use humor. Everyone knows the joke that bridesmaid dresses are less than appealing. And the folks over at UglyDress.com have a collection of ugly bridesmaid dresses. You can print out your favorites, and use them to create a card with a cute or funny phrase.
Send her a book. Wrap a bridesmaid guidebook in pretty paper, and place a note on top. You can write something like, "This is something I think you'll be needing soon." Make sure you place a personal note in the book as well.
For more ways, check out my source, How to Ask a Friend to be a Bridesmaid.