Bridal Shower Themes

Wedding bells make everyone buzz around. From bridal showers, engagement parties to bachelor’s parties, these make an ultimate bonding event for everyone. Bridal showers are good opportunity to mix and mingle. Great showers don’t only count on small talks but also how it is being presented to the people.

Here are some of the most popular themes that could make your shower a success:

The Spa Shower from www.realsimple.com

Let others do the relaxation for you. To cut some stress, let all your guests unwind in an invigorating spa. This will help them prepare for the big day.

Rustic Bridal Theme from www.elegantweddinginvites.com

Throwing a bridal party at a garden can be awesome. Putting these rustic decorations make it even adorable. It’s going to be a spectacular bridal shower.

Vintage Pool Bridal Shower from www.100layercake.com

A summer poolside party is simply one of the best. With these bright colors, wear your swimsuit and have fun. It’s gonna be cool!

Glitters Bridal Shower from www.pinterest.com

Add some spark to your party by having glitters all around. Sparkling glitters are always loved by everyone. Combined with elegant colours, the party with give a full glow.

Pastel Theme from www.pinterest.com

Most girls love pink and pastel. It gives a smooth and comfortable feeling to the eyes. It’s also a great combo if you’re throwing a bridal shower.

Garden Party from www.topweddingsites.com

A nice venue to host your friend’s bridal shower is just simply at your garden. Beautiful flowers around you can contribute to the relaxing aroma. Furthermore, a garden is the best place to play funny games and be at yourself. All natural.

Bridal Shower Basics

What is a bridal shower?

A bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding. Traditionally, it is designed to give gifts to the future bride. It is not done to provide goods for the soon-to-be couple, but it is held to make sure that the wedding will be pushed through.

Who should throw a bridal shower?

Usually, one of the closest friends of the bride hosts the bridal shower. The mother, sisters, and other relatives do not host the said event as this may seem rude to ask for gifts from others for their family. The family members usually can host any non-gift-giving occasion for the couple like engagement announcement party or bridal tea. If the bride is a member of a social club, the club also can host the bridal shower.

When should a bridal shower take place?

The host can pick a date in collaboration with the bride as to when the bridal shower will be. It is advised that it should not be too early nor too close to the wedding date. A month or two prior to the wedding schedule would be good. This will help you build momentum for your guests in preparation for the upcoming wedding. The excitement of the guests will also die out if the time period between the bridal shower and the marriage date is too long. On the other hand, if you’re going to have it in less than a month before the wedding, you’ll be stressed too much. You will run out of time for the preparation of the bridal shower and your focus for the actual wedding will be distracted.

Where can it be held?

Depending on the situation the shower can be held in a family home, a hotel, a restaurant or even a convention center. This depends on the decision of the family. If the family want a sophisticated event, they can put it in a function room or in a hotel. They need to assist the maid or matron of honor and also finance the function.

Bridal showers should be fun. It will be a success if it’s planned with consideration and common sense.

What activities can be done at a bridal shower?

Bridal shower games are on the top list of the event. These games should be enjoyable for all the guests and for the bride as well. They are necessary to loosen up and mingle with other guests who are present.  The bride’s feelings should always be considered in choosing what games or activities to be played.  However, in planning the bridal shower games, just remember that a bridal shower is not meant to be wild and crazy. You can play bingo, charades or have a trivia about the bride. This will test their knowledge of the bride and give some little laughs as well.

Who should be on the invitation list?

Men are not usually invited in bridal showers. Guests are chosen from among the bride’s personal friends, family and relatives, and other well-wishers. The bride can also invite some female family members or friends of the groom. The ones invited in a bridal shower are expected also to attend the wedding ceremony.

Sage and Chocolate Brown For A Wedding

I have been tasked to organize a bridal shower for a bride-to-be who’s going to have a sage-and-chocolate-brown color scheme for her wedding.

And I am excited!

Let the parade of inspiration begin!

The first item I found on Etsy was this:

Shoe Clips! Made by the talented domesticallyURBAN.

I think this would be lovely as a little present for the bride-to-be, or favors for the bridal shower attendees to enjoy.

Guest book by InvitingMoments! This one’s for the wedding, but then one can make something more suitable for a bridal shower.

Perhaps, as a decor in the party? Or additional props for the photo booth? HarperJanssen’s pillow will surely be useful somewhere there.

A shabby chic bubble burlap wreath would be perfect at the door, welcoming the guests and delighting the bride.