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37 Ways to Trim Thousands off Your Wedding Budget

21 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

37 Ways to Trim Thousands off Your Wedding Budget

With the average wedding costing just over $30,000 these days, brides are often looking for crafty ways to cut down on their budget wherever possible. Many vendors know they can upcharge for their services, and brides can easily get taken if they aren’t savvy spenders. Did you know more than 45% of couples go over their planned budget?

Sure, many people can easily spend upwards of $50,000 on their big day, but it’s seriously a waste of money if you are able to get creative and think outside of the box a bit. Remember: this is just one day of your life and you don’t want to start out your marriage in financial ruin because you decided you needed to have peonies, a grand ballroom at the Ritz, and a horse-drawn carriage.

37 Ways to Trim Thousands off Your Wedding Budget

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Maison Meredith Photography

I’ve compiled a list of 37 ways to save money on your nuptials; you don’t have to use every tip, but utilizing even just 5 or 10 of these ideas could save you thousands on your big day!

1. Keep your guest list small.
With catering costs at about $68 a person, the difference between inviting 120 or 150 guests can cost you a couple thousand dollars. If there are any unfamiliar business associates of your parents, long-lost relatives whom you haven’t seen in 20 years, or anyone else that you wouldn’t truly miss on your big day, they probably won’t be offended if they don’t receive an invite. I have a few friends who have not extended an invitation to me for their nuptials, but I can’t say I’ve been upset over it, because I know how pricey occasions like these can be.

2. Don’t break the bank on your dress.
It’s a myth that a gorgeous gown has to cost a small fortune. You’d be pleasantly surprised by some of the beautiful, affordable designs on the market today, and the Wedding Shoppe actually offers a good variety of designs in the $500-$1000 price point. Some of my favorite designers in this range are Mon Cheri Bridals, Alfred Angelo, and Blu by Mori Lee.

3. Shop sample sales.
You can save thousands of dollars on gorgeous designer dresses by shopping the out-of-season floor samples. My older sister was able to score her designer bridal dress for a seriously great deal at a sample sale, and it suited her perfectly. Call up your local dress shop to find out if they have any sample sales coming up. Be sure to research ahead of time and know exactly what silhouette, fabric, and designer you are interested in, since you’ll need to make your decision quickly on these sale days.

4. Don’t buy two bridal dresses.
Many brides are now buying two designs for their ceremony and reception, however this can be a significantly large added cost for most women. Instead of purchasing two separate dresses and totally blowing your budget, try shopping for a cocktail length or tea-length dress, then add a full skirt over it. Many designers like Tara Keely even offer convertible dresses, which provides the wearer with two looks in one dress.

5. Host your event on a Friday or Sunday.
By skipping Saturday receptions, you can automatically trim thousands off your venue rental. Try throwing your celebration on Memorial Day weekend or another 3-day weekend; this way, you can host a Sunday ceremony and people still have the next day off of work!

6. Skip the seated dinner.
One of the most expensive aspects of your big day will be catering. A great option for casual daytime receptions is passed hors d’oeuvres with a generously appointed appetizer station. You can also offer cocktails and a cake cutting ceremony, too. You’ll easily save thousands on a plated dinner and your guests will enjoy all of the delicious nibbles.

appetizers

Erin Johnson Photography

7. Find a venue that is flexible with your vendor and catering options.
When choosing your venue, be sure to find out if they allow outside vendors to operate on their premises. Venues with fixed vendor lists essentially offer a monopoly to the bride, not giving you any flexibility in terms of price or menu options. If you can choose your own photographers, caterers, etc., it will be easier to customize everything to your taste and budgetary needs, and you may even be able to bring in your own alcohol and bartender, saving you even more money.

8. Get creative with your cake and desserts.
As we all know, wedding cakes are insanely overpriced. One of my favorite tricks that I’ve seen friends do at their receptions is to order a small one or two tiered cake for the bride and groom to cut into, then have a large sheet cake in the back, which can be cut and served to guests. Nobody will ever know your smart secret, and everyone will still get a delicious slice of cake! Many couples are even foregoing the cake altogether and opting for a dessert station equipped with tasty macarons, cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats. Often homemade!

wedding dessert macaroons

Brian Bossany Photography                          Bellagala Photography

9. Keep tasting crowds small.
Most people don’t realize it, but many caterers will charge per-person for food tastings. Instead of inviting your parents and attendants along, enjoy this occasion with just your fiancé and you’ll save some money in the process by keeping the crowd small, too!

10. Opt for a digital photography package.
Many professional photographers will charge an arm and a leg for prints, bound books, and framed photos. Ask for your photographer to just provide you with a digital package of edited photos. You’ll save hundreds (sometimes thousands) off of the photographer’s prints, and you can use one of many online services to make your perfect, personalized book at a fraction of the cost.

11. Skip the professional hair and makeup.
If Kate Middleton can do her own bridal makeup, you can too!

Okay, this tip is really only for those who are actually adept at cosmetology.

For my best friend’s marriage, she went to a few makeup trials, but was unhappy with the results each time. The makeup was too heavy and she didn’t feel like herself, so I volunteered to do her hair and makeup. I knew her taste and I know a thing or two about styling, so I felt comfortable enough doing this. I gave her a simple curled updo, which looked gorgeous with her veil. For her makeup products, we went to the cosmetic counters at our favorite department store and picked out the perfect products for the occasion, and she was able to keep all of the makeup after, too! Once again, only do this if you are comfortable applying makeup and styling hair; otherwise, this is definitely something worth paying a bit extra for.

DIY wedding makeup

Erin Johnson Photography

12. Have a daytime ceremony and reception.
You can honestly save thousands if you like the idea of a brunch or afternoon tea reception. Event spaces will charge less for use of their space in the daytime, and catering will be significantly less expensive, too. You can also get away with just serving mimosas and save on the open bar.

13. Make your own bands.
Not only is this idea adorable, it is extremely creative and makes for a memorable experience, too. There are many studios across the country that offer couples the opportunity to create their own wedding bands by hand. You’ll save money on your jewelry too, as many engagement ring stores upcharge their inventory by ludicrous amounts.

14. Hold your ceremony and reception at the same venue.
If you only have to pay for one venue, that’s a pretty easy way to save! Not only will it cost less, but your guests won’t have to worry about hauling themselves across town to get from one place to the next. This will save on transportation costs for everyone, and will take away stress from your celebration, too.

Backyard Wedding decor

Cassie Rosch Photography

15. Skip the open bar.
Okay, before you start freaking out, I’m not suggesting you offer a cash bar or no liquor at all. A great option that many couples are opting for is to provide wine, beer, and one or two specialty cocktails. This can save you a good chunk of change, and your guests will still have access to tasty libations during your party. See if your venue allows you to bring your own liquor in, and shop for all of your supplies at a discount liquor store.

16. Block off a set of hotel rooms for a discounted bulk rate.
Hotel costs can be truly prohibitive for some, but most hotels will offer group discounts if you block off a set of rooms for your party. You can include this information on your official wedding website, so guests can call the hotel and book a room under your group rate.

17. Use your creative friends for DIY projects!
Yes, DIY can be stressful if you decide to take on a bunch of projects on your own, but if you enlist your trusty Bridesmaids, friends, and family to help, making some decorations from scratch can be a fun activity and will save you some serious dough, too.

18. Hit up your local wholesale flower market or farmer’s market.
Your DIY-savvy group definitely comes in handy on this one, too. If you are on a serious budget but don’t want to give up having beautiful flowers, you could opt to do your own arrangements. Be warned, though: this is a time-consuming and stressful operation if you are ill-prepared for this or if you don’t allocate proper time for this, but if you can get all of your Bridesmaids together right before your nuptials to do a floral assembly line, you could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing your flowers directly from a wholesale flower market.

DIY wedding flowers

Erin Johnson Photography

19. Book an off-season date.
If you are flexible with dates, consider having a late autumn or winter ceremony. Venues will generally have more openings and may be willing to come down on their prices if demand is low.

winter wedding 2

Janelle Elise Photography

20. Don’t pay for a full-service coordinator.
Most of the time, all you will need is a day-of coordinator. If you have people in your life who are hyper-organized and committed to making your day perfect, it’s definitely possible to get by without one, but having someone looking over all of your details on your big day will take a lot of stress off of you and will allow you to enjoy your special celebration.

21. Look into free or low-cost venues.
Looking for an affordable or free place to host your celebration? While it’s difficult to find, it’s not impossible. State parks are great options for outdoor enthusiasts, and provide gorgeous backdrops for photos, too. Or you could call on a friend or family member with a large house to host your reception at. Be sure to keep in mind linens and furniture rentals will be an added cost if you go this route, so you’ll want to compare the added costs of vendors decorating a place from scratch vs. a full-service venue.

Backyard Wedding

B. Photography

22. Get creative with wedding favors for guests.
Favors can quickly become expensive, especially if you are hosting a large celebration. Most people don’t expect a favor, but if you are insistent on providing your guests with a small token, try to budget no more than $3 per person. Some great, economical options are a self-serve candy bar area, or a code to a digital download with the couple’s favorite tunes.

wedding favors

Cassie Rosch Photography

23. Utilize your friends and family who offer creative services.
Do you have a cousin who is an aspiring photographer? Maybe he’d like to take photos of your big day at a reasonable cost! Is your best friend a graphic designer? Hello, personalized invites! Maybe your circle of friends has a band, seamstress, baker, singer, officiant, or other creative genius. Not only will your loved ones be thrilled to provide services to you, they’ll likely be willing to give you a lower price than other professionals. They’ll appreciate the business and will be honored to take part in your big day, and your money will be supporting a creative freelancer!

24. Ask your vendors for any freebies.
If you are paying thousands of dollars for flowers, ask if your florist is willing to include the groom’s boutonniere for free. Or perhaps your venue will include an extra hour of set-up time in the beginning. The more you are spending, the more bargaining power you generally have.

25. Choose a venue with included amenities.
Look for event spaces that provide linens, chairs, tables, and wait staff. This will help you save money on small add-ons and will take the stress out of your day.

26. Choose a buffet style dinner instead of plated dinner.
Buffets are a great route to go, as food costs are generally lower with buffets. Be sure to have a catering person manning the stations and serving people their food, as portions can easily get out of control with people serving themselves.

wedding buffet

Brian Bossany Photography

27. Re-sell your items afterwards.
If you spent a small fortune on decorations or your dress, much of this can be re-sold online to other brides looking for a deal. As long as you aren’t attached to these items, it’s a great way to make back a bit of money after your big day.

28. Skip the engagement party and day-after brunch.
With so many events from the engagement party, bachelor party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and morning-after brunch, it’s easy to see how things can get to be so expensive! Try to skip the unnecessary events; by eliminating the engagement party and morning-after brunch, you’ll easily save yourself a few thousand dollars in catering and event space costs.

29. Save on postage and paper.
While many people still like to send invitations via snail mail, you can save a bit of money by issuing your save-the-dates by email. You can also save a small fortune by foregoing paper RSVPs and have your guests RSVP through your wedding website.

Wedding Invitations

Bellagala Photography

30. Simplify your décor.
One of the most beautiful and effective decorative elements is candles. Luckily, these can be bought for reasonable prices in bulk and will add a romantic and intimate feeling to your event. You don’t need grandiose statements or swinging chandeliers to make an impact – just decorate with beautiful flowers and lots of candles—you could even string some bistro lights on the ceiling, which can be purchased for reasonable prices.

DIY wedding decor

Ali Kvidt Photography

31. Look into renting an estate or villa.
I’ve always loved the idea of renting a large villa for a few nights and letting my close friends and family stay in the house before and after the celebration. The amount you would spend on a venue for a few hours would likely be the same as renting a large house for a few days, and you’d have time to set up and decorate just as you like (plus, you’d save on hotel costs!) Just be sure to check with the owners of the home that you are able to host a celebration there, otherwise it may cause some issues if you don’t communicate with them ahead of time.

32. Hire music students to play processional music.
Contact your local university’s classical music department and see if they could recommend their favorite music students to provide processional music for your big day. They’ll cost a fraction of professional musicians, but they will be thrilled for the performance opportunity and many university music students are extremely talented and capable musicians already!

Wedding music

Tandem Tree Photography

33. Take your honeymoon a few months afterwards.
Many couples are choosing to wait a bit before taking a costly 7-day honeymoon trip across the world. Rent out a local hotel suite for a night or two and pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate in the meantime. You’ll thank yourself that you waited a while, and you’ll feel less guilty about splurging on your honeymoon if you are a bit more financially stable.

34. Choose a DJ over a live band.
On average, DJs cost less than half what a live band will charge you. Find someone who is willing to play music that is suited to your taste, and don’t feel bad if you want to forbid the chicken dance or YMCA from the playlist.

wedding DJ

Amanda Marie Studio

35. Keep your bridal party small.
These days, it is customary to give your Bridesmaids and groomsmen a small gift to show appreciation for their participation. If you have 10 Bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen, you’ll be purchasing 20 gifts for your attendants! Try to only include your very best friends in the party (who will still be in your life in 5-10 years?) and you can opt for homemade gifts. I’ve helped knit wool scarves for Bridesmaid gifts before, and it was a heartfelt and appreciated token.

wedding party

Eileen K Photography

36. Skip some of the unnecessary pre-wedding pampering.
While a manicure and pedicure may be important services to feel groomed and pretty, you probably don’t need a massage right before your ceremony (keep that for the honeymoon!) Try to eliminate any extra grooming services that aren’t required, as salon treatments can add up very quickly.

37. Remember your Bridesmaids’ budgets, too!
Did you know that participating in a friend’s nuptials as a Bridesmaid costs up to $1,700 or more? From hosting the bridal shower and throwing the bachelorette party, to purchasing a Bridesmaid dress, accessories, hotel costs, beauty services, and more, it is expensive to be a Bridesmaid! Be sure to provide your ladies with fun, affordable, and versatile choices for their gowns. They’ll be sure to appreciate your consideration of their budgets.

Some of my favorite designers at the Wedding Shoppe for budget-conscious but fashionable styles are Kennedy Blue, Bill Levkoff, and Allure.

There are so many other ways to save big – just remember to shop around, explore your options, and never feel pressured into making a big purchase without being sure of your decision!

Classic Wedding with Timeless Details

20 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details

Classic weddings with their timeless details, nods to tradition and effortless elegance are right up our alley. They are the soirees that will be as stunning today as they will be fifty years from now. Cue the perfectly planned wedding of Laura and Michael.  This classic wedding begins with an Ines Di Santo bride that will melt your heart with its refined beauty. It’s a wedding that blends in some of our favorite elements that make classic weddings truly sing. With vows exchanged at the unforgettable Saint Aidan’s Church in Williston Park in New York to the grand celebration at the historic 1874 Garden City Hotel, this day makes a heart flutter. Imagine sweeping city views and timeless touches the bride herself planned. As a store owner, Laura and her cousin, run The Wedding Company in Manhasset, New York. Together they have designed invitations and planned weddings for other brides for years – now it was finally Laura’s turn for her dream day. Philip Siciliano Photography was on hand to snap every second of the detailed opulence and Design House Décor delivered impressive floral and design masterpieces to “Ohhh and ahhhh” over.

Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Pumpkin Patch Proposal

Michael and Laura met through an online dating service and after their initial call decided to meet for their first date. Three years later, while Michael was going through chemotherapy and Laura’s only concern was his well-being – he proposed. On his good days, he was driving an hour away to the jewelers to help design his bride-to-be’s ring. In the midst of a rain storm, in the heart of a pumpkin patch and on Laura’s birthday, Michael asked Laura one life-changing question. Eleven months later, when Michael was stronger and healthy, they were married.

Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic + Traditional Details

Every detail matched the delicate bride – like a dreamy cloud of perfection in varying hues of white. Design House Décor created floral arrangements utilizing roses, hydrangeas, and orchids in robust bursts to smaller bunches, draped in crystals and accented with candles that mirrored the traditional gold and stone architecture. Michael had not been involved in the planning of the wedding and it was a sentimental moment for Laura as she watched him take in all the décor and details she had designed for their special day. From the sweetheart table with glorious hanging chandeliers and the custom dance floor to the monogram she personally designed and custom chapsticks in the bathrooms – no detail was ignored. Laura even arranged for a Mister Softee trunk to greet her groom and guests at the end of their perfect night which is one of Michael’s favorite things.

Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details

Their special day proves to not only be crazy elegant, but seriously sentimental.

Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Classic Wedding with Timeless Details
Credits:

Photographer: Philip Siciliano Photography
Wedding Venue: Saint Aidan’s Church in Williston Park, New York
Reception Venue: The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York
Bridal Designer: Ines Di Santo
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Veil: Christie Lauren Headpieces & Veils
Bridesmaids: Amsale Bridesmaids and Jovani
Wedding Planner: Laura Marie Troia of The Wedding Company
Floral and Event Design: Design House Décor
Invitations: Laura Marie Troia of The Wedding Company
Wedding Catering and Cake: The Garden City Hotel
Linens: LaSar Linens
Entertainment: R3 Brothers Band
Videographer: Joseph Edwards Films

Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

19 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

This glamorous wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch is going to be the talk of the town for a very long time. A beautiful story of two college sweethearts and a romantic proposal at the Hollywood Bowl all led up to a happily ever after moment for Torre and Steven. Empty Vase knocked it out of the park with a chuppah and floral arrangements that will make your head spin and Revelry Event Designers’ lounge area is so cozy you will simply want to curl up and never leave. Thankfully photographer Curtis Dahl captured all the stunning details of this lavish wedding to whisk us away to this magical day.

Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Gatsby Summer Dream

Torre and Steven envisioned a rustic, natural setting that would present a juxtaposition to the glamorous feel one would expect at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. They began with a color palette of all whites and delicate hints of silver accents where guests would feel like they stepped into a candlelit Gatsby summer party – romantic and magical without being overstated. Hummingbird Nest Ranch provided the perfect backdrop with the property’s mesmerizing mountain scape. The rest was orchestrated by Irene Boujol of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants and an A-list of vendors.

Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Suspense in Beauty

Torre chose the lovely elegance of renowned designer Galia Lahav for her gown with lacey details and an alluring train. Her Bridesmaids were invited to find their own dresses in shades of nude to present a mix and match styling. For the first look the groomsmen blindfolded Steven while Torre waited atop a mountain. A suspenseful moment that melted away when he finally made his way to her and took the blindfold off. The entire wedding party was present to celebrate this moment with their special bride and groom before taking their nuptials.

Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Jaw Dropping Design

They exchanged vows under one of the most breathtaking chuppahs we have ever seen. Empty Vase created a jaw-dropping full floral masterpiece that was perfectly positioned under a grand tree on the property that lead to added drama with Peterson Event Lighting’s handwork. Guests moved into the all white tented reception where Classic Party Rentals, Empty Vase and Revelry Event Designers created a drop dead gorgeous ambience with florals, mirrored tables, chandeliers and one truly chic outdoor lounge. Even the all white cake by Royal Cakes was overflowing with lush flowers. Testimony to this team’s work, the bride and groom exclaim that the reception design was “a present in itself.” An inspiring statement for how all weddings should be. Bravo!

Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Glamorous Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Credits

Bridal Gown : Galia Lahav
Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Planner: Irene Boujol for Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Floral Design: Empty Vase
Furnishings & Design: Revelry Event Designers
Tenting: Classic Party Rentals
Cake: Royal Cakes
Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting
Photography: Curtis Dahl Photography
Catering: Kitchen For Exploring Foods

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones

At the intersection of modern, clean and minimalist, you will find Jumi and Layi’s ridiculously beautiful wedding with Gorgeous Human Events and Joseph West Photography. It’s a wedding the bride, Jumi, planned through the inspiration delivered by us – Strictly Weddings! And not to be too biased, but an absolute stunner – largely due in part to the romantic candle filled reception. If we had our way, every wedding would come with a side of sparkle that Jumi delivered. A little dash of glitter coupled with the masculinity of gray gave Jumi all the opportunity she needed to play with light and depth to create a pleasing neutral tone atmosphere she yearned for on her dream day. We are honored to be sharing Jumi and Layi’s story and their wedding planning process who exclaimed that our blog was one of her “absolute favorites while planning her wedding” as it helped her visualize real weddings making the whole process easier. And now, she in turn, brings her wedding to us to help inspire brides-to-be!

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Match Making Mom

We weren’t the first to help Jumi though. Her mother played a strong role as the match-maker to her now husband Layi. After attending a friend’s wedding and recuperating the next day, Jumi was nudged to attend church with her mom who covertly set up a first glance opportunity that fateful Sunday followed by a sneaky Facebook connection. Since Jumi has her account settings on privacy lockdown, Layi needed help finding her on the social platform which her mother was more than eager to deliver. After a few back and forth direct messages, Layi asked for Jumi’s phone number and they then talked for six hours. Several years later, he shocked her with a proposal on bended knee in front of 45 of their closest friends at his birthday party she had planned.

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Personalities Reflected

Jumi and Layi both share an affinity for modern architecture, clean palettes and minimalist design. They wanted their wedding to reflect their personality as a couple. She began with choosing a mermaid Lazaro gown with jaw-dropping hand beading that dazzled under the lights during her walk down the aisle at the Fellowship of the Woodlands in Texas. Her Bridesmaids wore dresses from the Dessy Collection for the ceremony. For the reception, Jumi wore a custom made Danny Nguyen Couture who also had made her veil. IrieJade Beauty and Alex Jean Beauty gave Jumi a glamorous bridal style with her hair and makeup. Her eyes even complimented her chosen color palette with neutral metallic shine enhanced by gray matte and eyelashes that go on for days.

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Minimalist Design Meets Romance

Gorgeous Human Events and Keisha’s Kreations took Jumi’s cue for minimalist design. The reception’s romantic ambience was heightened by the use of 600 candles that filled the room. Tall glass vase floral arrangements bursting in white blooms of roses, hydrangeas and orchids graced each mirror topped table for reflective beauty while gray linens perfectly accented silver chargers. Crisp, contemporary details like geometric ghost chairs where found throughout and we love the added element of the rose buds silhouetted on the drapes and dance floor.

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones

Jumi and Layi’s wedding is an all out modern romance we swoon over every time we look at it.

Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Romantic Candlelight Wedding with Neutral Tones
Credits:

Photographer: Joseph West Photography
Wedding Venue: Fellowship of the Woodlands
Wedding Ceremony: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
Bridal Designer: Lazaro
Veil and Reception Dress: Danny Nguyen Couture
Groom Designer: SuitSupply
Bridesmaids: Dessy Collection
Wedding Planner: Gorgeous Human Events
Décor: Décor to Remember
Florist: Keisha’s Kreations
Traditional Wedding Cake: Edet Okon
White Wedding Cake: Kiss the Cook Cakes
Bridal Makeup: IrieJade Beauty
Bridal Hair: Alex Jean Beauty
Wedding Stationary: Gorgeous Human Design
Wedding Invitations: Isabella Invitations
Linens: Elegant Beginnings Events, EB Inc.
Wedding MC: Aphrican Ape
Entertainment: Mr. Vsax

Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer

Pretty pastel wedding colors surrounded by the greenery of the Holland Marsh Winery give us a taste of a utopian summer dream. Soft hued tones continue to trend on the wedding scene for 2016 thanks to Pantone’s colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. And let’s be honest, lighter pale colors have a way of becoming the foundation of an utterly romantic ambience every bride swoons over. With this styled shoot, Anya Bortnik of Le Chic Soirée conceived a graceful scene featuring crystal chandeliers, luscious pastel florals and soft, flowing bridal gowns. A charming vision with a contemporary aura captured though the lens of Crystal Hahn Photography.

Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pretty in Pastel

The stark white of the Lucite table and vogue chairs from Detailz Couture Event Rentals give the pastels a pop and surrounded by the greens of the winery an outdoor scene begins to take shape. Of course, we love the use of chandeliers in any thing related to wedding! Renaissance Event Rentals and Planning’s are perfectly utilized not only over the tablescape, but the floral arch creating a modern day look that is a bridal favorite. Royal Orchid Florist arrangements burst with pale pink and purple bunches of hydrangeas, roses and large bloomed dahlias. Similar bushels of floral are incorporated into the arch wrapping the wooden structure in rustic glam appeal. Sugar flowers of Cakealicious by Reem on the four-tiered cake are the quintessential touch to tie in the allure of the dessert table with the overall scene.

Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Fashion Forward Bridal Style

Their bride wears two distinctly different Wedding Dresses by Whyte Couture, each boasting a fashion forward bridal style. The mermaid gown is grand yet elegant with a sexy vibe eminent in the lace corset bodice. The look is graced with the bold bling of Tara Fava Jewellery’s necklace for a polished and unforgettable finish. The second look showcases the floral details on a flowing ball gown. Bespoke Beauty gave the bride a soft and romantic updo accented with fresh floral to heighten the elegance of this bridal style.

Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Off the Charts

The pretty level of this shoot is off the charts and celebrates an everlasting summer that is one hundred percent inspirational anytime of year.

Pastel Wedding Colors for a Utopian Summer
Credits:

Wedding Planner & Stylist: Anya Bortnik, Le Chic Soirée
Venue: Holland Marsh Winery
Photography: Crystal Hahn Photography
Gowns & Veil: Whyte Couture
Flowers & Decor: Royal Orchid Florist
Invitations/Stationery: Anista Designs
Table, Chairs & Chargers: Detailz Couture Event Rentals
Chandeliers: Renaissance Event Rentals and Planning
Makeup & Hair: Amy Beth, Bespoke Beauty
Cake: Cakealicious by Reem
Macarons: Macaronz
Shoes: René Caovilla from Davids Footwear
Linens (napkins) & Flatware: Event Rental Group
Jewelry: Tara Fava Jewellery

Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Hot off the runway all the way to the reception, pretty shades of corals and poppy reds are blooming beautifully in everything from bridal party dresses to table décor to flowers. Here are a few ways you can embrace these luscious colors, whether you’re having a more traditional or modern wedding.

Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red
Happily Ever After in Coral and Poppy Red

Styling the wedding party.

Don’t get too serious or match-matchy. Have fun by playing off of the different hues. If you choose lighter dresses, consider darker accessories (and vice versa) like these parasols and dance-worthy heels. For kissable lips, use a matte lipstick for a more traditional look, or go for the gloss and a little sparkle for a more modern take.

RSVP to a stylish reception.

There are so many ways to make your day even more special with the perfect reception décor. Ditch the white linens and plates and think color, color, color. Not everything has to stay in the coral or poppy red palette, but consider mixing in some neutral colors or greens for a perfectly polished effect–from flowers to candles. Or, take your whimsy all the way with oversized center pieces, shapely glassware and creative seating cards. After all, this is your day, no matter what colors you choose.

Cheers to your special day!

Event Planner: Events Luxe // Photographer: Jordan Brittley // Floral Designer: The Crimson Petal // Linens: BBJ Linens // Umbrella Rentals: Bella Umbrella // Rentals: Finch Vintage Rentals, Premier Rentals // Hair + Makeup Artist: Lalo Salon // Dress Store: Simply Elegant Bridal // Paper Props: Ten Four Paper // Venue: Piper Palm House

How to guess he is going to propose

18 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Image:© Minerva Studio/ Fotolia

The marriage proposal is one of the most incredible and memorable moments in every woman’s life. The engagement is a prelude to the wedding – one of the happiest days for any woman. You have been dating for enough time and for a few weeks you feel he has become more nervous and as if he is making some plans. Find out if this will be a marriage proposal with a beautiful ring.
1. He helps you more than before.
You have noticed that he suddenly is willing to do the dishes or change the sheets instead of you. This is his way to show you he is worth to be a husband, he cares about the home and does the housework together with you.
2. Brags about himself.
He knows you have your career and can take care of yourself, but as most men he wants to be the financial core of the family. This means  to have decent work, salary and no loans. Men instinctively want to take care of their other half so maybe before he asks you to spend your lives together, he may brag about a work well done or a bonus by the boss.
3. Acts as if you just started dating.
Flowers and fancy dinners again? In fact he tries to make sure that when the big moment comes you will say “yes”. According to Cosmopolitan for many men the challenge to propose is very exciting and freshens the relationship.
4. Questions you.
When the time comes to ask “Will you marry me?” he will for sure want this moment to be special and unforgettable for you. This means he will need more information about you – for example what is your favorite place or most pleasant moment of your childhood. He knows very well your friends will ask “How did he propose?” and he wants you to have a great story to tell.
5. He is very nervous.
In the big day he will be very nervous. Even if he is sure you will say “yes” he will be nervous whether everything will go according to plan. If he is terrified from the weather prognosis for the weekend or insists you to order chocolate cake for desert this means you will receive a shiny engagement ring.

150 Bridal Shower Ideas

11 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Wedding season is upon us, which means IT’S TIME TO PARTY!!! (Woot woot!) You better believe we have thrown our share of bridal showers, which is why we decided to put our heads together and come up with

THE ULTIMATE LIST OF BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS! 

Oh yeah! We have compiled everything you need to plan the PERFECT bridal shower!

150 Best Bridal Shower Ideas

 

Whether you’re planning a bridal shower for a friend or just looking for some inspiration for your own party,  you’re gonna find what you’re looking for here.  
Are you ready for these amazing bridal shower ideas? Ready…set…scroll!!! Let’s begin with…

25 of The Best Bridal Shower Themes

Creative Bridal Shower Theme

1. Spa Themed Bridal Shower – Manicures, pedicures, makeup, and massages! Talk about the perfect girly bridal shower! Celebrate the bride-to-be with a relaxing afternoon! Laura from Intimate Weddings has come up with a bunch of “spa” inspired activities and ideas!

2. Bridal Shower Brunch – Doesn’t this bridal shower brunch from Jenny Collier look delicious!? We are drooling over those breakfast casseroles, doughnut/ fruit skewers, yogurt parfaits, and yummy bagel bar!

3. Breakfast At Tiffany’s Bridal Shower – Check out this sophisticated celebration from TrueBlu! This gorgeous bridal shower was inspired by the classic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and shower your bride-to-be with pearls, elegant decorations, and the color Tiffany blue!

4. Lunchbox Themed Bridal Shower – If you are searching for a fun and casual bridal shower theme, check out this adorable idea from Ann at On Sutton Place! We are totally in LOVE with her lunchbox themed shower! Aren’t those ribbon-wrapped guest lunches the cutest?!

5. Nautical Themed Bridal Shower – Ahoy and all aboard! Celebrate the future Mrs. with a preppy nautical bridal shower theme! If you can’t tell, we are obsessed with this GORGEOUS party designed by Kate Aspen! From the beautiful navy & pink color combination to the anchor accents, everything about this nautical shower is PERFECT!

6. Girls Scout Themed Bridal Shower – Okay can we just talk about how stinkin’ cute this Girl Scout bridal shower is from Beau & Arrow Events!? We love every single detail about this party! Add some glamorous touches (like decorated “Always be Prepared” kits for your guests) for an unforgettable adorable bridal shower!

Adorable Bridal Shower Themes and Ideas

7. Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower – Serve up the perfect bridal shower by using this adorable idea from Melissa Baum Events as inspiration! Check out this beyond-beautiful mint and yellow kitchen themed bridal shower!

8. Slumber Party Bridal Shower – No boys allowed! Invite your guests to spend the night with a fun-filled Bridal Shower Sleepover including an epic pillow fight! We think these adorable eye mask invitations would be the perfect way to invite your guests to the ultimate bridal shower sleepover!

9. Garden Bridal Shower – This garden-inspired bridal shower is FULL of ideas and gorgeous details! From beautiful tablescapes to fun activities, throw an elegant party your friends and family won’t forget!  Be sure to check out all the beautiful floral details from Jessica of Vintage Fair!

10. Favorite Things Bridal Shower – What about throwing “The Future Mrs.” an over-the-top party by showering her with your favorite things?! Invite your guests to bring their “favorite things” (kitchen ware, household products, bedroom ideas – wink wink) to share with the bride! We are loving this unique party from Kara at Kara’s Party Ideas! You could use so many elements and ideas as inspiration to create a fun-filled bridal shower!

11. Camping Bridal Shower – Who says camping is just for boys? Escape with your girlfriends to the great outdoors for a fun camping bridal shower getaway! Check out these gorgeous “glamping” bridal shower ideas from Utterly Engaged!

12. Cowgirl Themed Bridal Shower – Can we get a “Yee haw?!” If your bride-to-be is a cowgirl at heart, why not throw her the perfect ranch-styled shower? She will seriously love it! We think this adorable cowgirl bridal shower from Ashley at Pumpkin Patching is perfect in every way!

Great Bridal Shower Themes

13. French Parisian Bridal Shower – Seriously…is there anything as romantic as Paris? Create a romantic Parisian bridal shower with some garden-inspired decorations and gorgeous French desserts! If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out this classic French bridal shower from Ester of EM Designs!

14. Fashion Swap Bridal Shower – Looking for a unique theme for your bridal shower? What about creating a bridal shower boutique like this idea from 100 Layer Cake?! Invite your guests to bring accessories, purses, shoes, jewelry, belts, and scarves they no longer want and would like to swap!

15. Aloha Bridal Shower – Here is another DARLING bridal shower idea from 100 Layer Cake! We love the bright color scheme and tropical accents used to create a beach themed bridal shower!

16. Retro Co-Ed Bridal Shower – We are loving this fun twist on the traditional female bridal shower! Check out this retro CO-ED shower! Yup… we said CO-ED, meaning invite the groom and other men! Be sure to include some hipster decorations and activities that will appeal to both your male and female guests! Need some additional ideas? Check out this retro co-ed bridal shower from Green Wedding Shoes!

17. Sweet and Sexy Bridal Shower – Sweet and Sexy! The PERFECT combination for the ultimate bridal shower! Take a look at these “sweet and sexy” bridal shower ideas from Joy Foley!

18. The Doe is Saying “I Do” Bridal Shower – This feminine bridal shower is absolutely perfect for a girly-girl! Deer decorations are all the rage right now, so why not use a deer theme to celebrate the bride-to-be! We are loving the pink, gold, and glitter accents that Kara used from Kara’s Party Ideas!

Amazing Bridal Shower Themes and Ideas

19. Love is Sweet Bridal Shower – Does “The Future Mrs.” have a sweet tooth? If, so you might want to consider throwing her a “Love is Sweet” bridal shower! Don’t forget to include a large candy bar filled with sweet treats for your guests! Need some inspiration? Check out this adorable party from Sweet Lulu!

20. Lingerie French Boudoir Themed Bridal Shower – We love this classic spin on a very sexy bridal shower theme! Be sure to take a look at all the details from Brooke and Jane! We are especially loving the black lace accents!

21. “Pucker Up” Citrus Themed Bridal Shower – Let’s just say we are a little bit in love with EVERY DETAIL about this fun-filled bridal shower idea from Studio DIY! From citrus decorations to lemon drop party favors, this party is over-the-top!

22. Mint and Peach Vintage Bridal Shower – Take a look at this sweet vintage bridal shower  featured on Wedding Chicks! We can hardly handle the cuteness…aren’t you in love?! With some vintage furniture, burlap, and lace accents, you too can create a shabby chic bridal shower for the bride-to-be!

23. Mexican Fiesta Bridal Shower – What better way to celebrate an upcoming wedding than with a Mexican fiesta bridal shower?! We love all these feminine Spanish accents created by Prints Forever!

24. Pancakes and Panties – Okay, we totally died laughing when we came across this unique bridal shower theme from Whittaker Portraits! Seriously— you need to check this one out! How hilarious would it be to create lingerie with toilet paper!

25. F.R.I.E.N.D.S Themed Bridal Shower – This bridal shower from Arkansas Bride is SO creative and has to be one of our favorite ideas! Talk about original! Stephanie made sure to include “Central Perk” themed beverages, “Friends” DVDs scattered around the room, a variety of different mugs, a menu, chalkboard, and SO MUCH more!

 

25 Most Creative Bridal Shower Food Ideas

Best Bridal Shower Food Ideas
Adorable Bridal Shower Food Ideas
26. Bridal Shower Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas – For an easy bridal shower sweet treat, why not let your guests create their very own mini fruit pizzas! Simply provide a plain sugar cookie for each guest, some frosting, and an assortment of chopped fruit!

27. Italian Soda Bridal Bar – Looking for a fun drink idea for your next bridal shower? For an instant hit, try making an Italian soda bar! Be sure to check out Tidy Mom for the recipe and all the awesome details!

28. Doughnut Diamond Rings – Is there anything more appropriate to serve at a bridal shower than doughnut diamond rings?! Add some serious “bling” to your next party with these gorgeous sweet treats from Evite! They have even included the FREE printable diamond topper!

29. Frozen Yogurt Bar – Here is another quick and easy food idea for the perfect bridal shower! Who doesn’t love frozen yogurt?! Create a fun topping bar where your guests can create their own special sweet treat! Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at this delicious spread from The Crafting Chicks!

30. Bridal Shower Crepe Bar – If you are throwing a morning bridal shower, you might consider including a yummy crepe bar for your guests! Be sure to include bowls of berries, nutella, and lemon curd (are you drooling yet like we are?) to top off your crepes! Check out this yummy crepe recipe and ideas from Leigh Anne at Your Home Based Mom!

31. Pretty Chocolate Covered Strawberries –  Is it just us or do these chocolate covered strawberries look super delicious! Create a gorgeous treat for your guests by dipping fruit! If you have a certain color scheme at your party, use colored chocolate! We love how Sweetly Chic Events even topped off their chocolate strawberries with pretty sprinkles!

Best Bridal Shower Food Ideas

32. Veggie Cups with Dip – Here is another EASY food idea from Made 2 Style for the perfect bridal shower! Cut up some of your favorite veggies and place them in a cup filled with ranch or vegetable dip!

33. Wedding Dress Cupcakes – How perfect is this cupcake Wedding Dress from Purple Chocolat Home?! We know it will be the hit of your next bridal shower party! Use white-frosted cupcakes to create a memorable and tasty treat!

34. Easy Lingerie Bridal Shower Cookies – If you are throwing a sexy bridal shower party, don’t leave out these easy-to-make lingerie cookies! Get the full instructions on how to create these goodies from Sweet Sugar Belle!

35. Engagement Ring Rice Krispie Treats – As you are planning your next bridal shower, be sure to include these YUMMY cookie butter rice krispie treats from Erica’s Sweet Tooth! Not only do they sound delicious, but you can sculpt them into the shape of a diamond ring! They are truly the perfect treat for a bridal shower!

36. Milk and Doughnuts – We are totally gushing over these ADORABLE milk and doughnuts and know your guests will too! Top off a large glass of milk with a pretty doughnut and straw like this idea from the Ruffled Blog!

37. Pretty French Macarons – Are you looking for an alternative to the typical cupcake or sugar cookie served at a bridal shower? What about a delicate bite of deliciousness…we are talking about macarons! Your guests are going to go crazy for these little treats! Create your own macarons with the recipe and help of Juneberry Lane!

Best Bridal Shower Food Ideas

38. Heart Rice Krispie Treats – Share some love with your bridal shower guests with these adorable heart rice krispie treats from The Hostess with the Mostess!

39. High Heel Cupcakes – To say we are obsessed with these high heel cupcakes from How Does She is a complete understatement! These darling little treats would be the icing on the cake to any girly-girl’s bridal shower!

40. Southern Shower Biscuit Bar – We love the idea of having a food bar for guests at a bridal shower party! Here is another great food bar idea from Pretty My Party using biscuits! Totally genius, right?!

41. Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn – Yum yum! If you are planning a bridal shower, try serving your guests some delicious old fashioned popcorn! Trust us, they will LOVE it! You can also use food coloring to match the popcorn to your bridal shower color scheme! Looking for a tasty recipe? Be sure to check out this old fashioned popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic!

42. Ice Cream Sandwich Bar – Not only has Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road designed some darling printables for us in the past, but this girl also has a crazy awesome blog! Wouldn’t these DIY ice cream sandwiches be a fun addition to a bridal shower? Use cookies, ice cream, and sprinkles to create these sweet treats!

43. Refreshing Infused Water – If you are throwing a summer bridal shower, cool off your guests with some refreshing infused water! This beverage would be especially perfect for a spa themed bridal shower!

Quick and Easy Bridal Shower Food Ideas

44. The Pretty Pink Drink – We could drink this stuff by the gallon! No joke, this stuff is sooooo delicious and not to mention a GREAT beverage choice for a bridal shower! Take a look at the easy-to-make recipe from Eazy Peazy Meals!

45. Cute Mini Salads – Here is another fast and easy bridal shower food idea that not only tastes great, but looks gorgeous! Check out these cute mini salads from My Baking Addiction!

46. Bridal Shower Breakfast Bar – If you are throwing a bridal shower brunch or breakfast, you NEED to check out this food spread from Jessica at Modern Moments Designs!  She has given so many ideas for creating the ultimate breakfast bar including mini pancake stacks, yogurt parfaits, mini quiches, and doughnut holes! Perfection!

47. Bridal Shower Pretty Candy Bar – Create a stylish bridal shower with a trendy candy bar for your guests! Be sure to leave some to-go bags and scoops in each candy dish like this idea from Confetti and Crumbs for your guests to fill and take home at the end of the shower!

48. Wedding Cake Cookies – How cute are these wedding cake cookies?! They would be such a darling addition to a bridal shower! And the best part? They are SOOOO easy to make! Check out the recipe from Something Turquoise!

49. Pretty in Pink Marshmallows – Short on time? Here is another EASY food idea from She Wears Many Hats that will have your guests excited! Aren’t these chocolate covered marshmallows adorable?! Quickly dip some marshmallows and add some sprinkles for the perfect accent!

50. Strawberries Filled With Almond Cream – Not only do these almond cream strawberries from Kikukat look beautiful, they taste beyond good! Your guests will definitely be going back for seconds with these sweet treats!

 

25 Gorgeous and Easy Bridal Shower Decorations

DIY Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

Easy and Gorgeous Bridal Shower Decorations

51. Tissue Paper Pom Poms – These are our “go-to” decoration! Tissue paper pom poms are not only wonderful because they are super cheap, they are also SO easy to make! Do you want to make some adorable tissue  pom poms for your bridal shower? Check out this AWESOME step-by-step tutorial from Amy at The Idea Room! Or, if you find you are lacking time, you could also order some from here!

52. DIY Glitter Bottles – Add a little “sparkle” to your bridal shower with this adorable DIY idea from Beau Coup! {PS – have you seen their store?! They have the cutest stuff! I need an excuse to throw a party ASAP!}

53. Heart Garland – How sweet is the DIY 3D heart garland! It would be the perfect accent to any bridal shower! The best part about this idea is Victoria from Project Wedding has given complete instructions on how you can create your very own heart bunting!

54. DIY Tassel Banner – Have you seen these adorable tassel garlands popping up all over your Pinterest feed and wanted to know how to create your own?! Well, look no further!  Jen and Jess from Linen, Lace, and Love have created an AMAZING tutorial on how to create these little beauties! This adorable DIY decoration will add so much flair to your bridal shower!

55. Origami Diamond Napkin Rings – We are pretty much dying over these DIY paper diamond rings from Brooklyn Bride! They would be the PERFECT decoration for napkins at a bridal shower!

56. Banner Using Bride’s Photos – If you are throwing a bridal shower, be sure to include some personal touches from the bride in the decorations! One great way to do that is with a fun banner using the bride’s photos! We love this personalized bridal shower banner from Ammaline Bride! She paired darling pictures of the couple with pretty doilies and clothespins!

The Best DIY Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

57. Napkin Bows – Here is another small bridal shower decoration idea that will add a BIG impact to your next party! Check out these adorable DIY folded napkins featured by Lauren Rae Photography! You can find instructions on how to create these little gems here!

58. Floral Monogram – Take the initials from the happy couple’s names and create some elegant floral monograms! This DIY idea from Sweetly chic Events and Designs could not be more easy to create! Hop on over to their site to learn how to make your own monograms for your next bridal shower!

59. Confetti Filled Balloons – Planning a bridal shower but tight on a budget? Don’t worry! Kirsten from Kojo Design has come up with the BEST solution! Grab some clear balloons {these would do the trick!} and tissue paper {be sure to grab tissue colors that will match your color scheme – lots of cute options here!} and create a fun decoration that will add a “pop” to your party!

60. Streamer Backdrop – Who would have thought streamers could look so amazing?! We are totally drooling over this backdrop Mandi from Living For Pretty created for her sister-in-law’s bridal shower! This is such a darling DIY decoration idea anyone could easily recreate!

61. Lantern & Pom Clusters – You know how we mentioned above just how much we LOVE tissue pom pom decorations? Well guess what?!  We love them EVEN MORE clustered with paper lanterns {like these, and also these totally gorgeous eyelet style ones! EEK!} Check out this beautiful example from Fawn Over Baby!

62. Pretty Paper Bows – We are BOW FANATICS here at The Dating Divas! We think they are the perfect little accent for any girly-girl party—-especially bridal showers! Add some DIY paper bows to your banners, gift bags, or even paper straws like this idea from Chelsey at Mom’s Best!

Cute DIY Bridal Shower Decorations

63. Cans Wrapped in Patterned Paper/Fabric – If you are on a tight budget, but want to have some cute centerpiece decorations at your bridal shower, definitely take a look at this idea from Seventy-Nine Ideas! Grab some fabric (or patterned paper) and wrap up tin cans! Voila! A beautiful DIY bridal shower centerpiece!

64. From Miss to Mrs. Banner – We love everything about this classic design from Petite Flowers Studio! Create an adorable “Miss to Mrs. Banner” for the next bridal shower you are planning!

65. Romantic Photos in Jars – Here is another great DIY decoration idea for bridal showers! Place cute pictures of the happy couple in jars to add a unique personal touch to the decor!

66. DIY Glitter Candle Holders– Quick AND cute — That is what we believe in here at The Dating Divas! That’s just one reason we are in love with these glitter candle holders! Read all about this simple DIY project from Cristina at Bird’s Party! These sparkling little beauties will be all the rage at your next bridal shower!

67. Kissed Balloons – Throwing a “sexy” bridal shower?! Be sure to include some sassy kissed balloons to your decorations! Get the full instructions on how to create these DIY lip balloons from Kelly at Studio DIY by clicking here!

68. Hang Lingerie on Clothesline – Whether you are hosting an elegant, fun, or girly-girl bridal shower, you can set the “mood” of your party by using decorations! If you are planning a “sexy” bridal shower for a friend, use flirty lingerie to set the mood for your party! Check out these sexy (but classy!) decoration ideas from Artfully Wed!

Cute DIY Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

69. Pretty Paper Fan Garland – Add some pizzazz to your bridal shower with some cute DIY paper fans! Use colors and fun patterns to match your party color scheme! Learn how to make these unique bridal shower decorations from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous!

70. Bridal Shower Entrance Chalkboard – Everyone knows… first impressions are everything! So the “first impression” of your bridal shower is no different! Welcome your friends to the party with a fun entrance sign! We especially love this cute chalkboard idea from Amy Tanton Designs!

71. Personal Details Bride/Groom I Love You Frames – We can hardly STAND how much we love this bridal shower decoration idea from South Bound Bride! Ask the bride and the groom reasons why they love each other prior to the bridal shower! Frame what they each say about each other and use them as table decorations! Such a sweet personal touch!

72. Spray Painted Monograms – We love, love, love monograms — ESPECIALLY as a decoration for bridal showers! Pick up some paper mache letters from your local craft store, a can of spray paint, and a some fun glitter to recreate these fancy little monograms from Uncommon Designs!

73. DIY Fringe Balloons – Here is another great DIY decoration idea for bridal showers! Add some fun fringe to round balloons! Want to make your own? Get the full instructions from Teissia of Firefly Events!

74. “Bride to Be” Chair Sign – Label the seat of the future Mrs. with a cute “Bride to Be” chair sign! You could easily make your own sign by printing letters on cardstock, cutting them out, and tying them together with a cute ribbon! Need some inspiration?! We are in LOVE with this example from Hylah at H. White Special Events!

75. DIY Paper Streamers Fringe Garland – Add some serious gorgeousness to your walls during your next bridal shower with this fun fringe garland from A Subtle Revelry!

 

25 Most Creative Bridal Shower Games

25 Awesome Bridal Shower Games and Activiities

25 Most Amazing Bridal Shower Games

76. “Name that Groom” Bridal Shower Game– Are you looking for a fun bridal shower game that will have everyone participating and laughing?! Check out this awesome idea from Lelia at Life on the Homestead! Your friends will have a blast matching pictures of celebrity brides to their groom!

77. “Who said it?” Bridal Shower Game – Ask the bride and groom 15 different questions (make sure they are the same questions!) For the bridal shower, cut out some cute mustaches and lips! Read off the questions and have the bride’s friends guess who said what! The person who answers the most questions correctly, wins!

78. “Recipe For a Good Marriage” Bridal Shower Activity – Here is a sweet and simple bridal shower activity idea from Sweet C Designs! Set out a bunch of wooden spoons (grab them from the dollar store) and have the bride’s friends write down some marriage words of wisdom! This activity would be especially perfect if you are throwing a kitchen/cooking themed bridal shower!

79. The “Price is Right” Bridal Shower Game – Prep a bunch of household items (that the bride and groom can keep as a gift!) including cleaning products, dental floss, medicine, etc. Give each party guest the chance to write down their guesses of the price for each item! The person with the closest guesses wins!

80. Match the Celebrity Couple Bridal Shower Game– Here is another fun celebrity couples match-up game with an easy-to-use printable form from Creative Union Design! Simply download and press print for ar game that will have your guests laughing!

81. Bridal Shower Present Bingo – Give your guests something to do while the bride opens her gifts with this adorable bridal shower bingo game from Something Turquoise! Have each guest write down what she thinks the bride will receive. As she is opening her gifts, they will mark their cute printable bingo cards!

Top Bridal Shower Games and Activities

82. Personality Panties Bridal Shower Game – Check out this awesome bridal shower game from Pinning with Mrs. Pennington! Invite each of the bride’s guests to bring a pair of panties (as a gift) for the bride-to-be that represents THEIR personality! When the future Mrs. opens up the special presents she will have three guesses to match the panties to the specific friend’s personality! Hilarious, right?!

83. “How Well Do You Know the Bride? Bridal Shower Game – Not only is this bridal shower game a crowd-pleaser, but it is also absolutely free and ready in just minutes! Win, win, win! Cheryl from Everyday Dishes has done all the work for you! Be sure to hop on over and get your FREE printables for your next bridal shower!

84. “Minute To Win It” Bridal Shower Games – Bring out the competitive side of your guests with this fun bridal shower game from Tomkat Studio! Pair your guests up into teams and play a series of fun challenges that last only a minute!

85. Name That Romantic Movie Quote Game – Do you and your guests know your romantic movie quotes?! Put your knowledge to the test with this hilarious “Name that Movie Quote” bridal shower game from Tomkat Studio!

86. DIY Nail Polish Bar for a Bridal Shower – Are you looking for an alternative to the typical bridal shower game? Look no further! Spoil your guests with a gorgeous nail polish activity bar! Your bride’s guests will have a BLAST creating their own special concoctions! Take a glimpse at this amazing DIY nail polish booth tutorial from Something Turquoise!

87. Bridal Shower Photo Booth Props – We are loving these wedding-themed photo props from The Budget Savvy Bride! Set up a fun backdrop and take some funny photos as an activity during your bridal shower!

The Best Bridal Shower Games and Activities

88. Bridal Childhood Photo Guessing Game – Do your guests know the bride? Gather a bunch of photos of the the bride-to-be at different ages in her life and test their knowledge! See if your guests can determine how old the bride was in each of the photos!

89. Bridal Shower Date Night Jar Activity – This amazing idea comes from A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production and serves two purposes! Not only is it a fun activity for the guests, but the future Mrs. will ALSO walk away with a priceless gift! Set out some popsicle sticks (or slips of paper) and have the bride’s friends write down their favorite date night ideas! After the shower, present the bride with the jar filled with date night ideas for her and her future spouse to share!

90. “Who Am I?” Bridal Shower Game – For a meaningful bridal shower activity, check out this idea from Erratically Elizabeth! Have your guests write down personal memories of the bride and share them throughout the bridal shower!

91. Bridal Shower Cookie Decorating Activity – Trust us! You can never go wrong when sugar is involved! Take a peak at this gorgeous cookie decorating bridal shower idea from Weddings by Scott and Dana!

92. Right/Left Bridal Shower Game – Who says the bride and groom should get all the gifts?! We are loving this Pass The Presents game suggestion from Intimate Weddings! You can find the full details on how to play here!

93. Kitchen Bridal Shower Game – If you are throwing a kitchen or cooking themed bridal shower, you have got to take a peek at this adorable game idea from Pear Tree Greetings! Dress up the bride in a variety of kitchen gadgets and make her walk around the room slowly. Have her leave the room and let the guests write down as many kitchen utensils as they can remember!

Bridal Shower Games and Activities that Rock

94. Newlywed Bridal Shower Game with Video – This is probably one of our FAVORITE bridal shower games! Prior to the party,  interview/video the groom answering a list of questions you have prepared! At the bridal shower, have everyone gather around the T.V. and ask the bride the SAME questions! After she answers, playback the groom’s response! If their answers match-up then the bride gets a prize! If not, the bride has to eat a piece of bubblegum (add a new piece of bubblegum for every wrong answer)! Check out an example of this fun game at Lisa Hadley Studios!

95. Bridal Shower “Taboo” Game – Here is another fun bridal shower game idea from Jessica at A Vintage Affair! Provide cute button pins for your guests to wear throughout the party and instruct them NOT to say the words “Bride” or “Wedding!” If they hear someone say those specific words, they can snatch that person’s pin! The person wearing the MOST pins at the end of the shower, wins!

96. Pin the Lips on Ryan Gosling Bridal Shower Game – Any Ryan Gosling lovers in the house?! (Me, me!) We totally burst out laughing when we saw this AH-MAZING bridal shower game idea from A Vintage Affair! Inspired by the many Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” memes, your guests will LOVE this bridal shower activity…trust us (wink, wink!)

97. Bridal Shower “Mad Libs” Game – Looking for a fun and silly game for your bridal shower guests? Check out these hilarious “wedding libs” from Something Turquoise! She has even included three different versions! The best part about these cute printables is they are absolutely FREE!

98. Floral Crown Bridal Shower Station – If you are searching for an activity your guests will love, rather than the typical bridal shower games, create a DIY floral crown table! This activity would be especially ideal if you are throwing a boho or garden-themed bridal shower! Check out these awesome instructions on how to create your very own floral crowns, and don’t forget to snap a picture of you with your guests in your beautiful new accessory!

99. Bridal Shower Kiss Board – Another great and personal activity to involve your guests during your bridal shower is to create a kissing board! Read all about this original idea from Star at Sterling Engagements!

100. Bridal Shower Toilet Paper Dresses/Lingerie – Let’s be honest! You can never go wrong with this classic bridal shower game! Split your guests into teams and give them a roll of toilet paper! Put their Project Runway skills to the test and have them create a luxurious Wedding Dress with their limited supplies! The end result? Lot’s of hilarious outfits and tons of laughs! If you are looking for a fun twist on this game, you can also check out this lingerie version!

 

25 Bridal Shower Free Printables

25 Free Bridal Shower Printables

Free Bridal Shower Printables

101. Printable Bridal Shower Botanical Banner – Isn’t this botanical banner simply STUNNING! We think it would make the perfect decoration for any bridal shower! Head on over to Chicfetti and print off your own FREE floral banner!

102. Bridal Shower Printable Cup Sleeves – We believe it is the little things that make an excellent party! For instance, take a look at these CUTE bridal shower cup sleeves from The Elli Blog! They would be such a darling addition to any bridal shower!

103. Bridal Shower Planning Printables – Whether you have planned hundreds of bridal showers or this is your first rodeo, don’t forget to check out these awesome (and not to mention FREE) party planning printables from A Pair of Pears!

104. Bridal Shower Straw Flags – We are totally in LOVE with these free printable straw flags from The Showerbelle! Can’t you just picture them in the cups of your guests at your bridal shower?! Too cute!

105. Chalkboard Bridal Shower Quotes – Aren’t these bridal shower chalkboard designs just gorgeous!? They were created by the talented Lorrie Everrit from the Creative Bag! And can you guess the best part?! She is sharing these beautiful printables for FREE!

106. Printable Bridal Shower Ring Tags – Accessorize your bridal shower and party favors with these adorable diamond ring printable tags from Little White Whale!

Free and Cute Bridal Shower Printables

107. Pretty Printable DIY Bows – SWOON! Do you love these gorgeous printable paper bows from Chicfetti as much as we do?! We think they would be the perfect little accent to any bridal shower!

108. Adorable Bridal Shower Placemat – Check out these charming chalkboard-themed placemats design by Susan Brand! They are a great and frugal way to add some character to your bridal shower!

109. Glittering Bridal Shower Banner Template – Add some major pizzazz to your bridal shower with this sparkling DIY banner idea from Lia Griffith! She has provided a FREE printable template and complete instructions on how you can recreate this gem for your own shower!

110. Bridal Shower Guest Book Poster – A sign-in poster is a fun alternative to the traditional guest book! Simply print off this beautiful poster design from Love Vs. Design and have your guests sign-in! In the years to come it will be a beautiful reminder of who attended your bridal shower!

111. Bridal Shower Chalkboard Water Bottle Labels – We are obsessed with water bottle labels so it is no wonder we are drooling over these FREE chalkboard printables from Lily and Val! Add them to your bottled drinks at your bridal shower for a fun decorative addition!

112. Bridal Shower Guest Advice Cards – Here is another great bridal shower freebie from Allison at Marry This! We like how these cute printable advice cards are SO practical! They can double as a bridal shower sign-in guest book and a wonderful gift for the bride-to-be!

Cute and FREE Bridal Shower Printables

113. Rustic Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – If you are planning a last-minute bridal shower and are looking for an adorable invitation, be sure to check out this gorgeous design from Showerbelle! We love everything about this rustic and completely FREE printable invite!

114. Polka Dot Bridal Shower Banner – Make your very own bridal shower banner with this free polka dot printable from Chicfetti!

115. Pretty Bridal Shower Cutlery Tags – Brighten up your bridal shower table setting with these DIVINE printable cutlery tags from Amy at Eat Drink Chic!

116. “Love is Sweet” Bridal Shower Treat Bags – Aren’t these printable bag labels adorable?! Whip up a fun-filled treat bag for your bridal shower guests with these free printables from Susan at The Pretty Blog!

117. Bridal Shower Printable Drink Tags – Attach these printable diamond ring drink tags from Baubles Bubbly and Belle to the bottom of a glass for a cute accent! We think these would be ESPECIALLY cute to use if you are throwing a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal shower!

118. Bubbly Brunch Printable Invitations – Take your bridal shower invitations to a whole new level with these darling printables from Something Turquoise! Attach them to a cute bottled drink for a special surprise for your guests!

25 Free Bridal Shower Printables

119. Printable Bridal Shower Bingo – Searching for a free bridal shower game? Look no further! Kristin from Paige Simple is sharing an adorable printable version of bridal shower bingo! Hop on over to print off your free game!

120. Lingerie Banner Printable Template – If you are throwing a sexy lingerie bridal shower for a friend, you definitely need to check out this free printable from Ribbons and Blue Birds! This flirty lingerie banner will make the perfect centerpiece to your party!

121.Bridal Shower Frameable Print – We can’t get enough of this beautiful print from Happy Hands Project! Print one off for your bridal shower, add a frame, and display it as decoration!

122. Kitchen Bridal Shower Recipe Cards – These bridal shower recipe cards are a MUST if you are throwing a kitchen or cooking themed party! Head on over to Even More Paper Co. for your free printables!

123. Pretty Bridal Shower Lemonade Printables – Invite your guests to pucker up with these cute lemonade printables from Chrystalace! Simply add these gorgeous designs to bottled lemonade for a fun addition to your bridal shower!

124. Bridal Shower Cupcake Toppers – Adorn your desserts with these beautiful and free cupcake toppers from The Elli Blog!

125. Printable Bridal Shower T-Shirt Iron-Ons – It would be a complete understatement to say we are going crazy for these free printable designs from Diva Gone Domestic! Share some love with the future Mrs. with one of these DIY iron-ons! Create a fun shirt, tank or tote — the possibilities are endless! We ESPECIALLY love the “Feyonce” and “Wifey” designs!

25 Adorable Bridal Shower Party Favors 

25 Bridal Shower Favors Your Guests Will Love

Top Bridal Shower Favor Ideas

126. Baked Bath Salt Bridal Shower Favors – Show some love to your bridal shower guests with special baked bath salts! Head on over to Something Turquoise for the amazing baked bath salt recipe and adorable FREE printable labels!

127. Pedicure in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor – Who wouldn’t love a free pedicure?! Check out this sweet bridal shower favor from Rachel at Ever Mine! Create a cute pedicure in a jar for each of your friends!

128. “Mint to Be” Bridal Shower Favors – Shake things up with this darling bridal shower party favor idea! Simply package up some tic-tacs with this adorable “mint to be” printable from Cristina from Bird’s Party!

129. “Love & Spice” Bridal Party Favors – Yum yum! Send your guests home with some special “love” spices! Find the full details and adorable “Love Spice” jar labels over at Something Turquoise!

130. The Perfect “Match” Favors – Take a look at these darling chalkboard printables from The Elli Blog! For a fun and practical party favor, send your guests home with a cute set of decorated matches!

131. Macaron Bridal Shower Pops – We are in love with these trendy little macaron pops from A Little London Wedding! Pair this yummy treat with their adorable macaron pop printable cover for an unforgettable bridal shower favor!

Adorable Bridal Shower Favors

132. Instant Mocha Bridal Shower Mixes – Here is another great bridal shower favor idea your guests will actually LOVE! With just a few ingredients you can recreate this adorable thank you gift from Something Turquoise!

133. Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favor – You can NEVER go wrong with nail polish as a bridal shower favor! We love this example from Alyssa Renee Photography! Add a simple tag to the small bottles for a cute favor your guests will adore!

134. Scented Candle Thank You Favors – Send your guests home with a gift from the heart with these easy-to-make lavender rosemary candles from Live Simply Me!

135. Pretty Popcorn Bridal Favor – Create the perfect bridal shower party favors with this adorable idea from Annie’s Eats! Package up tasty popcorn with a cute box, tag, and fun ribbon for each of your guests!

136. Glitter Wooden Spoon Bridal Shower Favor – Pick up a few wooden spoons from the dollar store and add some glitz! Check out this adorable tutorial from Something Turquoise!

137. Lipstick Bridal Shower Favor – Trust us! You can never go wrong with lipstick! Create a bridal shower favor your guests will love with this darling idea from Two Prince Bakery Theater!

25 of the Best Bridal Shower Party Favors

138. “You’re a Real Gem” Ring Pops – Okay, can we take two seconds to talk about just how CUTE these bridal shower favors are from Eighteen25?! Send your guests home with this little gem of a treat!

139. Mint Bridal Shower Favors – Grab some tins of mints and add this elegant label from Martha Stewart to create a classy bridal shower favor!

140. S’more Love Bridal Shower Favors – We love the idea of creating your own s’more packages to send home with your guests! Simply take some graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate and tie them up with a cute ribbon!

141. Bridal Shower Favors Magnetic Board – Check out this fun twist on the typical bridal shower party favors from Kara’s Party Ideas! Adhere a magnet to the bottom of a treat container and attach them to a cute board for your guests to take home after the bridal shower!

142. Themed Bridal Shower Goodie Bags – If you are throwing a themed bridal shower, why not send your guests home with something to remember the party like a themed goodie bag! For instance, check out this idea from Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events! She threw a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” themed bridal shower and sent her guests home with goodie bags filled with Audrey Hepburn sunglasses, a set of pearls, and Tiffany blue treats!

143. Adorable Doughnut Party Favors – Short on time? Run over to your nearest doughnut shop and pick-up some sweet treats for your bridal shower favors!

Cute Bridal Shower Party Favors

144. Bridal Shower Treat Bags – Show your bridal shower guests just how “sweet” you think they are with this cute treat bag idea from Sally Shim!

145. “Let Love Grow” Succulent Bridal Favor – Send your friends home with some green succulents! Not only are they SUPER popular right now, but they are also eco and budget friendly! Top off this adorable favor with a “let love grow” printable tag from Smarty Had a Party!

146. Cake Pop Bridal Shower Favor – The great thing about cake pops is you can dip them in just about any colored chocolate—meaning you can easily match these sweet treats to your bridal shower color scheme! Head on over to These Peas are Hollow for an easy-to-make cake pop recipe!

147. Hair Ties Bridal Shower Favor – “I have too many hair ties,” said NO GIRL EVER!…Especially CUTE hair ties like these little guys from Mr. Mrs. Design! Your bridal shower guests will LOVE these party favors!

148. Bridal Shower Treat Yourself Bag – Invite your bridal shower guests to treat themselves with a fun-filled party favor bag! Include special goodies like nail polish, perfume, or lipstick!

149. Personalized Tote Bags – Surprise your guests with the ULTIMATE party favor — personalized totes! These cute bags would be so easy to DIY! Looking to make your own party favors? Take a look at these instructions here!

150. Bridal Shower Button Pins – Aren’t these little bridal shower pins from Beth of All Trades soooo cute! For a simple bridal shower party favor, send your guests home with a small memory token like these darling buttons!

 

And there you have it! 150 AH-MAZING bridal shower ideas! 

2016 Bridal Shower Ideas

11 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

High Tea Bridal Shower

We love a fabulous tea here at Trubridal. Not only are they fun but they are chic, delicious and a great way to catch up. To get started reach out to a local party supply rental company to see if you can borrow some amazing mismatched pieces of China. Then order some delicious macaroons and other desserts for the table. Make some simple finger sandwiches and you’re good to go.

bridal shower ideas

 

Picture from: Brides of Adelaide

Pro Bridesmaid tip: Hit up a few local thrift stores and to grab teacups. Then head to a local florist (you may need to order in advance) to pick up your favorite succulents and moss. Plant for perfect, whimsical DIY gifts for your guests.

 

Southern Charm Bridal Shower

Pull out the big hats and muddle some mint juleps for a charming bridal shower. Feel free to setup horse shoes outside and make bourbon infused meatballs, biscuits, and pecan pie truffles. Don’t worry about the small details with this sort of party – feel free to mix rustic and glam details for a chic vibe.

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Picture from WeddingChicks

Bridesmaid Pro Tip: A great parting gift is a mason jar with a small bottle of Jim Beam, fresh mint and a cute straw or cute gold stir stick.

Preppy Brunch Bridal Shower

We have just one word for your – BRUNCH! Who doesn’t love an amazing brunch?!? While you may feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect of making a brunch for all your bride’s closest friends, don’t fret! This could be as simple as a build your own parfait bar + bottomless mimosas or as complex as you want to make it. Add a bit of prep with a black and white striped table runner (ala Kate Spade) over a gorgeous hot pink table cloth. Add a few glamorous gold accents and you’re good to go.

mimosa bar bridal shower ideaPhoto from Green Wedding Shoes

Bridesmaid Pro Tip: Order individually wrapped donuts from your favorite donut joint offer them to guests as the favors when they exit.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany Bridal Shower

What about breakfast at Tiffany? This classic movie and beloved store is one of the most sought after bridal shower themes. Simple to dress for cue chic black shift dress and layers of pearls and give the bride a tiara. Find your favorite Tiffany blue runners and rent china from your local party store. Keep the color palette simple and the Audrey Hepburn quotes and references to a minimum.

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Photo from Tartas Decora Dasy Cupcakes

Pro Bridesmaid Tip: A simple but fun party favor for a Tiffany Bridal Shower is a tiffany blue bottle of nail polish wrapped in a satin white bow.

French Salon Bridal Shower

Lavender, macaroons, and champagne. We love creating little tasting stations around the party for macaroon and champagne pairings. Find two different flavors and pair them together. It’s a super fun way for the group to mingle and meet new people, without playing games. Also, you have the freedom to incorporate fragrance, flowers and literally anything the bride loves about France.

bridal shower ideas

Photo from Arkansas Bride

Pro Bridesmaid tip: Call your local florist to order dried lavender party favors. You can easily break them into smaller bunches for an ultra chic favor. Also steer clear for anything too cliche… say an Eiffel Tower champagne glasses or something of that nature.

Fresh Outdoor Bridal Shower

Enjoy the great outdoors with a light, fun outdoor bridal shower. Break out the chalkboard and setup a few of your favorite yard games – we love a good game croquet or bocce ball. Depending on the vibe you’re going for perfect menu of light fare including crudités and finger sandwiches or good old fashioned BBQ.

bridal-shower-croquet-outdoor-livingPhoto from Hometalk.com

Pro Bridesmaid Tip: Add fun little facts about the bride at each croquet post. Also, feel free to mix up the party favors by jarring mini jars of honey with a fun colorful grosgrain ribbon.