Posted October 2, 2013 | 46 Comments
Are you planning a bridal shower? Prepare to be inspired! Today we’re showing you five tips about planning a bridal shower, including inspiration boards with three of our favorite bridal shower themes. If it seems overwhelming to plan a bridal shower, don’t fret — it’s really easy to plan a shower when you know where to start! And, we’re here to help. Read on to get a few essential planning tips PLUS enter for a chance to win a bridal shower giveaway by Rock Candie Designs! Enjoy!
5 Tips for Planning a Bridal Shower
1. Bring in the bridesmaids.
A bridal shower can be thrown by your mom, Maid of Honor, or Bridesmaids — but typically everyone works to plan one together. Don’t let the stress of planning fall on one person. Split the work-load to create a bridal shower the bride will love.
2. Focus on The Bride.
The bridal shower should focus on your guest of honor — The Bride. No two bridal showers are the same because every bride has different tastes, food preferences, color preferences, and themes that fit her personality.
3. Send a formal invitation.
Always, always, always send a formal bridal shower invitation.
4. Pick a theme.
Work together to plan a theme that resonates with the bride. Three of my favorite bridal shower themes are travel, vintage / tea, and kitchen. We’ve rounded up a few inspiration boards to inspire you…
Travel Bridal Shower
1 – travel bridal shower invite | more than paper
2 – map straw flag | delicate designs
3 – luggage tag favors | love travels favors
4 – map cupcake toppers | granny panty designs
5 – cupcake topper | delicate designs
6 – compass favor | laura hooper calligraphy
7 – love banner + party decor | haute chocolate
8 – framed maps | the speckled egg
9 – airplane place cards | timeless paper
10 – bride travel bag | arenlace
Vintage / Tea Bridal Shower
1 – vintage tea cups | indie creativ
2 – love is brewing tea favors | bushel and peck paper
3 – tea & teacup print | bella stationery
4 – tea spoon | wooden hive
5 – tea cup bridal shower invitation | pretty little papers
6 – floral dress | amordress
7 – tea cookie cutter | ladies only obtp
8 – vintage dessert stands | high tea for alice
9 – you’re my cup of tea print | old english co.
1 – kitchen bridal shower invitation | tenn hens design
2 – yellow fancy rubber gloves | grandway
3 – take a whisk kitchen print | fowler creative arts
4 – kitchen garland | not your everyday cards
5 – triangle tea towel print | leah duncan
6 – recipe book / iPad stand | roostic
7 – teaspoon bridal shower favor | kate aspen
8 – personalized cork trivets | decadent designs
9 – recipe card box | 1canoe2
10 – whisk bridal shower favor | kate aspen
11 – coffee favors | apropos roasters
12 – kitchen wine charms | gr3een
13 – pink polka dot oven mitt | jessica steele
5. Send thank you notes as soon as possible.
Be sure to send your thank you notes to guests within two weeks of the event.
Giveaway: Win FREE Bridal Shower Thank You Cards!
Between 10/2-10/8/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win 50 personalized “Thank You From the Future Mrs.” cards by Rock Candie Designs! Winner may choose from any design in their shop and can customize them with the colors of their choice, along with their future last name. These Thank You cards are the perfect way to say thank you while adding a personal touch! Cards measure 5.50″ x 4.25″ and are included with 10 A2 sized colored envelopes – your choice. Cards printed on 80 lb. acid-free matte white card stock. Inside of card is blank. Prize value: $100. No cash value. Winner will be randomly selected on 10/9/13 and announced on this blog post. Winner will also be contacted via email. Use entry form below to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Free shipping included to U.S. only. Good Luck!