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Are you planning a wedding shower for a couple in 2023? Do you want to know the best themes for bridal shower decor + ideas this season? You’ve come to the right place!
I adore bridal showers: the invites, the decor, the desserts, the meal, the games, and the prizes! They are so much fun to attend and to plan. This blog post will help you plan the ultimate wedding shower with the best themes 2023 has in store.
What is a wedding shower?
First things first: what is a wedding shower? A bridal shower or wedding shower (you can host a party for the bride or for the couple, even invite couples if that’s more your thing vs. all females in attendance) is an event designed to celebrate the bride or the engaged couple. The shower is usually held approximately 3 months ahead of the wedding date. This gives your guests an opportunity to get together and get acquainted before the wedding, as well as build anticipation for the upcoming wedding day.
At a wedding shower — which is held in the morning or afternoon on a weekend date, usually from 12pm until 3pm or 1pm until 4pm — guests enjoy a meal, dessert, play a few games, win prizes, and bring gifts to shower the bride. The shower usually includes giving guests a favor to take home. It’s a lot of fun and easy to plan — and like all parties, it all begins with a theme.
What is a wedding shower theme?
A shower theme is the overall style of the shower. You can choose one specific idea and run with it throughout the event for decorations and details.
To decide what kind of theme your wedding shower should be, think about the guest or guests of honor: do they like to cook? Love the kitchen? Adore the “great outdoors”? Like to camp? Prefer to spend time on the beach? Like to read?
Choose one thing that personifies the person of honor and use it for your wedding shower theme. All you need to do is first pick an idea, then find an invitation, and finally, you’ll find all the decorations, prizes, favors, and more that coincide with this theme.
Some classic theme ideas, which are tried-and-true for years, as examples include kitchen, spa, book, garden, lemon, and rustic.
To give you an example, let’s take a kitchen theme for instance. A kitchen theme is one of the best wedding shower themes 2023 has to offer, with more couples spending time cooking together and trying new recipes, food subscription services, and finding inexpensive date ideas at home (like cooking together!) Here’s how you would plan a kitchen-themed wedding shower.
• Kitchen: A kitchen shower theme is great for the bride or couple who love to cook! You might decorate the tables with centerpieces that include bunches of flowers in pretty vases, give out mini recipe books or measuring spoons as kitchen shower favors, guests bring gifts that stock the kitchen, bring recipe cards of their favorite meals to build a recipe book, and win prizes on games like wooden spatulas, mixing bowls, baking sets, and more. You get the idea!
In this blog post, we’re outlining the fifty best wedding shower themes 2023 has to offer. These are the most popular themes for bridal showers and we found invitations for each one. In this way, you can click on the invitation below for the theme you love; work with those colors, find decorations to match, pick out creative bridal shower favors to coordinate, and you’re off! It’s easy, really. :)
Let’s get started!
Wedding Shower Themes 2023
Don’t forget insert cards to match the theme. Some suggestions are a tag to attach to a bottle of guests’ favorite spirits or wine to stock the bar; a spa card to attach to her favorite beauty product; a recipe card for a kitchen wedding shower theme… you get the idea! Browse the collection for more ideas.
1. Brunch Theme
Plan a brunch themed bridal shower with style and class thanks to these adorable invitations.
2. Tea Themed Shower
One of the best wedding shower themes is a tea theme! You can easily plan this theme for the bride who loves to drink tea. Here are two beautiful invitations to get you inspired.
3. Lemon Themed Shower
This is one of the best themes for bridal showers this year, period. Love it! (Here’s more inspo to get you started.)
Also loving this invitation named Lemonade by ThatGirlPress:
4. No Games
Ha! For a wedding shower that’s a bit on the laid-back side, offer this invitation for the bride or couple who doesn’t like games at showers.
5. Groovy/Retro Theme
Throw it way back to the 60’s and 70’s with these mod invitations, perfect for a retro themed wedding shower!
6. Stock the Bar
Help the couple stock the bar with favorite beverages, drinkware, bar accessories, and more!
Who doesn’t adore a fiesta bridal shower?!
8. Rosé / Wine
Plan a rosé themed bridal shower!
9. Umbrellas + Showers
A cute theme for spring: bridal showers! These invitations are perfect.
11. Miss to Mrs
If you’re planning a miss to mrs bridal shower, this is the invitation to kick off the fun!
12. Spa Theme
Plan a spa-themed wedding shower, one of the most popular themes for 2023!
Include this insert for the spa guests, including advice or even their favorite spa product suggestion!
14. Garden Theme
15. Bridal Lingerie
16. Dessert / Cake
Go with a “Love Is Sweet” theme and send any of these dessert-inspired invitations!
17. Brewery Theme
Does the couple enjoy a nice craft brew? Plan a brewery themed wedding shower for them!
Tropical is a huge theme for 2023! Here are a few of our hand-picked invitations for this particular party theme.
Invite guests to bring a bottle of their favorite to help the couple stock the bar:
Planning a barbecue shower isn’t just a good idea, it’s a lot of fun! We’re noticing a huge uptick in this idea as one of the best wedding shower themes for 2023.
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Now that you have (hopefully!) picked out your theme, it’s time to start planning! On to: Planning a Bridal Shower 101.
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