Throwing your own bridal shower? Here are a few tips:
- First step - decide on a venue. I've been to showers at restaurants, country clubs, and houses. Afternoon brunches and evening events. All were fun and the bride-to-be left thinking "I have the best friends and family, that was the perfect shower." It really depends on what your bride-to-be is going to prefer (and if it's not a surprise, just ask her!), budget, and convenience.
- Don't stress about planning every detail up front. When we started the planning process there was no "theme." We started by picking an invitation that we liked, conveyed the bride-to-be's personality, and worked for an afternoon brunch. The end result - a simple, slightly modern invitation, brown and white with pops of blue and green. From there, the "color theme" of the event turned into blues and greens, with hints of chocolate.
- Decorations don't have to be over the top. When I saw these tissue paper decorations I thought they would add the perfect touch. The paper goods followed our blue and green color scheme, as well as the cake.
- Favors - I personally love edible favors. You can't go wrong - everyone loves sweets - whether it's a cupcake, cookie, or cake pop. Whether you make them yourself or get them from a bakery, you can add a personal touch by attaching a customized label.
Do you have any other bridal shower ideas or have experience planning one? I would love to hear your thoughts and see photographs!