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2.25.2014

april showers.

i know, it's not april and it's not raining (at least not where i live!) however, i am in the middle of planning a bridal shower for one of my sweet core group girls. the warm weather we had last week has me craving spring, so planning a spring-themed bridal shower is just my cup of tea. we are playing around with gold and pretty pastels. something classy and elegant and feminine.


chalkboard spring invite | GreenCherryFactory
metallic gold striped straws | thatchandthistleco


quick tips for hosting a bridal shower //
 
1 | choose a theme. having a theme will help you make decisions more quickly as you narrow down decorations, games, and food.

2 | set a budget. wedding festivities can be pretty pricey...not that your friends aren't worth it, but pace yourself. you've got the shower planning, the gift giving, and if you're in the wedding as well, dress buying and other bridesmaid responsibilities. set a budget and stick to it. i promise you can throw an adorable shower at a low cost. look around your house and see what you already have that you can use (tablecloths, napkins, chairs, vases, etc.) i'm designing our invite, so that saves money on purchasing a design plus having to print them. there are so many ways to save money!

3 | ask for help. don't be afraid to ask people to pitch in. have friends bring food (i call this being "voluntold"), have a craft night with your girlfriends and get all of your decorations done at one time, invites addressed, etc.

what are your bridal shower tips?
do you have any fun ideas for favors?

10 comments:

Amy said...

great, great, great tips!
the budget, and having a craft night would be IDEAL!
Also, set the theme, decorations, etc in a GOOD amount of time in advance (like you're doing now!) waiting until 3 weeks before the shower rarely gives enough time to get everything done! whew!
can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I love planning wedding event festivities! Love your tips too, that craft night sounds perfect. I love your inspiration board too, I love the pink and gold.

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said...

I love the pinks and golds... they are so delicate, but beautiful!

Rachel G said...

I've never yet planned a bridal shower, but I look forward to that season of life! My favorite part, though, has always been bridal shower games. Must be my mischievous side...

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha! yes, we are planning games too. they are so fun!

Megan McIlvaine said...

me too :) i'm obsessed with them these days.

Megan McIlvaine said...

seriously, craft nights are my fave. hanging out with your girlfriends + getting to be creative = winning! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks girl. we have a month to plan and get everything done, and so far we are on track!

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha thanks lady. you are the best. :)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I like everything gold! and I cannot wait to plan your shower. ;) XOXOX