Bridal showers are a favorite wedding tradition. When looking for bridal shower ideas, remember that the sky is pretty
much the limit. You can have a cheerful flower filled morning brunch, an intimate luncheon, an old-fashioned afternoon tea
party, an elegant dinner party at a restaurant, or anything in between.
Traditionally the bridal shower has been an
all girls party where the guests shower the bride with gifts. Now a bridal shower sometimes includes the groom and
becomes a couples wedding shower. It is a good idea to give some thought about what kind of bridal shower theme and
gifts are appropriate for the wedding couple you are honoring. If the couple is in need of household goods, then a general
wedding shower is a good idea, but if this is a second marriage or they have been living on their own for a while you have a
chance to be quite creative.
Does the couple like to cook? Then how about a kitchen gadget shower with everyone
bringing favorite recipes to put in a brightly decorated recipe box? If the bride and groom are planning a Christmas wedding
you might have everyone bring an ornament for their Christmas tree. Don't forget the always-traditional lingerie shower
either. If your bridal shower turns out to be a couple wedding shower you might want to consider showering them with
something like tools for their home. The main idea is to have a fun-filled party.
Bridal shower decorations…. Here's
your chance to go all pink and girlie girl (Of course that is assuming you are having an all girl bridal shower). First of all you
will want to pick a theme. Bridal shower ideas can follow along the lines of the bride's wedding theme or be something
entirely different. What are the bride's favorite colors? What is her style? Is the bride a person who loves elegance and
tradition, or is she totally off the wall? The bridal shower decorations and theme should reflect the person you know the
bride to be.
As little girls, we all enjoyed a tea party and most of us still love to dress up and use our best china
and crystal table service. That is one of the things we love best about a bridal shower. It gives us a chance to indulge in our
fantasies. Bridal shower centerpieces usually feature an abundance of flowers that can be arranged formally in silver vases
or casually in baskets. For a small intimate bridal shower you might want to seat all the guests at one table. If there are a
large number of guests you will either need several smaller tables or let the guests serve themselves from a buffet and eat
while sitting in chairs arranged around the room.
Each table can be decorated to enhance the overall bridal shower
theme. The centerpiece for the table should be low enough that the guests can see one another and converse without the
flowers getting in the way. Each place setting can be marked with a place card and a small bridal shower favor. Shower
favors are a thoughtful way of telling the guests that you appreciate them being so generous in helping make this a special
The Wedding Printer has a wonderful array of bridal shower favor ideas. If you have a kitchen shower you
might give the guests their own Heart Shaped Kitchen Mini Whisk or Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters. Ideas for a lingerie
shower could include Sunny Daisy Bath Confetti or Heart Shaped Soap. A party favor for a beach theme bridal shower could
be something like the Flip Flop Pedicure Set. Unique bridal shower favors are available for every budget and bridal party
Planning this special occasion for the bride will be easy if you start in plenty of time and keep detailed lists
of everything you need to do. Reserve the place for the bridal shower and order your bridal shower supplies well in advance
to allow for shipping. Talk to the people at the flower shop and bakery early so you know when to place your order. By
taking care of these details well before the bridal shower you will have time to take a relaxing bath the morning of the
party, draw in a deep breath and enjoy yourself along with your guests at the bridal shower.