A bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding. (ref. Wikipedia).
My oldest daughter will be getting married in two months. I decided to throw her a bridal shower and have been planning since she announced her wedding.
There are so many intricate details in planning a bridal shower. If you plan ahead of time, you will not only be saving money but you will also be organized and ready for when the day arrives.
Here, I wold like to share with you our Bridal shower captures:
Here are the steps I took to plan my daughter’s bridal shower and helped me be prepared:
Two Months ahead of Time:
- Pick a date.
- Determine venue.
- Choose a theme and colors.
- Compile guest list.
- Select invitations.
- Decide on menu and desserts.
One Month before:
- Send invitations.
- Start looking for decorations that go on sale to go with theme.
- Decide on bakery to make cake/cupcakes.
- Decide on table settings: Plastic tablecloths or fine linens. Shop for silverware, glassware, table arrangements and napkins.
- Plan on activities, games and prizes.
- Draw a map of how you want room arranged. Include a dessert table and gift-opening area.
- Ask for volunteers to help with food, decor, transport of items to venue and a clean-up crew.
- Select a Photographer.
One Week Before:
- Shop for food.
- Have floral arrangements made.
- Buy storage boxes and label items on boxes to transport to venue.
- Remind all people who plan on helping to be there at venue an hour before event.
- Pick up fresh flowers.
- Have food prepared and baked goods ready.
- Head to place of event and set up one to two hours before event.
- Play music while guests arrive.
- Theme: Rustic Chic
- Venue: Dallas, Texas
- Photographer: My daughter
- Woodwork Backdrop, Tables & Tree Slices: My husband
- Naked Cake: Myself.; Cake topper: Amazon; Cake Stand: Target
- Cupcakes: My daughter; Liners: Amazon
- Cookes: @sugarlilly
- Foods/Drinks: Myself, Sister and two of my friends
- Flower Arrangements: My Mama
- Backdrop: Husband and I; Balloons: Party City; Greenery: Hearth & Hand Magnolia
- Invitations: Etsy
- Napkins: eFavor Mart
- Lights: Target
- Tablecloths: eBay
- “Bride to Be” Sash and tin letters: Hobby Lobby
- White Frame: Cavendar’s
- Birchwood candles, white dress form & antlers: Gifts from my Mama
- Hay, Pail Candles and Flower Tins: Dollar Tree
- Fresh flowers & Greenery: Kroger
- Tin Vase and Green burlap: Walmart
Most importantly, savor each moment and have fun!