Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unique & Thoughtful Bridal Shower Themes

It may have been easy to say you would throw the bridal shower, but now you actually have to do it...

Photo by Michelle Warren Photography
Get started by identifying the theme you would like to focus on while taking the personality of the bride into consideration.  Is she a bohemian babe or a girly-girl?  Does she love fine food?  Choose your theme based on her interests, passions, personality, or draw from her cultural identity.  For example, you may want to pay homage to her (or her groom's) cultural heritage.

If your bride-to-be is a logical lady who likes to keep things simple with a focus on celebrating her family & friends, you may want to take a conservative approach...
This pretty pink & green themed shower featured on Snippet & Ink was styled with preppy elegance.  With a focus on the floral arrangements, the food and the (gorgeous) environment, these Green Paper Lanterns hung with ribbon add a subtly festive touch without stealing the show.

Speaking of paper lanterns (our specialty, as you know), I just love this Asian inspired bridal shower showcased by The City Sisters.  It shows you how much of an impact you can make on an apartment with a few cleverly hung Paper Lanterns and Tissue Paper Pom Poms.  They also take advantage of our ever-popular (super affordable) Paper Hand Fans as fun & useful favors!  All of the little details are arranged with sweet & thoughtful care...

Photo by Natalie of The City Sisters
As I prepared for this post I came across some fantastic ideas & advice from a variety of wedding pros...

*Offbeat Bride is a great go-to source for courageous, inspirational fun~ I fell over heels for this fabulous '50s housewife-themed bridal shower.
Photo by Susan Sabo Photography
*Munaluchi Bride shares a great way to take advantage of technology (no matter what your theme) so your Bride's shower can include those too far away to make it.

*For my final inspirational link I encourage you to check out Brilliant Earth for some unexpected bridal shower ideas, including a Gourmet Tasting Soiree with a DIY chalkboard contact paper idea that would be great for birthdays & graduations, too!

Please let me know what ideas you've come up with and share your creativity below~ we're always on the lookout for bold new ways to Decorate & Celebrate!

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