Our content writer, Shanna, will soon be saying “I do!” You can just imagine how excited we get when one of our own is about to walk down the aisle, so we decided to throw her a shower back in April. Our theme was spring and it turned out adorable!
1. Every shower should start with the perfect invitation. We asked Shanna what style of invites she likes best. It turns out she’s a big fan of the watercolor shower invitations, especially the watercolor floral illustrations. (Her ceremony is in a local garden, so she’s a little partial to the floral theme.) So we went with the Posies and Polka Dots invitation but another front runner was the Watercolor Beauty invitation.
2a. Party favors are a great way to welcome your guests to the shower. We offer a variety of favor boxes but our favorites are the two-piece favor boxes available in several different colors. (TIP: Incorporate your event colors by ordering two different colors of favor boxes. You can mix and match the lids and boxes for a fun and festive look.) We chose kraft and palm favor boxes, and we added a yellow satin ribbon for a nice springy touch.
2b. If you haven’t discovered the joy of custom stamps, you don’t know what you’re missing! Custom stamps are an easy way to add a personalized touch to all kinds of ceremony and reception decorations. We used the floral custom stamp with black ink to stamp the tops of all the bridal shower favor boxes. We offer custom stamps and address stamps by PSA Essentials. These stamps are of the best quality and they’re so easy to use! Not to mention, address stamps make wonderful wedding gifts.
3. White and yellow daisies were the perfect table centerpieces for this spring bridal shower. They’re pretty, inexpensive and resilient. Grab a pack of mason jars to use as vases and you have a charming centerpiece for all of your tables. You can use them as prizes for game winners or just give them away at the end of the bridal shower. Guests love taking fresh flowers home, and you don’t want to be stuck taking all those flowers home.
4. Couples are always looking for ways to use their engagement photos, and what better place to display them than at the bridal shower? We asked Shanna for a few of her favorite engagement photos. We then printed them out and framed them on kraft paper. These photos are double-sided and placed in a simple photo holder, which you can find at your local hobby store, department store or dollar store. We tied blue and yellow satin ribbon to the photo holders for some extra color and used them as table centerpieces along with the daisies.
5. Custom napkins are an easy way to add color to any venue, and they’re inexpensive! We ordered yellow luncheon napkins personalized with the couples’ names and wedding date, and we placed them with a favor box at each chair. Custom napkins are available in lots of colors and with a variety of designs, so you can customize your napkins to coordinate with any party theme.
6. Next we made sure to have some bridal shower games to keep everyone entertained. We passed out a quiz about the bride and groom, and we played I Love You, Around the World. This is a matching game where “I love you” is written in several different languages and guests have to match the phrase with the correct language. It’s hard but it’s fun! When researching bridal shower games, we really liked this article by Martha Stewart Weddings called Bridal Shower Games that Are Actually Fun to Play.
7. Finally, Shanna requested that we display her Wed Pics app cards at the bridal shower. If you haven’t heard of them already, Wed Pics is today’s #1 wedding photo app. It’s very easy to use, and they offer app cards for couples to order online or to download and print themselves. The app cards remind guests to download the phone app so all of their photos are automatically uploaded to your Wed Pics website. If you’re hoping to get lots of photos from friends and family after the wedding, Wed Pics is a great way to go!