Photo: via Witty Rentals
We know that planning a bridal shower can be a real labor of love, but in the grand scheme of the planning process, the bridal shower can serve as a mini-vacation for the bride-to-be; a reprieve from all of the heavy lifting before the Big Day. The bridal shower is an opportunity for the wedding party and closest friends of couple to show up, offer support and start the celebrations off on the right note.
With this in mind, you’ll want to turn it out for the lady of the hour in true form. Here, a round-up of on-point themes, activities (sans typical bridal shower cheesiness), and personal suggestions:
First up, some tradition side-stepping advice from a couple of our favorite, funky dreamers: the ladies behind Witty Rentals, Chelsea and Tiff. This creative duo love to take “traditional” events and turn them into something special. In one of their personal favs they “broke away from the monotony of the everyday bridal shower” and did a retro take on Palm Springs complete with Rose slushies! In their words, it was “simple, delicious and FUN!”
Sibel Kurun, from NYC-based event design studio, Design Haus, fully agrees with fun being the motivating force behind your bridal shower ideas. “It’s the one event (other than your bachelorette party) that calls for some fun with the ladies. To emphasize this point, Kurun shared with us a bridal shower idea that’s very close to her heart: the “easy bake” themed bridal shower she’s throwing for her own best friend; the first of her childhood crew to own an Easy Bake Oven back in the day. She's executing on this fun and sentimental theme with mini cookies and cakes on different levels of bakery stands as centerpieces , themed invitations (mini tied cake boxes with a mini "Easy Bake" cake shaped invite inside, and spiked milkshakes served in classic glass milk jars with pink striped straws.