If you’ve been tapped as a bridesmaid or maid of honor by a blushing bride-to-be, your initial excitement about all the fun you’ll have may turn to panic as you realize that you’re the one in charge of making all those events happen for your friend. Bachelorette parties, dress shopping luncheons, and bridal shower themes don’t just happen, so it’s up to you to take your event from ho-hum to incredible.
Luckily, Paper Mart has you covered with everything you need to craft a gorgeous wedding shower for your friend. You’ll be able to decorate any space the right details and provide guests with a memorable favor of the day.
Ready to clear off your craft table and turn your dining room table into a wedding workshop? Try our favorite bridal shower themes to inspire you as you begin planning the party of the year:
1. Rustic Burlap and Lace
It’s easy to see why the rustic combination of burlap and lace is all over Pinterest these days — it’s a beautiful look that works with any color scheme or choice of flowers. It’s casual and dressy at the same time, and the materials are easy to work with. Try making simple burlap and lace table runners, or wrap Mason jars with these materials to create sweet vases for wildflowers. Burlap gift bags finished with lace ribbon will be the perfect finishing touch for a favor of candies or another token.
2. Classic Black and White
A white wedding is traditional, and the color is a natural choice for bridal shower themes, too. But you can turn an otherwise boring color palette to something completely sophisticated when you add a dash of black and silver to the mix. Peekaboo gift boxes with a satin bow will remind guests of a black-tie tuxedo party, while the glittery wings of white wedding dove picks add a touch of whimsy to centerpieces. Use framed black and white photos of the couple as decor to inspire stories of their relationship during the festivities.
3. Romantic Roses and Florals
Flowers are often a big part of spring weddings, and you can build your whole theme around romantic roses for a simple theme with big impact. In addition to lush floral arrangements, use silk rose petals to decorate the tables. If you have extra, you can use them instead of shredded paper in gift bags as well. Consider a dessert tray with cupcakes in floral lace cut cupcake wrappers to continue the theme throughout the day.
4. Whimsical Butterflies and Birds
If the bride is a nature-lover, you can celebrate her interest with a fluttery butterfly theme. Use colorful butterfly picks to dress up flower arrangements or to cinch together gift bags filled with sweet favors. They’re so flexible that you can also use them as napkin rings or gift bows. The same with bird picks and clips, which you can use with feathers for an exotic flair at your shower.
No matter what theme you choose for your bridal shower, remember that it’s the thoughtful touches that you make yourself — hopefully with the help of the rest of the bridal party — that will make your party a memorable one. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and let your artistic side show!