For a limited time take 20% off! Use Code: SITEWIDE20 see details

How to Host a Bridal Shower That Every Bride-to-Be Dreams About

A bridal shower (also known as a wedding shower) is a fun celebration, which is traditionally orchestrated by the bridesmaid of honor or a family member of the bride-to-be. If you agreed to be a wedding shower host, here’s everything you need to know to make this festivity a day to remember.

Bridal Shower Etiquette

Back in the day, bridal showers were hosted by relatives and friends of a bride-to-be who couldn’t afford a dowry in order to provide her with all the needed household items for her marital home. Though modern bridal showers have nothing to do with dowries, they are still centered around “showering” the bride-to-be with gifts. According to the tradition, this kind of event is hosted by bridesmaid of honor (though modern showers could be thrown even by the bride herself) from a couple of months to a couple of weeks prior to the wedding date. Though bridal showers are purely customizable, it’s inacceptable to invite anyone who isn’t invited to the wedding. When it comes to the location, there are no restrictions – like weddings, bridal showers can be hosted anywhere, from someone’s home to a restaurant. What’s more, the customizability allows hosts to experiment with different themes – for example, if the bride doesn’t mind, you can go kitschy with a ‘50s housewife theme with whisks and aprons; get creative with glitter; or make the bride happy with a champagne brunch.

Source image

Bridal Shower Etiquette

Back in the day, bridal showers were hosted by relatives and friends of a bride-to-be who couldn’t afford a dowry in order to provide her with all the needed household items for her marital home. Though modern bridal showers have nothing to do with dowries, they are still centered around “showering” the bride-to-be with gifts. According to the tradition, this kind of event is hosted by bridesmaid of honor (though modern showers could be thrown even by the bride herself) from a couple of months to a couple of weeks prior to the wedding date. Though bridal showers are purely customizable, it’s inacceptable to invite anyone who isn’t invited to the wedding. When it comes to the location, there are no restrictions – like weddings, bridal showers can be hosted anywhere, from someone’s home to a restaurant. What’s more, the customizability allows hosts to experiment with different themes – for example, if the bride doesn’t mind, you can go kitschy with a ‘50s housewife theme with whisks and aprons; get creative with glitter; or make the bride happy with a champagne brunch.

Decorations

When it comes to bridal shower décor, there are no limitations – the easiest strategy is to decorate around a certain theme. However, there’re a couple of one-size-fits-all details, which are ideal for any wedding shower.

Source image

Tulle

Since a bridal shower is connected to the Big Day of the bride-to-be, it is wise to spruce up your décor with a purely wedding element, tulle. For example, you can stock up on our latex balloons  and dress them up in white organza. For the photo backdrop, you can arrange multiple scraps of white tulle into an elegant curtain. In case you have a dessert stand or a cocktail bar, you can decorate it with one of our tutu skirts. To transform your chairs into mini brides-to-be, we suggest dressing them up with our lace & tulle chair cover. In order to decorate your front door or mantel piece, we suggest you try out this bridal veil replica with the help of white tulle, violet hydrangea blooms, and a white satin ribbon

Tulle

Since a bridal shower is connected to the Big Day of the bride-to-be, it is wise to spruce up your décor with a purely wedding element, tulle. For example, you can stock up on our latex balloons  and dress them up in white organza. For the photo backdrop, you can arrange multiple scraps of white tulle into an elegant curtain. In case you have a dessert stand or a cocktail bar, you can decorate it with one of our tutu skirts. To transform your chairs into mini brides-to-be, we suggest dressing them up with our lace & tulle chair cover. In order to decorate your front door or mantel piece, we suggest you try out this bridal veil replica with the help of white tulle, violet hydrangea blooms, and a white satin ribbon

Lace

Another fabric, which is as reminiscent of weddings as tulle, is lace. Luckily, eFavormart offers a big variety of lace goodies. Thus, for a vintage and wedding-inspired tablescape, you can cover your bare tables with white, ivory, or blush floral lace runners. In case you don’t feel like skipping the tablecloth, we can offer our classic lace overlays. Meanwhile, to make your cocktail bar more wedding-related, we can offer you our lace table skirts. If you are looking for ceiling décor, nothing can complement your bridal shower décor better than our lace lanterns – when used with lights, they cast lovely shades!  For your tabletop, lace gives plenty of room for inspiration – for example, using our lace rolls, you can wrap your glass vases or candle holders.

Source image

Lace

Another fabric, which is as reminiscent of weddings as tulle, is lace. Luckily, eFavormart offers a big variety of lace goodies. Thus, for a vintage and wedding-inspired tablescape, you can cover your bare tables with white, ivory, or blush floral lace runners. In case you don’t feel like skipping the tablecloth, we can offer our classic lace overlays. Meanwhile, to make your cocktail bar more wedding-related, we can offer you our lace table skirts. If you are looking for ceiling décor, nothing can complement your bridal shower décor better than our lace lanterns – when used with lights, they cast lovely shades!  For your tabletop, lace gives plenty of room for inspiration – for example, using our lace rolls, you can wrap your glass vases or candle holders.

Source image

Balloons

Whenever you wish to infuse your décor with a festive spirit, adding balloons is a must. The bridal shower is a perfect opportunity to get creative with these inflatable friends of any celebration. In case you still have no idea of how you can set up an awesome backdrop, you can assemble this lovely composition with the help of duct tape, white balloons of different sizes, greenery, pink roses, and cream hydrangeas. Planning something more grandeur? Everybody will be bedazzled by this backdrop made from burgundy, white, and blush latex balloons spruced up with pink roses and clear balloons filled with gold confetti.

Balloons

Whenever you wish to infuse your décor with a festive spirit, adding balloons is a must. The bridal shower is a perfect opportunity to get creative with these inflatable friends of any celebration. In case you still have no idea of how you can set up an awesome backdrop, you can assemble this lovely composition with the help of duct tape, white balloons of different sizes, greenery, pink roses, and cream hydrangeas. Planning something more grandeur? Everybody will be bedazzled by this backdrop made from burgundy, white, and blush latex balloons spruced up with pink roses and clear balloons filled with gold confetti.

Bridal Shower Games

Though bridal showers are often associated with gifts, they are more than that – games are another significant part of this gathering. In our opinion, these fun activities will add lots of laughter into this pre-wedding event:

  • If you plan to invite only the best friends and immediate family of the bride, you can have each attendee bring an unwrapped gift, which showcases their personality. The task of a bride is to pull each item out of the box and guess whose present it is and why.
  • To take a break from opening the gifts, you can test the bride’s knowledge about the groom. Ask the groom questions prior to the event and put down the answers to quiz the bride-to-be during the party. How many answers will coincide?
  • To end the party with a good laugh, you can entertain everyone with “Hello, My Name Is”. Ask you invitees to write their little-known nicknames on the slips of paper and attach them to the cute board. In the end of the party, read each name aloud and ask everybody to guess whose name it is.  

Source image

Bridal Shower Games

Though bridal showers are often associated with gifts, they are more than that – games are another significant part of this gathering. In our opinion, these fun activities will add lots of laughter into this pre-wedding event:

  • If you plan to invite only the best friends and immediate family of the bride, you can have each attendee bring an unwrapped gift, which showcases their personality. The task of a bride is to pull each item out of the box and guess whose present it is and why.
  • To take a break from opening the gifts, you can test the bride’s knowledge about the groom. Ask the groom questions prior to the event and put down the answers to quiz the bride-to-be during the party. How many answers will coincide?
  • To end the party with a good laugh, you can entertain everyone with “Hello, My Name Is”. Ask you invitees to write their little-known nicknames on the slips of paper and attach them to the cute board. In the end of the party, read each name aloud and ask everybody to guess whose name it is.  

What do you think about a bridal shower? Do you consider it to be a pre-wedding must or an unnecessary outdated event? Please let us know in the comments below!

Recent articles

A Whimsical Backyard Picnic Setup to Swing into summer

With the sun shining at its brightest and the birds twittering around, the sweet summer season is on its peak! So now's the perfect time to get outside, bask in the afternoon sun, and cherish all the things this beautiful season has to offer. And there is no better way to do that than having a picnic to make some great memories that will surely last a lifetime. Even though venturing into the great outdoors is not really an option right now, alfresco dining and a good old summer picnic in your very own backyard is certainly not off the table. Have you been longing for a day under the blue sky after being cooped up inside your home for almost the entire spring? We had been yearning for it too, so we mustered up a wonderful and elegant picnic setup by the backyard pool to shake off those gloomy quarantine blues. Read on and discover how exactly we managed to pull off a fascinating picnic spread while still following all the recommended safety precautions.

Read more

Benefits of Using Protective Gowns for Virus Protection

As the threat of the infectious Covid-19 disease continues to loom over us, it has become crucial to use proper and adequate personal protective equipment such as face masks, face shields, goggles, and protective gowns to lower the risk of contracting the virus and prevent any further spread. With the ongoing research and studies on how the novel coronavirus spreads, there is evidence that the virus is transmitted through fluid-borne as well as airborne pathogens. Which makes it even more important to use protective clothing for maximized protection against the contagious virus. Disposable gowns provide full body protection and prevent the clothes being contaminated. Read on and learn more about the importance and benefits of using protective gowns for protection against infectious disease.

Read more

A Refreshing Tablescape for a Cheerful Summer Garden Party

Summer is on its way! With sunny afternoons by the pool and balmy evenings under the stars, summer is the perfect season to revel in the festive spirit. Soak up the sweet summer sun and enjoy the seasonal bounties by creating a cool backyard partyscape and indulge yourself and your loved ones in a truly refreshing experience. Whether it’s the first BBQ of the season, a picnic, a cookout, birthday party or a family gathering, wow your friends and family by hosting a chic summer garden party. Setting an enticing tablescape is one way to make your summer party memorable for your guests. Summer garden party decorations are the perfect way to show off your creativity and freshen up the festive spirit. Throwing a backyard party may seems like a big challenge, but with some of our top garden party decoration ideas you will end up creating a garden that is  fit for a feast. We decided to setup a lovely summer inspired tablescape that has all cool decorative elements to stylishly exhibit the seasonal sensation. Read on to learn how to throw a garden party and create an oasis for a backyard party where everybody gets the ample amount of joy and sunshine!

Read more

Rousing 4th of July Activities for a Fantastic Celebration

When it comes to 4th of July celebrations, stunning firework displays, parades, outdoor picnics, and large family gatherings are the things that come to mind. But things are likely to look a little different in this age of social distancing. There is no doubt that life is tough when everything is so uncertain. Why not put a spin on the classic 4th of July activities and revel in the festivities with your immediate family to turn this holiday into one of the happiest memories of the year. Are you looking for some exciting and enlivening ways to celebrate America’s birthday while staying safe in your home? How about hosting a virtual party or camping out in your backyard with your family or making some DIY 4th of July decorations to keep your quarantine crew busy? We think it’s a great way to exhibit your American pride and unswerving patriotic spirit! Read on and discover ingenious ways and fun 4th of July activities to celebrate America’s freedom with the utmost level of patriotism.

Read more

Advantages of Wearing a Cloth Face Mask for Protection

With the ongoing clinical studies and latest discoveries about how the novel coronavirus spreads, health experts now strongly recommend that everyone should wear face masks while out in public to help slow the spread. However, in light of the critical shortage of medical-grade disposable face masks, people are encouraged to use a cloth face mask to cover their mouth and nose to avoid contracting the disease or spreading the virus to others. Made from soft fabric material, a cotton face mask is comfortable to wear and keeps the infectious germs from passing through. Read on and learn more merits of wearing a cloth face mask for protection against the COVID-19 disease.

Read more

Recent articles

A Whimsical Backyard Picnic Setup to Swing into summer

With the sun shining at its brightest and the birds twittering around, the sweet summer season is on its peak! So now's the perfect time to get outside, bask in the afternoon sun, and cherish all the things this beautiful season has to offer. And there is no better way to do that than having a picnic to make some great memories that will surely last a lifetime. Even though venturing into the great outdoors is not really an option right now, alfresco dining and a good old summer picnic in your very own backyard is certainly not off the table. Have you been longing for a day under the blue sky after being cooped up inside your home for almost the entire spring? We had been yearning for it too, so we mustered up a wonderful and elegant picnic setup by the backyard pool to shake off those gloomy quarantine blues. Read on and discover how exactly we managed to pull off a fascinating picnic spread while still following all the recommended safety precautions.

Read more

Benefits of Using Protective Gowns for Virus Protection

As the threat of the infectious Covid-19 disease continues to loom over us, it has become crucial to use proper and adequate personal protective equipment such as face masks, face shields, goggles, and protective gowns to lower the risk of contracting the virus and prevent any further spread. With the ongoing research and studies on how the novel coronavirus spreads, there is evidence that the virus is transmitted through fluid-borne as well as airborne pathogens. Which makes it even more important to use protective clothing for maximized protection against the contagious virus. Disposable gowns provide full body protection and prevent the clothes being contaminated. Read on and learn more about the importance and benefits of using protective gowns for protection against infectious disease.

Read more

A Refreshing Tablescape for a Cheerful Summer Garden Party

Summer is on its way! With sunny afternoons by the pool and balmy evenings under the stars, summer is the perfect season to revel in the festive spirit. Soak up the sweet summer sun and enjoy the seasonal bounties by creating a cool backyard partyscape and indulge yourself and your loved ones in a truly refreshing experience. Whether it’s the first BBQ of the season, a picnic, a cookout, birthday party or a family gathering, wow your friends and family by hosting a chic summer garden party. Setting an enticing tablescape is one way to make your summer party memorable for your guests. Summer garden party decorations are the perfect way to show off your creativity and freshen up the festive spirit. Throwing a backyard party may seems like a big challenge, but with some of our top garden party decoration ideas you will end up creating a garden that is  fit for a feast. We decided to setup a lovely summer inspired tablescape that has all cool decorative elements to stylishly exhibit the seasonal sensation. Read on to learn how to throw a garden party and create an oasis for a backyard party where everybody gets the ample amount of joy and sunshine!

Read more

Rousing 4th of July Activities for a Fantastic Celebration

When it comes to 4th of July celebrations, stunning firework displays, parades, outdoor picnics, and large family gatherings are the things that come to mind. But things are likely to look a little different in this age of social distancing. There is no doubt that life is tough when everything is so uncertain. Why not put a spin on the classic 4th of July activities and revel in the festivities with your immediate family to turn this holiday into one of the happiest memories of the year. Are you looking for some exciting and enlivening ways to celebrate America’s birthday while staying safe in your home? How about hosting a virtual party or camping out in your backyard with your family or making some DIY 4th of July decorations to keep your quarantine crew busy? We think it’s a great way to exhibit your American pride and unswerving patriotic spirit! Read on and discover ingenious ways and fun 4th of July activities to celebrate America’s freedom with the utmost level of patriotism.

Read more

Advantages of Wearing a Cloth Face Mask for Protection

With the ongoing clinical studies and latest discoveries about how the novel coronavirus spreads, health experts now strongly recommend that everyone should wear face masks while out in public to help slow the spread. However, in light of the critical shortage of medical-grade disposable face masks, people are encouraged to use a cloth face mask to cover their mouth and nose to avoid contracting the disease or spreading the virus to others. Made from soft fabric material, a cotton face mask is comfortable to wear and keeps the infectious germs from passing through. Read on and learn more merits of wearing a cloth face mask for protection against the COVID-19 disease.

Read more
top
Empty Cart x

There are currently no items in your cart

{ title } x
{ item.title } { item.properties | index 'In Stock' } { item.price | money } Quantity: { item.quantity } Total: { item.line_price | money } Total Items in Cart: { cart.item_count }
You might also like...