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08-01-2017 by Kimmy

Simple Steps to a Statement Bridal Shower

Step One: Decorate
Remember that the best way to achieve a professional look with your decorations is to have a theme. When you gather your decorations, you do not need to purchase everything, but you can incorporate new and old décor. To add to the dimension, add different levels using boxes or cake stands. The theme I went with was whimsical antique. I used plain jars, wood boxes, and adorable cake stands to achieve this look.

An easy way to decorate is to make desserts be the main focus of the party because desserts are beautiful and appetizing to everyone.

Be sure to include a fun alcoholic beverage, and use that as another decorative piece.

You have a lot of room for expression, so have fun!! Finally, candles are the perfect finishing touch to any party, so use as many as you feel is appropriate.

Step Two: Friends

Perhaps the most important step is the ‘who should I invite’ step. In my case, I am having a small destination wedding with 50 people. However, I have several other influential people in my life that I want to share this experience with. My mom and I decided to invite our family friends and people who were actually not invited to the wedding because we wanted them to be a part of the big day. We asked that they not bring presents because we did not want them to feel like they only got an invitation because we wanted gifts. We invited these special women because they have all shaped me into the bride-to-be that I am, and their advice and love is incredibly important to me.

If you want someone at your shower who isn’t invited to the wedding, that is okay! This is your story and your day, and those closest to you will understand and want to be with you through it.

Step Three: Activities
If you are planning a shower with gifts, this portion will take up a large amount of time. However, if you aren’t exchanging gifts, or you do not want to open them in front of everyone, you can use the time to get to know each other even better. My mom did a great icebreaker where she had everyone tell their name and favorite memory with the bride. During any down time, the women spent time filling out “creative date ideas,” which were hilarious (and actually helpful) when I read them out loud later that night.

We played bridal trivia for gifts, and did a fun “purse search.” Overall, the night was not forced and felt natural and authentically fun.

Step Four: Take-aways
Sharing advice, traditions, and recipes is a wonderful way to let your new marriage carry on great memories of those closest to you. The recipe cards in their handwriting are keepsakes that can be handed down, and relationship advice from loved ones can be enlightening.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with planning this part of the wedding, The Golden Pineapple Event Company has references for vendors who can provide beautiful décor, and we would love to talk with you about your desired party goals! Contact Allison Lewis at 561-779-9982.

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