Although there's much to love about each of the seasons, summer is my ultimate favorite simply because of the beach. And yes, the beach is beautiful in all of its seasonal glory but it's only in the summertime that you can dip your feet in and become one with the entire experience. Unless of course you're a member of the Polar Bear Club. Which I'm not.
The sun, the sand and the murky water combine to leave us with a casual and comfortable feeling which in itself reflects a rustic romantic tone.
If the bride-to-be is a beach lover who enjoys a more shabby than chic lifestyle, or if the couple has chosen a rustic or beach wedding theme, I think you might have found the perfect invitations for their unique bridal shower.
Each of the following 10 rustic beach bridal shower invitations shares an airy informal design with elements from the beach. You'll find seashells and burlap, driftwood and sand, tropical flowers and other fashionable nautical details that come together to make these some of the most spectacular shower invitations I've ever seen for a summer wedding.
Browse through to see if you don't agree.
10 Invitations Just Perfect For A Rustic Summer Shower
Romantic. Beachy. Fun!
All of these gorgeous rustic beach bridal shower invitations are brought to you by the talented and beach-loving designers at Zazzle. They measure a big 5" x 7" (or 7" x 5" depending on the way you look at them) and each one comes with a white envelope. They're super easy to personalize with all of your pertinent information and range in price from $1.70 to $2.05 each. Click on your favorites to learn more and to see a larger image.
And there's plenty more to see!
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Are you planning a rustic beach-themed bridal shower? What type of decorations are you using? Will the cake be homemade or store-bought? Is the wedding also going to have a beach theme? Feel free to share your unique ideas here in the comments section to help others plan their own rustic beach bridal showers.
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Collecting recipes for the bride at her bridal shower is a fun way to share traditional family recipes while also helping to get the young couple's feet wet in the kitchen.
And even if they already hold a master's degree in cooking, I'm sure they would still love a copy of Grannie's Rice Pudding or Uncle Frank's homemade Sloppy Joe recipe.
Sharing recipes with the bride is not a new idea but there's good reason why this time-honored tradition has held fast for so many years. Everyone loves it! The guests enjoy discussing the individual recipes they've brought along and the bride and groom get a wonderful keepsake that represents the blending of their family and friends that was brought about because of the love they share.
Years down the road this one of a kind recipe collection can and will be taken out and treasured time and again.
In fact, this unique recipe collection just might become a family heirloom. That's why it's so important to plan ahead for the best way to collect, keep and present it to the bride.
One way is to use a pretty recipe box and fill it with hand written recipe cards. To do this, you'll want to include a blank recipe card with each invitation you send requesting the intended guests to fill out the card with one of their favorite recipes and return it to you on the day of the shower.
Here's a fun bridal shower recipe card poem that you could use for this purpose. It explains exactly what you want.
Enclosed for you is a recipe card.
Another really nice way to collect the bridal shower recipes is to use a custom binder that is personalized with the bride's name on it.
For this, you could include a blank recipe page with each invitation but then they would need to be folded and the book could end up looking rather messy.
I find the best way to create this sort of cookbook is to ask each guest to email a recipe and then whoever is in charge, can print, or hand write these recipes out, maybe even laminate them for safe keeping and add them to the cookbook recipe binder and then present the binder to the bride on the day of the shower.
Not only does this make for a wonderful gift, it's also something that can be passed around and admired by all of the guests.
Here's a few of my favorite personalized bridal shower cookbook binders that are available at Zazzle.com right now. They're all easy to customize and personalize with the bride or couple's names, wedding date, or any thing else you'd like to add. Click on your favorites to learn more or visit Bridal Shower Binders to see them all.
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To make your bridal shower finger food more fun and easy to access, try making Hors d"Oeuvre flags using custom stickers and toothpicks.
I came across this super easy idea at the Zazzle blog and just had to share it here.
This is a low cost way of adding a personalized feel to your bridal shower buffet table and is so super easy to accomplish that anyone can do it, one... two... three!
1. Simply order customized stickers to match your bridal shower theme. Zazzle has literally thousands of designs to choose from so you're sure to find the perfect one for yours.
2. Next, use two stickers (back to back) with a toothpick stuck between them to create the adorable flags to stick into the finger food and appetizers at your shower.
3. Then, stick them into your finger food and appetizers on your buffet table so that people can easily grab the tasty treats without making a mess.
You don't need to use these on each and every piece of food for this to look good. Just a few on each platter will look great. Use plain toothpicks for the rest.
Visit DIY Wedding Series: Bridal Shower Hors d"oeuvre Flags to see a pictorial tutorial of exactly how to put these together.
Zazzle's small stickers are sold 20 to a sheet. They're easy to personalize and are the perfect size for this do-it-yourself bridal shower project.
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P.S. This neat idea also works well for baby showers and any other type of party that you'd like to add a bit of personal flair to. You can use plain toothpicks or match colors using colored toothpicks.
Toothpicks photo appears with thanks to the photographer who made their work available through creativecommons.org. Click the pic to see the original source.
Use Mason Jars for a Super Cute Country Rustic Bridal Shower Theme
Mason jars are a staple in the natural country home. They're used for canning and storing food. They're used for keeping treasured keepsakes safe and tidy. In a pinch, they're used for serving lemonade or as a fun milk pitcher.
Mason jars can also be used for prettying up and decorating purposes. Add a few flowers and they become an adorable vase. Add a bit of ribbon, lace or fabric and they become gorgeous decorative pieces in your home.
Did you know that Mason jars are also a new and increasingly popular theme for country rustic weddings? With that in mind, they're also the perfect theme choice for a fun casual chic bridal shower.
Ideas for using Mason Jars at a Bridal Shower
If you're planning a country rustic bridal shower with Mason jars as the main theme here's a few ways you can use them.
10 Cute Mason Jar Bridal Shower Invitations
Here's 10 of my favorite bridal shower invitations that feature Mason jars in the design. Each has it's own personal charm. You'll find both photographic and pastel or water color designs featuring floral arrangements, butterflies, Fireflies and more in all of the colors of the rainbow.
Choose the perfect one to set the tone of your shower or to match the bride's color scheme. By clicking on the images you can see a larger image, get a look at the flip side, and learn more about each invitation.
There's lots more where these came from too including additional colors,
and some that feature different flowers than the ones shown here.
Visit Mason Jar Bridal Shower Invitations to see them all.
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10 Cute Country Rustic Bridal Shower Invitations for a Spring Wedding
Imagine, you and your dearest standing under a vine-covered alter in a daisy-filled meadow on a crisp spring day. Rose petals are scattered down the aisle and a crown of wildflowers sits atop your flowing hair.
Your guests are not fidgeting in their tight fitting formal attire. Instead, they're smiling at you from the folding chairs that are scattered about in groups where loving friends sit together with family as they watch you take your vows.
If this scenario is similar to what the bride is planning for her wedding then chances are good that she's having a country chic rustic wedding and she'd love any of the 10 bridal shower invitations I've featured here.
You'll find invite designs featuring burlap, lace, wildflowers, mason jars, faded wood, ribbons, bows, boots and more. Please note that all of the features are photographic. Invitations with real bling attached would cost much more but I think you'll agree that each has the look and feel of a perfect down home country rustic wedding and that's exactly what you're going for, no?
All of the gorgeous invites featured here were created by the card designers at Zazzle.com. They are full color printed on the quality card stock of your choosing. Your choice of card stock can change the price but aside from that, you can customize and personalize these adorable babies to your heart's content at no extra cost.
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And there's literally hundreds more rustic country chic shower
announcements to choose from!
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The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
Learn more here:
The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
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