Use the following ideas as inspiration to find the PERFECT bridal shower theme that the bride-to-be will love almost as much as she loves her groom.
Should the Bridal Shower Theme Match the Wedding?
The bridal shower theme does not, and most often should not, match the wedding theme. In fact, if the bride-to-be is trying to surprise her guests, using her chosen theme at the shower is likely to get her mad. And trust me, no one wants an angry Bridezilla on their hands.
Traditionally, the bridal shower will use the bride's chosen bridal party colors for the shower decor but this isn't mandatory.
The bridal shower is usually given anywhere from four to eight weeks before the wedding is scheduled to take place. Depending on her exact date, your party honoring her might be taking place during a different season than the wedding will be. Use the season that the bridal party will take place in to find a fun theme idea such as a spring garden party, a summer BBQ, a fall bridal tea, or a snowflake theme shower for the winter months.
What's Her Favorite Hobby?
Probably the most fun theme you could choose would be something based on her favorite hobby or pass time.
Whatever it is she enjoys doing most in her spare time, I'm sure you can imagine a unique and fun theme for her shower to match.
Personality and Style
Another thing to think about when choosing the perfect theme for the shower is, what's the bride's personality and style?
Think about the way the bride lives, thinks, and dresses to choose a tone, style, and perfect theme for the shower.
If she's laid back and casual, a rustic or shabby chic event might be in order.
If she loves country cute, you could go with a more whimsical theme.
A Fashionista might like something a bit more elegant.
If you love her enough to give her a bridal shower, you already know her taste and style best.
Ask the Bride
If the bride is going to be involved in the planning stages of the shower, and now-a-days many are, you could always just go ahead and ask her what she'd like.
And even if she's not going to help plan her shower, she'll probably know that someone is going to give her one eventually so why not make it a dream come true for her? Ask the bride what kind of a shower she imagines having and make it happen for her. Easy-Peasy!
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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.
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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:
Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
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