This past weekend I hosted my second bridal shower this year (here’s the first) with the fellow bridesmaids for my oldest friend Devon. We put in months of planning; I was so excited that the day was finally here! After mimosas and a lunch of salads & sandwiches, the bride opened many (many, many!) gifts and guests made their mark in the bridal shower scrapbook I put together.
Congrats to the future Mrs. L… Can’t wait for the bachelorette in August and the wedding in September!
Thank you, Melissa, for sharing this beautiful New Jersey bridal shower. Melissa and the bride to be, Erica, are sorority sisters of mine, so I love seeing all these pictures!
A few weeks ago, I went to my friend Erica’s bridal shower in New Jersey. Erica is my first friend to get married and has given me the opportunity to be a bridesmaid for the first time! I was so excited when she handed me that cookie two summers ago with a rhyming poem asking me to be a bridesmaid. Two years later, it’s finally happening.
Her mom organized the bridal shower and asked us bridesmaids to plan a few games. One bridesmaid volunteered to make a video with the fiancée based on the game show The Newlywed Game. She asked the fiancée a series of questions about Erica and recorded his answers. At the shower, we asked Erica the same questions and she had to answer how she thought her fiancée would answer. For every wrong answer, we planned to give her a piece of gum to chew. The idea was that by the end she’d have a giant wad of gum in her mouth. However; Erica got one out of 10 questions wrong! The game was a lot of fun anyways!
The second game we coordinated was a Bingo game. The Bingo cards I made had answers to Erica trivia questions. Guests had to know the answers to the questions and get five right in a row to win. We had a few prizes for the first few guests to win. Erica and the guests also loved this game and it was a fun way to share some fun and embarrassing trivia about the bride-to-be.
On Saturday, fellow bridesmaids and I hosted a bridal shower for the bride, the future Mrs. R. She is the first of the 3 weddings I am in this summer.
We used an invitation from Vistaprint.
The tree was used throughout the decor.
A menu of sandwiches, an Italian salad, olive dip & crackers were served along with wine and to finish- cupcakes from Wicked Sweet (vanilla, chocolate, and my fave, strawberry shortcake).
Decor included a DIY banner, peach-y & white mixed flowers in Italian soda bottles, and lanterns.
Opening presents was the main event, and I was in charge of creating the “bowquet”. It was my pride and joy!
The bridal party!
Congrats to the happy couple!
Start with floral inspiration.
Invite with these rosy invitation from Minted.com.
Serve something sweet, like these cake pops.
Gift attendees with a small pot and seeds for growing their own.
Setting the table for the bridal shower doesn’t need to be too elaborate. Simply a folded napkin and accessory can work perfectly to create an elegant decor. Here are some for every style and theme.
Sometimes your hair doesn’t need to be too fancy- just braid and add a brooch. I like to search Etsy for unique, vintage ones.
Suggest to the bride to have her florist pick random wildflowers for your bouquet.
Images: 100 Layer Cake