March 20th 2009 12:54 pm
If you find yourself planning a Bridal Shower this year, you are responsible for putting a day together that the bride will remember for a lifetime. Pressure? Sure, but don’t stress about it…just start getting ideas and let the planning begin.
When it comes to planning the bridal shower, my biggest recommendation is to let the bride herself inspire you. Is she laid back and easy going? perhaps she would enjoy a luncheon or garden party. Is she more sophisticated and proper? Then perhaps a more formal event would be to her liking. If you keep the guest of honor in mind when planning her shower, you wont go wrong. Also- if you just aren’t sure what she would prefer…just ask her! You don’t have to give away all the details, but some brides actually like to have some input and not be completely surprised.
If you need more inspiration, you can look towards her wedding colors to get a palette- but you are not required to throw a pink bridal shower simply because her wedding is pink. If something else inspires you (that would be complimentary to the bride’s taste), I say go for it! I happen to like the idea of a color palette of white with just a touch of color from the wedding theme.
For example, you can serve white desserts like this stunning spread by Amy Atlas which feels simple yet elegant. For drinks, you can serve white chocolate martinis or champagne. Bring in the wedding colors with a pop of color in floral arrangements or garnishes.