What could be more romantic than a valentines day celebrating your love in the form of a bridal shower?!… Nothing could be more romantic. This “Kiss the Bride” themed bridal shower features all the gushy lovey-dovey details we love from a traditional Valentine’s day fete, with a Galentine’s day vibe. The whole affair was planned to perfection by the talented Natalie of A Good Affair. Not only did she come up with such a creative and fun theme but she also is sharing her tips on hosting the perfect bridal shower, scroll on to see every last detail!
I was inspired to create a Galentine’s design that was chic but playful, inspiration to spoil your best gals for a fun brunch. This would be the perfect intimate bridal shower design. Kiss the Bride with adorable lip details and hearts in shades of pinks and reds. I wanted to share some top tips for hosting the perfect bridal shower for your best gal:
Make it personal
Add in special touches that are personalized for the bride, like using her initials in the paper goods or monogram napkins for each place setting. Does she love candy? create a fun station with acrylic boxes for guests to fill with all of the bride’s favorites as their favor. Personal touches don’t equal spending a ton of money. They are well thought out details that make every difference in the feel and experience of an event.
Create a theme
I am not one to use the word “theme” but you do want to bring cohesive elements throughout your event. Hearts and Lips were pulled through this design from the balloons to the favors and menus. It makes such an impact in the look!
Go easy on the games
Toilet paper bridal gowns, not your gals bag? Save the paper and the planet and skip that traditional game. Nothing is worse than forcing games on a bride who just isn’t into them. Make her shower all about what she loves and will enjoy the most. I am all for games at showers so maybe something more subtle is more her speed- What’s in Your Purse is always fun and creates conversation during lunch. This is also a nice way to bring in cute printed material that ties in with your “theme”.
I love creating 1 signature drink, we did a fun spritzer in pink, swap it out for Champs and you have a great drink that doesn’t require you to stock a full bar, a waste of money and not nearly as cute!
When hosting a bridal shower, it is really important to double-check that anyone on the guest list is ALSO invited to the wedding. I can’t tell you how many times I have been told by someone that they were invited to the bridal shower but not the wedding! That is a big etiquette no, no. Check with the bride to make sure everyone is accounted for on BOTH guest lists before invitations go out. You are the hostess with the mostess and you want to make sure there are no mix-ups. Pro tip- set the rsvp date to 2-3 weeks before the event so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to find out who is coming (people always forget to RSVP so you want to give yourself time to call them).