Category: Bridal Shower Ideas

These inspirational bridal shower ideas will help you plan the perfect shower for bride-to-be with bridal shower invitations, decorations, food and more!

She said “yes!” and is about to say “I do” – this is such a super special time for the bride-to-be in your life. Certainly, you want to throw her a bridal shower that reflects just how much she means to you. Creating a themed bridal shower for your girly-girl is a sweet way to show your love and is just so much fun too!

A Gorgeous Gown

The theme for this bridal shower is Girly Glam! Embrace all things feminine and set the tone for a beautiful celebration with our new Bridal Gown invitation. Not only is this cutie adorably pink and super sweet, but it can be customized just for your celebration. The gold details are real foil, meaning your guests will be invited with sparkle right from the start! There’s even room on the backside for registry details.

Think Pink

Paint your bridal shower location in a palette of monochromatic pink to create a cohesive look – it’s easier than it sounds and can be pulled off on a small budget too.

  • Linens & Dinnerware: Use standard cream table linens to dress your tables then add pale pink runners made out of simple cuts of chiffon fabric (no sewing skills needed!). Add simple disposable tableware in various shades of pink to complete the look.
  • Table Décor: Add fresh flowers in shade of blush, cream and peach. Your local farmer’s market or grocery is the best place to find affordable blooms. Even the menu can get in on the pink action.
  • The Menu: Strawberries and pink macrons will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth and pull double-duty as décor.
  • Dress Code: Ask the guests, and guest of honor, to wear pink! Everyone will love participating and it’ll make for the cutest group photos.

The Golden Details

Put the “glam” in your girly glam themed shower by sprinkling glittering all around. Add gold votive holders to up the romance factor. We also love the gold champagne with gold sugar rims featured in our inspiration board. If you find yourself asking, “should I add some gold?” to a particular detail, the answer is always yes!

 

Photo Credits:  Champagne: Krista Marie Photograhy via Every Last Detail , Dessert: Kinosi Photography via Inspired By This , Bride: Mariel Hannah PHOTOGRAPHY via Style Me Pretty, Centerpiece: Elisabeth Carol Photography via Southern Weddings

Even though California Chrome had already been in the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby a few months before, this bride loved her Lucky in Love derby-themed shower, complete with fancy dresses and big, floppy hats traditionally worn at the race. To set the tone and tie all the bridal shower ideas together, the bride-to-be chose Off to the Races Bridal Shower Invitations.
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Before heading to the track, all of the guests met at a local restaurant for lunch and to shower the bride with gifts. The table was sprinkled with photos of the bride growing up, along with pink and gold accents using the Gold Faux Glitter Small Table Decor. At each place setting were small favor boxes adorned with a golden horse and a ribbon stamped with each guest’s name. Inside the boxes were strawberry, chocolate and pistachio flavored French macarons and lucky two-dollar bills for betting. 

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

I had asked my sister-in-law if we could throw her and her future husband a couples’ wedding shower. Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with couples’ shower ideas, especially a theme. I wanted to try and find a happy medium where the future bride and groom didn’t feel like the party theme was geared more towards one than the other. After talking with her about it, she thought a BBQ theme would be perfect and I couldn’t have agreed more! I used Pear Tree Greetings’ I Do BBQ Bridal Shower Invitations to set the theme.
Couples shower ideas

As guests walked into the front entrance, they were greeted by pictures of the happy couple, strung with twine, across an old six panel door. This is a great way to incorporate the couple’s engagement photos that are rarely seen by friends and family.
Couples shower ideas

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

When my friend Amanda asked me to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding, I was beyond excited! To make things even better, she let me host a couple’s shower for her and her future husband, and I had so much fun coming up with couples shower ideas!
Couples Bridal Shower Ideas
Like every event that I plan, the invitations set the theme of the party. I decided on Pear Tree Greetings’ Simple Strands bridal shower invitation and was able to alter the colors to match the shower’s color scheme.
Simple Strands bridal shower invitation
The Name in Lights yard sign greeted guests, along with a wooden pallet adorned with Simple Strands bridal shower decorations and pictures of the happy couple. The Simple Strands decorations were used throughout the entire event as accessories in mason jars and labels for drinks. After writing down a few date night ideas for the couple, guests grabbed a drink from the bloody mary and juice bars.
Simple Strands bridal shower decorations
Couples Bridal Shower Ideas

One of our favorite bridal shower ideas is the recipe theme, where guests bring their favorite recipes, along with gifts for the kitchen, to help out the new cooks. The handwritten recipes give the shower a personal touch and are a lasting gift the couple will treasure.

Celebrations.com planned a recipe shower using our Ingredients for Love recipe bridal shower invitations as inspiration. The simple one-sided invitation comes with a matching recipe card that has a place for your recipe on one side and a cute gingham pattern on the back, where you can also put the bride’s name and shower date as a memento. The gingham pattern led to a retro theme that tied all of their bridal shower ideas together.
Recipe Bridal Shower Invitations -- Ingredients for Love
Colorful flowers in classic aluminum cans set the tone for the retro table décor, along with canisters of kitchen utensils—a budget friendly idea you can create from your own supply! (Alternatively, you can purchase them, and give them to the bride as a gift when the party’s over.) The classic grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch fare took on a chic party feel when they cut them into mini bites. They kept the mini-food theme going with sliders and mini desserts, too.
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Bridal shower ideas
Planning a bridal shower just got a lot easier with the introduction of our newest collection of bridal shower invitations. The new invites showcase some of the most current trends in bridal shower themes, from bold colors to innovative type treatments and party décor.

Be sure to check out the matching bridal shower decorations, which will make it easy to carry these bridal shower themes through every step of the party planning, from the bridal shower invitations to the bridal shower decorations to the bridal shower thank you cards.

Our new invitations fall into three key trends in bridal shower themes.

Bold Colorful Type
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Golden HuesBridal Shower Invitations -- Pink and Purple BubblesBridal Shower Invitations -- Multi StripesBridal Shower Invitations -- Vintage Couples Affair

Rustic Bridal Shower Ideas
When it came time to planning bridal shower ideas for my future sister-in-law, Katie, it seemed natural to incorporate her wedding theme into the shower. And so, the planning for a ‘rustic elegance’ bridal shower was born.

For the invite, I chose Pear Tree’s Showers Ahead Bridal Shower Invitations. I loved everything about it, and it was an added bonus that it was a ‘You-Pick-Color’ invite that allowed me to incorporate the wedding colors of coral and gray into the invitation. I dressed up the invite by mailing it in a gray envelope which gave it a little ‘pop’ in the mail. The tri-colored return address label also doubled as a seal for the envelope.
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Showers Ahead
When it came to décor, I determined that having one main focal point would maximize the visual impact. I pushed my dining room table up against one wall, which allowed me to create a backdrop out of burlap, purchased by the yard from Hobby Lobby. (Tip, most fabric stores have coupons that allow you to save up to 50% off of one single piece of fabric.) I purchased one larger piece of burlap and cut into two sheets to create the effect I was going for. To get the burlap to hang like I wanted, I hot glued a hem at the top of the two panels of burlap. I then strung them up with jute and secured them to the wall using 3M strips.
Bridal Shower Ideas

Bridal Shower Ideas
My fiancé and I got engaged in January, and we are finding out that wedding planning is a lot of fun. It’s also a lot of work and coordination, so it’s a good thing I had a head start. As an employee at Pear Tree Greetings, I have to admit that I’ve been eyeing our wedding invitations and thinking about bridal shower ideas for quite some time. Wouldn’t you, if you were in my shoes?

Bridal showers are usually hosted by a friend or relative of the bride, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help guide them in the direction you’d like for your bridal shower. For me it was an easy choice. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been doomed to be a terrible cook. In my Easy-Bake-Oven days I was confusing baking soda with baking powder. Since then, it hasn’t gotten any better – confectioner’s sugar, brown sugar, white sugar, why are there so many sugars? And don’t even get me started on the different oils. That is why this Ingredients for Love Recipe Bridal Shower Invitation is not only my favorite, it will actually be very useful for me. Each invitation comes with a blank recipe card for guests to fill out and bring to the shower. Perfect.
Recipe Bridal Shower Invitations -- Ingredients for Love
Aside from collecting lots of new recipes, these bridal shower invitations are also the inspiration for the party decorations and food. The bright pink and orange colors are perfect for a springtime bridal shower. Cover the tables in pink and orange linens to brighten the room, and bring in bright pink balloons to decorate throughout the room and orange poms to hang from the ceiling. Pink flowers in clear vases are also a perfect touch to accent each table. Top off the party with fresh fruit skewers, a tasty pasta salad and cupcakes for all to enjoy.
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Check out our Pinterest board (and other Pear Tree boards) for more bridal shower ideas, shop for bridal shower invitations at Pear Tree, or continue reading our blog for lots more wedding ideas. Happy planning!

Bridal Shower Invitations