Add something blue to your bridal shower by placing easy, DIY dessert flags using scrapbook paper on top of cupcakes. To make it even easier, whip up store-bought vanilla cupcakes, and pair with amaretto-infused coffee.
A backyard bridal shower is made even more special with the addition of foraged greenery, DIY balloon garland and real plates and champagne flutes. A pink tablecloth adds a pop of color against the wooden dining table and the bride-to-be's wicker throne.
While not a fussy affair, this is a bridal shower — think white, white, white and a touch of "something blue" when it comes to your decorations. If you don't own white plates and linens, consider renting some for the event; rentals are surprisingly affordable. On the table, opt for stems of full-blossomed flowers like hydrangea, roses or peonies tucked into individual vases for a centerpiece that doubles as favors for the guests. Delicate ribbon details give the table its finishing feminine touches.
Make the bride-to-be feel extra special at her bridal shower and elevate any table setting by using a large statement chair as a bridal throne. A velvet pillow takes this throne to another level of luxury.
Color is the easiest and most effective way to make an event your own. Choose a palette that works as well for baby boys and girls as it does for moms, dads, husbands and wives. A palette of coral, navy blue, white and silver is a sophisticated fit for both baby and bridal showers.
Bring the look of fun, colorful cocktails to non-alcoholic party drinks. A splash of cranberry juice added to orange-flavored sparkling water gives it a coral hue – coordinating with your color scheme. Rim each glass with sugar and garnish with an orange wedge to evoke an adult-beverage aesthetic.
Instead of opting for plastic cups and plates at a backyard bridal shower, up the classiness of your party by using real plates and glass champagne flutes. Skipping the plastic and paper will make any setting feel luxurious.
Plain white dishes and linens are an easy choice for a bridal shower — dress up each place setting by tying a bow around each dish. While this is a casual affair, it's also a special day, so break out the silver when you set the table.
Bridal shower place cards can also make for unique party favors. Instead of folding paper card stock, opt for colorful journals or notebooks. Write each guest's name down on decorative paper, and attach it to the front of the journal with double-sided tape. Slightly open the book, and place it on its side in front of the place setting.
Meet Miranda Crace, the founder of Detroit-based company Spoke Events! After planning several bridal showers and weddings for close friends, she launched her own event planning business in 2016 and never looked back.
Recognizing a lack of alternative styles and inclusive sizing in the wedding industry, Detroit-based photographers Cassie Tackett and Erin Hannum women launched their own boutique bridal shop that represents women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds. They named their hustle Ox & Opal, as a nod to the hit show Parks and Recreation.