A traditional shower would bestow the bride-to-be with kitchen wares and gifts from the registry, but for this smaller, more intimate gathering, consider asking guests to bring gifts to pamper the bride, like a gift certificate to a spa, lingerie, bath and body products or even a pair of sunglasses to wear on her honeymoon. Another way to make the event more personal is to ask each guest to write the bride-to-be a letter for the bride to read on the night before her wedding. This is a time when brides will be grateful to have a collection of words of encouragement and comfort from her dearest friends.
Even in traditional wedding attire, this fun-loving bride and groom manage to show off their playful personalities with colorful accessories. Her citron yellow bouquet and his bright blue pair of Chuck Taylors make a delightful combination.
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.
With the ceremony complete and the reception coming to an end, the bride and groom head to the dance floor for a special send-off. Friends and family gather in a tight circle, creating a link full of love, while the couple sways to one last song.
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.