Plan a sophisticated party for a bride-to-be with our easy guide
A wedding is always one of the most exciting events to celebrate. Mark the lead up to the big day by surprising the bride-to-be with a gorgeous shower. Not only is it a memorable way to make her feel special and share in the preparation for her marriage, it also provides the perfect opportunity for guests to get to know each other before the actual day. Here is an easy step-by-step guide to planning a shower that is stunning yet simple to create.
Invitations set the tone for a party. For stylish and eco-friendly designs make Paperless Post your go-to. Meri Meri have recently collaborated with the online stationery company on a line of whimsical invitations - the blooming chandelier card is particularly perfect for a bridal shower. View the collection here. Sending an invitation by email also allows the host to see who has received the invitation, who is attending and any additional messages.
A floral theme is sophisticated yet easy to create. Start with tones of mint, duck egg blue and pale pink - pastel hues are timelessly chic, and these understated colors prove the perfect foil for statement decorations. Shop our pastel collection here.
Add eye-catching pieces from our new flower garden collection to finish the look.
Make a beautifully set table the focal point of the styling. Decorate with a linen tablecloth and fresh, scented flowers in bud vases or small jars then hang our floral paper chandelier and garland above for glamorous effect. Serve drinks in our pastel cups with gold scallop trim alongside classic glass coupes, and food on a mix of our pastel and flower garden plates. For a party favor that also proves the perfect photo opportunity, set each place with our gleaming flower party crowns for guests to wear.
The Food and Drinks
Carry the floral theme through to the beverages and food. Freeze edible flowers and small sprigs of herbs in ice cubes to give drinks a pretty twist. If you are serving cocktails, a scattering of rose petals or violets is elegant yet understated. When it comes to something sweet - mini cakes decorated using our flower bouquet cupcake kit are the ultimate way to end a celebration.
To play or not to play? That is the question. While you might choose to skip them, games can provide a light-hearted way to keep guests entertained while they get to know each other. A quiz on who knows the future bride or the couple best is always fun. Don’t forget prizes! They don’t have to be expensive - playful stationary like our notecard set is ideal.