Nov 23, 2022
10 Great Bridal Shower Ideas
Whether you’re a bride-to-be looking for inspiration or a maid of honour tasked with planning your friend’s shower, there are plenty of ways you can take a bridal shower to the next level. Every bride deserves a shower that’s fun, fabulous and one-of-a-kind, representing her personality and all the things that you love about her the most.
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 10 great bridal shower ideas that can guarantee fond memories that will last a lifetime.
- Custom Cocktails
All parties go better when everyone has a little booze in them, so why not go the extra mile and create something special? Creating custom cocktails complete with decorative straws, fruits, flowers and more in their own dedicated drink corner will ensure everyone’s reaching for their next yummy beverage.
- Design a Chalkboard Sign
Make the bride-to-be feel extra special with a spectacularly designed and executed chalkboard sign to set the mood for the occasion. The sign can be used to enhance the decor and align with whatever theme you’ve chosen, getting everyone in a festive mood and ready for the day (or night) ahead.
- Set Up a Flower Wall
Create the perfect Instagrammable photo-opp with a beautiful flower wall that’ll immortalise the bridal shower forever. Whether you go for plain white roses or something bright and bold, a flower wall is a perfect way to celebrate your bride and all her guests.
- Bold Centrepieces
Stop your guests in their tracks with a show-stopping centrepiece that makes a statement. Whether it’s something unusual and geometric-inspired or a beautiful and glamorous flower arrangement, just make sure it’s elevated enough so that guests from all sides of the table can still speak to and see each other.
- High Tea Catering
Bring a touch of sophistication and decadence to your bridal shower with high tea catering fit for a queen. With a selection of bite-sized cakes, chocolates, sandwiches, sliders and more, you can satisfy all your guests’ appetites with plenty of delicious nibbles that are perfect for socialising over.
- Make it a charity fundraiser
Give back to those who need it most by making your bridal shower a charity fundraiser. Whether you pre-select a charity or let each guest choose their own, make sure to make the instructions clear ahead of time and establish a no-gift policy through the invitations.
- Add a Photo Wall
Bring a personal touch to the day by setting up a photo wall or table full of memories from the bride-to-be’s life so far. Whether they’re from nights out on the town back in the day or special moments with family members that are no longer with us, a photo wall is a great way to both celebrate the past and welcome in the next stage of her life.
- Host a Class
Worried about how you’re going to fill up the day? Why not bring in a professional to teach all the guests a new skill and have plenty of fun along the way? Whether it’s candle-making, calligraphy, makeup or anything else you can think of, classes are a great way to break the ice, get everyone involved and learn something new that might come in handy down the track.
- Make it Coed
While bridal showers have traditionally been all women, more and more people are throwing couple showers where all their friends and family can join in on the fun. This way, you can make it a full-on party that celebrates the two of you as a couple and make sure that no one is excluded from this once-in-a-lifetime event.
- Host a wine tasting
Every bridal shower needs some bubbles, but we suggest ditching the mimosas and instead inviting a wine specialist to guide you and your guests through a tasting. You can even theme the selected wines around a special trip the bride has made or where she’s planning on spending her honeymoon for an extra personal touch.