(Closed) Bridal Shower Theme?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi SaraB,

I would say that the world is your oyster when it comes to showers.  Currently I have a hand in both of the showers that are being held in our honor for the wedding.  The one my mother in law and her friends are hosting is going to be very traditional, using the same green and pink from our wedding colors.  There will be a few surprises but when I asked for a recipe shower (a recipe from each person attending that they love and would like to pass on) MOL’s face lit up so I have a feeling that is one of the themes.

The  other shower is being coordinated by my mother and her friends, much less traditional and I doubt will include our colors in the invitations.  It will be held in the evening whereas the other will be held in the afternoon.  I would not be surprised if this shower had a theme more like a casino night or beach party.

I would say if you are helping to plan a traditional shower then keeping your wedding colors would be good but if it will be more non-traditional you can easily use bright summer colors.  Hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

IM HAVING A LUAU! ITS A FRIENDS HOUSE WHO HAS A POOL, WERE MAKING A SIGNATURE DRINK, CALLED A PURPLE LEI. KALUA PIG AND SOME OTHER FOOD IS GOING TO BE SURVED AND ITS AN ADULT,WOMAN ONLY PARTY!! STARTING AT 5PM UNTIL WE FALL OVER 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

you really can do whatever you want for you showers! coordinate or not! besideds the guest list, i actually don’t have much a hand in my showers. my sisters have fun coming up with creative things! for one of their showers this past summer, my other sister and i made it French themed-because they were going to paris and venice on their honeymoon. we even had her wear a baret the whole time! one of my friends is getting marriend in October and but her shower for college friends is in May, since we’ll all be graduating. on the invite…we were instructed to dress in Fall colors, which i thought was odd. but still fun! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I threw a breakfast bridal shower for my sister — since it’s her favorite meal of the day!  She also had a fall wedding, but a summery shower, so I picked appropriate colors — light pink and light green!

My FSIL also recently had HER shower, and her BMs opted for a luau theme, since FBIL and FSIL Bruschetta will be honeymooning in Hawaii.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The planning of my shower hasn’t even started, but I’ve been looking around the ‘net and I see so many amazing ideas.

I’m sure that each of the parties I have leading up to the big day will be all different.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I say do a different theme, just because there are so many beautiful details & only one wedding! The shower can have some of those ‘runner up’ details that you loved, but didn’t fit in with the wedding theme.

I’m doing an Alice in Wonderland themed shower. It’s my MOH favorite disney flick, so she’s very excited to take a hack at making a topsy turvey cake.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re having a "wedding/welcome home" shower for my FI and I since he will be returning from deployment a month before our wedding.  I thought it would be nice to include him in the bridal shower this way he can see everyone before the wedding.  I think we might be going to our colors of blue and yellow but not too matchy matchy with our wedding.  Something chill to welcome my honey home!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’m not sure what your situation is.  Sometimes brides have a lot of say in their showers.  If your mom or sister is planning it and just wants to know what you like, etc.  That’s fine. 

But sometimes the people planning the shower might want to surprise you, or just have fun doing their own creative thing.  They are shelling out the money for it.  So if that’s the case I would really try not to make requests.  You never know what kind of sticky situation you’ll be putting your hosts in.  Will your request cost them more money?  Do they already have things organized?  And now with your request they either have to start over, or feel awful giving you something different.  Will you look like a bridezilla?

Anyway, if they are looking for some help, I think you’d be fine to have your wedding colors for the shower.  Maybe more heavy on the ivory, orange and champagne.  Less heavy on the chocolate.  Or if you were really struggling between two color schemes for your wedding, go for your second choice as a way of having the best of both worlds.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just had my first shower today (three more to go).  The only thing that I was asked was about my colors.  They purchased some candles and fabric for table decor in the colors, but that was about it. It was pretty low-key and there wasn’t really a theme.  I think the next one is a tea  with a possible recipe option and the third will probably be something in coordinating colors, but with a little more decor and some sort of activity (scrapbook pages, a game or two, something like that).  I have no idea about the one my bridesmaids are hosting.  They like the idea of it being a surprise, and I’m really fine with that.  

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