Are you planning a shower for your bestie or relative and are looking for a bridal shower checklist to help you get started? We’ve got you covered! After you’ve figured out the necessities for planning a bridal shower—like your budget, location and date, you can start crossing off the more fun aspects of hosting a bridal shower. From choosing a theme to selecting a menu there are a lot of things that a bridal shower absolutely needs and if you’ve never planned one before, it can be tricky to get organized.
Check out this bridal shower checklist to help you throw a killer shower the bride-to-be is sure to love!
A killer theme
When it comes to choosing a bridal shower theme, you’ll want to make sure to keep the bride’s interests in mind. If you know she hates the color pink and would be caught dead wearing a poofy dress, don’t opt for a tea party-inspired party. Instead, choose a theme and color scheme that best suits the bride. If she loves all things glam, choose a chic theme with a gold and red color palette. Once you’ve selected a theme, you can start to narrow down centerpieces and floral designs.
Pick details that compliment your theme. This is where you can be bold when it comes to florals, tablescape and more! By pairing these elements together you can set the tone for the shower, like how these lush blooms, Chiavari chairs and red linens all help create a romantic aesthetic.
A fashionable dress code
If you have a specific vision of the type of attire you want guests to wear, include it on the invite. If you know you are throwing a more laid-back event, you’ll want to specify casual attire rather than cocktail attire. Providing the attire on the invites will help guests plan their outfits ahead of time and accordingly — but it’s certainly not mandatory.
A photo-worthy backdrop
Whether it’s a photo booth or even a luxurious floral wall, providing your guests with somewhere to pose for Instagram pics is always a must. Don’t forget to display the couple’s wedding hashtag somewhere at the shower to ensure everyone follows proper posting etiquette.
Keep the ambiance of the party light and fun by providing some kind of music or entertainment. If you aren’t feeling a violin trio, opt for playing a bridal shower playlist through speakers or another sound system.
A cake confection
No bridal shower is complete without cake! This two-tiered fondant frosted metallic and watercolor painted cake is (almost) too pretty to eat.