How to Plan and Host a Bridal Shower

Unexpected Bridal Shower Ideas in Prague

Gone are the days of stuffy bridal showers in your partner-to-be’s great-aunt’s living room. As much as we love sitting on couches covered in plastic and receiving a somewhat awkward mix of kitchen appliances and lingerie, it’s time to think beyond the traditional shower. In this post, we’ll show you how to whisk your gals off to an IRL Midsummer Night’s Dream.


How to Plan a Bridal Shower:

1. Decide on a bridal shower budget. 


2. Set a date for the shower. 


3. Create a bridal shower guest list. 


4. Pick a location for the shower. 


5. Choose a bridal shower theme. 


6. Plan the bridal shower menu and stock the bar. 


7. Purchase the bridal shower decor. 

You don't have to go all out unless you want to—look for items such as mylar letter balloons, customized posters, tassel garlands, and photo backdrops that will instantly make the space feel personal for the bride.


8. Create an uplifting playlist. 

While music isn't the main focus of the day, it's nice to have some background noise as guests are arriving, chatting, and enjoying their refreshments.

Flower Crowns Workshop

It’s a cliche, sure, but most women love flowers. If your pal has a panache for petals then why not go all out and throw a floral-themed bridal shower? You could head off to a flower crown-making workshop. 


And this one is obvious. One cannot be a princess without a flower crown. That’s all there is to it.

*Go old school and bring along an instant camera so you can take a few snaps to pin up on your fridge or bulletin board.

Bridal Shower Ideas

If you’re looking to get creative with your bridal shower party, here’s your guide. The different bridal shower ideas below will catch your fancy.


Cozy Backyard Party

A backyard setting is one of the coolest bridal shower ideas for the minimalist bride. This is an opportunity to get creative with your backyard, so opt for cute colors. Choose crisp spring-green accents, lemon-yellow, and some white for a clean, calm look. Keep the invites white and chic with gold lettering.


For decor, use twinkling lights and suspend lantern holding votive over white table and chairs. Create arrangements of white hydrangeas, Phalaenopsis orchids, and lisianthus in colorful mason jars.


Serve simple food like cookies and desserts, lemon curd, sponge cakes, macaroons and sparkling wine. 




Indoor bridal showers can be absolutely wonderful with just a few decorations - that could be anywhere from your house to a favourite restaurant.

Bridal Shower Decorations

When it comes to bridal shower decorations, we always think less is more. Treat yourself and yours gals to a few well-thought-out decorations instead of going overboard with balloons and bunting on every last surface available. Once you’ve got you bridal shower ideas sorted in terms of a theme you can work out where best to blow the budget on decorations.


Here are some of our favorite ways to make maximum impact with just a few little bits and bobs.


Put up some paper decorations. You can buy really pretty paper chains, honeycomb pompoms or paper fan decorations in all sorts of colour-ways, to suit any theme, and they’re often really affordable. Their large size means you get your theme across pretty sharpish without having to faff with too much décor.


Create a few different stations which are basically décor themselves. A bar station or Prosecco station with a few different garnishes will look gorgeous on a table with a rustic sign, while a sweet table with bowls of colourful pick and mix and a bit of confetti scattered between will add zingy bright shade to a room or outdoor table.
Balloons add height and texture to a display and instantly make it look stylish.