Wedding Planning Guide

bridal shower theme ideas

While we always love classic bridal shower themes like champagne brunches and tea parties, here are some more contemporary ideas for a twist on tradition.

  • The color of love
    If you’re planning a simple celebration, a beautiful color scheme is all you need. Look to the colors used in the ceremony, the couple’s favorite colors, or seasonal color palettes for inspiration.
  • Bouquet or flower crown bar
    Hit the local flower market and let guests create their own bouquets to take home or flower crowns to wear.
  • Bubbly bar
    Set up a DIY mimosa bar with champagne and a selection of fruits and juices.
  • Wine not?
    Arrange a wine tasting, stock the couple’s wine rack, and provide delicious food pairings.
  • "We do" brews & BBQ
    Perfect for a couples shower, a backyard barbeque is casual and fun for the whole guest list.
  • Meant to bee
    Choose a yellow and black color scheme, sweet treats, and pots of honey as favors.
  • Stock the bar
    If the couple’s kitchen is already stocked, top-shelf gifts and barware will come in handy for all their future celebrations. Consider a cocktail mixing class to get everyone in the spirit.
  • Recipes for love
    Have guests bring a favorite dish and write down the recipe for a shower cookbook, or plan a group cooking class.
  • Adventure awaits
    Use the couple’s honeymoon destination or global travel to inspire the menu and decor. Guests can bring gifts they’ll use for travel like luggage, beach essentials, and a camera and accessories.
  • Get cheesy
    Set up a fondue bar, charcuterie potluck, or even a cheese tasting. Don’t forget the wine pairings!
  • Marry melodies
    Perfect for the couple who loves music, plan an event with a great soundtrack. Book a music or dance lesson and have guests create custom playlists or add to the couple’s record collection.
  • Like a fairytale
    From mermaids to wizards to Jane Austen, using the bride’s favorite story is a great way to bring a little magic to the celebration.
  • Go tropical
    Send everyone on a sun-soaked getaway with palm frond decor and tropical flavors.
  • The great outdoors
    For the outdoorsy couple, plan a scenic hike and pack a picnic.
  • L’amour toujours
    A très chic Parisian theme lends itself to elegant celebrations and lingerie soirees. Ooh la la!
  • Namaste
    Book a group yoga class and finish the day with smoothies or a fro-yo bar.
  • Let love grow
    Cultivate a garden themed celebration with planter painting and seed packet or potted plant favors.
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