Select unique and elegant
bridal shower favors that fit your budget
Since most bridal showers are often planned
by a close friend of the bride-to-be, it is
often necessary to have a budget for hosting
a bridal shower. For this reason, it is a
good idea to find favors and table decorations
that are affordable yet still presentable.
As an example, miniature baskets decorated
with ribbons and filled with petite-sized
treats make thoughtful favors that are sure
to be savored and much appreciated. Sweets
such as peppermint candy, jelly beans, or
chocolate eggs make the perfect treats to
place in charming mini straw
favor baskets. And for a fanciful treat,
you can also offer delicious petit fours presented
in decorated silver
candy baskets (see pictures below
for examples). Have these baskets
laid out on a table with a matching tablecloth
in a pretty design such as gingham, toile,
or paisley. Lay these baskets in a special
arrangement using a tray or cake stand together
with your refreshments.
Additionally, to save you time and money,
here are some easy and unique ideas for tea
- Lip balm tins packaged in embroidered
purse favors filled with a mirror compact.
boxes containing homemade cookies.
heart paperweights tied with colorful
- Personalized bracelets presented in silk
porcelain slippers filled
with jordan almonds.
Some helpful tips on planning bridal shower
- Be sure that there is an individual assigned
to coordinating the event. This is usually
the Maid of Honor, but sometimes the job is
also handled by one of the bridesmaids.
- Select refreshments (i.e., teas and coffees)
that are flavorful and available in decaffeinated
choices. For summer receptions, it is also
common to serve ice tea and coffee. It is
also not uncommon to serve cool champagne
- Find bridal shower favors that also serve
as table decorations for money-saving ideas.
Miniature potted plants or bridal
mannequins are some great examples. Additionally,
be sure to use elegant touches around your
serving area like adding ribbons and colorful
candies. You can use cake stands, trays, or
containers such as sinamay
boxes and organza
favor bags to display candy.
- Locate a unique venue for the bridal shower
such as a dining court of a library, museum
café, a veranda of a beautiful botanical
garden, or a function room of yacht club.
There are also many specialty tea houses that
cater to bridal shower receptions.
- Bring a digital camera to the shower and
keep it handy. Use these pictures to create
a memorable scrapbook for the bride-to-be.
- Give unique gifts that both the bride and
groom can use or appreciate at home such as
artistic painting or Zen fountain.
- Create a memorable bridal shower scrapbook
or photo album for the bride. Find one that
can be monogrammed with her initials, or create
your own monogram at home using a desktop
To read more on planning bridal showers, you
may want to look at some related articles
on selecting bridal
shower favors, packaging
ideas for a purse themed shower.