If you are a bride-to-be or are going to be a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding, you have probably spent some time thinking about a bridal shower. If you are a bride, preparing for the bridal shower usually requires creating a registry so family members and friends know what gifts to get. If you are a bridesmaid, it is likely you are involved in the planning of the bridal shower. Like weddings, bridal showers can get expensive quickly. However, you do not have to strain your wallet to throw a great bridal shower. Bridesmaids, this post should help you come up with some cost effective bridal shower ideas. Brides, you might be able to share this post with your bridesmaids to help them save some money on your shower.
A simple way to save money on a bridal shower is to host it at someone’s house rather than rent out a venue. This frees up more money to spend on food and bridal shower decorations. If the weather is nice, you could hold the shower outside under a tent or on a patio. If it is cold outside, you can host it in the house.
If you are in need of affordable bridal shower decoration ideas, you have come to the right place! You can purchase decorations (balloons and other wedding related decorations) at stores such as Dollar General. You can also order discounted decorations from the Oriental Trading Company. Bridal shower themes are also popular, and Oriental Trading Company has a variety of decorations well suited for various party themes.
For affordable bridal shower table decorations, you can use plants and items found in nature such as wildflowers or fresh fruit for a spring or summer bridal shower, leaves, apples, and pumpkins for a fall bridal shower, and pine-cones, berries, and evergreen branches for a winter bridal shower.
Another way to save money on decorations for bridal shower is to make your own. You might be amazed at how many decorations you can make from various colors of paper, string, and hole punches. You can make adorable paper garlands, various shapes, and other nice decorations.