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Best Bridal Shower Decorations

Best Bridal Shower Decorations
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The bridal shower is a bonanza of laughter, gift-giving and celebratory glee that belongs in a setting that’s been decorated to the hilt. We love the possibilities of this traditional pre-wedding fête; it’s an occasion to decorate lavishly with the girliest items available. We’re talking about decadent treats, pastel plates, a mimosa bar and a bevy of balloons. Don’t skimp! The bridal shower should be the last word on style for the Instagram set. To help you, we’ve curated an awesome list of decorating tips with customers’ favorite items from Etsy, Amazon, Zazzle and more.

 

 

Best Bridal Shower Decorations 2019

 

 

Finding the Best Bridal Shower Decorations

 

Tips:

The bridal shower will make the bride feel loved, but it also gives guests an opportunity to mingle before the wedding. Make the bridal shower personal, sophisticated and inviting. Begin with a theme that is easy to create, such as one filled with floral motifs. You can always mix and match floral motifs, for example, which makes it easier to purchase an array of items from different vendors at varying price points.

 

 

How to Choose Bridal Shower Decorations

 

Cost:

We believe in the save-and-splurge approach to budgeting for a bridal shower. Pick your must-have items first. By prioritizing spurge or statement items, you can find less-expensive items to fill in the gaps. With the internet at your fingertips, you can always find wallet-friendly items as well as items that will grab guests’ attention.

 

 

Color:

You can never go wrong with pastel hues for a bridal shower. These understated colors set the standard. Look for decorations in the timeless tones of mint, Tiffany blue, ivory and pale pink. To add a modern accent color, go for rose gold.

 

 

Style:

Save the silliness for the bachelorette party. The bridal shower should be a classy affair that begins with a beautifully set table as the focal point. Arrange it with a nice tablecloth and flowers in bud vases. For a glamorous effect, hang pastel-toned Chinese lanterns above the table. Definitely create a mimosa bar; it’s our favorite trend in bridal showers.

  

 

Material & Other Features:

Think of inexpensive ways to add feminine touches to the shower. Freeze edible flowers in ice cubes for the drinks. Place a scattering of organic rose petals or violets on the cake. And don’t forget the lighthearted games: They keep guests entertained while allowing them to get to know each other. (Gift the winners with inexpensive prizes such as a $5 Starbucks card or a small box of Godiva chocolates.)

 

 

 

1 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Personalized Item

Bragging Bags Plastic Champagne Flutes

Price: $5.30

There are more than 22,000 reviews, totalling five stars, for these plastic champagne flutes on Etsy. We can see why there are so many happy customers. It’s all about that sassy script that is a little bit retro and all-out glamorous. Each flute can be personalized with a name up to nine characters long. The script is available in metallic yellow gold, rose gold or silver. What a charming way to help guests learn each other’s names — plus, it makes for a cheap-and-chic party favor.

Specifications:
This is a nine-ounce stemless plastic/shatterproof champagne flute personalized in high grade vinyl.
Hand wash only

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These cups are super cute, very affordable and make the perfect gift for all my guests at a bachelorette party! They shipped on time and arrived in perfect condition.”

2 of 16 Image Credits: Macy's

Most Decadent Menu Item

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles

Price: $30.00

The most iconic truffles produced at Charbonnel et Walker, a London chocolatier since 1875, are the Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles. These milk chocolate delicacies are tailor-made for a bridal shower: They’re pink, dusted in powdered sugar and infused with strawberry. Their intoxicating scent is derived from marc de champagne, a brandy made from champagne grapes. They arrive in a heart-shaped box, should you want to serve them as-is at the shower. Bonus: Macy’s also sells a 2-piece gift box, which is a perfect treat for the goody bags.

Specifications:
This item is made of milk chocolate, powdered sugar, strawberries and Marc de Champagne brandy.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the most decadent treat ever. After the first time trying these, I have been obsessed. I was hesitant about the quality by ordering online and having them shipped, but Macy's proved to be great. These came quicker than expected and tasted exactly as if they were freshly bought in person.”

3 of 16 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Stylish Paper Product

Meri Meri Rose Garden Plates

Price: $12.00See Reviews

Meri Meri makes award-winning party supplies that are the delight of discerning hostesses. We are simply smitten by Meri Meri’s pack of eight rose-motif plates. They come in gorgeous pastels: periwinkle, lavender, dark pink, light pink, peach, yellow and ivory. These plates feature paint brush strokes so that each one looks like a rose painting, plus there’s an elegant metallic gold leaf to one side. With Meri Meri, one can always find matching accoutrements for a unified look; for example, matching napkins are available for these rose-motif plates.

Specifications:
This item is made of paper and gold foil detail.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are dainty and elegant. They will add sophistication to your party, bring romantic colors to your table settings or create an al fresco environment.”

4 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Keepsake

Portside Paper Bridal Shower Guest Book From Miss to Mrs. Guest Book

Price: $43.00

Talk about elegant design: We love the design and construction of this “Future Mrs.” guest book. The hardcover construction features a matte velvet laminate finish to protect the book for posterity. The splashy script can be customized in foil colors of yellow gold, rose gold or silver. The book is finished with a white ribbon bookmark placeholder. Bonus: The spine can be personalized with her name in matching metallic foil (i.e., “Stella’s Bridal Shower”).

Specifications:
This item is made of real gold foil, black pages, lined pages, matte laminate cover, protective soft touch laminate and archival papers.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is beautifully made. I love this. The shop was always in touch and was honest and upfront about timelines. It's great quality. I cannot wait to give it to the bride to use at her bridal shower.”

5 of 16 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Festive Decoration

Mordun Mimosa Bar Sign, Banner and Tags

Price: $11.00See Reviews

The sign says “But First, Mimosas” — and we’ll toast to that! This well-designed mimosa bar bundle is an all-in-one decoration. There’s a glittery rose gold banner to place above your mimosa bar. There are four juice label tags with strings to put over each bottle (think: orange juice for mimosas, peach juice for bellinis, chamborde for Kir Royales and so on). Then there’s an 8-by-10-inch sign made of white matte card stock and luxe rose gold foil that is ready to be placed in your favorite frame. Voila!

Specifications:
This item is made of glitter, rose gold foil and premium pure white matte card stock.
Frame not included.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“A mimosa bar was the number one thing my daughter wanted at her bridal shower. This was a cute addition and made it extra special.”

6 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Best “Bride” Crown Alternative

Shop at Bash Personalized Sun Hat

Price: $21.25

File this floppy hat under “ridiculously cute.” This broad-brimmed sun hat is perfect for the bride at any patio or poolside shower. It comes in white, black, beige and khaki with pom-pom trim colors that take us straight to Palm Beach: sun-drenched turquoise, yellow, pink, purple, wine and black. The hat can be embroidered with a choice of five script fonts in your choice of thread color to proclaim her new surname with a “Mrs.” preceding it (or it can simply say “Bride to Be”).

Specifications:
This item is made of natural fibers, pom-pom trim and embroidery thread.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product is adorable. I was able to customize the hat to what I wanted. I highly recommend this company. Thanks for an awesome gift for my bride’s bachelorette get-away!”

7 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Chicest Sign

Chicfetti Future Mrs. Bridal Shower Banner

Price: $34.00

We love the clean and classic design of this “Future Mrs.” banner. Just add her soon-to-be last name and it will be the perfect addition to the bridal shower. It is printed on premium cardstock in the color of your choice: white, black, navy or pale pink. We are partial to pale pink paired with rose gold foil lettering, but you can choose yellow gold or silver foil, as well. The banner is 5-by-7-feet long and includes twine for hanging.

Specifications:
This item is printed with real metallic foil in either gold, rose gold or silver on heavy cardstock.
Banner is not pre-strung.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's a beautiful banner. The bride took it home with her. She loved it!”

8 of 16 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Bang for the Buck

Awenyle 23-Piece Bridal Shower Decorations Kit

Price: $14.00See Reviews

For a mere $15, this bonanza includes 23 pieces of fun-filled decorations. There’s a “bride to be” sash covered in golden glitter and a matching veil. The “bride to be” banner features two diamond ring motifs. But what we truly love are the foil balloons in the wedding motifs of a diamond ring, a champagne bottle and a champagne flute. Also included: 15 foot-tall latex balloons with 10 in pearlescent tones of champagne and rose gold, and five filled with confetti. Two spools of metallic ribbons are included. Just add helium!

Specifications:
This item is made of foil, glitter and latex.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This kit everything you need for the bride-to-be. The rose gold color adds elegance yet is fun. This kit was very reasonably priced for all that you get. For your ‘glitz and glamour’ fun celebrations, I would highly recommend this all-encompassing kit for your bride-to-be. I am so happy I bought this!”

9 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Most Glamorous Party Favor

Viola Mirabilis Design Label Template for Mini Champagne Bottle

Price: $3.93

Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it,” said Madame De Pompadour — and we agree! To create a lasting memory with your treat bags, order these editable templates to label gifts of champagne. The elegant design fits mini champagne bottles perfectly. Just tie on a pink-and-white striped straw and you’re set.

Specifications:
This item is a template only. You print out the labels at home or at a print shop.
The finished size is three by two inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The labels are beautiful and are easily customized and printed. I had a few questions about best practices, and Yulia was quick to respond and was very helpful. These mini champagne bottles were loved by everyone at the shower!”

10 of 16 Image Credits: Zazzle

Prettiest Photo Prop:

Creative Union Design Bridal Shower Backdrop

Price: $64.00

Boughs of fluffy peonies and roses trim the edges of this gorgeous backdrop. This drape brings a romantic, antique look to use for photos taken at the bridal shower. Just add the bride’s name and the date of the bridal shower. The backdrop is made of premium quality polyester that can be machine washed. The sublimation printing technique creates vivid colors that won't fade.

Specifications:
This item is made of polyester.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the perfect backdrop for a bridal shower. The material is light and doesn’t wrinkle since I need to roll it and set it up off site. I attached velcro to the fabric in order to attach it to a PVC frame. Since the fabric is not heavy, it works!”

11 of 16 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Dessert Decoration

Perlao Miss to Mrs. Cake Topper

Price: $13.95See Reviews

She’s going from “Miss” to “Mrs.”! Celebrate the fact with this charming cake topper. From Amazon Handmade, this cake topper is designed using high quality glitter gold cardstock. You can choose from gold or silver glitter. The design is 5.55 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.

Specifications:
This item is made of high quality glitter gold cardstock.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I give it five stars. It was a perfect addition to the cake.”

12 of 16 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Game

Knot Your Mother Bridal Shower Bundle

Price: $19.95See Reviews

Get up to 50 guests laughing with three classic games: He Said She Said, How Well Do You Know the Bride and What's in Your Purse. These are well-designed with pale blue stripes and floral accents. Each game comes with 50 sheets printed on high quality paper. There are also 50 “Advice for the Bride” cards and a bonus “Miss to Mrs.” banner. Cuteness overload!

Specifications:
This item is made of card stock, paper and gold glitter.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This set was absolutely perfect. As a bridesmaid, I was going to make all of these games by hand and print them out. But when I found these, it was a no brainer. The matching theme was a perfect fit, and it came with the cute little banner, too. It saved me a lot of time and energy, plus everyone at the shower commented about how cute they were!”

13 of 16 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Balloon Arch

Chrissy B Party Shop Bridal Shower Designer Garland with Confetti

Price: $90.00

This balloon garland will bring elegant decor to the shower with gorgeous shades of blush pink, metallic rose gold, dusty rose and white. It also features rose gold confetti balloons, as well as everything needed to create the garland, including the decorating strip, glue dots and an optional balloon pump. The garland contains 140 balloons of varying sizes in total.

Specifications:
Balloons are made from latex.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This garland is amazing and simple to do! I absolutely love how everything was organized and easily made for me to put together. This was the first time I have done this, and I was terrified it would be too much work.”

14 of 16 Image Credits: Walmart

Prettiest Hanging Decorations

Pastel Paper Lanterns Kit

Price: $13.99

Bigger is better when it comes to decorations, hence our love of balloons at a bridal shower. Paper lanterns are another go-to for quick and easy decor. These come in a lovely array of pastels and metallic gold and will instantly dress up a table when hung overhead. Another idea: Top each lantern with fresh flowers for an over-the-top look. Bonus: The kit comes with a cute card for the gift table.

Specifications:
This item is made of tissue paper.
Does not include string.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great buy. It was easy to assemble, the colors are as shown and the size is as mentioned.”

15 of 16 Image Credits: Walmart

Most Reasonably Priced Cards

Personalized Umbrella Bridal Shower Invitations

Price: $1.00

Invitations set the tone for a shower, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on them. To keep this budget line on the small side, opt for these charming invitations featuring a flower-filled umbrella for a mere $0.99 each. Two-sided, with a heart print on the back, each invitation measures 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches and comes with a matching pink envelope. Order these invites, then save your money for the splurges (like those delicious Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, which are a veritable must-have.)

Specifications:
This item is made of high-quality coated cardstock.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I’m so glad I ordered these! I loved the speed of ordering. I didn't expect the invitations to come in pink envelopes, but I was thrilled they weren't normal white ones. I highly recommend these.”

16 of 16 Image Credits: Personalization Mall

Best Outdoor Decoration

Rustic Bridal Shower Personalized Banner

Price: $30.00

Take the decorations outdoors with this personalized banner. It features a rustic, wood-inspired background on which white scrolls create elegant flourishes. It can be personalized with the bride's name featured above the words “Bridal Shower.” It measures 30 inches tall by 72 inches wide and is made of heavy duty vinyl trimmed in metal grommets for easy hanging. No one will miss the shower location with this sign out front.

Specifications:
This item is made of heavy duty vinyl trimmed in metal grommets.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great item. I ordered this for my daughter's bridal shower at the last minute. I ordered it with expedited shipping and had it in less than five working days. Whew! The sign is made of heavy vinyl with grommets in the corners for hanging. It’s a cute design at a reasonable price and is well made.”