The concept of bridal showers has taken firm root in recent years and has become a staple in wedding events around the globe. For those of us who’ve never thrown a bridal shower, planning and arranging one can seem like a titan’s task. With so much to do and (it always seems!) so little time, how do you make the bridal shower you’re throwing for someone you love, stand out? Take inspiration from these five trends that are stirring up the global bridal shower landscape:
1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn’s 1961 romcom continues to resonate with audiences today, and is a favorite bridal shower trend right now. There are so many ways you can play with this theme – have the ladies all sport their favorite little black dress, incorporate Tiffany boxes for the gifts and favors, or just order themed cupcakes!
2. BBQ Night
There’s no reason grilling should be left to the men. This is for the women who want heart-to-heart conversations over burgers and booze, who aren’t afraid to get a little soot in their hair. Have a photoshoot beforehand, and beers afterwards – it can’t get any hotter than this. You can also set up an elegant dance floor, serve your favorite appetizers, and keep the dress code fun and flirtatious.
3. Beach Bachelorette
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a beach bachelorette party. Some bridal showers incorporate a beach theme indoors, but we suggest hitting the beach itself. Go all out with sundresses, seafood and sea décor. Your beach babes are going to love this water-filled ride!
4. Poolside Tiki Party
The poolside tiki party is a great choice, combining the exoticness of tropical food with the refreshing nature of the poolside to produce a unique bridal shower experience. Use delicate furniture and bright colors. Wear your favorite one-piece or a loud, island-style shirt. Decorate with paper lanterns, raffias umbrellas in all colors sizes and – of course – floral arrangements. Done right, the poolside tiki party makes for great photographs!