Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

Wedding season is coming up! If you’re planning on hosting a bridal shower for a girlfriend or relative, but don’t know where to start, we are here to help! Since spring has arrived, it is the perfect time to throw a beautiful backyard brunch bridal shower. With garlands, flowers, and plenty of food and drinks, we’ve pulled together ten ideas to help you host an unforgettable bridal shower brunch. Don’t miss these tips on how to host a beautiful backyard brunch bridal shower that the bride will love! 1. Make an entrance The moment guests step into the shower, you want them to feel that they have arrived at a fabulous party. Whether it’s a simple wooden sign to welcome guests or an elaborate setting with instructions on what to do, take the time to plan how you want guests to feel as they arrive. The Yes Girls & Michaela Noelle Designs 2. Greet guests in a special way After the initial greeting has taken place with the entrance sign or setting, complete the greet by giving your guests something to do. This can range from signing a memory book that the bride gets to keep or writing down date ideas for the future bride and groom. Something Turquoise 3. Fill the space with decorations While the guests are what make a bridal shower special, any party is not complete without appropriate decorations. Depending on the bride’s style and personality, you can choose to throw a themed shower, base the shower off of the wedding colors, or stick to a garden party for the backyard setting. Inspired By This, Lindsey Brooke & Pictilio via Hostess With The Mostess 4. Have plenty of extra seating While most guests will RSVP to an event such as a bridal shower, you never know exactly how many people will attend until the guests actually arrive. Make sure you have plenty of seating, as people tend to wander and will enjoy multiple spots to sit throughout the party. Domestic Fashionista, Sposto Photography via Green Wedding Shoes & Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty 5. Display a drink station A bridal shower brunch calls for mimosas. Create a drink bar, table, or cart with a fabulous display of whatever drinks the bride will like best. This can be punch, cute cocktails, or a full on mimosa bar. Making sure your guests don’t go thirsty is key to keeping everyone happy! Connie Whitlock via Wedding Chicks, Smarty Had A Party & Not So Newlywed McGees 6. Serve food buffet style Serving meals to each guest one by one can take a lot of time, and is unnecessary for a backyard bridal shower. Keep it simple by having a beautiful display of brunch dishes on a buffet table for your guests to serve themselves. Jonathan Ong via Eat Drink Chic, Laura Benitz via Boho Weddings, Heirloom LA, We Heart Parties, The House of Hydrangeas & Connie Dai Photography via Burnetts Boards 7. Save a space for gifts Give the guests a place to put their gifts to keep the party in order and to make sure no present gets misplaced! Maria Mack via Wedding Chicks & Uncommon Designs 8. Add personal touches While parties are for fun and games, a bridal shower is also a time to celebrate the bride. Adding personal touches, such as photos, monogrammed letters, or her favorite flowers is a great way to make a more intimate setting and show you care for her. Jenny Collier, Sarah Der Photography via Every Last Detail & Jessica Peterson via The House That Lars Built 9. Play fun games to keep guests entertained On top of mingling and eating, bridal shower games are a great way to keep everyone entertained throughout the party! Test how well guests know the bride with playful quizzes, have everyone create their own wedding dress out of toilet paper, or let each guest give the bride a piece of advice for a successful marriage. Brandi Welles Photographer via Bridal Guide, Dear Lizzy & Sweet C’s Designs 10. Don’t forget to say thanks When it’s time for the shower to come to an end, don’t forget to say thanks to your guests! Whether the bride wants to pick out her thank you cards or gifts on her own or you’re in charge of it all, there are many ways to show the bride’s appreciation for celebrating her future marriage that will leave guests smiling. Celebrations At Home Blog, Eighteen25 & Matthew Land Photography via Sinclair and Moore Need some inspiration on wedding planning as well? Check out our gallery and enter for a chance to win two Ritani wedding bands and a $500 Wayfair gift card! Are you hosting a bridal shower soon? Tell us your party plans in the comments below! Top Image Credit: Lindsey Brooke
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Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

1 Of 49 Pin these ideas! Don’t forget to pin these crafty bridal shower ideas! Follow us on Pinterest for more great craft ideas. 2 Of 49 Flower Crown CraftMake centerpieces double as a bridal shower activity when you set out floral wire and tape for crafting flower crowns. When the girls are done arranging their wreaths, they’ll serve a third purpose: bridal shower favors! The Barefoot BrunettesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 49 Date JarGive the bride- and groom-to-be some newlywed date night ideas. Simply fill a Mason jar with popsicle sticks, display a sign, and let guests do the rest! Lora Mae Photography 4 Of 49 Get CookingHave the group attend a cooking or baking class, or try your hand at one of the bride’s family recipes right at home. Provide ingredients for each guest to make her own mini pie, for example, and send them home with something sweet (or freeze them for the wedding day)! Laura Nelson PhotographyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 49 Teacup Succulent Bridal Shower FavorsFill thrifted teacups with succulents for an affordable and adorable bridal shower favor. This idea from LoveLola is perfect for a tea party theme! LoveLola via Curbly 6 Of 49 Recipe for Happy MarriageDIY a cute recipe box (like this one from Strawberry Milk Events) for a “guest book” and ask the bride’s friends and family to jot down some words of wisdom for what makes a happy marriage. Or, if the bride loves to cook and bake, have everyone bring favorite family recipes to add to the box. Strawberry Milk EventsAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 49 Set Up a Mimosa BarNothing says “bridal shower” like delicious sparkling refreshments. Start with Champagne on ice, then add carafes of juice and finish with bowls of fresh fruit.Get the tutorial at Smarty Had A Party. Courtesy of Smarty Had A Party 8 Of 49 Play Bridal BingoFor a little entertainment, try playing bridal bingo. Each guest fills out every box with a gift that she thinks the bride will receive come present time—the first guest to get five in a row wins.Get the tutorial at Something Turquoise. Courtesy of Something TurquoiseAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 49 Give Out Matchbox Party FavorsFor fun yet inexpensive party favors, print the bride’s initial onto these labels and adhere onto matchboxes.Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith. Courtesy of Lia Griffith 10 Of 49 Decorate With A Balloon ArchFor a jaw-dropping buffet backdrop, create your very own balloon arch by attaching balloons of various sizes and colors onto a chicken wire frame. For extra pizzazz, mix in some fresh flowers.Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built. Courtesy of The House That Lars Built
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Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

Planning an unforgettable bridal shower is no ordinary feat. There are a lot of moving parts in this celebration! We’re talking everything from guest lists and invitations to food and drinks, entertainment, and even items like favors, if you’re so inclined. It’s like planning your very own miniature wedding. Fortunately, coordinating the perfect bridal shower is made infinitely easier when you have one very important item picked out ahead of time: Your bridal shower theme. With the right theme (ideally one the bride is head over heels for), all the other details will start to fall into place, whether that means finding the right décor ideas or picking the perfect bridal shower dessert to match. You can start with the essentials (the location, for one) or head straight to your favorite detail as long as your overall idea is all set and ready to go. Still searching for the right inspiration—or an especially dreamy bridal shower idea to spark your party planning? This gallery of bridal shower themes is the best place to begin. Whether the bride to be is always ready for brunch or has a long-standing preference for a particular party style, you’ll find the idea to match her every pre-wedding desire right here. Build Your Own Bar Shower Is the bride a would-be mixologist, or simply an all-around cocktail lover? Make the event her very own happy hour with a build your own cocktail bar or the fixings for her very favorite beverages.
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Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

With the right theme (ideally one the bride is head over heels for), all the other details will start to fall into place, whether that means finding the right décor ideas or picking the perfect bridal shower dessert to match. You can start with the essentials (the location, for one) or head straight to your favorite detail as long as your overall idea is all set and ready to go. Still searching for the right inspiration—or an especially dreamy bridal shower idea to spark your party planning? This gallery of bridal shower themes is the best place to begin. Whether the bride to be is always ready for brunch or has a long-standing preference for a particular party style, you’ll find the idea to match her every pre-wedding desire right here.

Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas
Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas
Outdoor Bridal Shower Ideas

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