Throwing a Shower? Here’s the How-to For a Chic Bridal Shower on a Smart Budget
Ok bridesmaids, are you getting ready to throw your bestie a shower but trying to figure out how to make the chic look you have in mind a reality while ALSO being budget friendly? Phew! Well we’re here to share a few tips to create all those gorgeous photo opportunities that you can also use when it’s time to start planning future baby showers! So pull out your pen, paper, and Pinterest inspiration board and let’s get started on creating a beautiful bridal shower on a budget.
This baby shower fiesta is just brimming with all the bridal shower inspo that we will be pinning now for bridal showers and keeping for future baby showers because everyone loves a good fiesta!
From the planner, Events Held Dear: We pulled in lots of colors and contrasted them against some deep tones to make them pop. Bright flowers on the tables and a few mocktails to add a fresh kick to this fiesta! This mama deserved to be celebrated for all that she is, all that she has done and for being my best Friday night chips and queso kind of friend. As we anxiously awaited the arrival of her little guy we knew the two of them needed to be celebrated with more then your typical baby shower, a fiesta was more fitting!
1. Focus on the Linens
Choosing a bold linen color focuses the eyes on the table and can give a blank slate room that pop of color is needs. Next, pair the linen with a complimentary napkin color as part of the focal point of a place setting. While we’re on the topic of linens, make sure to get floor length linens! Covering up those table legs makes allll the difference and is much better for photos and just on the eyes. There are lots of online stores or even stores local to your area where you can buy or rent linens within your price range. Also, here’s an insider hack: steam your linens. Ok I know this sounds tedious but I promise that having a smooth and finished look will pay off.
2. Small Vases for Minimal Flowers
If you’re wanting to ball on a budget, then getting small vases will be your greatest secret weapon! With all the chic vase shapes out there you will undoubtedly find some winners that can even double later as home decor. Because flowers can get a bit pricey, this bridal shower decor hack will be a hit not only aesthetically but also on the wallet!
3. Rent Modern Folding Chairs
You can find some incredible folding chairs that will totally fit a shoestring bridal shower budget. The chairs are a finishing touch that often go unaddressed but can make all the difference to tying the look altogether. Depending on your theme, you can also look at vintage mismatched chairs and pull from what friends and family already own! It doesn’t get much better than free, am I right?
4. Create a Color Palette that Flows With the Space
Whether you are hosting at home to save some dough or have found the perfect venue at a steal, you will want to choose a color palette that compliments the space. If you’re working with a white blank slate feel, then go with some bright and bold colors! If the location has a lot of bright colors, find a foundational color and compliment it with whites or creams. Either way, make sure you don’t clash with the venue as that’s the one thing you can’t change.
We love this bright and colorful bridal shower inspiration and hope the budget tips have helped you create the shower your bestie has always envisioned. If you are getting married yourself and don’t know where to begin, here are the top 5 things to help kick off your wedding planning!
Planning + Design: Events Held Dear
Photographer: The Jacksons Photography
Florist: Evergreen Flower Company
Linens: Lasting Impressions Event Rentals
Chairs: Something Old Dayton
Flatware: Aiden and Grace
Venue: Zurie Studio
Hair and Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry
This is so much fun!