Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower


My good friend Tiffany is getting married next month and I couldn't be more excited for her! We've spent the last few months visiting bridal shows and dress shops, brainstorming wedding details and gabbing about the million shades of purple. It's crazy that it's all coming down to the big day so quickly!

Last Saturday I hosted her bridal shower along with her Mom and two other bridesmaids. The theme was burlap and lace and I must say, I think it turned out beautifully!

I learned that planning a bridal shower can actually be pretty stressful! You have to get an accurate guest count, make sure that there's enough food and champagne, find the time to make the decorations, and find a way to incorporate everything you can to make the bride feel special.

All of that aside though, I had a blast putting it all together and I am excited to share some of the details with you! (I tried to take as many pictures as I could while running around!)

As guests walked in they were greeted with a table that had a DIY chalkboard that explained the infamous clothespin game and a big initial where they could sign their well wishes to the bride.

 

 
I didn't get a good picture of the clothespins, but each one was covered with burlap and a small piece of lace on the front.
 
 
They were then directed out to the backyard.  It was in the high 90s that day so the tents were a complete lifesaver!


I informed guests to bring a copy of their favorite recipe to share with the bride and they dropped them off in another DIY chalkboard (tutorial on how I built these coming soon!).


I also made a banner with their wedding date on it.


I decorated a case of mason jars with burlap and lace and popped some fresh Baby's Breathe in each one to use as centerpieces.


 
 

This was one of the best games ever. The other bridesmaids and me teamed up and got kitchen items from her registry that started with the letters of her future last name and guests had to guess what was in each one.
 
 
(In case you're wondering we had nesting bowls, an ice cream scoop, a strainer, a spoon, an egg slicer and a napkin holder)
 
One of my favorite touches was the heart curtain.  I attached paper hearts to some twine and then hung them across the patio. I  love how it turned out!
 

And to have a proper bridal shower, some bubbly is a must!  Our mimosa bar was a big hit.



 
We also had a lot of delicious food!


The mini chalkboard labels that I made turned out super cute and were really easy to make using scrap wood and chalkboard paint. 
 







The cupcake wedding dress was the perfect dessert to enjoy while the bride began opening her gifts.

 
And finally, I sent each guest off with a sweet-smelling lavender soap.



Everything went pretty smoothly--minus the part where my laptop refused to cooperate when I tried to play the interview of the groom during the "what did he say about his bride" game.  We improvised by playing the video on my phone with a coffee cup under the speaker to amplify the sound haha!

Next week we are off to Vegas for the bachelorette party and then it's just a few short weeks until the big day! I absolutely cannot wait to see what a gorgeous bride she will make.


 Linking up to these awesome parties!

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