If you’re a When Harry Met Sally fan, you’re going to love this rom-com-inspired bridal shower idea! Set the scene with an old-timey movie projector to play your favorite movie, interspersequotes from the rom-coms you can’t stop watching with your besties, and top your champagne with cotton candy to really get into the vibe.
Think a movie-inspired bridal shower is too cheesy to be upscale? At our client Ashley Iaconetti’s bridal shower, elegant details like the candles and florals at the dinner table, where guests enjoyed a multi-course meal, made the celebration elevated and luxe. Seriously, if you’re a fan of movies, this one’s the way to go. Not only do rom-coms have wide appeal, but you can also personalize the event to match your favorite love stories so the event is completely focused on who you are as a bride and friend.
Photography: Jenny Quicksall Photography
Rom-coms not your thing? I hear you. Another bridal shower idea is to look towards your heritage and let it be an inspiration for your event. Not only do you get to celebrate a unique part of your identity and share that with your closest family and friends, but you also come away with an event that feels fresh and inspired because it won’t just look like everyone else’s.
For a recent client, we planned an Italian-themed shower centered around the flowers, florals, and foods that define Italian culture. The result? A beautifully planned event personalized by vibrant pops of lemon yellow and dark blue anchored by lovely neutrals designed to welcome guests into an immersive experience.
Photography: Mariel Hannah
Are you planning a destination wedding or simply live in a gorgeous location? This bridal shower idea may be the best of them all. Theme your event around the location where your wedding is taking place and bring that feel of your wedding into your bridal shower. If you’re getting married at a winery, you can allow the details of that location, from the vines to the vinos to inspire your decor (and drinks, of course).
If you’re like my client who is soon to be married at Montage Laguna Beach, a coastal-inspired shower could be the way to go. For this event, we wanted to evoke the feel of the beach without actually making the shower a beach theme. Through refined, shell-toned and sandy neutrals paired with lively florals and sublimated accents, the bridal shower was everything the bride had hoped!
Photography: Jeanette Ennis Photography
All celebrations that make up your wedding experience are meaningful moments that are worth the extra effort. Hopefully these bridal shower ideas help you plan an incredible event!
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