Bridal Shower Themes – My Top Fav’s

Just like a wedding, there are SO many themes to choose from when it comes to your Bridal Shower. It’s almost my favorite part of having a wedding. It’s just for you and the best girls in your life, you can let loose, have a great time, etc. Plus it’s an extra day you get to be pampered.

These are a few of my top favorite themes. I have an awesome idea for a bridal shower, but it’s a secret. It’s being saved for the right bride. 🙂

This shower looks like SO MUCH FUN! Doesn't it? It's sort of a mixture between french and carnival. I of course love the touch of Audrey. This would be super easy to do and not too expensive.


I like the use of pink, being that it's a bridal shower. It's very traditional, but at a whole new level. It's extremely elegant, and there is just enough pink, so it's not overkill. I absolutely adore the long table. It is so much more intimate, in my opinion, to seat your guests this way. It's so girly but not too girly. It's the perfect balance. Bravo!


If you know me personally, it wouldn't be a surprise to you when I say that this one is my number one favorite! I love anything vintage/retro/fifties. Wouldn't it be so much fun to wear vintage bathing suits, hairstyles, glasses, and pumps and have a beach party? This rates 1 million on my scale of cuteness!


Today is a bridal shower day! More bridal shower inspired blog posts to come!

See It Through Their Eyes

Brides – Check this out! Don’t want to pay a ton of money for a videographer? No problem. Take a look at this package by Iron Kite Films called “The Shoestring Film”. What a great idea!

“The Shoestring Film – Your friends & family + a handful of Flip cameras + Iron Kite editing  =  One very unique film!

The Shoestring Film is something totally unique to Iron Kite.  We will mail you either 3 or 6 Flip HD video cameras.  On your big day, hand them out to your most creative (or crazy!) guests.  After the dust has settled, mail the cameras back to us in the included return packaging.  Then, we will put the Iron Kite touch on your totally unique Shoestring Film!

All Shoestring Films are custom edited with our unique style and care.

This package can be added to any of our wedding plans.

Want just the Shoestring Package?  No problem!  You can purchase this package as a stand alone item.

Pricing starts at $475.”

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Music & Dancing – Helpful Tips

-Music played during the cocktail hour should be both celebratory and mellow. Since this period marks the beginning of the party, you’ll want the tunes to be upbeat; at the same time, the music should be on the quieter side so that people can chat without fighting the noise.

-Music played during dinner should be background music. Usually, it takes the form of mellow jazz, classical, or light pop played at a relatively low volume so that people can converse easily as they eat. Most couples and caterers prefer not to have dance music played during the meal service in order to keep everything running smoothly and on schedule.

-Try to select a range of musical genres (from standards to current party hits) to be played during the reception so that all of your guests will enjoy themselves.

-Ask if the bandleader/disc jockey will act as emcee for the evening, announcing important events – such as toasts, the cake-cutting ceremony, and the opening of the dessert bar, to name a few — in order to ensure the smooth flow of your party.

-If you and your groom want to be especially graceful when taking your turn on the dance floor, sign up for dancing lessons. Not only will you get to spend some fun evenings together, you’ll feel more confident in the spotlight on your wedding day. Most couples take ballroom dancing, but salsa and swing are options as well. Many studios offer classes geared specifically to engaged couples.

-Make sure that you know where the band/disc jockey, speakers, and dance floor will be set up before figuring out table assignments; this way you can seat the younger crowd in the middle of the action and situate others where they may be more comfortable.