How to Throw a Bridal Shower She'll Always Remember

The bridal shower is often the first big kick-off for the exciting wedding events to come! Whether you’re a mother or mother-in-law, the shower is the chance for you to connect to and spoil your special bride-to-be!  

Here’s our how-to guide to make sure you’re getting THAT unforgettable gift, capturing the season’s freshest themes, and including the special women that will stand next to the bride on her big day!

How to Nail the Theme

Grab a piece of paper and pencil, take a seat, and brainstorm all the things that the bride loves. No need to recreate everything you see on Pinterest – it’s important that the theme of the day fits your unique bride-to-be! Things to think about when getting creative:


What are her favorite colors?

What are her favorite foods & drinks?

What are her favorite hobbies and activities?

What is her personal style?

Is she a glamorous, fun, and forever evolving type of woman? Capture those special characteristics and create a high energy, cocktail/mimosa bar party with games, girlfriends, rosé, and passed appetizers.

Is she more of a casual, relaxed, in-the-moment, nature type? Throw a more down-to-Earth, low-key event and do an indoor/outdoor shower on a lake, vineyard, or fireside!

  • Tip! It’s most likely a good idea to cue the bride in on the general theme of the event to make sure she’s comfortable and excited. However, don’t feel like you need to include her in every single detail of the planning! She has enough on her plate with all of the wedding details and will enjoy being surprised on the day of.

Picking the Perfect Gift

Gifting an unforgettable and sentimental gift is a hard thing to do when you’ve known the bride to be since the day she was born. We know you’ll want to surprise her with something not necessarily on her registry – something that will light up her face and maybe even bring on a happy tear!
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Idea Alert! We uncovered this photo below for inspo and loved the idea of adding this to the bridal shower. Have every shower guest bring their favorite photo of them with the bride (or bride and groom) and on the back, write their favorite memory with the Mrs. to be – then tie the photo to the string of the balloon and have them floating throughout the shower venue!

Fun Ways to Include Bridesmaids

Don’t feel like you have to plan everything on your own. While it’s the Mom’s responsibility to host the shower – lean on the bridal party for creative ideas and to help make it happen! These women will be ecstatic to help as they were carefully chosen as the most loving and supportive people in the bride’s life. Here are a few aspects of the shower that you can dedicate to the #teambride!

Creating the playlist

Arranging the centerpieces

Deciding what games to play

Helping address invitations and manage RSVPs

Making or ordering dessert!

No need to stress! Just keep in mind what means the most to the bride-to-be and incorporate it into the shower effortlessly. Stay true to your bride and lean on your bridesmaids for those special touches. You’re going to nail it! – The beauty is in the details