If there’s any time to take advantage of your DIY crafty skills, it’s the bridal shower. From invitations to food, games, party favors and decorations, the cost of a bridal shower can jump from reasonable to pricey real fast, which is why it’s so important to stick to a clear budget. One of the best ways to save a few bones while planning a shower is to take advantage of fantastic, yet reasonably priced, shower decor options. All the gold and glitter may look expensive, but lucky for you, the shower decor could end up being the most reasonable thing you buy all wedding season long! Here are a few of our favorite options:
Balloons: Yep—you read that right…balloons. But we’re not talking about balloon animals or ones that are cheesy or overdone. Turn ordinary balloons into a colorful archway to brighten up any bridal shower entrance. Buy balloons in bulk that represent the wedding colors and taper them throughout the party. Hang them from the ceiling. Use them for invitations. Wrap them in tulle. Take the traditional, reasonably priced balloon and turn it into something extraordinary for the bride and her special guests.
Flowers: While it’s certainly not cost effective to go out and buy boatloads of bouquets for a single bridal shower, there are ways to get that same floral feeling without breaking the bank. Baby’s breath is a classic and beautiful flower option, especially when you spray paint it metallic gold. Seriously, swooning. For a simple centerpiece, focus on one flower in one color and arrange in a clear glass vase to give a unique twist to your centerpieces. And for a really reasonable idea, create your own centerpiece by swapping out flowers for cupcake liners for a fun DIY project that looks adorable.
Reusable decor: Chances are, you will throw more than one bridal shower in your life. Make things easy on your bank account by focusing on reusable shower decor, like glitter candle holders, chalkboards and tassle garland made from tissue paper. Then, customize the decorations for each bridal shower by adding pops of color or tailoring the arrangement. It’s like building your own personal arsenal of shower decor.
Food: Edible decorations? Count us in. Whether it’s cupcakes in a jar, which are also cute as wedding favors, or the cuter-than-cute “chocolate groomsmen” filled with cannoli cream, food as decor can be a treat for the eyes AND the stomach. Serve your bridal shower treats with gold dotted napkins and your guests won’t know the difference between dessert and decorations.