So your best friend is becoming a bride. One of the most enjoyed traditions for the new bride is to have a shower, and the responsibility for decorations have fallen to you. Although not as ornate as the actual wedding decor, bridal shower decorations should not be any less elegant or meaningful. Below are some things to consider when choosing the decorations for the special day.
One of the first things to consider when choosing your bridal decorations is the location of the party. Before you begin, stop by the location and talk with the manager. Find out if they offer any room decorations, and if so, can your bridal shower decorations be complimented by them? Also determine what their policy is on hanging things. Some places request that no tape is used, while others have specific areas in which to hang bridal shower decorations. In either case, by talking with the manager, you’ll be able to better judge what you want to do.
Of course, one important thing to consider when choosing your decorations for the bridal shower is the style and sense of the bride herself. If the bride to be is someone who has a vibrant sense of humor and outrageous attitude, the decorations should reflect that. However, a simple look, such as white table cloths with candles and a bit of curled ribbons might be a better choice if her style is more understated. In any case, talk to the bride and get some inspiration from her.
Another thing to consider when choosing the best bridal shower decorations for you is whether or not they can be used again. Some people would consider being able to re-use the decorations for another purpose to be a welcomed idea in this age of disposable everything. Granted, the material might cost you more, and coming up with ideas for future use might be daunting, but challenges can be fun. Others, however, might see everything tied to the bridal shower as being used only once, as a way to signify the event. In either case, shower decorations you choose should be well made and reflect the qualities of the bride.
Another thing to consider when choosing the correct bridal shower decorations is whether or not the pitter-patter of little feet will be heard. Although not that common, with the modern times come modern complications, and children are definitely one of them that you might encounter at your bridal shower. If that’s the case, be sure your decorations are large enough so that small hands and mouths won’t be tempted to explore your decorative keepsakes and get into trouble.
Perhaps the most important thing to consider when choosing a bridal shower decoration theme is the enjoyment of the bride and those attending the shower. The focus, of course, should be on the bride, the presents, and laughter and merriment that happens after the bride opens her first embarrassing gift. The decorations for the bridal shower should be a compliment and not a distraction from the festivities.