Earlier this year one of my best friends asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Of course I said yes, but I had no clue what I was in for. No clue.
I’m 28 and a somewhat likeable person, so this wont be the first time I’ve been a bridesmaid. Once I was a maid of honor even! But the wedding was small, the bride was young and I was the only one in the bridal party… so I didn’t have any responsibilities.
Now it’s grownup wedding time, and grownup Kaily is like “well, shiiioot.” But thankfully there are 5 of us bridesmaids to split the work (and the cost) and things are truckin’ along. I mean, they ought to be… the wedding is less than 3 months away!
I did volunteer myself for the planning of the Bridal Shower, though, and while it’s one of the biggest responsibilities to take on (second only to the Bachelorette party… thank God our friend GG is taking care of allll of that), I’m so stoked! I’ve been pinning like a madwoman and I think I’ve finally got a pretty good idea of what I want to do 🙂
~*~ DECOR ~*~
THE OVERALL THEME IS BREAKFAST AS TIFFANY’S, BUT I LOVE HOW ELEGANT A TOUCH OF RUSTICNESS IS 🙂 AND THIS IS SUCH A FUN WAY TO SHARE FACTS ABOUT THE BRIDE AND GROOM!
ISN’T THIS SUCH A CUTE WAY TO DISPLAY PICTURES OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM!? WE WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE TO DO BLUE AN WHITE BALLOONS INSTEAD OF GOLD AND WHITE, THOUGH.
LOVE THIS BANNER. YOU CAN BUY IT ON ETSY FOR $30 BUT I CAN TOTALLY MAKE IT MYSELF FOR WAYYY LESS.
LOVE THIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF DECOR THAT CAN ALSO DOUBLE AS A KEEPSAKE FOR THE BRIDE. BASICALLY GUESTS JUST WRITE MARRIAGE ADVICE ON DOILIES AND PIN THEM UP FOR EVERYONE TO READ!
~*~ FOOD & DRINK ~*~
THE BRIDES SINGLE REQUEST WAS THAT THERE ARE MIMOSAS. I LOVE THESE CANISTERS FOR A CLASSY WAY TO DISPLAY THE JUICE OPTIONS!
LOVING THESE FLORAL ICE CUBES! WHAT A CUTE WAY TO KEEP THE CHAMPAGNE CHILLED!
I HONESTLY CAN’T DECIDE WHICH ONE I LOVE MORE BUT THIS ONE MAY BE EASIER TO DIY…
SINCE IT’S A BRUNCH, I’M ALSO LOVING THE IDEA OF SOME CUTE LITTLE FRUIT PARFAITS!
DID SOMEONE SAY DONUT BAR!?
AND A LITTLE FRUIT SO WE DON’T FEEL QUITE SO BAD ABOUT EATING ALL OF THOSE CARBS… (SORRY, NOT SORRY).
I CAN’T DECIDE IF THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH FOOD FOR A BRUNCH? PART OF ME FEELS LIKE THERE SHOULD AT LEAST BE BACON… THERE SHOULD BE BETWEEN 15-20 PEOPLE AT THE PARTY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
~*~ GIFTS & GAMES ~*~
“WHAT’S IN YOUR PURSE?” – WHOEVER HAS THE MOST POINTS WINS!
“HE SAID, SHE SAID” – A GREAT WAY TO FIND OUT THINGS YOU DIDN’T OR DIDN’T EVER WANT TO KNOW 🙂
I’M NOT A HUGE FAN OF WED – LIBS ITSELF, BUT I DO LOVE HOW THEY USED MATCHING TWINE TO TIE PENCILS TO THE GAME SHEETS 🙂 WOULD BE A CUTE ADDITION FOR THE OTHER GAMES!
“RING HUNT” – I LIKE THIS ONE BECAUSE IT’S AN EASY GAME FOR ANYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN AND YOU’RE NOT LEFT FILLING GUILTY IF YOU DON’T KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT THE BRIDE AND GROOM AS YOU THOUGHT YOU DID :-p
QUESTION FOR YOU: SHOULD WE USE RING POPS, OR PLASTIC RINGS!?
SO… 3 GAMES MEANS WE NEED 4 PRIZES!
I’m really struggling on this one. I don’t want to be stingy with the prizes, but Bridal Showers aren’t cheap and while there are 5 of us in the bridal party to help split costs, you know there is always at least one asshole who never pays their due. I also want to get a 4th prize in-case there is a tie. Does anyone have any suggestions!?
~*~ BRIDAL SHOWER FAVORS ~*~
HOW STINKIN’ CUTE IS THIS!? “MANI-THANKS” HAHA 🙂