Monday, April 12, 2010

Bridal Shower Planning!

A few weeks ago, I hosted a bridal shower for my BFF C who is getting married in June. Even though she lives in Florida, we decided to hold the shower in DC because that's where most of the shower guests live. I found a super cute restaurant in Arlington and did a brunch shower - so much yummy food!

Since the guest count was only 15 ladies, I decided I wanted to do a semi-elaborate favor for the shower and did personalized bags for each guest. I would not have been able to do this if the shower was really large - they were pretty labor intensive, but I LOVE how they came out. I got inspiration for the bags here. And here's how my bags came out:
The colors for the shower were turquoise, hot pink and royal blue, so I made 5 bags in each of those colors with each girls initial.  
Close up of the design. 

I forgot to take a picture of all the bags laid out in our guest room as they were drying. All the girls really loved the bags - I figured they would be good as reusable grocery bags. I found the bags online for 99 cents each, so it really wasn't an expensive project. 

We had a semi-private room at the restaurant and just all sat at 1 long table, which I think worked well for people to be able to talk and mingle. I did simple tulip centerpieces down the table and I did do assigned seating because I think it works better that way. Onto the pictures!
Centerpieces - very blurry, but I put pink ribbon around the vases and made little tags that said "Colleen's Bridal Shower"
Looking down the table - you can see the bags hanging on each girls chair. The restaurant also printed custom menus for the shower and you can see the place cards I made.
 The other side of the table. 
Present time! She got some wonderful gifts!
The bride with her bow bouquet at the end of the shower!

It was such a fun afternoon and several of our friends from college were able to make it, so it was sort of like a mini-reunion! So excited for the wedding in a few months!


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow!! Great job!! I love those bags! Too cute!!!!! :)

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Love, love, love it all!! Great Job!! :)

KatiePerk said...

You are too cute! It looked fabulous!

Risley said...

love those bags! looks like fun!

Belle said...

So cute! You did a great job!

MCW said...

So the bags!

Always Organizing said...

So wonderful! Love all the details you put together :)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Wow, nice job! I love those bags.

The Pink Tutu said...

You did such a wonderful job! I love those bags and can't believe you made them! My big is such a cute lil bride :)

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

those bags are precious! love love love the shower details! you're quite the party planner.

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