Planning an upcoming shower? Get inspired with some of these ideas and tips.

July 06, 2017

When planning a wedding there are many things to consider. Location, flowers, dress, guests… the list goes on and on. But before your big day, there are a few days allotted for the bride to sit back and be pampered—one of which is her bridal shower. For those of you tasked with planning this relaxing (and fun) day for the bride, picking a bridal shower theme can be a big responsibility. Should you go more traditional or try something trendy? Intimate or bustling? When it comes down to it—as agreed upon by numerous professional party planners—the number one thing to keep in mind is the bride and what fits her personality.

“It’s important to keep in mind if your gal pal comes alive in large groups of people, or small intimate groups,” say the women behind GATHER events. “Is she a tapas devotee or is barbecue her fave? Your guests will love being in on something that truly celebrates the honoree. Whatever you’re planning, think of her tastes and how she’ll feel and you’ll be golden.”

Here, a list of bridal shower themes—all expert-approved—that will help you find the right one for your bride.

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