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With so many bridal shower decoration ideas out there, how do you even begin to narrow it down? You don’t. You stop what you’re doing to read this article because we’ve already done it for you! Being maid of honor is tough enough, let us guide you through the decorating process as seamlessly as possible.
Below we’ve listed 32 of our favorite bridal shower decorations (broken down into eight easy categories) that are guaranteed to revitalize any venue and turn your BFF’s bridal shower into a fête fit for a queen:
- Welcome Signs
- Table Decorations
- Tableware & Drinkware
- Dessert Toppers
1. Welcome & Countdown Signs
We hope that everyone who steps through the door knows why they’re there, but if not this serves as a great reminder. All jokes aside, displaying a welcome sign by the entrance makes a great first impression for the bride and her guests. It also doubles as a sweet keepsake she can later display in her home or office.
Depending on how creative you are (or are not), you can choose to turn this welcome sign into a DIY project or simply purchase an editable template to print and frame. If you want a ready to go, shipped to your door option, we’ve got options for that too.
MODERN MOH TIP: Get everyone excited by having a welcome sign that includes a wedding day countdown or DIY a separate countdown to use during pictures!
2. Bridal Shower Banners
Let’s be real here, all brides need a glamorous banner to pose for pictures under. Go above and beyond as maid of honor by purchasing a customized option for your bestie’s bridal shower day.
The hardest part is choosing which style- will it be a future Mrs., soon to be Mrs., or the bride and groom’s wedding hashtag? We’ve even featured a simple “bride-to-be” option for all our classic chicks out there. And remember- no matter which option you choose, your bride will be touched by the extra step you’ve taken to make her day special.
MODERN MOH TIP: Once the bridal shower is over, store this banner in a safe place and bring it along for the bachelorette party!
3. Bridal Shower Backdrops
Now that you’ve gotten the custom banner, it’s time to step it up a notch by adding a bridal shower backdrop. Keep it simple by incorporating a color-coordinated tinsel curtain or tissue tassel garland, great for hanging behind the chair your bride will be using as she opens her gifts. Want to take your picture-taking station to the next level? Set up any of these personalized tapestry backdrops.
4. Bridal Shower Balloons
The final of the B’s we deem essential when it comes to modern-day bridal shower decorations. And no, we aren’t talking the basic balloons you find at a kid’s birthday party. We’re talking the super cute, totally fun balloons you see boomeranged on every future bride and bridesmaids Instagram account.
Want to keep on track with the personal touch? Grab two single letter balloons, one for the first initial of each the bride and groom (or simply the first letter of the last name your bestie will be taking!)
MODERN MOH TIP: Double down on your decorations by making a backdrop out of balloons with a custom garland kit.
5. Pictures of the Couple
You’ve checked off the must-haves for picture taking purposes, now it’s time to talk about using photos as bridal shower decorations. While you don’t need to display every single photo the couple has taken over their time together, it’s important to feature a select few that show off the special experiences they’ve shared.
We love the idea of using a cute clothespin frame or banner to document the journey from past to present through old and new pictures. We love this times two because it is another great keepsake for the bride and groom to display in their home. You can even turn it into a fun bridal shower game, like “How Old Were They?” or “Where Were We?”
MODERN MOH TIP: Want to totally wow your bride? Check out the DIY balloon chandelier and floral photo hoop!
6. Bridal Shower Table Decorations
Just as your BFF was in charge of picking out her reception table decor, it’s up to you to do the same at the bridal shower. Start by getting your hands on enough tablecloths to cover the display tables (gifts, games, pictures, etc.) as well as all tables where guests will be sitting down to eat.
Not only do these tablecloths come in handy during the clean-up process, they are a great way to tie into the color scheme or theme of the shower. Spice the guests’ tables up by adding simple touches such as custom confetti or mini floral centerpieces.
MODERN MOH TIP: Take your display tables to the next-level by adding a few of our handcrafted Made by Modern MOH signs!
7. Tableware & Drinkware
If you’ve ever been to a bridal shower, or seen photos online, you know that bridal-themed tableware is all the rage. Let us first mention that you do not have to get custom everything, or anything for that matter, but a few fun touches are a great way to go above and beyond.
We suggest picking one or two things to customize and purchasing in bulk for the rest. For example, pair cheap color-coordinated plates with some personalized napkins. Or serve drinks in colorful solo cups while guests sip from custom initial straws.
MODERN MOH TIP: Take it up a notch by purchasing items that can double as guest favors, such as customized cups or coasters.
8. Dessert Toppers
When it comes to bridal shower decorations, there is no such thing as too much. Remember, being a modern maid of honor is all about taking it to the next level and that means never overlooking the small stuff. Like adorning your cupcakes with some sparkly diamond ring or heart toppers.
Or maybe you’re serving a single cake, in which case an adorable bride-to-be or future Mrs. topper make for the perfect final touch. We know minor details like this may seem excessive, but trust us when we say it’s these little accessories that will really wow your BFF.
MODERN MOH TIP: Make sure to snap a pic before the desserts are all gone!