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The Best Bridal Shower Themes: 17 Bridal Shower Ideas With Wow Factor

Choosing a theme for your Bridal Shower really sets the scene for the day, so read on for our best Bridal Shower themes ever!

Getting married is perhaps the most important time in anybody’s life and every little event leading up to the big day needs to be celebrated with friends and family. A Bridal Shower is an occasion where the bride to be gets to have fun and frolic around with her closest girlfriends playing games and doing fun activities while making memories that will last for a lifetime.

A Bridal Shower is typically planned by the maid of honor and is a surprise for the bride but for the bride-zilla in you that wants everything done to perfection, we have a list of the Best Bridal Shower themes.

Best Bridal Shower Themes

1. Pretty picnic

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One of the best Bridal Shower themes (and very popular for Summer Weddings) is a Picnic Bridal Shower. There is nothing sweeter than a day out with your friends in the yard or the park under the sun in summer. This Bridal Shower idea gives off a peaceful vibe and will definitely satisfy the minimalist in you. With colorful mats and proper use of summer flowers, this theme is also not very expensive to pull off. Think picnic rugs, wicker hampers, greenery and finger food.

2. Beach Bridal Shower

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If you’re a fan of the ocean and enjoy the sand under your feet and in your hair, hosting a Bridal shower at the beach might be the perfect idea for you. If you can’t access the ocean or you feel it might be too public a place for the party, you can select a sandy river bed and the use of seashells and other sea-inspired decorations can give you the perfect look.

3. Floral Themed Bridal Shower

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If you want something eye-catching and pretty, then a floral themed Bridal Shower is the way to go. Flowers and greenery are the star of the show with this brightly colored, floral Bridal Shower theme.

4. Italian Themed Bridal Shower

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If you have a penchant for the Mediterranean, then why not opt for an Italian inspired Bridal Shower. Thinks blues and yellows with lemons, oranges and greenery as decor.

4. Bridal Shower Movie Night

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If you are looking for a relaxing Bridal Shower, then a Bridal Shower movie night is great fun. Set up a large screen and sit back and enjoy one of your favorite romantic comedy movies along with some classic Bridal Shower games!

5. Pastel Bridal Shower

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Another take on a floral Bridal Shower is to keep the colors muted and pastel, like this beautiful set up. Co-ordinate your dress with the flowers and you are ready to go!

6. Alpine Lodge Bridal Shower

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Now this Bridal Shower idea is perfect for a Winter Bridal Shower. Transform a venue into an Alpine Lodge for a super cozy feel. Candles, blankets and low lighting will add to the wintery vibes.

7. Tropical Bridal Shower

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If your Bridal Shower is a summer affair, then consider a Tropical Bridal shower. Go for palm decor with wicker for that pretty tropical feel.

8. Fiesta Bridal Shower

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Another great Bridal Shower theme idea is a Fiesta Bridal Shower. Get your bright decor out, serve up a Mexican feast and party!

9. Color Themed Bridal Shower

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If you are looking for a truely Instagram worthy Bridal Shower, then a color themed Bridal Shower photographs oh so well! Request that your guests wear a certain color scheme, and co-ordinate all of your decor to match!

10. Tea Party Bridal Shower

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A tea party Bridal Shower is a lovely, sit down event that is perfect for all of your friends and family. Host it at home, in your garden or a local tea room or hotel.

11. Rustic Bridal Shower

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A rustic Bridal Shower is an all time favorite theme, as it is relaxed, laid back but pretty at the same time. Things casual florals, wooden decor and a relaxed menu.

12. Girls Weekend Bridal Shower

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If you want to take your Bridal Shower to the next level and have a weekend to spare, consider a couple of days away with your besties where you can celebrate together.

13. Boho Alfresco Bridal Shower

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Go Boho outdoors with this pretty pampas grass theme. Browns and creams are the backbone of this gorgeous theme. Go boho with your outfit choice and you are set to go!

14. Disney

Perhaps the most commonly loved and appreciated bridal shower theme is the Disney Bridal shower. If Disney has been your all-time love ever since you were a child, there is no better choice for you. The décor is easy to make and the costumes and props will be readily available in local stores.

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15. Boho Bridal Shower

With a modern and trendy take on bohemian style, a Boho Bridal Shower is a beautiful way to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter of your life. From flower crowns to gorgeous table décor, you can have it all under this theme. This theme can be as relaxed or as intricate as you like. Check out our Boho Bridal Shower Guide for more inspiration.

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16. Balloon Bridal Shower

There is nothing more adorable in this world than balloons and every celebration seems a little incomplete without them. So make the use of balloons for your shower in colors that go with your theme. You can have multiple decorations done with balloons including arches, background flowers etc. See our post on How to make a Balloon Arch for a DIY tuorial.

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17. Go down memory lane

Getting married is the start of a new chapter of your life so it’s only fitting to have a shower to look back on the previous chapter. Bring out pictures from your childhood; your first dog or your first day at the school and use them to decorate the party. It can be the most amazing, personalized theme for a shower because it’s all so personal.

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Best Bridal Shower Themes Final Note

Whichever theme you decide upon, remember what makes the party special is your friends and family. Just being around people you love makes a great celebration any day of the week!

For more tips on planning the perfect Bridal Shower, checkout our blog post and checklist.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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