11 July 2008

Planning a Bridal Shower

So I may have spent the last 6 years in the wedding industry, but I am the first to admit that I have never planned a bridal shower. Actually, I think I've only attended one in my life and my own shower was an impromptu night of drinking in Jamaica which came much closer to a bachelorette party than an "open gifts with your mother-in-law" event.

My closest girlfriend got engaged last year and her wedding is fast approaching, so I guess there's no time like the present to figure this out. Oh, and I have help... lots of help. I've got 2 other girls who are my new partners in crime, and a little black book full of wedding contacts so this shouldn't be that hard... right? Wrong! What I've figured out is that I overwhelm myself with ideas. I've seen so many photos, and looked at so many different events that I'm constantly finding new things I like. It's time to whittle them down because the invites have to go out tomorrow.

Behold, what I finally came up with.

We're rolling with a tea theme. Not, tiny sandwich classic tea. More jewel tones, silk road type tea. The centerpieces are going to be Asian tins filled with flowers, and I thought the border on the invite resembled an old tea label. They were printed on a deep red paper with brown backing in brown ink. I hope she loves them. I've been waiting for an the right opportunity to use some of these images.

Next post... flowers.

1 comment:

Lena said...

I've always loved the idea of a tea party for a bridal shower. It just seems like they were made for each other. Planning a shower for the first time certainly seems daunting, but surely everything will turn out well! You may want to check out the Wedding Bistro which has a slideshow featuring some ideas for tea party goodies and decorations for an Asian-inspired shower. Here is the page .

Good luck!