Another day, another engagement! Costco Photo Center partnered with San Diego event planning company Serendipity Events to get trends and tips from the pros to make bridal shower planning a breeze. With their take on top invitation designs and more, the bride-to-be in your life is in good hands!
Written by Laura Schwandt
|Photos by Brooke Ziegler
Bridal showers have been a long-standing tradition when planning for a wedding. A bridal shower is an opportunity for family and friends to shower the bride and groom-to-be with love, advice and gifts to prepare them for a successful start to marriage.
While bridal showers are often thrown by parents, siblings, or bridesmaids, it’s still important to keep the couple’s style and personalities in mind when planning their special day. And what better way to give guests a great first impression than with beautiful invitations.
Costco Photo Center offers bridal shower invitation designs that complement a range of on-trend shower themes, perfect for modern couples. With convenient customization options, these invites make it easy and fun to plan a shower they’ll love.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate bridal shower brunch in your backyard, or throwing a cocktail party shower at your neighborhood country club, it’s important to remember that an invitation will set the tone for your shower.
Having a more formal shower? Choose something like the Classic Lace – Bridal Shower Invitation, which has an elegant lace detail and formal handwriting. Incorporate a lace runner at your guest tables, neutral floral centerpieces, and personalized place cards at each seat to continue the theme throughout.
Keeping it casual? The Color Pop Bridal Invite screams fun and will portray a bit more of a casual vibe, while not compromising on quality or design. This look is perfect for the bride who’s not afraid of some color. Pop some orange Dahlias for centerpieces and add some black and white striped napkins. This will keep the fun going throughout the event.
Haven’t picked a theme? If you’re unsure of the theme, but invitations need to be sent, using something with a photo like Celebrate Her – Bridal Shower Invitation or Showering Hearts is the perfect way to honor the couple, but have some flexibility with the final event design outcome!
Event planning isn’t your strong suit? Invitations are a great source of inspiration. If you don’t know where to start, finding an invitation that suits the couple and speaks to you is the perfect way to get inspired. Start with the invite and let the theme build from there!
The Watercolor Confetti invite is simple, romantic, and fun all at the same time. Our love for this invite not only comes from our love for the artistic element of watercolor, but for the fact that this invite can be used for a formal affair, or something a little more casual. Let the simplicity of this invite allow your imagination to run wild through the rest of the wedding shower design!
Florals are one of the most classic elements of wedding events and truly make a special occasion come to life. The Bridal Blooms invitation is one of our favorites. It represents a soft, elegant expression of what can only be the sweetest bridal shower for a blushing bride.
Wedding shower personalization doesn’t stop after invitations are sent. We found even more ways to enhance the experience – during and after the shower.
Banner. Need some extra signage at your venue? Incorporating a custom banner will wow your guests at the entrance and make your guest of honor feel extra special. Or, hanging a banner in the space as a special photo backdrop is a beautiful way to go above and beyond.
Photo Book. Photo books are truly personal additions to wedding showers. A book allows you to honor the couple and share their engagement photos, and it can also act as a beautiful guest book for the bride and groom-to-be on their wedding day. It’s a win for the guests too, giving them something fun to look at as they enjoy the party!
Thank You Cards. Never underestimate the power of a thank you card! Thanking your guests for showering you with wonderful gifts, and your bride tribe for hosting the perfect bridal shower is a kind way to show your appreciation. The Gold Brushed Thank You is one of our favorites. Add your favorite image from the day to remind your guests how great it was, and customize your message to make it personal and meaningful.
Wedding showers are an exciting piece to the wedding planning puzzle. It should be a fun and beautiful day for the bride and groom-to-be and a time for family and friends to simply celebrate. A few personal touches and some beautiful décor will result in a happy couple and an unforgettable event.