Bridal Shower Recap

Happy Monday loves! This weekend was such a whirlwind. I am so excited to finally be able to tell you about the bridal shower that I have been involved in planning for my future sister in law, Mel.  With the exception of a wardrobe malfunction (my dress ripped completely up the side, 5 minutes before leaving for the shower), everything went so smoothly!  

I spent just about $100 on the decorations so a lot of the decor was handmade. I think handmade touches make an event more personal and are a great way to be cost conscious. Below are the pictures that I took of the shower decor and events. 

The favors were designed by my dear friend Katie. We gave each guest a mini coca cola bottle with a hand made tag that included a favorite bible verse, 1 Corinthians 13:13. 

Each guest had a white pom flower at their place along with a menu that I designed. 

Place cards matched the menus

This chalkboard love story board is one of my favorite DIY projects from the shower. It was only $3!  Tutorial to come later this week. 

 For the centerpieces I used vintage glasses and bottles with a variety of different pink and white flowers. I wrapped each container in burlap, lace and/or bakers twine and they were placed on round wood slices (I found mine at Michaels). Because we had a very limited budget, this was an easy way to create fullness and interest in the centerpieces. Here are some more pictures of the centerpieces. 







I made a burlap banner that hung over the tables, that says Bride to Be!

My lunch, waldorf chicken salad on texas toast, and brussel sprouts with pistachios. It was delicious! 

 Katie and Mel playing the "He Said She Said" game. 

 Me explaining the Bridal Bingo game...a great way to keep people involved while the bride is opening gifts! We had some major competition going on! 

I had so much fun working on the shower for Mel and I hope you enjoyed the pictures! This week I am linking up with
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
  1. What a beautiful shower! You are really talented and I'm sure your friend appreciated your special touches so much. Love the chalkboard!

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  2. this is so, so awesome. your future sister-in-law is so lucky! i especially love the centerpieces - i love simple centerpieces that are rustic and seem so full with all the flowers in them. i'll have to keep this idea in mind. and yes, a tutorial on the chalkboard timeline would be awesome!

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  3. Meggan! You did a fabulous job on this shower; it is so gorgeous! Every single detail is perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous shower! You did a fabulous job! Everything looks amazing!

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  5. You did an AMAZING job with the shower. The decor is adorrrrable!

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  6. Meggan! That looks like a gorgeous, gorgeous shower! You are so talented (want to plan my shower in only God knows how many years? haha) Seriously, that's beautiful and all of your decorations were beautiful (I'm a big fan of those coke bottles and oh m'gosh that's seriously one of my favorite verses. Good for you! (and I love your dress by the way!)

    and thanks! I'm not usually a Banana shopper, but the bright colors attracted me in! (and the sales were even more attractive!) Go get something! You deserve it after your big weekend after all!

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  7. OMG only the cutest bridal shower ever!! I am MOH to my best friend getting married in Nov and I cannot wait!!

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  8. LOVING all of the little details!! You did a FANTASTIC job on the menu design!!

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  9. Just beautiful, I love it all. You are very talented and most definitely have a knack for all the little details. I love getting ideas from your blog.

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  10. You did such a great job. I love everything-just beautiful!

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  11. Stunning photos - the menus look amazing! Can't wait to see the chalkboard tutorial :)

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  12. WOW! I am so impressed by you, dear! The menu looks delightful and the chalkboard was a great idea.

    XOXO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  13. Pretty sure this is the cutest bridal shower I've ever seen! :)

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  14. Your pictures from the shower are so gorgeous! You did such a great job! I'm following you back, girl!

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  15. Oh my gosh this is so cute! Can you come do my shower for me? The menu and paper accessories are so cute! I love everything!

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  16. Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with this post! So many creative ideas -- you did such a great job!
    Oh - Fancy That.

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  17. You did an *amazing* job!! It's gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your dress though! :(
    xx

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  18. looks like such a beautiful shower! i especially like the vintage bottle center pieces with the lace, burlap, and twine touches - very cute!

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  19. I love everything about this!! I hope mine looks this great one day. Haha.

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  20. Everything looks beautiful, and creative.

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  21. wow- did you really serve all that food? Amazing varied menu-
    I love your sweet vases tied up in burlap and lace. They are adorable, as is your banner. Visiting from Kim's party. :-)

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  22. Cute shower! My daughter gets married this June and I'm going to borrow some of your ideas.

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  23. I don't think I have ever seen a cuter shower- you would never know you had a limited budget! Great job!

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  24. I love how you hosted this shower...I may use some of your ideas for my daughter's friend who is getting married. Thanks for sharing.

    ♥charlotte

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  25. Interesting post from this bridal shower. I enjoyed reading through this post a lot. Our own wedding day is approaching soon and my sister also threw a bridal shower for me which was very interesting. At the local New York wedding venues we will have travel theme wedding and I am sure it will also be enjoyable.

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Thank you SO much for your sweet comments! I love reading them and they truly make my day! xoxo

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