How To Throw an Affordable Bridal Shower

Are you a struggling maid of honor at your best friend’s wedding? Can’t seem to land on a good idea without spending the big bucks? We’ve all been there. The mad rush of caterers, florists, dress fittings, photographers, and at the bride’s beck and call! 

With everything else being taken care of by the industry professionals, you’re left with being the manager of, you guessed it, the bridal shower! Probably the most important event (besides the actual wedding) in any bride’s life, and her friends’. To make this the best night of your best friend’s life, and to make her love you forever and ever it has to be perfect and affordable. 

Isn’t that what we all have tried to do. Throw an affordable bridal shower but it doesn’t even begin to happen! Frustrated and angry, we skip to the last resort and then it’s too late. 

So without further struggle, we’ll introduce you to a few things on a wedding budget that we think can make just as good of a bridal shower, as one with all your money in it. 

Tip #1 – Escape a Vague Venue

To throw an affordable bridal shower, your venue shouldn’t be something you saw in a magazine. Make sure you pick a place you’re familiar with because it’s always easy to party with people you know. So, pick your favorite club with an affordable private room so your bride feels as comfy as possible but also lets loose!

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Tip #2 – What’s the Theme?

The core of every affordable bridal shower problem; what’s the theme supposed to be like? Should it be very Paree or a somber garden party? Both these themes sound a little out of budget. Here’s what we think you should do: find something that the bride loves and maximize the memories! Maybe a color like aqua, for a full oceanic theme (super easy and DIY) or masquerade where all you need are masks and fun outfits (also DIY).

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Tip #3 – Pick the Finger Food!

Don’t go extra on the big platters, instead to make this an affordable bridal shower, look for easy breezy finger food. You may not know it, but people enjoy smaller portions at events than actual plated food. Two things to remember, a) it’s light on the pocket and even better if you have a contact to help you out, and b) Don’t we all love some easy food while we’re dancing away and also have our minds off the fact that this is a very affordable bridal shower? Yes, sure do!

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Tip #4 – The Memories 

To make this significant moment in your bride’s life the best there is, you need to make sure you’re also gathering up all the memories so you can show her later. And for that, a good photographer is in need. Now how do you throw an affordable bridal shower and also make sure your photographer is right? You look for the right ones. Search through portfolios and ask around. Sooner than later, someone in your budget will show up as an angel. 

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So, the next time you find another struggling BM at your friend’s wedding, make sure to pass these little tips off. 

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