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If you’re planning a bridal shower, first thing’s first: pick a theme. A theme helps to anchor all the other details, like a color palette, food, desserts and decorations. Traditionally the host of the bridal shower would be the maid of honor or a parent, keeping most of the plans hush-hush, but now it’s much more common for brides to be a part of the planning and have a say in how they’d like the celebration to go down. It’s also becoming much more common for showers to be co-ed (AKA Jack and Jill showers).

The timeline of a bridal shower typically falls anytime within two months before the wedding—if the happy couple wants to celebrate their engagement sooner, that’s what an engagement party is for! See all the most popular bridal shower themes below to get your planning started.


Popular Bridal Shower Party Themes

Bleudog Fotography

Vintage Tea Party Bridal Shower

A tea party filled with flower crowns and adorably petite sandwiches? Yes to all. Vintage glassware and teapots add old world charm to this afternoon celebration.

Valimont Photography

Midsummer Night’s Dream Bridal Shower

Is there anything more chic than a late-night dinner party lit up with strings lights and adorned with elaborate florals? This Shakespearean theme offers so much whimsy and fun.

Aneris Photography

Pajama Party Bridal Shower

Before entering into this new phase of life, celebrate the good old days with a nostalgic sleepover bridal shower theme. Bring on the PJs and bubbly.

Mary Fosky Photography

Derby Days Bridal Shower

If you want to throw a bridal shower in May, why not couple up with the Kentucky Derby’s “most exciting two minutes in sports.”

A Magic Moment Photography and Video

Marie Antoinette Bridal Shower

For an elegant and regal celebration, go for a victorian theme that allows everyone to feel posh and indulgent for a day: Marie Antoinette.

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