HOW TO PLAN A CINDERELLA THEME BRIDAL SHOWER
A Cinderella-themed bridal shower is a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming marriage a bride who is truly in love with her prince charming. There are just a few ideas and creative decorations to assist in creating that truly romantic atmosphere of love and happiness for your guest of honor and her family and friends in attendance.
Follow our advice on HOW TO PLAN A BRIDAL SHOWER
while implementing the following:
1. ESTABLISH YOUR COLOR SCHEME.
The Cinderella theme evokes the hues of light lavender, pastel pinks, periwinkle blues and lightly sparkled silver. Plan on using this or a similar family of colors to complete your decorations and décor for the bridal shower.
Choose to purchase or make invitations with the theme of Cinderella or Fairytale designs such as artwork with the glass slipper, a tiara, elegant fonts on the invitation, in paper colors of lavender, pink, periwinkle or silver and other Cinderella and Fairytale icons.
Talk with your local baker about your Cinderella themed bridal shower. Perhaps they have suggestions on something they could create for you that would complement your bridal shower theme – a cake that looks like Cinderella’s tiara or glass slipper or intricately decorated ball gown cookies to be served as dessert with a delicious after meal coffee drink. There are so many possibilities these days with desserts that include cakes, pastries or chocolates, so ask the people in those industries for their opinions and ideas.
Talk with your local craft store clerk or favorite florist about your theme. They may have some great ideas about implementing the Cinderella theme into the centerpieces that you may like.
There are so many beautiful and elegant Cinderella themed wedding favors to have for your guests – carriage candles, elegant slipper candles in a beautiful gift box and more. You can see all the selections at www.ebweddingfavors.com
Order a special table or wall banner for the bridal shower with an elegant scripted wording and hand-painted silver Cinderella carriage, magical pumpkins, magic slipper or the silver outline of a beautiful ball gown. These can be ordered from www.eventbelladesigns.com
Once you have established your color schemes, browse your local fabric stores for bolts of discount fabric in the colors you have chosen. With any luck you’ll be able to purchase a bolt of fabric that will drape the front of the important tables at the shower in your chosen colors and add that extra element of décor. See how to drape tables below.
8. FUN IDEAS
Have your guests make a wish or offer any marital advice for the happy couple onto a small piece of paper stamped with a Cinderella theme stamp and silver ink written with a lavender or periwinkle marking pen or visa versa and put their wishes into a beautifully decorated or painted pumpkin from the craft store on a specially decorated table with lit votive candles, etc. Put assorted chocolates on the table wrapped in special foil colors to suit the color scheme (these can be ordered from your local chocolate shop) for the guest to take after they’ve submitted their wish or advice. The couple can open and read these before or after the wedding and even keep them for a lifetime.
If you would like to take this further, have the guest put their name and years of marriage on the slips of paper. Every so often, while the bride is opening gifts, have her select one of the slips of paper from the pumpkin, read aloud the wish or advice from the guest with their name and their years of marriage. Then this guest will receive another special gift, such as a gourmet food basket, spa gift basket, gardening gift basket or coffee themed gift basket. This is a great way to honor your guests and pass the time while the bride is opening gifts. You may find these gift baskets at www.ourgiftbasketshop.com
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