DIY, Groom To be, Hen Night / Bride to Be


The decorations for bridal showers, bachelorette and hen parties have come a long way since the penis-shaped accessories of the past. These days the pre-festivities are expected to be just as stylish as the big day, which we have to admit, we are quite excited! TODAY’s bridal shower was put together to demonstrate that wedding trends for the year don’t only need to be reflected in the wedding itself. If you want to be super hip and feature this year’s trends at a bridal shower or engagement party, here’s what you need to know to look for.

1. Coral color

Pantone’s Color of the Year is all you really need to be on trend and for 2019, it’s all about ‘Living Coral’! This versatile color is beautiful and romantic and can be used in all aspects of the day from invitation suits, napkins, cakes and drinks.

2. Pampas Grass Flowers

Pampas grass is a great alternative to traditional flower displays this year. Use it in your bouquets, your centerpieces, as well as stationery. Pampas grass is also featured in these illustrated invites to add to the day really well.

3. Extreme Cake

Naked cakes are a thing of the past. This four-tiered magnificence is filled with cakey goodness, decorated with pretty sugar flowers and will surely impress your guests.

4. Banquet Table

Round tables are outside and long tables are inside. Instead of a single centerpiece to adorn the table, have us have a floral table runner. Add some fairy lights to the table as well to give it that extra wow factor!

5. Wax Seal

Return to the classic wax seal and create your own personalized design with a Pampas Grass stamp.

6. Parchment Paper Goods

Menus printed on vellum and handwritten stationery are now on trend.

7. Personalized Location Settings

Add your own unique touch to the day with cute coasters, adding your guests’ names as a reminder of the day as a favor.

What will you be doing for your pre-wedding celebrations? We want to hear all about it! Hen and stag parties, bridal showers and bachelorettes, share your plans with us in the comments below.

Charms: Save the Date by Lily I “Prosecco Whore” Hankies: The Smutty Handkerchief Company I Marble Iced Biscuits: Sugar Lily Cakery // Jewelry: Honey Blossom I Hair Ties: Starbucks Wedding I Models: Elsa Eats, Lacey Fitspo, Jacinta Dawn, Tanesha Jade, The Firstfeminist, Contour Allure, Eleanor Graceful I Floral Designer: Brasby Bunch I Wax Seals: Heirloom Seals I Calligrapher: Stacey Oakley Calligraphy I Signage: Vintage Fleur Designs I Invitation Designer: Paper Bow London I Cake Designer: That Little Cake Place I Drinks: Espenson Spirit I Hairstylist: Kim Sandford Hairdressing I Design & Decor: Bow & Joy Limited I Reception Venue: The Con Club I Event Designer: Let’s Be Together I Photographer: Lindy Rogers Photography I “The Mrs” Knickers: Extra Special Touches I submitted via Too Bright Lights I

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