Deborah teetered on the idea of having a bridal shower. She wanted to avoid being a financial and emotional burden on those around her. She also worried the expense of having her ceremony guests fly out to Vegas was gift enough for the couple.
It wasn't until 2 weeks before the *tentatively* scheduled event that I had a final nod to proceed with planning her bridal shower. I had very little time to collect my thoughts. I knew I wanted to use her wedding colors to create a fun-filled and pretty event.
Here's what I came up with:
Colors: Red & Turquoise
Details: Feather poms, crafty chandelier of poms and lanterns, mask decorating, artwork guest book, photo-op area
I needed to send the word out QUICKLY. So, off to etsy I went. I found a designer (check her out here)who offered a digital file for print at an affordable price. I made a few minor tweaks and loved how they turned out!! They really set the tone for a fabulous event:
With this plan and a few sketches of my ideas, I was all set.
THE REALITY CHECK
- I got word to proceed the week we were scheduled to close on the new house. I packed and planned simultaneously
- The event occurred the weekend after we moved into the new house. I unpacked what we needed to survive and left the rest until after I
crafted, planned, lost sleep and hosted the bridal shower
- The event was hosted at the Mother-of-the-Groom's home. She wanted to give her dining room a fresh coat of paint to make it presentable for guests. I painted her dining room the weekend and day before the shower. WHAT?! When people are kind enough to offer their home, I make it as easy as possible on them :)
As you can see, life got crazy but rest assured it all worked out ;)
Stay tuned for the event breakdown. It's going to be fun!