19 Romantic Ideas for Your Garden Bridal Shower
Whether you're a maid of honor planning your best friend's bridal shower or the mother of the bride looking for inspiration for your daughter's pre-wedding event, you're likely searching for the perfect theme for the special celebration. Though preparations for this type of party should revolve around the bride—you'll want to consider her personal style before making thematic decisions—it's also important to consider one other key detail: the time of year. If you're lucky enough to be showering the woman of the hour in the springtime, you have so many romantic décor options, especially if you'd like the party to take place outside.
A garden-themed shower is the perfect way to celebrate both the guest of honor as well as the spring season. Since the weather gets better and better by the day, we urge you to take advantage and organize an outdoor event. One way to do this? A picnic with the bride's closest friends and family. Make like Honey & Twine, who organized the sweet scene seen here; the team placed a blanket on the ground and kept decorations simple with just a single centerpiece by ACME Floral Co. This can easily be recreated in a nearby park or even someone's backyard.
Ahead, you'll find lots of garden-inspired bridal shower ideas—from the smallest of details, like flower-covered invitations, to larger elements, like stunning floral installations (be sure to bookmark one ahead that uses bright orange carnations!). And if the weather doesn't cooperate on the day of the party, bring these flower-filled fixtures inside to have your garden party indoors. Planning an indoor event from the start? Her shower can still benefit from these fresh ideas. Pack the dessert table or bar with bloom-inspired treats, for example—we particularly love how one host asked their caterer to create lollipops with edible flowers.
Ahead, some of our favorite garden bridal shower ideas to inspire your own pre-wedding event.
Let your guests know about your garden theme as soon as they get their invitations. Pretty Little Papers did just that with this floral and feminine suite, complete with bloom motifs and scalloped edges.
Bars aren't just for drinks. Floriorgraphy Designs set up a flower station where each guest could arrange their favorite buds in a vase to bring home.
Pressed Flower Pops
This host created a garden-in-a-glass cocktail by dropping mini flowers—from Graceful Garland Co.—into each guest's rosé.
Floral Ice Cubes
Living Dessert Table
Fill your dessert table with florals and greenery for a wild, overgrown feel. Perfect Affairs Events made a wood desk look part of the outdoor landscape by inserting eucalyptus and flowers into its open drawers.
A garden party calls for an Instagram-worthy floral backdrop. The host of this bridal shower got creative and handmade this dreamy installation using various blooms and greenery.
A large, watercolor rose on these The Paper Lab invitations hinted at this event's natural theme.
These flower-filled birdcages added a bit of elegance and whimsy to this outdoor celebration.
Succulent Place Setting
Succulents are a great addition to any garden party's place settings. These Shop Succulents gifts also acted as favors.
Planning your outdoor shower during the summer? Consider a flower-centric dessert that will cool guests down. These lemonade ice pops, filled with fruit and edible flowers, were total crowd-pleasers.
This host encouraged guests to start their own gardens by giving out potted succulent and greenery favors.