5 Must-Haves for an Intimate Bridal Shower Picnic

October 6, 2021
5 Must-Haves for an Intimate Bridal Shower Picnic

Bridal showers are a time-old tradition to celebrate the bride-to-be with gifts, advice, and more commonly, fun games. If you’re looking for a pre-wedding celebration for the more relaxed crowd, we’ve got you covered. Local British Columbia vendors worked together to create the intimate bridal shower picnic of our dreams, so we’ve compiled our best tips and tricks to find five must-haves for an unforgettable bridal shower picnic.

1. Theme

Choosing a theme might be the most difficult part when planning a bridal shower picnic. We adore the fresh floral and citrus theme chosen for this bride’s picnic, but the options are endless for a garden party. Go more natural with greenery and lush florals or choose something glam with bright colors and eccentric decorations. The most important part about choosing the theme and decorations for a bridal shower picnic is that it reflects the bride-to-be and makes her feel loved!

2. Location

While this location may not be as important as finding a wedding venue, you still want the perfect backdrop for your bridal shower. Choose a place that can accommodate a smaller crowd, but still provides you with plenty of privacy and beautiful scenery. A friend’s backyard or local park can work wonders for your intimate picnic! Smaller wedding venues, like a flower farm or winery, would be other options for a smaller, outdoor bridal shower.

3. Food + Dessert

Most people planning bridal showers tend to lean towards grazing boards or snacks for the bridal shower. Bridal showers are meant to be light and fun, which makes the individual charcuterie boards from All Occasions Charcuterie all the rage. The Stubborn Baker wowed with a custom cake and macarons to match the bright, citrus-y theme of this bridal shower. Pick food that you think a majority of guests can snack on and run with it!

4. Activities

You don’t have to include the cheesy, time-old games if you don’t want to! The fun part about planning a bridal shower is thinking of ways for the guests to feel included in the bride’s big day, so picking fun games that get guests to learn more about the bride are the best way to go. If you’re hosting a garden bridal shower, you can include fun lawn games if you think that’s what the bride will like! We love that this bridal shower incorporated custom game cards to match the theme of the shower.

5. Accessories

Some brides opt to not wear white to their bridal shower, so you can include fun accessories to make them stand out. This bride chose a flower crown and customized jean jacket for her bridal shower look and we love that she can use the jacket on her big day! Most people choose to have their brides wear a sash, but you can get creative and find some fun accessories that show she’s the bride-to-be.

Plan an intimate bridal shower picnic with these five must-haves for an unforgettable day celebrating the bride-to-be. If you’re interested in learning our best tips and tricks for planning any celebration and soirée, check out our gather page and Pinterest for the most up-to-date bridal shower content.

Vendors
Photographer: Chelsey Lea Photography Planner: AJR Designs Luxury Picnic Planning: Our Collective Experience Charcuterie: All Occasions Charcuterie Cake + Desserts: The Stubborn Baker
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