The bridal shower is a relatively new arrival to the UK from across the pond and it’s a US import we’re totally here for.
If you want to enjoy a relaxed time with your family and friends and allow everyone to meet before the wedding, this is the ideal opportunity. Usually hosted from home, a bridal shower is a little more low-key than a lively British hen do. No L-plates or drinking games here.
Instead, you can enjoy delicious food, sweet treats and a drink or two with your closest pals and family members in a chilled environment ahead of the big day. Bliss.
While it may be a (ahem) calmer affair than your hen do, there’s still plenty of opportunity to put your own spin on your bridal shower. From hosting a summer BBQ in your back garden to putting on the mother of all buffets with a mini drinks bar to boot, you can style out your shower to suit you.
It’s not only your shower you can style, we think it’s also a great opportunity to get a little bit dressed up. Whether you’d like to invest in a little white dress or you’ve been looking for an excuse to wear your favourite jumpsuit for a while, don’t be afraid to glam up and take centre stage!
As bridal showers are new to us here in the UK, we thought we’d put together some of our favourite ideas to get you inspired and ready to plan your perfect shower. Flip though our gallery for the most insta-worthy décor, drinks and food ideas and get ready to plan the ultimate bridal shower!