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How to plan your “all white” bridal shower

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They say your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye, which is why a bridal shower is ideal for spending quality time and celebrating with your nearest and dearest before the big day arrives. If you’ve been tasked with planning the event and looking for inspiration, begin by choosing a theme that will set the mood and tie all of the elements together. And while themes come and go each year, the classic ‘all white’ shower is an enduring option that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here we’ve gathered our favourite ideas for throwing an all white bridal shower.

The invitations

The devil is in the details – especially when it comes to the event’s invitations. For the format, take inspiration from the wedding’s invitations. If the wedding’s invitations were via email, then the bridal shower invites can also follow suit. In addition to the usual details of when and where, the day’s dress code should also be listed. Though it may be frowned upon for guests to wear white to a wedding, an all-white bridal shower is the perfect time for them to get into the spirit and wear white. Don’t forget the shower invitations should also mention the gift registry, if there is one, or advice regarding gifts for the day.

The dress

Up until now you’ve probably been solely focussed on the wedding dress. And while your big day look will always be the star of the show, you’re still set to be photographed and have all eyes on you at your shower too. Whether you’ve chosen a romantic princess gown or show stopping sexy number for your big day, your bridal shower is prime for mixing things up and wearing a completely different look. Keep things cool and comfortable by opting for short styles or even separates. For a modern look, we love the Stella sleek tuxedo dress, or for something classic, the minimalist Esme midi dress is ideal.

The shoes

With short dresses and tailored suits on the agenda, the shoes you wear to your shower are more likely to be seen than your wedding shoes, so why not make a statement? Enter the Lucinda Lace, a playful lace up peep-toe bootie that sets a playful tone for your bridal shower with sheer lace and crystal teardrops on the laces. Or, if you perfect sparkle, the Astrid silver slingbacks feature Swarovski crystal overlay. 

The decor

One of the key advantages of throwing an all white bridal shower, is that the decor can be kept quite simple and still look chic and elegant. Start with the basics; white table clothes, white plates and crystal glasses. Lighting is key to creating a special ambience so swap any harsh lights with strings of flattering fairy lights and cover tables with romantic votive candles. The more the merrier. And for that special touch – add extra interest to the room by covering the ceiling with white helium balloons.

The Flowers

While it’s possible to create a beautiful bridal shower without them, flowers can help to elevate the room from “just a lunch” to a truly special event. For a traditional and timeless look, white roses are the obvious choice. Gather bunches in low glass vases, or simply scatter rose petals in the centre of the tables for a more effortless look. Other blooms to consider include cheerful daisies, which are especially suited to a rustic venue, or sweet peas if the event is taking place in winter.

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Jessica Caplan | July 6, 2021

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