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Fall Boho Bridal Shower

FALL BOHEMIAN BRIDAL SHOWER

Although the autumn weather is getting crisp, its not too late to host an outdoor gathering, as long as you still have mild temperatures in your area.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and mild weather while the sun is still shining and before we all have to head indoors for the colder weather coming soon.

Whatever theme you are planning for your soon to be married friend’s bridal shower, be sure to know her taste and style.  A good indicator of this can be found in her home decor or maybe you were old college room mates – so her dorm decor would be a good direction to play off of for helping to plan the bridal shower.  Also, determine her favorite colors and fashion style.  Remember, the bridal shower should be stress free and a celebration of her – so don’t approach the engaged friend with everything about the up coming shower.  Ask basic questions about her dream wedding and favorite colors, without her feeling as though she is having to plan the event for you.

Be sure to stop by the I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS shop for all your bridal shower decorations and to start planning your bridal shower!

This outdoor bridal shower features a soft pastel color scheme mixed with traditional autumn colors or orange, maroon, and tan.  The soft pink and lavender rose style flowers play off the fall colors and pumpkins for a stunning mix of colors.

Adding in a few BOHO or bohemian elements, such as the dream catcher and cattle skull adds to the unusual theme, yet this still works for stylish trendy bridal shower and all these elements compliment the outdoor setting.

A backdrop or background, such as this jute rope curtain, is always a great starting place for planning any celebration.  Once you have determined this main focal point for the event – all other elements for the shower can begin to compliment the backdrop and build off of it.  This backdrop featured above is perfect for an outdoor event because it divides the seating and food serving area, yet still allows for the guests to fully appreciate the outdoor surroundings since it is essentially transparent.

Visit all my other tips and ideas here on my blog for backdrop inspiration by clicking – HERE!

Food is as important as the bridal shower decorations.  Feature your bride’s favorite food- maybe it is cake, pie, cupcakes or cookies.  Or maybe she does not even have a sweet tooth?  There is no rule that sweets must be served at a bridal shower.  Be creative and find out the food she loves and just to be on the safe side, find out what she does not like to eat as well.

Add an element of light, fire, or candlelight too.  If it is still warm for your outdoor shower, that inevitable means bugs- so consider placing citronella candles around the outdoor area and keep your food covered until ready to serve.

These food tents are the perfect way to manage outdoor events – [easyazon_link identifier=”B073GKHVXR” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]FOOD TENTS[/easyazon_link]

Include some natural elements that coordinate to your theme, such as fresh flowers, or for this featured fall baby shower, large and small pumpkins and gourds are tucked in behind the signage and elsewhere to pull in the fall colors and accents from nature.

Finally, make serving the food easy and placed all in one area, like this rolling food cart that is easy to set up inside and then simply roll it outdoors.  Rather than making many trips in and out to bring the food out, putting it all on a cart can make for fewer trips.  Plus, its a trendy and stylish set up, as bar carts are now so affordable, such as this – [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KBKQHRS” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]BAR CART[/easyazon_link] that can be ordered online.

I hope these bridal shower tips were helpful and this outdoor BOHO fall themed bridal shower have inspired you to start planning your upcoming celebration of marriage.

 

 

 

15 WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS

WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS THAT BREAK TRADITION
Throwing birdseed at the bride and groom for their send off is so yesterday.  There are so many new inventive less traditional send offs that create a fun experience for the wedding guests and lifelong memory for the newly married couple.
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SPARKLERS are, by far, one of the the most popular wedding send offs couples choose these days. Followed right behind the new fad of releasing lanterns into the night sky.

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Fireworks

 It can be something as simple as a few roman candles for your car to drive through, or guests can use projectiles. Country venues are ideal for this send off.  Be sure to clear it with the venue and make sure to get proper permits and hire the correct staff, and remember to always have a fire extinguisher near by.
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Sequins/Glitter Confetti

Just remember you’ll be finding GLITTER CONFETTI on your body and clothing for weeks after your wedding. Not the most eco-friendly option, but gorgeous nonetheless! And the photos will truly sparkle!  Don’t skimp on the packaging for your confetti, lots or CUSTOM CONFETTI ENVELOPES are available and make the guests feel like they are opening a little gift too!
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​Cap Guns

Really cute idea, especially if you are gun aficionados. The smoke will capture the flash from the photo and can have a cool effect, plus who doesn’t love a good cap gun?
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Snow

Perfect for the winter wedding.  Fake snow will look great in photos and your friends will have a wonderful time playing in the snow.
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Pinata

Okay, this is not really a typical send-off, but is a totally a fun and amazing way to end your wedding. You can fill the pinata with something like candy, or with little liquor bottles, or any fun adult themed favor. If you are going that route, just make sure that there are no kids at the party.
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Balloons

Balloons are the hottest alternative to sending lanterns off. You can put different colored TISSUE CONFETTI CIRCLES , glow sticks or cheap led lights inside the balloons to really let the night shine. You’ll be able to get beautiful photos while they are still on the ground, and then capture the lift off for an ultra spectacular end to your night.
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​Lavender

Lavender, lavender, lavender. Perfect for purple themed weddings, or for those looking out for the environment, or for those who just love lavender in general. Bonus? It smells really nice!

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​Airplanes

I think this idea is super cute for a teacher or a pilot bride or groom, the white paper will shine in the flash of the camera, and you’ll get a amazing action photos. The most important part is that everyone will have a really great time throwing them at you; this is something very unique and memorable.

​Oatmeal

Oatmeal is actually not bad at all for the environment, it won’t get stuck in hard to reach places for weeks to come, and it’s great for hair (in case some lands all up in there).

​Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are super fun and your wedding guests will love waving them in the air long after you leave. You can choose the rainbow colored ones, or coordinate the color to your wedding color scheme.
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​Silly String

This is going to get messy, but what’s more fun to do at the end of the wedding than drowning your friend in silly string. You won’t be able to walk directly in to the limo at the end of the night, but everyone will be talking about this for years to come.
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​Confetti

Who doesn’t want their fairy tale ending with a movie finish? CONFETTI is the original throwing super star and no one can deny how spectacular it looks in photos.  There are a bunch of creative ways to shoot the confetti too, like these PUSH POPS.
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​Flowers

Flower petals are biodegradable and great for the environment and so classy chic.

​Marshmallows

SUPER fun, and the bigger the marshmallows, the bigger the impact in the photos. Beware, this send off will leave behind a gooey mess, so be sure to put someone in the wedding party in charge of clean up after you are long gone.
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Bubbles

BUBBLES create the most whimsical send off. Easy and elegant and clean and beautiful. Giving guests single BUBBLE WANDS is very cost effective, but if you wanted to splurge for a few people, maybe the wedding party, to have bubble guns, your pictures can look purely magical.
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So go on out there, think outside the box and give your friends a billion reasons to never forget your wedding.
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