Flannel Fling Before the Ring - Rustic Bridal Shower
There are a lot of brides who want glitz and glam for their bridal shower, my friend Katy was not one of those brides. She is a girl who prefers Birkenstocks to heels and sleeping under the stars to a hotel with five stars. For her bridal shower I wanted to find a happy medium - not quite roughing it but not over-the-top.
We found an Airbnb cabin on a local lake which created the perfect backdrop for a flannel-themed shower. This shower is an example of something that could easily be a party-in-a-box, check out my services if you’re interested in customizing one for a bride in your life.
The beautiful live-edge dining table was begging to be spruced up a bit. I laid a flannel runner under a copper sequin runner for the base, added woven place mats and wood chargers for texture and topped the setting off with a disposable plates & flatware for easy clean up. Checkout links below to find all these things on Amazon. My favorite pieces of the tablescape were our custom Moscow Mule mugs. I found the mugs at the Dollar Tree (I emptied their shelves to stock up for future parties) and I used my Cricut to add everyone’s names. It acted as a place card and a memento for everyone to take home.
Speaking of Moscow Mules … we had a make-your-own cocktail station! I created a couple custom printables and used frames that I bought at Ikea. White frames are great to have on hand because they go with almost any decor. I am a big fan of having a mat with your pictures (the extra frame-in-a-frame). To me, it makes any sign look more polished and it helps save on printing costs because a smaller piece looks bigger! Under the setup I used the same runner as the dining table to tie everything together.
As I mentioned above, we stayed in a cabin for the weekend which didn’t need much decoration, but a few touches here and there added to the mood. I made this ribbon garland combining a little plaid, a little sparkle, and a little color. The diamond garland that I layered over it was actually a cheap plastic version that I spray-painted. I loved how it turned out. A can of metallic spray paint can take any bargain decor up a notch.
The point of any bridal shower is to pamper the bride, to make her feel special. I think it’s also important to keep your particular bride in mind - what would she like, what would she enjoy. If you tailor your theme and party to her as opposed to do something generic it will make it memorable and it will make her feel loved. The bride wasn’t the sash-wearing kind so I found this adorable plaid Mrs. shirt on amazon (link below). Every girl can hope for a bride as chill as Katy. She couldn’t stop smiling the entire afternoon and we couldn’t either!