If you’re planning a bridal shower in 2019, take a look at the hottest and most exciting trends coming up. From the decor to the activities to the ambiance of the event itself, bridal showers are taking on a unique shape that will be sure to thrill your friends and family as you celebrate your upcoming wedding day.
Trend 1: Metallic Decor
Modern aesthetics have trended toward minimalist designs. In absence of big, over-the-top decor, metallic details can add flair and flash to simple design elements. If you decide to opt for simple decor, you add class and excitement with things like metallic candle holders, charger plates, or party favor ties. Rust and copper tones are particularly popular choices for this season’s hottest decor choices.
Trend 2: Low-Key, Co-Ed Events
While traditional bridal showers have been women-only and more formal, today’s couples are often opting for casual events that bring together friends of all genders, which the bride- and groom-to-be attend together. These events are often more like backyard BBQs than dressy affairs. If you take this route, consider hosting an outdoor event at a park or your own backyard. Just be sure to have a plan in case of rain!
Trend 3: Food and Drinks Take Center Stage
Bridal shower games are becoming less and less popular. Many people don’t want to spend their time doing a scavenger hunt through their purse or playing pin the ring on the finger. Instead, bridal showers of 2019 will be events where great friends can chat and enjoy each other’s company over good food and drinks. Take advantage of this opportunity to make a personalized signature cocktail to serve to your guests!
Trend 4: Activities that Wow
If you do decide to go traditional and include games at your shower, you might want to up the “wow factor” for guests who are likely to be ready for something more adventurous. Escape rooms, dinner theater mysteries, and casino nights are all ways to include fun activities with added sophistication and entertainment.
Trend 5: Brunch
Bridal showers typically last a few hours, and since they are usually on weekends, a long, leisurely brunch is a great way to fit into everyone’s schedule. You can find a local restaurant offering brunch reservations, but for bigger crowds or people who need to be able to come and go with ease, you could also host a brunch at home and elevate the atmosphere with elegant decor and table linens.
However you decide to celebrate your bridal shower in 2019, make sure to consider the details that will allow your guests to enjoy the event in comfort and style. AV Party is here for all your event rental needs to make your bridal shower a success!