Sunday, March 8, 2015

Planning a Wedding Shower on a Budget

Hey Y'all!

It's shower planning season! I love this time of year (early spring/pre-Easter/shower season). In this post, I will focus on wedding showers. 

Ever wonder where the tradition of throwing a shower originated? The custom began in the 1890's when paying a dowry became outdated and unnecessary. Traditionally, wedding showers are geared to furnish the bedroom and kitchen of a newly married woman's home, but in today's modern society there are few restrictions on the theme of a wedding shower. 

Here's a few pictures from my own wedding shower. My mother-in-law made 90% of the food (we decided on a dessert bar) and it was so delicious and beautiful. We had the shower at Coosaw Point River Club in Beaufort, SC. When I first moved to South Carolina, I lived at Coosaw Point and met so many wonderful friends. The location was not only beautiful but a very sentimental choice. Take a peek.


The entry way of the clubhouse is already beautifully deocrated so it didn't need much. I had to add my own pops of pink (my signature color). Keep in mind that Pinterest launched after I was married! 
My MIL, Linda and my mom, Sandra Lou. 

Some of the guests playing shower games and chatting. 

Mom and Linda putting the finishing touches on the dessert bar. 

Dear family friends, Karen and Jo. 


The games were really good! ;)


Linda is really concentrating on the games. :) She worked so hard on the food.. 


Chuck's dad, Sam "working hard". LOL 


Me acting silly while opening gifts. Those Minnie Mouse ears are now part of every
 wedding we have in the family! My friend Kelly gifted them and I love them so!

Some of the finest women that I know. Such wonderful memories with these ladies. 


Here are some tips from my favorite sources to help you plan the perfect shower!

Quick and easy shower menu from Southern Living Magazine. 
Bridal luncheon ideas from Southern Living Magazine.
Free customizable wedding shower templates from Moritz Fine Designs
More free customizable party/shower templates from Greetings Island
The etiquette of bridal showers from Martha Stewart


Here's a few more resources and gorgeous photos to help with your planning:

I love the look of the tissue paper pom-poms mixed with paper lanterns. Photo is courtesy and property of www.fawnoverbaby.com


Such a great idea and very inexpensive. Photo courtesy and property of kristineldridge.com


Checklist/infograph courtesy and property of www.popsugar.com


Courtesy and property of www.chickabug.com




Happy planning to y'all! 

Until next time, 


Wendy
CEO- The House of Q's



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