1. Choose a location that’s free.
You might be tempted to rent the event room at the CUTEST little café in town but a $50+ fee isn’t worth it. We’re confident you can find a cute but casual spot that will cost you nothing. A friend’s home, a meeting room at the library, the picnic shelter at a local park. Check out all of your options before choosing a rented venue.
2. Ask multiple people to host the shower with you.
Share the fun (and the cost). More than likely, there are other friends and family members who would love to be a part of planning the shower! Take advantage of the help and the added resources. If you have a particular vision in mind, then have tasks and responsibilities chosen ahead of time so you can assign the right people to the right job.
3. Find inexpensive bridal shower invitations.
How much money do you think you’ll need to spend to get swoon-worthy invitations? Not much! Yes, you can use an evite for no cost but a bridal shower is a special occasion and nothing outshines a paper invitation. Shop Ann’s Bridal Bargains for inexpensive bridal shower invitations and achieve the look and style you want for a price you never thought possible.
4. Be resourceful when choosing decorations.
Bridal shower decorations can be made, borrowed or purchased from a thrift store. Totally depends on what’s available to you but don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to borrow some thing or to purchase a few items at the thrift store and re-donate them after the shower is over. You are under no obligation to keep anything.
5. Choose a time in between meals.
Mid-afternoon time slots work best for avoiding the cost of providing a full meal. Although mid-morning is an awesome time for a bridal shower, you will still be providing a brunch-style meal. Less food will help your dollars stretch. All you have to provide for an afternoon shower are light snacks, dessert and beverages.