This lemon-themed bridal shower was anything but sour! Enjoy the photos and check out some easy peasy lemon squeezey shower tips below, plus follow my Pinterest board for even more ideas.
Tip No. 1: Set the tone-
Bright yellow envelopes were the first thing guests saw upon opening their mailboxes, signifying a cheerful event! The lemon theme was displayed throughout the party- on numerous signs and even in the centerpieces. Though our venue had picnic tables, we upped the ante with rented linens for a touch of formality. Not everything needs to match! but our brains like to make connections, so coordinating details often has a pleasing effect.
Tip No. 2: Think Local-
The lovely bride scouted out this awesome venue, The Cobblestone House, in Mendon, New York. It's a charming and quaint house smack dab in the middle of rolling hills and twisting paths that the area is known for.
The mother of the bride contacted her florist friend who so generously helped pick out stems from the flower market. She picked out favors, from her friend's local lavender farm, Lavender View Farm. So many resources right under our noses!
Tip No. 3: Delegate-
Unless you're using a planner, or a venue that provides a coordinator, chances are the set up and break down is up to you! In this case, the matron of honor and hostesses communicated beforehand to help with the process. Bridesmaids took on different tasks: two ladies assembled the lemon-filled centerpieces, while others set up the bar and tables. Others hung banners and signs, and set up food and desserts. Don't forget to ask for help cleaning up as well!
Highlight the talents of your friends and family- several people brought the most adorable desserts, like cut-out cookies and lemon-blueberry cupcakes! One bridesmaid is an excellent photographer, while another has a talent for hand lettering (take a look at those drink tags!). Bonus points and big thanks to the father of the bride and the groom-to-be for helping us with the heavy lifting.
Last but not least- welcome your guest of honor, and enjoy the party! I love the details, but how often to you get your closest friends and family together in once place?