How-To Guide: Bridal Shower Favors Edition 

As the snow begins to melt and it becomes a little warmer each day, some lucky few will be assigned the task of hosting a bridal shower for a best friend or family member. Invitations, decorations, refreshments, games, party favors, and a deep clean of the house beforehand is no easy endeavor. Luckily, the best bridal showers are often the ones that keep it simple and focused on the bride-to-be — and that includes selecting the perfect bridal shower favors.

Invitations & Etiquette

Bridal showers are for the bride-to-be’s closest friends, family members, and in-laws to be.  Typically, the guest list consists of 20-35 women near and dear to the bachelorette, and the atmosphere is always one of joy and excitement.

When it comes to invitations, there’s no need to stress over formality. Whether you choose to create a Facebook group, send out digital invites, or go for custom-printed invitations, what matters most is gathering the people who mean the most to the bachelorette. And with so many options available, you’re sure to find something that fits your budget and style. So get creative and start planning a bridal shower that will create unforgettable memories for the bride-to-be and her loved ones.

When it comes to bridal shower decorations, there’s a wide range of options to choose from, depending on the bride-to-be’s preferences and your budget. Some hosts prefer a more lavish approach, with stunning floral arrangements, eye-catching balloon arches, and fun mimosa bars. These elements not only create a celebratory atmosphere but also make for excellent photo opportunities, whether for social media or personal keepsakes.

However, keep in mind that not all brides-to-be prefer a more extravagant look. Some may have a unique sense of style or be drawn to more minimalistic aesthetics. It’s important to take the bride’s personality and preferences into consideration when planning the décor, as well as any themes or color schemes that may be important to her.

Regardless of the design choices, the decorations should create an inviting and welcoming ambiance, with attention to details like table settings, lighting, and overall presentation. The goal is to make the bachelorette feel special and celebrated, surrounded by the people she loves. With some creativity and thoughtful planning, the decorations can contribute to a memorable and joyous bridal shower experience.

Bridal Shower Gifts For Guests  

Bridal shower favors are a way to say thank you to guests for attending and to provide them with a small memento of the occasion.

It is completely up to the host of the shower and the bachelorette whether or not to provide bridal shower gifts for guests. If you choose to provide favors, they can be simple and budget-friendly, or highly personalized and unique. The amount you should spend on bridal shower favors is entirely up to you and depends on your budget and the number of guests attending the shower. 

The main focus of the bridal shower is to celebrate the bachelorette and to shower her with love, so don’t feel pressured to provide favors if you don’t want to or if it doesn’t fit into your budget.

A table display of small, boxed bridal shower favors wrapped with brown string and heart-shaped "thank you" cards.

Meaningful Bridal Shower Favors

It’s important to note that bridal shower favors are not necessary, and guests will not be expecting them. Ultimately, the most important thing is to make the bridal shower a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Whether or not to provide favors is entirely up to you. For more budget-friendly options, you can spend anywhere from $1 to $5 per favor. For more elaborate or personalized favors, you may need to spend anywhere from $10 to $20 or more per favor.

Need some inspiration to get you started? The team at TisBest Philanthropy has selected some of their favorite bridal shower gifts for guests they have given or received. 

Home décor: A vase, picture frame, candle set, or decorative coaster can make great gifts for your bridal shower guests. These can be budget-friendly to elaborate on, depending on the quality or size of one of these great gifts. 

Relaxation gifts: Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love a good spa basket? Slippers, essential oils, and bath bombs can match the bridal shower’s theme to make each favor feel personalized.

Personalized items: Consider giving customized items such as monogrammed towels, custom jewelry, or a custom-made photo album.

Gift baskets: Filled with gourmet cheeses, wine, or specialty teas, gift baskets make excellent presents for food lovers.

Decorations: Create a theme for the bridal shower that matches something the bride-to-be loves most. Be sure to have fun and get creative!

TisBest Charity Gift Cards: Give the gift of good to your guests through TisBest Charity Gift Cards, where each recipient is able to choose from over 1 million charities they would like to support. Create a memory with your guests by experiencing the joy of charitable giving together. 

Three TisBest Charity Gift Cards, each featuring a different bridal themed design making them perfect to give as unique bridal shower favors.

The Do-Nots

You’re all set to host the most epic bridal shower ever! You’ve got your invitations, decorations, and even some sweet favors for your guests. But wait, there are a few things you need to avoid to ensure a fun and joyous event.

While mimosas and fruity cocktails are the life of the party, you don’t want your guests to overindulge. Keep an eye out and make sure everyone stays present and well-fed. After all, you don’t want the bride-to-be’s special day to turn into a hot mess!

Another thing to avoid is sticking to your clique. Remember, this is a gathering of all the most important people in the bride-to-be’s life, and many of them may not have met before. So, put on your social butterfly wings and spread your charm! Introduce guests to one another, mingle, and make sure everyone feels included.

With these few things in mind, your bridal shower is sure to be a blast. So sit back, relax, and get ready to make some amazing memories with the bride-to-be and all her loved ones. Let’s get this party started!

Create a Memory 

Remember, what’s most important is not how much you spend on bridal shower gifts for guests but that you choose something that you think the guests will appreciate and enjoy. A small, meaningful gift can be just as special as a more expensive one.

TisBest Charity Gift Cards are the best bridal shower favor, as they fit every budget. These amazing cards allow your guests to select the charity of their choice, and the entire value of the card goes directly to that organization. Plus, since the card is meant to be given away, you’ll be sure to spread love and happiness all around.

So, look beyond those run-of-the-mill gifts and give something that truly makes a difference. With TisBest Charity Gift Cards you can support a variety of causes, from animal welfare to environmental protection to children’s education and so much more. And the best part? You get to make your guests feel good, too, knowing that their values are being supported in a meaningful way.

Order Bridal Shower Favors That Emanate Love

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