When I started having questions regarding my bridal shower, I felt like nothing was helping! I gathered lots of different ideas from different websites, and I put them all together! I am getting married Mar 27, 2012 in St. Thomas. The wedding will just be FI and I, very personal and intimate. We realized early on we were having issues on *where* to get married, because I am from PA, he is from VA, and we live in CT. Needless to say, a "planned elopement" was the way to go! We decided to take a cruise, and this is our wedding-moon, it's just the two of us. Some days I'm sad that it's just the two of us, but after this bridal shower, I'm very thankful I'm not planning a REAL wedding, I think I might have turned into Bridezilla!
My bridal shower was on Nov 26th in my hometown in PA. It was at a cozy italian restaurant, I did not need a large area because I did not have a large number of guests coming. I began struggling with what I was going to wear, especially because it was taking place in November! So many websites had great ideas for summer showers, but nothing for potential SNOW! Everything worked out great, and it was 55 degrees on Saturday! Our wedding colors are turquoise and sand. I found a turquoise dress I loved on ModCloth, and then accessorized from there. The banner in my photo came from Etsy, and I loved it! The shower favors were starfish magnets, and the pocket size anti bacterial hand gels from Bath and Body Works. The entire shower was "beach themed", and the hand sanitizers were all scents that dealt with island, ocean, or caribbean! The desserts we had were cookie trays with homemade cookies, seahorse lollipops that I made from molds, and cake! Some of the same colors/decorations will be used for our AHR, which is yet to be determined.