5 unique bridal shower favor ideas for an unforgettable party!


Love, Oliver and Michele via 100 Layer Cake

I’m in the middle of planning my sister’s bridal shower at the moment and we just started looking at cute and unique bridal shower favor ideas for the guests. While I’m still narrowing down our choices, I thought I’d share with you a whole bunch of adorable and useful options that you can buy or DIY for bridal shower favors or for bridal shower game prizes.

I have one requirement for favors for any parties. They have to be at least vaguely useful. Most of us are in a constant state of trying to de-clutter, so adding useless junk no one will ever use is a big no for me. These are all pretty and useful, no matter your guest’s differing styles.

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City hall wedding dress inspiration for unique brides

short chic city hall wedding dress

Winnie Au via Refinery29

With the average cost of a wedding climbing steadily to over $30k, it’s no surprise many couples are opting for a less-traditional wedding day. That’s where city hall weddings come in — they provide the perfect stylish but low-key ceremony to a wedding day, while also giving couples the flexibility to celebrate their reception the way they want to. Restaurant reception? Sure. Picnic in a park after the ceremony? Can do! Really, it’s the perfect solution to any couple looking to have more simple, meaningful day while still maintaining a sense of style.

But what to wear? Luckily, a city hall bride can wear anything on her big day. Jumpsuit? Short dress? Long gown? It’s really up to the bride! If you can’t decide what city hall wedding dress style is best for you, don’t despair! Check out our picks for the best looks for a city hall bride…

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A chic ruffle-inspired California wedding by Shane & Lauren Photography

Sweet summer bride and groom photo

Oh, I just love starting off the week on a high note — which is fortunate, because this gorgeous, chic ruffle-inspired California wedding is just the thing you need to need to feel amazing this Monday! Haley and Tony were married in the most gorgeous California ceremony at the Brigantine Del Mar in Del Mar, California. Haley’s gorgeous ruffled wedding dress was the starting point to inspire the rest of the day — the cake, centerpieces and other details all took after her unique gown… and it’s truly amazing!

Even more beautiful than the ruffle-inspired wedding decor? The way that Haley and Tony look at each other. There’s more than one happy, tearful moment… which is thankfully captured perfectly by Shane & Lauren Photography. Read on to see more of this beautiful ruffle-inspired California wedding.

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10 summer wedding planning tips that brides shouldn’t forget

Gorgeous summer bride with a flower crown

Blue Grace Photography via Glamour and Grace Blog

There are never-ending reasons why couples choose to get married during the summer – it’s warm, it’s sunny, and it’s generally just a happy time of year no matter where you live.

During the summer, however, there are extra precautions that the bride (and her guests!) need to take in order to stay happy and healthy throughout a hot summer wedding day. Keep all of the summer wedding planning tips following in mind as you plan your soiree.

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