These days, wedding showers or bridal showers have turned co-ed, a shower not just for the bride but for both the bride and groom. Showers are the perfect opportunity for guests of family and friends to shower the couples with love, best wishes and gifts that will help the couple as they start out their new life together.



A wonderful way of throwing wedding showers is to embellish them with decorations that are consistent with the celebrating couples' respective wedding themes. Themes are a great of way of creating unique and memorable parties that guests buzz about afterward. They are almost indispensable these days and rightfully so because they allow couples to showcase their individual personalities and styles. Themes could be concocted from a couple's favorite activity, a time of the season or a sport.

Wedding themes can be the source of inspiration for wedding shower themes. In fact, both wedding showers and the wedding itself could share the same theme. How does one incorporate a common theme in two separate events? Here are a few ideas:



Start by personalizing save the dates, shower invitations and wedding invitations according to the wedding theme. Garden weddings, for example, can have save the dates and invitations with the same floral, butterflies or watering can icon art. They can come in different vibrant colors like green for the save the dates, orange for the invitations and sky blue for the invitations. They can all have a personalized antique gold or brown ribbon.


This can then translate to the wedding programs that may be written on colorful hand fans for garden wedding themes. The hand fans can have the same color as the invites and the save the dates, while the ribbons tied to the hand fans can match the ribbons that will be used for both the wedding and bridal shower favors.


Wedding shower themes can also be matched to wedding themes through the wedding favors. The favors can be personalized to fit both the wedding shower and the wedding itself. During the shower, provide guests with heart-shaped cookie cutters and cookie mixes in personalized favor bags, for traditional and romantic themed weddings. During the actually wedding, give away cookies or favorite treats in spice jars personalized with intricately designed labels and ribbons to match.


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