Bridal Shower Theme Ideas for 2017

A bridal shower is the perfect way to make any bride-to-be feel special and demonstrate the love and affection her friends and family have for her. Choosing a theme for your bridal shower adds a fun twist and provides plenty of inspiration for selecting decorations and refreshments. We’ve gathered some of our favorite trendy and timeless bridal shower themes for 2017, as well as our favorite looks for each one.

Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

Choosing a Bridal Shower Theme

Above all, a bridal shower should match the style and interests of the lady it’s meant to honor, but it’s important to keep other factors in mind, too. The season, the budget, the venue and the guest list should all be considered when you’re deciding on a bridal shower theme.

Elegant Beach Party

A beach-themed bridal shower is a wonderful choice for a carefree bride who loves the shore! Summer is the most obvious time of year for a beachy shower, but it’s also a fun idea for a winter shower. Your guests will certainly appreciate the opportunity to forget about cold weather for an afternoon and bask in those warm-weather vibes. Decorate with blue and tan to create the palette of sand and water, and work in a seashell motif for a classic beach house look. Using real palm fronds will help set a tropical scene!

Bridal Shower Ideas

Our sheer arched lace dress is a fabulous look for the bride. Its chic silhouette and subtle patterning maintain sophisticated style, while the sheer overlay adds a breezy touch that’ll call the shore to mind.

Afternoon Tea

Sophisticated yet fun, the tea party themed bridal shower is the perfect way to celebrate an occasion the bride has been dreaming of. Take a page from the Brits and serve a classic high tea for a sweet, memorable shower that’s great any time of year. Set the scene with elegant tableware, doily accents, and a tiered cake tray laden with scones, cookies and small sandwiches. Brew up a few pots of Earl Grey or English Breakfast, and you’re all set.

Ideas for Bridal Shower Themes

The bride will look posh enough for tea with the Queen in our sleeveless mikado midi dress. The silhouette is timeless and, while a hint of shine gives the fabric a luxurious look. 

Garden Soiree

For a late spring or summer shower, a garden party is the way to go! Whether you make it a backyard celebration or rent a venue, be sure to choose a location where you can enjoy the outdoors and be surrounded by colorful flower beds. Garnish your snacks and cocktails with flower petals and leave the rest of the decorating to Mother Nature.

Fun themes for bridal showers

The bride to be will be stunning in our floral beaded blouson cocktail dress, a lighthearted and unique look. Delicate beaded flowers and vines bring this dress’s gauzy overlay to life.
 

Flapper Theme

Channel the vivacious glamour of the Roaring Twenties with an unforgettable flapper themed bridal shower. All of the guests will have a blast showing off their best Great Gatsby inspired attire while they sip Prohibition-era cocktails. Go shiny and bold with Art Deco themed decor and play jazz records for the bridal shower of the decade.

Fun bridal shower ideas

The bride will be the most fabulous flapper at the bash in deco inspired geometric beaded dress with its rows of beaded embellishments. Finger waves, a feathered headband and a bold red lip are all you need to complete the look.
 

Vintage Shower

Any off-beat bride will go wild for a vintage-themed shower. Take your guests back in time by making a few eye-catching antiques the central focus of your decor. An old typewriter, a vintage camera or two and a record player will create a retro-chic atmosphere. This theme is totally timeless and works great any time of year.

Unique Bridal Party Themes

Our floral sequin beaded cocktail dress puts a haute touch on the classic 1950’s aesthetic. This quirky yet elegant look is the perfect style for your vintage bridal shower.
 

Brunch Date

Who doesn’t love brunch? Great for bridal showers on a budget, the brunch theme is sure to delight all of your guests. Serve beloved breakfast staples like gourmet pancakes and waffles, set up a mimosa bar and decorate with fresh-cut flowers to get the day started right.

Bridal Shower Dresses and Themes

A brunch themed event can range from casual to sophisticated, so a versatile dress is key for the bride. Our charming lace sheath dress can be dressed up or down to perfectly fit the style of the occasion.
 

Endless Shower Styles

For more great bridal shower outfit ideas that fit these themes and many others, take a look at our full collection of bridal shower dresses. While you’re at it, peruse our bridesmaid dress styles and shop gorgeous looks for your best ladies.