February 9, 2022  •  5min read

Plan A Vintage-Retro Style for Memorable Bridal Shower Party

Vintage theme bridal shower

So, you’ve been given the task of hosting a bridal shower. You want to make it special because your best friend is getting engaged. However, you’re still confused about where to start. Don’t worry, as we’ve collected some party ideas to kick-start your planning process so you’ll throw an unforgettable wedding shower.

16 Vintage Style Decors for A Bridal Shower

The first step is picking a theme. We recommend a vintage bridal shower, especially if the guest of honor is a fan of The Crown on Netflix. Here are our ideas for this wedding theme: 

1. Round Paper Lantern with Floral Print

The vintage flowers printed in these paper lanterns induce an entirely vintage vibe. You can hang them from the ceiling or use them in the background of a photo booth for your bridal shower.

2. Petite Mismatched Teacups and Saucers

Host a tea party like the royals! These mismatched, vintage teacups add fun and chic addition to the gathering.

3. Retro Floral Bridal Shower Invitations

Pick a bridal invite with a bold floral color design with your choice of colors. It’s the perfect invite for the bride-to-be or couples who adore a retro design.

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4. Vintage Style Frames

Try adding strings across this white vintage frame and putting in some pictures of the bride with her besties to make it fully personalized.

5. Vintage Flute Glass Champagne Design

Bubblies are a must-have for any wedding shower. These chic champagne flutes feature ornate pressed glass designs that are suitable ways to toast the couple.

6. Vintage Style White Lace Table Runner

Embroidered vintage lace is a staple of any vintage-inspired event. This sheer, delicate table runner is made of high-quality rose vintage lace and will lend a romantic vibe to your wedding shower.

7. A Couple of Fairytale Guest Book

A vintage guest book lets the guest make their mark by signing them. Each page isn’t embossed and stained as they’re also hand-torn, hand sewn and hand folded.

8. The Vintage Key for The Cardholder

Let guests find their seats at the bridal shower with antique keys as cardholders.

9. White Pearl Garland

Pearls are also another timeless addition that suits any vintage-style event. You can hang this garland on walls or use it to add to a vintage lace table runner and add additional glamour to your tabletop.

10. Round Dollies on White Paper Lace

Put these delicate lace doilies under teacups, centerpieces or any place that could use some old-school flair.

11. English Garden Party Garland

Adding a rustic garland to your wedding shower is fun and playful. You can try using it as an accent in a photo booth or dangle it down the side of a table.

12. Advice and Wishes Cards

For a classic and fun bridal shower game, have guests write down their wishes for the soon bride-to-be and her husband soon-to-be. Then, get the couple to read it and share who wrote what. You can choose from the two wording options: “The New Mr and Mrs” or “Our Newest Happy Couple.”

13. Self-Standing Chalkboard Sign

Get a chalkboard sign to introduce the bridal party, say congratulations to the bride-to-be, or even list the brunch menu. Grab a bridesmaid you know who’s good with pens and get her to write whatever message you want to show your guests. You can reuse the sign for another event, such as a rehearsal dinner or even a baby shower for even other events.

14. Vintage Love Charades

It’s a game from the 1950s filled with 23 popsicle-style sticks with words or phrases that you or your guests need to act out. It’s a classic game that will keep your guests entertained and laughing the whole afternoon. Also, you can use it for the bride-to-be’s bachelor party.

15. Fans of Wood and Roses

An afternoon wedding shower outdoors in the summer can get a little hot, so keep your guests cool with vintage handheld fans. You can also have them as wedding shower favors so your guests can use them after the event is over.

16. Old Book Butterfly Garland

There is nothing more vintage and suitable for bridal showers than repurposing old book pages as decorations. It’s a great way to add a vintage flavor to the gathering.

Other Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

The theme for a bridal shower is endless and you can come up with anything from a nautical party, a fancy pajama party, to a beach celebration. If you’re looking for other ideas to throw a bridal shower theme, make sure that it’s enjoyable for everyone, even your old-ass grandmother! Considering that the party will include multi-generational guests is also essential, from the bride’s young 3-year-old nephews to her mom’s best friend. However, you can still make it a fun and wild celebration for you and your BFFs who are about to get hitched. Check out the article for 13 extraordinary bridal shower theme ideas and pick the kind of celebration you want.

Guntur author at Bali Wedding
Guntur has been writing tips and tricks for weddings in Bali since 2020. He has written everything from preparing a pre-wedding in Bali to the best wedding dress and makeup you should choose for a wedding in paradise.

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