Shower Savings: My Bridal Shower!

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Earlier this month, I had my bridal shower!

My family did an amazing job putting together a beautiful day. I wanted to share some photos, savings tips, & where to get decorations for creating the perfect bridal shower!

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The shower was hosted at Incswell in my hometown, Marietta, OH. We had booked this months ago & at the same time, I booked it for my rehearsal dinner + for our wedding day for my bridal party to get ready - and we got a great deal for booking this spot for three different events!

I loved the tall ceiling, exposed brick, and floor length windows for lighting & think it will be a cozy spot for the rehearsal dinner & will also have great lighting for our wedding day getting ready photos.

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My dad built the frame for this photo backdrop & my sister found the floral background on Amazon. Here is a similar one (for less than $50). This was so much fun to use to take photos. We didn’t hire a photo booth for the wedding so I think I’ll order some photo props from Amazon (currently looking at these and these) & bring this one to use again - this would have been more expensive to rent & now we get to use it twice!

My mom got these gold/clear vases for around $6 each at Walmart & I thought they were so pretty - will probably use again for our rehearsal dinner!

I got my dress at my favorite consignment shop, Second Chance, for $18! (also got my turquoise bracelet there a while ago). And my sister got this cute fur chair at Big Lots!

OK, now for the best part - food + treats!

My sister & I went to Pat Catan’s closing sale a few days before the bridal shower & found these donut stands for 80% off ($4 for 4) - I wish I had bought a bunch to give out to friends because they were so cheap! Napkins from T.J. Maxx & donuts from my favorite hometown bakery, McHappy’s Bake Shoppe.

Treats included chocolate & vanilla donuts & strawberry & vanilla frosted sprinkle donuts from McHappy’s Bake Shoppe, strawberry, banana cream pudding, and vanilla raspberry-filled cupcakes from Lisa’s Sweet Stop, and themed cookies from a local baker! Gold tier-tray is from Hobby Lobby & rose-gold ferris wheel cupcake holder is from T.J. Maxx.

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My sister’s friend is a chef & provided the catering. We had pulled pork & cheeseburger sliders, truffle mac & cheese, pita & spinach & artichoke dip, and fruit!

Here are some additional photos of the day!

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Gold hoop wreathe decor is from Hobby Lobby and gold picture frame is from Dollar Tree.

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Thank you to all my friends & family who attended & celebrated with us - it was the best day!