A Priceless Wedding Shower on a Budget

Budget shower

My oldest daughter is getting married in May! (You may have seen a previous post.) And she was only home in Little Rock for a month, which means lots of wedding planning, picking out a dress, checking out the reception spot, and having a bridal shower. Talk about busy!

(And that doesn’t include Christmas, New Years, everyone in the family getting strep, book edits and deadlines on another book, oh my!)

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at Leslie’s bridal shower. I got all the ideas on Pinterest! Click here to see my Bridal Shower Pinterest board.

My 7-year-old daughter was the photographer, thus the angle of many of these shots! At the end I’ll share the cost of everything … and prove that you can do a great shower on a budget!

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Leslie’s bridesmaids took her out for dinner and dancing for her “bachelorette” party, and I planned the shower … thankfully they helped with it, too. (I really is a blessing to have a bridesmaid who does wonderful cakes!)

Mother of the bride:

Mother of the Bride

Leslie (on the right) with two friends.

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Dining room decorations:

Dining room decorations

I bought antique kitchen items on eBay for decorations! (And I’m keeping them for MY decorations.)

Antique kitchen tools

These are Leslie’s colors for her wedding. I love the purple and teal together.

Another view of the dining room

I love this map heart garland since the happy couple is from two sides of the world!

Heart Garland

We set up a hot cocoa bar … and the canvas photo was my Christmas gift! There are mini chocolate chips, candy cane pieces, York peppermint patties, and Cinnamon white bark to add to the cocoa.

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Hot Cocoa Bar

We used canning jars for cups and I found these paper straws at Wal-mart. I also pulled out my great-grandmother’s doilies to give it some style.

Canning jars and paper straws

I found the dipped Oreos idea on Pinterest. And I topped them with candy pearls.

His and hers Oreos.

Wedding dress cupcake cake!

Finally, my favorite part! I love the wedding dress cake (cupcakes!) done by Kayleigh Stoltz.

So what was the cost of it all? Find out the grand (budget-friendly) total and read the original post at Inspired By Life … and Fiction.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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