When it comes to planning a wedding, it’s easy to forget all the other activities that come along with the big day. The bridal shower is an important tradition that most brides will have hosted in their honor before their wedding. However, that doesn’t mean it needs to feel like a second wedding. In the spirit of wedding season coming to an end, we thought we’d share some tips on how to plan a budget friendly bridal shower. We know there tends to be a ton of proposals as it gets close to the holiday season so we want to make sure you are ready for everything that comes along with an engagement!


Do it at someone’s house. The majority of the expense of a bridal shower can come from just renting out a space. Even if it’s a low key restaurant, you can’t control things like how much the food and beverages will cost. You’ll have a lot more freedom at someone’s house anyways when it comes to decorations.

Forget mailing out invites. Not only is that an additional expense but it also takes a ton of time. An email invite does the trick!

The more hosts the better. Having more hosts may seem like more of a hassle but it gives you more people to divide the work and divide the bill. Make sure you are picking the right people (like the bridal party) but always a good idea to have more than a few hosts to split the costs.

Games, games and more games. It’s easy to forget some of the items you didn’t splurge on when you have games to entertain your guests. Don’t go overboard but a few games are always a good idea at a bridal shower.

Make your own food. You don’t have to make everything but since you are doing it at someone’s house, the more people cooking and contributing to the food, the less you have to spend with a vendor. At the very least, make your own desserts!

Don’t forget about the flowers. Now our advice on flowers is that they can make or break things like a bridal shower and a wedding. We would suggest on splurging on this area and reaching out to your local DC florists but make sure they know you are looking for the best deals. We would recommend actually going to the flower shop and seeing what flowers you can get that are most cost effective. If you absolutely want to find a cheaper way to have flowers at your event, we’d recommend seeing what your local grocery store can offer in floral arrangements. You’ll have to put them together yourself but they can still be beautiful!


We hope our tips helped as you are thinking about the bridal shower you are planning. Remember, Nosegay D.C. is here to help with all of your flower needs! Reach out to us today at http://www.nosegayflowers.net/.