Gold, Rose Gold and Copper metals have made their way into our home decor, closets and tableware with full force over the last few years, so it is only fitting that they begin to take center stage on bridal shower tablescapes this wedding season. Planning a gold themed bridal shower can be fun but slightly overwhelming at times however, with just a few key elements your table can become a the talk of your gathering.
My #1 Tip For Planning Your Gold Themed Bridal Shower Tablescape
Flowers. Flowers. Flowers. If there is one tip I can give you when planning a bridal shower, or any gathering for that matter, when in doubt add flowers. A few of my favorite, can’t-go-wrong-with, flowers are Peonies, Tulips and Hydrangeas. You can find each of them most times of the year, prices may vary during their peak vs non-peak growing seasons but over all they are available year round in the U.S. most months.
If you can find flowers in the theme colors of your bridal shower even better however, I don’t think you can go wrong with pink or white Peonies for a spring or summer bridal shower, especially when planning a rose gold inspired bridal shower tablescape. Add a few white Tulips to your vase filled with peonies to bring another textural element to the table as well as a variety of shapes. In fact if you find Peonies are hard to locate, beginning with Tulips then add just two or three Peonies will give you a similar effect on a more reasonable floral budget.
Tip #2 for Planning a Gold Themed Bridal Shower :: Go For The Gold
If gold is your theme go for it! Jump all in and don’t hold back!
Pure white plates with a simple banded accent from Le Creuset’s tableware collection sit a top gold chargers creating the perfect frame for a small shower gift personalized with each guests name. The shower gifts, also on theme are tucked inside gold dotted linen bags tied with gold confetti name tags all from a local craft store, serve a dual function as a place card letting guests know where to sit.
And don’t stop there, gold-rimmed stemware like these red and white wine versions from Mikasa’s Gold Accent Stemware collection look uber feminine filled with rose or your favorite bubbles.
Tip #3 for Planning A Gold Themed Bridal Shower Table :: Special Touches Make All the Difference
We have the theme, we have the flowers, next up are the little touches that really make your bridal shower table feel special. Mini Cupcakes in the brides favorite flavor are served with coordinating tiny saucers and Hampton Forge Copper Paris flatware.
Each place setting is tucked into the guests napkin using a simple pocket fold. Here I have thrown out the traditional place setting format and tucked the fork, knife and spoon together in a Rose Nouveau cloth napkin by April Cornell – perfectly pretty in dusty rose.
Tip #4 for Planning a Gold Themed Bridal Shower Table :: Let The Bride Shine
Your table is set and you are ready to welcome your guests. My final tip for planning your gold themed bridal shower… Let the Bride shine. A Bridal shower is such a lovely time for the bride to spend time with her closest friends and loved ones, cater to her needs. Offer to get her another glass of wine or to get her a plate of food, she is under quite a bit of stress these days and deserves a day to be surrounded by family and the beauty of your tablescape.
Have a sip of that rose and relax. You have planned, prepped and your shower is going to be a huge success! Cheers!
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