Bold, Beautiful Bridal Shower Ideas on a Budget

Written By Mary Beth Eastman
Last updated December 11, 2020

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One of the most magical moments in any woman’s life, getting married is a monumental occasion that should be commemorated in every way possible. Nevertheless, finding unconditional love does not necessarily come complete with an unlimited supply of cash. In addition to planning your wedding, there are various other events that can cost you some big bucks if you’re not careful. That said, the following is an overview of tips to help you plan a bold, beautiful bridal shower on a budget.

To start with, there are plenty of ways to save money on your venue choice. First, there are likely locations in your area such as beaches and parks that are available for free. Otherwise, you could choose places such as churches, local businesses, or even restaurants, that are likely to provide you with food and adequate seating as well as a healthy discount.

Of course, you will want your decorations to be memorable. However, the price you pay for your decorations does not have to break the bank. Try your hand at DIY decorations or shop at local thrift stores or discount chains (i.e. the Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) to ensure you aren’t wasting too much money here. For example, a few flowers (real or silk) and a can of baby-pink or gold spray paint can take thrift store jars and vases to new heights for your table settings.

Last, but certainly not least, you will need to figure out the best options for food and refreshments. On the one hand, if you are having your shower at a venue that serves food, they will also provide you with meal options — possibly even at a discount. On the other hand, another way to save money is to make the food yourself or have someone close to your prepare it either as a gift to you and the groom or for a small fee. Nevertheless, this is a great method of cutting costs. Plus, if you use your rewards credit card you could be earning perks at the same time. Check out our list of best credit card perks and bonuses.

Overall, if you are looking for ways to plan an amazing shower for cheap, this should be a great starting point. No matter how simple or complex your theme may be, you can definitely achieve it with little money as well as the patience to DIY. On the other hand, for those who prefer to be hands-off during these sorts of events, there are also plenty of options to find people to help you plan and throw your events without wasting unnecessary funds.

Once the bridal shower is over, it’s time to upgrade to a Vegas suite for the bachelorette party!

About the Author

Mary Beth Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman serves as the content manager for Simple. Thrifty. Living, where she is dedicated to helping readers use money and credit wisely. Mary Beth believes that access to the right financial information paired with a growth mindset are essential tools for getting out of debt and building wealth. Mary Beth has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has focused her 20-year journalism career on putting readers front and center, carefully considering their concerns and presenting information that will help them in their everyday lives. She has won numerous statewide journalism awards. Her writing on personal finance as been featured on numerous websites in addition to Simple. Thrifty. Living, including Huffington Post and Lexington Law blog. Mary Beth resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her family and two rescue dogs.

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