Hosting a Bridal Shower with Carter's Collective

Here at Carter’s Collective Fine Jewelry, we love celebrating EVERYTHING! With three ladies getting married this fall, we couldn't have been more thrilled to celebrate our very own brides-to-be. Thinking about throwing a bridal shower soon? Check out the details below because we're telling you EVERYTHING you need to know!

We hosted a beautiful bridal shower at The Social Venue in downtown Hattiesburg located next to Love Birds Bridal Boutique.

First things first, curate the vision! Pick a theme and create your vision board. After you've picked a theme, get the guest list ASAP. The amount of people in attendance will help determine who can help and how to budget.

Once that's done, it's time to think about invitations. You can go traditional with paper invites, send digital ones through text, or keep it casual with a Facebook event. You've got options! Just make sure they match your overall theme.

If you opt for the timeless elegance of paper invitations, consider Love Birds Bridal Boutique in Hattiesburg, MS, a one-stop destination for brides-to-be. They provide in-house printing services, making it the ideal place for brides seeking not only gorgeous stationery but also a curated selection of bridal gowns. 

Decorations? Well, we decided on the theme Petals and Prosecco! Naturally you think of flowers – the more, the merrier! We went all out with a DIY bouquet bar, where guests created take-home floral arrangements. It served as both décor and a fun activity, plus guests got to leave with a flowery favor!

For our floral needs, we always use Blooms Company also located in downtown Hattiesburg. They are masters in crafting stunning floral arrangements and offer an array of floral and party rental options.

And let's not overlook the balloon arch – when it comes to balloon decor, Balloon Bash is our go-to! They have a knack for nailing a theme, and they even added champagne balloons to this spectacular arrangement!

Now, what to wear? The wardrobe inspiration can range from costume to black tie. We told our guests to keep it chill and comfy with their favorite sundresses. Pastels and floral patterns were spot on for the petals and prosecco theme. And don't forget the bride – make her feel like a special with a playful veil to wear during the whole shower!

Last but certainly not least- don’t forget the drinks and dessert!

A mimosa bar was perfect for this theme. Guests could choose their choice of sparkling wine or champagne to mix with orange juice or cranberry juice with fruit toppings! Putting petals in the ice was another way to elevate the theme and just bring it all together. For all your alcoholic beverage requirements, we highly recommend turning to Lincoln Road Package Store in Hattiesburg, MS.

And when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth with personalized cookies, there's no better choice than Candis Cookies in Laurel, MS. She’s simply the best!

Whether you’re a bride to be or a hostess looking for recommendations- you’re ready to plan an epic shower with all the recommendations from Carter’s Collective! Get it girl!