Tips for Throwing a Bridesmaids Luncheon

Are you a bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, a future mother-in-law, or helping someone you love get ready for their wedding? Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, a bridesmaids luncheon, or having a little combination party, we want to help you plan and execute a celebration that will well exceed the bride’s expectations!

Here at The-DSA, we LOVE planning and throwing parties for any and every occasion, and weddings are certainly no exception.

If you’re planning to throw a bridal shower/luncheon for the bride and her bridesmaids, here are a few tips from DSA Executive Director Sandra Racz:

1. Get pieces you can reuse. These pieces can be plates that you’ve had for decades, place-setting holders that are simple and go with everything,

2. Go easy on the flowers. You don’t have to make extraordinary floral arrangements for the luncheon. You can do something as easy as buying a 6-pack of flowers from the Home Depot or Wal-Mart and surrounding them with pretty tissue paper. You don’t even have to take them out of their original packaging to put them in planters! They’ll still look perfect AND save you the hassle of having to do too much extra work when you only need them for a little while, and you can always decide to keep them and plant them in your yard after the luncheon!

3. Bring out your fine China, or don’t! A smaller luncheon like this is the PERFECT time to bring out your fine China. It will give your event a classic look and bring back memories of another special event that they may have been used at. Not really looking to get into the Chinaware? Pick up some plain white plates from a local dollar store and use those instead! They can look just as classic, are disposable, and will save you a ton of money because they’re cheap!

4. Don’t forget to use anything that’s memorable to the bride. You want this to be a memorable event for the bride, so why not use decor that is special to her? Use something from your own wedding, like your veil, to create a tablerunner! You may also want to consider using items from other loved ones’ weddings if possible to help decorate your luncheon.

5. Create a door wreath to welcome guests. Show off your DIY skills and welcome guests at the same time by creating your own door wreaths! You can pick up hula hoops from the dollar store alongside some spray paint to create a copper or bronzed-looking hula hoop. Then you can decorate with some faux flowers and top it off with a cute chalkboard message welcoming guests to your gathering!

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