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Our Favorite Fall Bridal Shower Ideas

With the vibrant change of the leaves, cooler temperatures, and warm, earthy hues, autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to celebrate your bridal shower. And what better way to embrace the season than with unique touches that will leave your guests eagerly awaiting your big day? With the radiant shades brought on by a Southern fall, the opportunities to play with themes and decorations are endless. Read on for our fall-themed decor ideas for planning your perfect bridal shower!

Golden & Crisp Decor Ideas

Your bridal shower decor doesn’t have to match your wedding theme so even if you’re having a warm and sunny South Carolina beach wedding, you can freely embrace the beauty of Autumn as your focal point. Start by picking a color theme: burnt orange, burgundy, and other muted neutrals will provide you with endless options for decor. Using flowers matching your color scheme to decorate your tables will help brighten the room. For an added flair, the blooms can be accented with pinecones and fall berries.

Pumpkins are an essential part of signature fall decor. If orange isn’t your favorite color, consider adding white pumpkins or painting them to match the color of your theme. Of course, any bridal shower needs some shine, and warm, gold accents beautifully complement a deep, vibrant fall palette. Try to incorporate gold tassels, rosary beads, or a fun gold vase to hold your floral arrangement. Don’t forget to set the mood with autumnal candles lit about the room!

A Harvest Feast

When you are working with the flavors of fall, the options for delicious offerings are endless! Plan out the perfect warm and comforting harvest meal for your guests. An aesthetically designed charcuterie board doubles as a warm array of hors d’oeuvres and a decor piece. Place your cheeses on a wooden board, setting out the more colorful bites like arils and fig jam alongside it. Add baked brie, bruschetta, and any type of crostini as a finishing touch to make your guests feel truly pampered! If you are a wine enthusiast, supplement your display with the perfect fall wine.

Keep in mind that providing your guests with options is key, and a themed dessert table is another great way to incorporate the spirit of the season! Incorporate trademark autumn dishes such as pecan pie, an apple-cinnamon dish, and, of course, lots of pumpkin-flavored treats. Pour some mulled apple cider in a festive mason jar for an added touch of spicy warmth that all of your guests will appreciate. Let your bridal shower embrace the spirit of the season with any one of these perfect autumn recipes – you can’t go wrong!


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Sugar, Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice

Looking for a fun, festive way to send off your guests? Allow them to do a little “trick-or-treating” before they leave at a custom candy bar! Set up large glass jars of varying heights. Fill the jars candy, and arrange whimsical to-go cartons or bags so that each guest can leave with a fun surprise before they walk out the door. Be sure to add in some of each variety of candy: chocolate, licorice, something sour, and candy corn, of course. Favor bags can even be personalized to have a photo of a sweet message from you. Your guests are sure to enjoy this little ode to autumn at your bridal shower!

Fabulous Fall Games

Games are a staple for any exciting bridal shower and there is a variety of them that will do the trick! Just be sure to add a fall accent to it. Typing up your classic “He Said, She Said” game cards on brown cardstock tied with a piece of twine will add extra fall flair to the table. Incorporate some romantic fall movies to the “Name that Movie” and have your bride decide between an apple picking or pumpkin picking date for “Would She Rather?” These games are meant to give the bride her time to shine and with these creative touches, she can do just that!

Fall is the coziest season to celebrate your bride’s love story, from the rich, romantic palettes, earthy blooms, and delicious cuisine and drinks that will leave you feeling warm from the inside out. Most importantly, guests will be eagerly anticipating your special day.

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