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High End Bridal Showers without the High End Price Tag

Hosting a fabulous bridal shower in the Philadelphia area does not have to cost you an arm, leg, and firstborn child.

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It’s as simple as keeping it small with high end elements. 


~ Before you do anything else… Decide how much you want to spend on the total event.

Your party budget is your road map to avoid overspending. 


~ Give yourself at least 3 months to plan so you aren’t rushed into impulse buys.


~ Keep the guest list small.

This will allow you to have enough spending money for finer food, invitations, decorations, and favors. 


~ Choose a location that matches your budget, your style, and your estimated guest count.

You don’t want a large venue to look empty with a small group… and you don’t want to cram a lot of people into a tiny space either.


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~ Don’t serve a full meal.

You can serve hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a signature drink with a cute name, and a beautiful cake (or cupcakes). 


The high-end look comes from your display. Finger sandwiches on a tiered stand will look more upscale than serving them on a dinner plate. 


(Another classic bridal shower option – Afternoon Tea)


Plastic table covers, paper plates, and paper cups are an absolute no no. They actually take away from the expensive look you are trying to create.


Send printed invitations – not handwritten. 

Decorate with floral arrangements. A few arrangements throughout the party space will add a touch of elegance.

Hire a live musician. You can pay a college music major a small fee to play an instrument during your Philadelphia area bridal shower.

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Posted by Randi Martin, Chief Event Planner, Trilogy Event Design on 04/16/2014

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