Clever and Affordable Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas

If you’re tasked with planning a bridal shower, chances are you’re pretty close with the bride-to-be. First and foremost, make it about her. Would she prefer a classic afternoon tea or a non-traditional afternoon at a brewery? Let her personality guide your direction and theme. Then, dress it to the nines with these inexpensive and easy bridal shower decoration ideas.


1. Create a Balloon Arch

Balloons are one of the cheapest and most effective bridal shower decoration ideas, since they take up a lot of visual space. With a few extra hands from the wedding party and a low-temperature glue gun, it’s pretty light work.

If you don’t want to splurge on the glue gun, this DIY option uses fishing wire instead. A helium tank or pump will help, or simply enlist extra lung power from friends. Select balloons in a few colors to match your palette.


2. Stage a Photo Wall

Is your bestie a savvy Instagrammer? Pick up a metallic foil fringe curtain at your local party supply store to create an easy photo wall. Bonus points for a few silly props to make it a complete photo booth. If you’re also planning a bachelorette party, you can use the curtain for that bash as well.


3. String Balloon Letters

Save on the helium tank and string balloon letters to some twine for a custom banner. Find letter balloons here at Balloon Arches.