Saving money isn't just for the bride and groom. Being a member of the bridal party can be an expensive commitment, but these DIY party ideas can help you honor your friend without breaking the bank.
DIY Party Ideas For Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties
Host your parties at home: Bridal showers and bachelorette parties can be held in your home. If your home is too small to accommodate several guests, ask other bridal party members or close family members of the couple. While bridal showers have commonly been held in homes, bachelorette parties often tour the local bar scene, but an at-home celebration can be safe, fun and easy on everyone's wallet.
Borrow DIY wedding ideas from the bride: Chances are your bride has found several ways to cut back expenses. Making your own floral arrangements, printing invitations, and re-using items you have for decorations are great tips for a wedding and a pre-wedding party.
Serve appetizers instead of meals: Schedule your bridal shower in the evening and serve cocktails and appetizers. You could also have a mid-morning tea party if your bride loves traditional events.
Turn photos into decor: Turn your memories together into decorations she can keep. Photos of the bride with her friend and fiance make great conversation starters. If you have a photo printer on hand, you can take digital photos of the bride with her guests and send them home with everyone as personalized party favors.