Wedding shower decorations: table decorated with flowers and pink napkins

One of the best parts about planning a wedding shower is choosing the wedding shower decorations. It’s your chance to get creative and celebrate the happy couple. While wedding showers are typically coed events, the term is often used interchangeably with bridal showers. 

With this in mind, we’re sharing some of our favorite wedding shower and bridal shower decoration ideas. We’re also offering ideas on wedding and bridal shower invitations to match a variety of themes. Get ready to party!

Boho Wedding Shower Decorations

Wedding shower decorations: Boho Hoops Invitation

Design: Lissa Anglin

It’s hard not to love a boho or rustic wedding shower. With bohemian flair and laid-back luxury, you can create an atmosphere full of charm and coziness. Break out your bridal shower checklist and consider these wedding shower decorations for a boho or rustic event.

Chalkboard Welcome Sign

You can’t go wrong with a classic chalkboard sign. Go the DIY route or commission a beautifully handwritten sign from a local artist. What we love about this is that you can reuse the sign for the wedding reception if it continues with the boho theme. 

Mason Jar Centerpieces

Mason jars are a must-have for any rustic or boho-themed event. Not only are they inexpensive wedding shower decorations but they’re also remarkably versatile — you can fill them with string lights, spray paint them in rose gold or your wedding colors, or wrap them in twine to create different effects. Order some extra jars and use them to hold candy as party favors. Take a look at these rustic Mason jar centerpiece ideas to get some inspiration for your event. 

Rustic Bunting

Whether you’re hosting the event indoors or outside, rustic bunting is a wonderful way to add character and charm to the celebration. Look for natural burlap bunting, or use your craft skills to create your own using boho-inspired fabrics like cotton, silk, or hemp. 

Wildflower Displays

Flowers bring a wedding shower to life. Add some color and texture to your rustic boho event with the help of gorgeous wildflowers. Opt for fresh flowers for that added burst of fragrance, or stick with dried flowers that you can reuse or gift to guests at the end of the celebration. 

Tropical Wedding Shower Decorations

Wedding shower decorations: Tropical Shower Invitation

Design: Clementine Creative

Make your guests smile with a tropical wedding shower theme. Imagine bright colors, tropical flowers, and plenty of fun props. A tropical party theme is perfect for a summertime celebration, be it a seaside soiree or backyard pool party. Take a look at these fun tropical wedding shower decoration ideas. 

Tropical Balloon Garland

Bring out some of those tropical colors with a vibrant balloon garland of yellows, blues, pinks, oranges, and greens. Whether you use it at the party’s entryway or as a fun photo backdrop, it’s hard to miss with a festive balloon garland. 

Tiki Torches

Every party needs lighting and tiki torches are an ideal complement to your tropical theme. Place them outside to guide your guests towards the food and chill zones, or use indoor LED versions to add atmosphere to your space. 

Tropical Flower Wall

Transport your guests to an island paradise with a tropical flower wall. Rent a faux flower and greenery wall from an event supply company or create a DIY botanical backdrop with giant faux leaves. We love the idea of using this as a photo booth backdrop or as the location for opening wedding shower gifts (or bridal shower gifts). 

Fruity Tablescape

Take inspiration from delicious tropical fruits with a fruity tablescape. Use brightly colored tableware, sprinkle fruit-shaped confetti, and use pineapples as table decor. This is perfect for a brunch or cocktail party where tropical mimosas and piña coladas are on the menu. 

Pastel Wedding Shower Decorations

Sprinkle of Gold Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

For an adorable wedding shower theme, look no further than pastels. Create a dreamy space with pastel balloons and cloud garlands, or get inspired by ice creams and donuts to recreate a dessert shop experience. Here are a few pastel-themed wedding shower decoration ideas to get you started. 

Oversized Pastel Balloons

Who says pastels can’t be dramatic? Make your pastel palette pop with oversized balloon installations. Suspend balloons from the ceiling in clusters over your party tables, or set up a giant balloon arch as an impressive photo backdrop. 

Pastel Table Settings

There are plenty of pastel-colored tableware and table decor pieces, so have fun mixing and matching. Head to your favorite party supply or home decor store to stock up on dinnerware, napkins, reusable straws, table runners, candles, and glasses that match your dreamy aesthetic. 

Tea Party Centerpieces

Pastels are the perfect partner for a tea party theme, but there’s no need to keep things dainty. Go big with your centerpieces and dazzle your guests. Carefully stack teapots to create an eye-catching tower, or use giant teacups as the perfect holders for real or faux plants. Try to reuse tea sets that you or the wedding party might already have, or buy secondhand pieces and start a collection to use at future events. 

Pastel Dessert Station

Food is one of the best parts of any event, so why not play up your party theme with a pastel dessert station? From donuts and cupcakes to crumpets and croissants, fill the table with stacks of sweets and refreshing drinks. Don’t forget the cake toppers and decoration kits so people can style their own desserts.

Black Tie Wedding Shower Decorations

Lattice Border Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

For the couple who loves the finer things in life, a swanky wedding shower is sure to be a hit. Consider hosting a sophisticated black-tie affair that has all the glam of a red carpet event. Here’s how to create a luxe aesthetic with the help of party decor.

Crystal Chandeliers

Nothing says chic quite like a chandelier. To instantly glam up a space, hire party rental pros to install chandeliers wherever you like. You could even create a photo booth with one or several chandeliers as the backdrop.

Fresh Floral Centerpieces

Stunning fresh flowers and luxury go hand in hand. Wow your guests with vases filled with brilliant blooms, a flower arch, or an edible floral topper on the celebration cake. Keep it simple with tones of white and cream, or add an accent color like red, pink, or lilac for a touch of fun.

Red Carpet Entrance

For the ultimate glam wedding shower decoration, roll out the red carpet — literally. You can easily find red carpet runners online along with other glitzy party decor items like stanchions and streamers. Hire a photographer to take photos of guests as they arrive and be sure to have plenty of bubbly on hand. For more ideas, don’t miss our top tips for hosting a Hollywood theme party.

Retro Wedding Shower Decorations

Bach Boots Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Go back in time with a retro theme filled with fun, nostalgia, and your favorite color palette. Whether you love old arcade games, 80s music, or retro camper vans, this theme is ideal for vintage fans. Here’s how to get the look with retro-themed wedding shower decorations.

Retro Gaming Table Decor

Bring your retro theme to life with the help of your favorite video game characters. Pick up figurines and decor items that feature classics like Pac-Man, Mario, Donkey Kong, and Sonic the Hedgehog. These fun table decorations add visual interest and make great conversation starters for guests. 

Neon Lighting

Bold, colorful lighting is perfect for a retro-themed wedding shower. Commission a personalized neon light that features the couple’s names, or rent one that features a much-loved retro word or phrase like ‘Totally Awesome!”

Records as Decor

Music is a big part of nostalgia, so it’s only fitting that it plays a part in your wedding shower decorations. Use real or fake records as the ultimate way to honor the theme. Suspend them from the ceiling, use them to create garland or centerpieces, or add one as a topper on a celebration cake. 

Retro Photo Booth

For a wedding shower decor idea that doubles as a practical experience, add a retro photo booth. Choose a photo booth that has a retro feel with plenty of colorful photo props. Encourage people to pose for snaps, then use them to create your own event gallery of memories. 

Liven Up Your Party with Fantastic Wedding Shower Decorations

Hosting a wedding shower can be so much fun. It’s all about celebrating the happy couple as they embark on an exciting new adventure together. For such a special moment leading up to the big day, only the right theme and party decor will do. 

Once you’ve decided on a wedding shower theme, browse our wedding shower invitations to find a design that suits your celebration. Choose your colors, customize the layout, and add your own wording and event details. When you’re all set, you can send your invites out in just a few clicks and wait for those RSVPs to pour in.