It’s bridal shower season, chicks! Get ready for brunches, garden parties, wine and paint parties, afternoons with mixologists (to perfect those oh-so-obligatory signature sips for spring/summer soirees and the wedding itself!), and all the games you hate to play, but oblige anyway, because #friendship. For a bridesmaid, MOB/MOG/MOH, and/or anyone else who’s planning the celebration, though, the to-do list is bonkers. And one of the biggest question marks, without fail, will always be what to give out as a favor. I went through a list of ideas for my sister’s shower last summer, and still inevitably came back to mini bottles of raspberry (palette-matching) champagne. Booze: pretty much the most basic thing to gift guests at bridal showers these days, but does it matter? They’re cute, they’re on-trend, they’re festive, and they’re the perfect thing to remember you have in your fridge when you’ve had a beyond kind of day. A win in our book! So, we’re taking a second to scale back on all the experiential stuff and out-of-the-box takeaways that have happened in the bridal shower world the last few years, and returning to some favor ideas from Kate Aspen that are classics, but still super cool, chic - and utterly utilitarian.
Kate Aspen is the leading designer of wedding favors, bridal shower favors, baby shower favors, christening favors, and birthday party favors. These wedding favors are known for being unique, on trend, beautifully-packaged and practical. Brides can choose from a large selection of wedding and bridal shower favors that coordinate with any wedding theme, style, or color palette. And guests will undoubtedly be impressed with the loot they’re lusting over at their tables and can then take home with them at the end.
The Kate Aspen line boasts a wide selection of personalized favors that include bottle stoppers, bottle openers, personalized glassware, candles, luggage tags, coasters, favor boxes and containers, party bags, frames and place card holders. Just recently, the brand expanded into party decor with the addition of personalized table runners, custom photo backdrops, party flags and straws, personalized hand fans, and party banners. Essentially, Kate Aspen is proud to be a memorable part of any and everything you celebrate.
I didn’t have any idea about the favors that my “planning committee,” as my mom called it, vetted for my own bridal shower - just about 5 years ago. And I was pleasantly surprised with what they ended up landing on: the sweetest heart-shaped tea infusers that so perfectly matched my feminine, soft pink-kissed bridal shower. They’re temporarily out of stock RN, so that should tell you, what was on-point nearly half a decade ago is STILL wildly popular.
Nothing completes a bridal shower like tasty table decor. Kate Aspen table lanterns add a special touch to every stage of the perfect event. Add a lantern to every table to make your bridal shower totally lit and we promise you, it’ll be an element that all of your guests remember. How sweet are these, too? Lanterns are a trend that flickers every season, and they’re glowing like crazy right now, so something like this will be so fun. The color, too, was made for warmer months, which will be coming in hot in just a few weeks. Not only will guests have a great time staring at them during the shower, they’ll be so excited to light up their house or plan a deck-style cocktail party with friends and happily use them for ambiance.
The bride’s special event is a celebration through and through and what better way to commemorate that than with a bottle opener favor? Yes, you’ve seen them before - a wholeeee lot - but have they ever looked as cute as this one does? I would gladly crack open a beer and hand it over to my hubby (not one for beer bloat and hopsy bubbles), if it meant that I could use this gold love gadget to do it.
Plus, I feel like wine is getting so much more portable… it won’t be long before personal-sized glass bottles of wine are available. And these loveys will get ALL the use. Can’t drink wine without some love, arewerite??!?
And while we’re on the subject of that sweet, juicy nectar that can only come from an aged wine bottle, personalized glassware that resonates with your whole shower vibe is never a punishment. I have used every specialty glass I’ve ever gotten from a shower or a wedding itself, and whatever I’m drinking just ends up tasting better. #ItsaFact. We love these Travel & Adventure-themed stemless glasses, because yes, they’re stemless glasses (been there, done that, oh well!), but the designs and the messaging is adorable - plus a reminder to every guest to GTFO there and start living their best lives.
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