21 Vintage Bridal Shower Ideas That Stand the Test of Time
If you've been tasked with hosting a bridal shower, you might not know where to begin. The first step? Establishing a theme. If the guest of honor loves antique shopping and re-watches The Crown on Netflix, a vintage bridal shower might just be the perfect fit.
We've gathered up some party ideas to kick-start the planning process so you can throw an awesome wedding shower the bride-to-be and her guests will never forget.
The Knot Shop Round Paper Lantern With Vintage Floral Print
The floral pattern on these paper lanterns evokes a vibe that's totally in line with vintage style. Hang them from the ceiling or use them as a backdrop for a photo booth at the shower.
All Little Cute Things Mismatched Tea Cups and Saucers
Make like the royals and host a tea party. These mismatched, vintage-inspired teacups add a shabby-chic touch.
The Knot Invitations Retro Floral Bridal Shower Invitations
This invite is perfect for the bride-to-be or couple who loves a retro vibe. The bridal shower invites have a bold floral design in your choice of colors.
The Knot Shop Open Ornate Vintage-Inspired Frame
Add some string across this white vintage frame and hang some pictures of the bride-to-be with her significant other for the perfect pop of personalization.
The Knot Shop Vintage-Style Pressed Glass Champagne Flute
No wedding shower is complete without some bubbly. These shabby-chic champagne flutes—featuring an ornate pressed-glass design—are the perfect way to toast the couple.
BOXAN Vintage White Lace Table Runner
Embroidered vintage lace is a staple of any vintage-inspired event. This sheer, delicate table runner is made of high-quality rose vintage lace and will lend a romantic vibe to your wedding shower.
ToBi Couple Fairytale Guest Book
Let guests make their mark by giving them a vintage guest book to sign. The pages inside are not only embossed and stained, but also hand-torn, hand-folded and hand-sewn.
Pebbys Joy White Pearl Garland
Pearls are another timeless staple that belong at any vintage-themed event. Hang this garland from the walls or use it as an accent over a vintage lace table runner to add some glamour to the tablescape.
The Knot Shop Vintage Key Stationery/Place Card Holder
Let guests know where they'll be sitting at the wedding shower with antique key place card holders.
Devoted 2 Doilies White Paper Lace Round Doilies
Place these dainty lace doilies beneath teacups, centerpieces or anywhere else that could use a bit of old-world flair.
The Brouws Collective English Garden Party Garland
Add a playful touch to your shower decorations with a rustic wedding shower garland. Consider using it as an accent in a photo booth or hanging it off the side of a table.
Shop 321 Done Advice and Wishes Cards
For a timeless bridal shower game, have guests write down their advice or wishes for the bride-to-be and her new spouse. Then, have the couple read them aloud and share who wrote what. Choose from two wording options: "The New Mr. and Mrs." and "The Happy Couple."
The Knot Shop Self-Standing Chalkboard Sign
Introduce the bridal party, congratulate the bride-to-be or list the brunch menu on this chalkboard sign. Snag a bridesmaid with good penmanship and have her write whatever message you'd like to relay to guests. Reuse the sign for another wedding event like the rehearsal dinner (or even a future event like a baby shower).
The Path Less Traveled Vintage World Map Cupcake Wrappers
These world map cupcake wrappers will suit the bride-to-be who loves to travel, reminding her of all the places she plans on exploring with her new spouse.
Moffka Old Book Page Butterfly Garland
Nothing says vintage bridal shower quite like repurposing old book pages as decor. This is a great way to add some vintage flair to the event.
Pallet Jax Signs "The Notebook" Quote Sign
This quote from the romantic, 1940s-era book and movie will evoke all the feels from your wedding shower guests.
The Knot Shop Antique Book Favor Box Kit
Send guests home with a party favor in an antique book box. They'll be thinking about the romantic and timeless affair long after it's over.
The Knot Shop Vintage-Inspired Pressed Glass Vases With Stationery Holders
These pressed-glass vases pull double duty by allowing you to adorn your tablescape with greenery while also serving as place card holders.
Antique Love Charades Vintage Bridal Shower Game
This 1950s-era game is filled with 23 popsicle-style sticks that have words or phrases that need to be acted out. The classic game is guaranteed to keep guests laughing and entertained. Plus, it could be reused for the bride-to-be's bachelorette party.
Luckduck Vintage Vera Neumann Pink Rosebud Napkins
Decorate your vintage-style soiree with authentic mid-century cloth napkins. The feminine design is subtle enough to blend in with any tablecloth or place setting.
Oley Fans Wood & Roses Hand Fan
Keep your guests cool with vintage lace handheld fans. They can also double as bridal shower favors so guests can use them long after the gathering is over.