Welcome back to our current “Sit a Spell” series, where the Southern Weddings gals have been taking turns designing bridal showers for each other! As I’m sure you already know, Marissa‘s already married to her college sweetheart, but I couldn’t resist creating a second dream bridal shower for her to invite all those baseball wives to!
One thing you should know about Marissa is she is one fashionable Southern gal from Alabama! While I almost went with a full out Lilly Pulitzer themed shower (did any of y’all have one?), I chose a “Lazy Afternoon” theme, inspired by a sorority event we have each semester in which you don your best sundress and cowboy boots to shag dance the whole afternoon. It really is a lot of fun!
Marissa’s preppy outdoor party is complete with pink (her favorite color), bows, doilies, mason jars, monograms and yummy biscuits!
Image credits Row 1: Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love via Southern Weddings, via Suzie Beezie, via Carolina Prep, Row 2: Untamed Heart Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Engraved Key Chain via Lime Tree Gifts, Row 3: Armen Atoyan via Buzznet, via A Cup of Mai, Jose Villa via Southern Weddings
While eating brunch and sipping on delicious drinks, guests would play “Bridal Bingo,” where you either had spots on the board with phrases like “elementary school friend” or “college roommate” that give you more information about how each person knows Marissa (which could prompt fun stories), or you could just have a board with wedding terms like “bouquet.” The winner would get a Lilly Pulitzer gift such as pencils or a mug.
We would collect recipes from each guest to put on cards and then turn into a little recipe book (my friends did this at a recent shower, and it was adorable!). No lazy afternoon would be complete without music, so there would be music playing, and we’ll play a few rounds of “name that tune” with an iTunes gift card for the winner. You could even have each guest submit a song for Marissa and put a CD together to give her.
Guests will take home these monogramed engraved keychains (a friend gave me one with a Carolina blue bow, and I love it!) and a boxed cupcake for the road.
Get to know more about Marissa here and here!
If you’ve already had a bridal shower, what was it like? What would your dream bridal shower look like?
View past Sit a Spell’s:
A Dreamy Garden Soiree for Whitney as imagined by Nicole
A Romantic Florida Shower for Lara as imagined by Whitney
A Nautical Shower for Emily as imagined by Lara
A Sparkly Emerald Shower for Sierra as imagined by Emily
P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for the next post in our shower series, where Marissa will dream up a bridal shower for Nicole!