What to Wear to a Bridal Shower – For Guests and Brides

There are so many exciting things about weddings, I don’t think I could list them all of if I tried. But one of the things I’m most looking forward to (other than actually marrying Jake) is my Bridal Shower!

Are you getting married or going to a Bridal shower soon? I have both a Maid of Honor (my best friend Courtney) and a Matron of Honor (my wonderful sister Julie) who are jointly planning my Bridal Shower probably as I write this. Since my entire bridal party is out of state, I’ll have to travel back home to Virginia for my shower. Hopefully yours is close to home!

The one thing my sister keeps asking is if I’ve picked a dress yet. It’s currently June and my shower isn’t until mid-August, but she’s a planner haha. But I also can’t decide what I want to wear!!

So, if you’re like me and are struggling with finding a dress, I’ve shared some options for you below. Or if you’re going to be attending a shower and you’re thinking, “what do I wear to this?!”, don’t worry, boo. I’ve got you covered, too! An added bonus? All of these dresses are currently under $100!!

Also, if you’re trying to figure out how to plan a Bridal Shower, check out this article from WeddingForward.com. It’s full of really helpful tips and tricks to help you along the way from who needs to plan to how to decorate and even has an awesome timeline and planner!! Super helpful, I definitely sent it over to my girls. They have plenty of other helpful wedding-related articles so check them out!

Also, an easy time saver on outfits: check with the host of the shower and see what their theme is. Typically Bridal Showers are dress-worthy occasions, but they might go more or less formal, so double checking will help. The best type of things to wear to a Bridal Shower are things you’d wear to church. Modest dresses and fun colors and prints are likely to fare well here. And avoid all white if you’re not the bride!

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LOOKS FOR THE BRIDE::

Check out this post of all white dresses that include some awesome options!

LOOKS FOR BRIDAL SHOWER GUESTS::

You’ll probably notice some of these dresses are featured in both sections in different colors. Because they’re great options for both! A lot of them would also be great wedding guest dresses as well! I love versatile pieces that work for more than one occasion.

Which dress is your favorite? Are you getting ready for a Bridal Shower? Let me know below!

XO,

Dani

*Thanks to Miss to Mrs Box for sponsoring this post!

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This quote hits home because I never realized how cluttered our apartment was and how that clutter, even though it was organized, was holding us back in unexpected ways. 
This weekend we re-arranged our house a bit and I’m so in love with the results. We used to have our computer desks both in our bedroom. Although our room is pretty big, having so much furniture made it feel small and cramped. Not at all relaxing. 
Since I’ve been getting rid of things like it’s my job, I sold all of our guest room furniture except the bed, leaving a whole lot of space in there. We moved the desks into that room and it made both rooms feel like a whole new space!! It’s amazing what happens when you let go of things. Happier, quieter, less cluttered. Have a wonderful Monday!
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Happy Friday!!! I’m so excited for the weekend 🙌🏻I love this quote because people sometimes think having and buying more will make them better somehow. Happier, more stylish, cooler, more liked. .

Sadly, in high school, this was true. When I started wearing brand name clothes, people literally treated me completely different. I got invited to more things, different people started talking to me. It was crazy. But those people were not my real friends and I literally haven’t spoken to any of them since high school. So, goes to show how those things don’t actually matter!! Have an awesome weekend 😘
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 I knew I wanted something unique with a colored stone. I didn’t want a big expensive diamond or a ring that would look like anyone else’s. Jake knows my favorite color is purple so he got me a lavender sapphire with a petal halo. I also love my simple twisted wedding band. I took this picture on our honeymoon because I was so happy to finally be able to wear them together! I love how they complement each other. I never want to take them off. Have a wonderful Friday Eve!
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As a fun challenge for myself, I’m going to do a shopping ban. If you’re familiar with the book “The Year of Less”, Cait goes an entire year without buying anything unnecessary (actually she ends up doing a second year after). I just finished reading it and I love the idea of not buying anything new that I don’t need. 
While I’ve been purging, I’ve seen just how much I really have. There isn’t anything I need. The sales price used to get me. That seductive little red sticker would catch my attention and convince me I needed that piece in my closet because it’s such a great deal. BUT it’s not if you don’t need it. Save your money for things you truly love and put thought into buying, not impulse buys that will hang unworn in your closet.
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You can’t force change on people. They have to come to their own conclusions in their own time. They have to have their own inspiration *ah ha!* moments like you had. You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but they won’t HEAR you until they’re ready. The best way to show them how great something is is by being an example! Be the change you wish to see. Maybe you can inspire others with your happiness. Happy Tuesday!
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This weekend (and in general, lately) I took a little break from social media. Since I started my new job, this weekend was the first actual weekend Jake and I have spent together since we got back from our honeymoon in October. Crazy, right?! It was wonderful to spend time with family and get stuff done together and just enjoy the time we had. Making time for what’s important is so crucial to your mental health and the health of your relationships! If you’re too busy, remove the things that aren’t actually important and make time for the things that are.

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