Thus begins a new series here on Little Miss Wedding Planner: My Best Friend’s Wedding!
My BFF Michelle is getting married this year (whoop, whoop!) and I am her maid matron of honor. So, you’ll be getting a behind the scenes sneak peek at my life as a bridesmaid. First up, planning her shower!
[Note: Michelle, on the off chance you are reading this post, please stop now. I want there to be a few surprises for you!]
We decided to go with a “Bee” theme because that’s Michelle’s nickname. In fact, I don’t even call her Michelle, so from here on in, she’ll be known as B. It all started back when I first met her. Her little sister, Emily, was only three at the time, and she couldn’t say “Michelle.” She always called her “Bichelle.” It caught on with some of our friends, and from there it spiraled from Bichelle to B-chelle (emphasizing the B part), and then just to B. Now we call her Beezus or B and I can’t imagine calling her anything else!
Anyways, back to the shower. The bridesmaids and I plus B’s mom and future mother-in-law are all planning it. As I’ve said, we decided to go with a “bee” theme to commemorate her nickname. I sent the invitations out this week and thought you might like to see how they turned out!
I designed everything in Word using fonts from Dafont.com, then printed them out on regular computer paper.
Then I backed them all in black cardstock, popped them in envelopes, and away they went!
B’s mother-in-law had suggested having each guest bring their favorite spice for B. We thought it was a great idea! I am planning to put together a cute basket for all of the guests to drop their spices in so she can easily take them all home with her.
Address label front:
I used double-sided tape to attach these labels and so far, no problems from the post office that I’ve heard of.
I also designed some labels for the food table at the shower that will match the invites, plus a few other surprises to tie everything together. I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!
Have you ever planned a shower? Share some tips and ideas in the comments!