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Whether you're planning an engagement party or a bridal shower, these ideas will wow your guests and keep you within budget.

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    • Bridal Shower Crafts

      With an elegant design and pretty accents, these crafts will make a bridal shower beautiful and easy to host.

    • Invite and Thank-You Cards

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      The supplies for this simple invitation combine to echo the wedding scheme, and a subtle embossed design adds a dash of elegance. Repeat the same design on the thank-you cards to tie everything together.

      Editor's Tip: Substitute the stickers with die-cut or printed letters if you're creating a large number of cards.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Specialty paper: DMD (vellum), K&Company (embossed). Stickers: Making Memories. Pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts. Ribbon: Offray. Ring: Wilton Industries. Flower: Gartner Studios. Punches: Fiskars.

    • Pretty Place Cards

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      These pretty place cards double as favors the guests can take home. Best of all, when presented together on the table, they create a dynamic presentation to stand in as a centerpiece, too. Decorate bud vases with ribbon and punched tags. Add a flower and pearly stem.

       

      SOURCES: Specialty paper: DMD (vellum). Font: Old Script off the Internet. Pearl stems: Michaels. Ribbon: Offray. Ring: Wilton Industries. Flower: Gartner Studios. Wire: Elite Better Beads. Vase: Anchor Hocking Co. Punches: Fiskars (tag), EK Success (circle).

    • Fun Clipboard

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      A clipboard is a handy accessory for recording gifts and guests, and the bride-to-be can use it for her wedding planning. This one was made with thick chipboard and an office supply clip, but you could use a ready-made clipboard. Add cardstock, matching ribbon, and cute embellishments to the clip.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ribbon: Offray. Ring: Wilton Industries.

    • Bridal Bingo Cards

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      This is a fun twist on a familiar game. Remember to save one to incorporate into a scrapbook page later. Print the bingo card and the title all in one document, then punch the letters with a circle punch and trim the excess from the card.

      How to play: Print cards numbered 1 through 16, each corresponding to a fun fact about the bride or groom. During the game, randomly pick a card and call out the fact. Each guest then guesses whether it refers to the bride or groom and places the corresponding color on the square. Play until someone gets a "bingo."

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Times. Punches: EK Success (circle), Martha Stewart Crafts (scalloped circle).

    • Advice Card

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Send these corresponding 4x6" advice cards with the invitation and ask guests to bring them to the party. Use word-processing software to create the cards. Change the font color to match the wedding scheme.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Specialty paper: DMD (vellum). Font: Old Script off the Internet. Pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts. Flower: Gartner Studios.

    • Advice Album

      Collect the advice cards in a standard photo album to present to the guest of honor. You can even take photos of each guest with the bride, then pair the photo with the guest's advice card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Specialty paper: DMD (vellum). Font: Old Script off the Internet. Pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts. Flower: Gartner Studios.

    • Lip Balm Favor

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      For this inexpensive and practical favor, remove the original packaging from a tube of lip balm, adhere a strip of paper around the barrel, and tie on a thin ribbon embellished with a pearl accent.

      Editor's Tip: Use a very strong adhesive to secure the paper to the lip balm containers. Try a liquid quick-bond adhesive.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts. Ribbon: Offray.

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      Calling all bridesmaids! Throw the blushing bride-to-be a shower that's as memorable as the big day. With inventive and inspiring bridal shower themes and ideas -- vintage tea parties, glampouts, mimosa bars, and more -- your girl will be glowing all the way to the alter.
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