The Best Bridal Shower Decorations

Planning the perfect bridal shower decorations for my son Michael and his fiancée Ellie was fun, a celebration of love, and an opportunity to create lasting memories.

Partnering with Bed Bath & Beyond, I embarked on a journey to curate a bridal shower that reflected the couple’s tastes and personalities, infused with my style. The theme? A classic and elegant blue and white, a nod to both tradition and modern sophistication.

Elegant dining table set with glassware, flowers, and candles in a sunlit room.

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The Bridal Shower Decorations: A Blue and White Dream

Three people standing together smiling in a dining room with a set table.

My son Michael and his fiance Ellie were engaged last year and last month they registered for the new and exciting Bridal Registry at Bed Bath & Beyond.

So what was next?

Planning a bridal shower of course!

Bridal Shower Decorations on the Table

Two individuals standing by a dining table set with plates and glasses, appearing to engage in a cheerful conversation.

My adventure began on the Bed Bath & Beyond website, a treasure trove for anyone looking to decorate for a special occasion. The blue and white theme guided my selection, ensuring each piece not only harmonized with the color scheme but resonated with Michael and Ellie’s aesthetic preferences.

The table setting was paramount, acting as the event’s centerpiece and a symbol of the gathering of family and friends.

For the table, I selected:

Folded Napkins

As a twist, I thought it might be fun to fold the napkins into wedding gowns. It took me a while to figure it out, but I think they look great. I used some thin white organza ribbon as the sash/napkin ring. You can use any napkins you want but the lace edging was a nice touch.

The Centerpiece: A Unique Touch

Elegant table setting with floral centerpiece and fine dinnerware in a warmly lit room.

The two blue vases on the table are stunning and the fresh flowers add the perfect touch.

Bridal dress cookies hanging on a wooden rack in a sunlit dining room.

The highlight of the table was undoubtedly the small wedding dress shop centerpiece I created. I had the idea and hoped it would turn out because there was a lot involved.

I needed to find the dress rack that was the right size for the cookies, bake and decorate the cookies, package them, and figure out how to hang them all.

A miniature clothing rack with tiny bridal dress shaped cookes on hangers displayed in front of a window, with a plate and glasses on a dining table in the foreground.

Utilizing eight of the homemade sugar cookies, each meticulously decorated (by me!) to resemble different wedding gowns, I displayed them on a doll dress stand. These not only served as a charming focal point but doubled as thoughtful favors for our guests, embodying the personal touch and creativity that went into planning the event.

Stay tuned this week as I promise to share everything you need to know to make this adorable wedding dress centerpiece!

Elegantly set dining table with floral centerpiece ready for a meal.

I also made these oyster shell crafts to hold small white candies that were placed at each table setting.

Three decorative oyster shells, each filled with small white candies, arranged on a wooden surface.

The DIY for this craft will be posted this week.

The Menu: A Feast for the Senses

Three plates with green salads on a marble surface.

The luncheon menu featured a delightful chicken salad accompanied by homemade dairy and gluten-free muffins, catering to a range of dietary preferences and ensuring that every guest could indulge in the culinary offerings.

Two bowls of chicken salad with apple slices, mandarin oranges, almonds, and greens on a wooden table.

The two bowls were perfect for serving the salads.

And here is the salad recipe that you can honestly serve all year long.

Yield: 6 servings

The Best Summer Salad

The Best Summer Salad Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Sugared Almonds
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 TBL. sugar
  • Chicken breasts:
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • 2 tsp poultry. seasoning, 1 /2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 2 avocados, cut into pieces
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges (11 oz.)
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 honey crisp or pink lady apple, diced
  • 5 green onions
  • Dressing:
  • 2 TBL sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. To make the slivered almonds, place almonds and sugar in a stovetop pan. Cook at medium temperature for approximately four minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon the entire time. As soon as the almonds are golden brown, remove from heat and place on aluminum foil to cool.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish, sprinkled it with olive oil, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning and bake at 350 for twenty-five minutes. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Mix all ingredients for salad dressing in a container and shake.
  4. Mix all salad ingredients (or place in containers as a salad bar). Add sugared almonds and sprinkle with dressing.

The blueberry and poppyseed gluten and dairy-free muffins were a hit too.

A plate of freshly baked muffins presented in parchment paper liners on a table.

Gift Opening: A Bed Bath & Beyond Affair

Wrapped gifts with blue and white floral pattern and ribbon on a table, with flowers and a painting in the background.

The afternoon was capped off with Michael and Ellie opening their gifts, a moment filled with anticipation and joy.

A smiling couple seated on a couch with gifts on their lap and framed pictures on the wall behind them.

The convenience of the Bed Bath & Beyond gift registry was a godsend, streamlining the gift selection process for our guests.

Michael and Ellie had carefully chosen items that not only catered to their needs but also reflected their future life together.

Two people examining a cuisinart multicooker box on a table with decorative flowers.

Among the treasures were RIEDEL Vinum Pinot Noir glasses, a Calphalon Hard-Anodized Nonstick Double-Burner Griddle, KitchenAid appliances, and much more, each gift a building block in their new life together.

Here is a list of all of the gifts purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

RIEDEL Vinum Pinot Noir (Burgundy Red)

Select by Calphalon Hard-Anodized Nonstick Double-Burner Griddle 

8 oz Ramekins for Creme Brulee Porcelain Ramekins, Set of 8 

JoyJolt Bamboo 3 Piece Cutting Board Set Wooden Cutting Boards for Kitchen

KitchenAid Cordless Variable-Speed Immersion Blender in Onyx Black with Whisk and Blending Jar

KitchenAid Cordless Variable-Speed Immersion Blender in Onyx Black with Whisk and Blending Jar

Creative Home White Marble Wine Cooler

KitchenAid KHM512 5-speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

JoyJolt Non-Leaded Crystal Wine Decanter Aerator 40 oz Red Wine Carafe – 40 oz

Cuisinart 6 Qt.Cook Central® Multicooker

KitchenAid KFE5T Flex Edge Beater

The Benefits of Bed Bath & Beyond’s Bridal Registry

A collection of new kitchen appliances and accessories displayed on a counter.

As you can see, pictured are some of the wonderful bridal gifts Michael and Ellie received.

The Bed Bath & Beyond gift registry is a standout service that greatly benefited all of our guest’s shopping process.

Here are a few key advantages:

  • Ease of Use: The registry’s user-friendly interface made it simple for Michael and Ellie to select items that fit their lifestyle and for guests to purchase gifts.
  • Wide Selection: From kitchen essentials to home decor, the vast selection meant that the couple could diversify their registry, ensuring they received gifts that were both practical and personal.
  • Group Gifting: This feature allowed multiple guests to contribute towards larger gifts, making it easier for everyone to partake in giving something truly special.

A Day to Remember

A group of people enjoying a meal together around a dining table in a well-lit room.

The bridal shower, from the blue and white decor to the thoughtful gifts, was a testament to love, family, and the joy of starting a new chapter. Our partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond elevated the event, providing the tools and resources to bring our vision to life seamlessly.

A smiling couple standing in a well-lit room with elegant decor and gifts on the table in front of them.

As we watched Michael and Ellie revel in the day’s festivities, surrounded by loved ones and laden with gifts that promised a bright future, the overwhelming sentiment was one of gratitude. This wasn’t just a bridal shower; it was a celebration of love, a day filled with meaning and memories that would last a lifetime.

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  1. What a beautiful party you gave your son and his fiancé. I love that you used the oyster shells as candy dishes. I have serval my friend makes and hadn’t thought to use them this way. But the centerpiece is the most amazing thing. Wow, just wow you are talented.

    1. Aw thank you so much Pamela! It was so fun to get creative with it. I think those centerpieces are my favorite ones yet! ☺️🥰

  2. What a beautiful shower-I had no idea Bed Bath and Beyond is still around, our local store closed. I love the cookies, and hope you’ll share how you made them. I look forward to the post for the oyster shells, I can think of many ways to use those.

    1. The chain was bought by Overstock which changed its name to Bed Bath & Beyond because of its name recognition.

  3. Looks very nice. Just the table pieces and centerpiece from the sideboard from Bed Bath and Beyond total $996 — assuming when there were 6 items (like chargers) for one price that you bought two so you could serve 8 people. Then you had to purchase flowers and food…

    1. Hi Kim! My goal is to share as many ideas as I can and of course I never expect anyone to do them all. It’s always a great idea to use what you have and enhance with any of my suggestions.

  4. Congratulations to the young couple! That cookie centerpiece is fabulous! I have a similar cookie cutter and make them often for wedding showers, but your presentation is beyond the beyond! Can’t wait for the post!

  5. Well Leslie, you outdid yourself again. The creativeness in this bridal shower is just so unique, congrats to you and Michael & Ellie, the cutest couple ever.
    Is Michael your youngest son?

    1. Oh my goodness thank you! It was a special day and I was so happy to do it. Yes he is- can’t believe it! ❤️

  6. You just get better and better with your creations and touches to whatever your working on those wedding dress cookies are the cutest turned out perfectly…Your son and d-i-l are such a cute couple beautiful wedding shower

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