Your favorite bride-to-be deserves a wedding shower that’s as beautiful, warm, and inviting as her wedding day. How can you make that happen? With help from one of this season’s trendiest colors – terracotta.
Thanks to its burning warmth and vibrance, terracotta decorations can help bring sophistication to your bridal shower decor. Plus, if the bride is planning a terracotta wedding, you’ll get a chance to try out her color palette in advance. It’s like giving her a special preview of her wedding day! Read on to discover amazing terracotta bridal shower ideas designed to treat your favorite bride-to-be.
1: Find Your Setting
First things first, you need a place to host your shower. And what better backdrop than nature itself?
Terracotta blends beautifully with other natural tones – like the warm yellows, chartreuses, and coppery reds of early fall. Your local park or your own backyard can create an awesome setting to let your terracotta palette shine. But if you need help finding a more private spot, check out venue rental sites like Peerspace to find an affordable and aesthetic venue for your bridal shower.
We hosted our shower in an open field, on a carpet of lush grass beneath a shady tree. It’s like a Pinterest post come to life. A beautiful setting alone could be enough to drop jaws - but you can take things a step further by introducing your decorations to the mix.
2: Immerse the bride
After you’ve chosen your venue, it’s time to bring it to life with terracotta decorations. By weaving them throughout the venue, you can cultivate a beautiful atmosphere that complements and transforms your setting itself.
We draped floral garlands around the tree trunks to create a festive and natural look. The bountiful terracotta blooms helped bring color to the field while highlighting the blush on early autumn trees. They’re right at home in the field and help uplift the overall bridal shower look.
3: Welcome guests with a sign
What better way to welcome guests to the shower than a customized sign? While this sign is designed for weddings, it would also make an awesome piece for a bridal shower. The bountiful terracotta flowers bring out the rustic quality of the wooden sign and can harmonize with other decorations at your venue.
4: Use garlands to enliven your tables
When the bride gathers around to enjoy her guest’s company, you can enrich her experience by dressing up the tables at your shower.
Instead of covering up our table, we chose a sheer cheesecloth table runner to highlight the rustic woodgrain. The terracotta garland brings life and vibrance to the table while complementing the theme. It reminds us of a woodland waterfall cascading down the table.
5: Dress up your table spread
Beyond garlands, terracotta floral centerpieces can enrich the tables at your shower and elevate the theme. We’re fond of using tinted glass jars or wooden logs to complement the rich tones of the flowers.
For bridal shower snacks, food that you can nibble with your hands is ideal. We set out a fruit tray since fresh fruit is delicious, healthy, and matches the all-natural aesthetic. But how cute would a rustic charcuterie board be?
6: Don’t forget the chairs
Want to go above and beyond to wow the bride at her shower? It’s all in the details, like dressing up the chairs with terracotta accents.
We love how these mini terracotta bouquets look tied to the backs of chairs. The glass vases provide a rustic quality and heighten the outdoorsy look. If you don’t want to tie one on every chair, try using them to signify special place settings, like the bride’s seat.
7: Create a photo backdrop with a floral arch
Arches aren’t just for the wedding day. You can also use a floral arch to create a lush photo backdrop for your bridal shower.
We’re fond of how this simple birch arch uses hanging terracotta vines to create a romantic and chic look. It would make a wonderful place for a soon-to-be bride to snap photos before her special day. It’s like getting a trial run of the wedding aisle!
8: Add ambient lighting with lanterns
Speaking of details, lanterns can create a dreamy and enchanting glow to your terracotta wedding shower. We’re fans of adorning our lanterns with rich terracotta flowers and greenery to create a more special touch. It’s an effortless way to elevate your lighting and create a more immersive atmosphere for guests.
9: Scatter petals for a finishing touch
For the ultimate finishing touch, try scattering terracotta flower petals. They can help harmonize your shower’s theme. Oh, and if they’re scented like these special faux rose petals, you can engage your guest’s other senses for a more immersive experience.
10: Help out with DIY terracotta wedding projects
The bridal shower is an opportunity to “shower” the bride with your love and support. But instead of giving her traditional gifts, you can contribute to wedding planning by helping design her floral arrangements for her ceremony and reception.
If the bride has chosen to design her own wedding decorations, the bridal shower is the perfect opportunity to make them.
Help your favorite bride-to-be design her dream wedding by making DIY terracotta wedding decorations, like those from Ling’s Moment. Our designer flower boxes come with a carefully selected assortment of flowers and greenery in a cohesive terracotta palette. They’re ideal for crafting bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and other unique designs to enrich an elegant wedding day.
Everyone can join in to create the terracotta floral arrangements for the bride’s big day. If you’re a bridesmaid, you can even design your own bouquet or corsage - how awesome is that? Not only do you get to help the bride with wedding planning, but you also get to put your own touch on the flowers you’ll wear or carry.
It’s a recipe for an unforgettable bridal shower that leads to an even more unforgettable terracotta wedding.