Planning a Wine Country Wedding: Wedding Shower Trends

(This is Part 15 in a series.  Did you miss Part 14?  View the post here!)

I love showers!  There is something so special to me about family and friends coming together ahead of a big event to show love and support.  Hosting is even more fun.  If you’ve been tasked with hosting an upcoming wedding shower, here are some of our favorite ideas for throwing a fun celebration.


Wine Tasting Shower

A perfect precursor for a Wine Country wedding, a wine tasting party gives your guests a fun activity to participate in.  Look into hosting the event at a local winery, or do it yourself at a private home.  Choose a fun theme like vintages from a certain year or varietals from a certain region (Rhone is our favorite!).  Don’t forget the food; cheese and charcuterie, like our platters from the girl & the  fig CATERS!, make a great wine accompaniment.

Here are some basics on hosting a wine tasting to check out from Real Simple and Epicurious.

Couples Shower

A couples shower is the perfect way to combine an engagement party and shower into one and include everyone in the festivities.  When planning, consider the couples’ joint interests.  An outdoorsy couple might love a camping themed shower with a request for gifts to build their stash of camping gear, or plan a casual, low-key back yard barbecue for the laid back couple.  The possibilities are endless.

Check out these ideas from The Knot for Coed Couple Shower Themes.


Brunch Shower

Who doesn’t love brunch?  You can’t go wrong with some mimosas and sparkling wine.  If you’re hosting a brunch shower at home, save yourself time by planning a make-ahead menu and mixing pitchers of brunchy beverages.  We love this cocktail recipe using homemade pear-infused vodka and this subtly sweet recipe for stone fruit clafoutis.  Still need menu inspiration?  Search through our recipe archives and then check out Real Simples 7 Recipes for an Insanely Delicious Bridal Shower Brunch.

If cooking is out of the question, look into having your brunch at a restaurant or catered at a local event space.  Leave the menu preparation to someone else and focus instead on the details that will make your shower truly memorable for the guest of honor.  We think Suite D is the perfect space for a unique brunch that can be tailored to fit your own vision; be sure to read my next post for details on my own Suite D wedding shower!

Quick Tips:

  • Make it personal!  What is the guest of honor’s favorite color?  Favorite movie or book?  Choose a theme that is special to them to make it a truly special day.

Happy Planning!

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