Are you throwing a bridal shower for a bride that loves elegant, luxurious, or feminine style? Then a pink and gold bridal shower theme might be just what you are looking for. A pink and gold bridal shower looks rich, without it needing to cost a fortune because of the shimmery effect of gold. Gold decorations look luxurious, but often are very low cost. Think ribbons and decor accessories like votive candle holders. You can even use gold shimmer paint for elegant looking DIY projects. When you pair the gold with pink, you’ll achieve an elegant look without appearing too feminine. Pink and gold themed bridal showers are a wonderful choice if you are looking to host an elegant and luxurious wedding shower.
Thoughts About Pink and Gold Bridal Showers
A pink and gold bridal shower makes for an elegant party without being too sedate or conservative. Pink and gold as a color combination can work for bridal showers in the spring, summer, fall, or winter.
Pink and gold is a warm and decadent color palette inspired by the colors in sunsets and sunrises, so it works perfectly for a wedding shower in the spring or summer.
However, a pink and gold bridal shower theme works surprisingly well for winter as well because it adds a lot of warmth to an otherwise cold season. Your bridal shower guests will appreciate a warm color palette of pink and gold on a cold winter’s day. To make this pink and gold bridal shower theme work for winter, just combine it with some winter themes such as snowflakes and icicles. If you want a festive holiday look, then the addition of golden angels and trees will provide a holiday feel.
And, you can even make a pink and gold theme work for fall wedding showers. In the case of fall, the gold can be more of an antique gold and you can obtain gold colored fruit for centrepieces. For autumn pink and gold bridal showers, the pink you use can lean towards the deeper hues of raspberry, burgundy, rose, cherry, and honeysuckle.
When putting together a pink and gold themed bridal shower, pink and glittery gold can be paired with white, cream, or ivory. When paired in this way, pink and gold can look very opulent, or even vintage or nostalgic if you choose. Pink and gold were popular color pairings during Victorian times. If you’re wanting your party to look vintage, then add vintage Victorian decorations to your bridal shower party planning. Pink and gold is a perfect color scheme for Victorian tea party themed bridal showers. If you’re going to add Victorian elements to your decor, choose floral patterns and scrolling damask designs. Large floral arrangements, elaborate cushions, fine china, candle sconces, candles, and gilded golden frames are other decor pieces that would fit a Victorian theme. Doilies, velvet, and lace were also a big part of Victorian decorating.
For a more dramatic pink and gold themed bridal shower, you can pair pink and gold with black. This combination would work well for a masquerade themed bridal shower party. Just don’t overdo the black because you still want to keep the soft feel of the pink and gold.
You don’t have to worry about the particular shades of pink you plan to use for your pink and gold themed bridal shower. Various shades of pink can combine with ease and so can various shades of gold. Think blush pink, cotton candy pink, rose pink, carnation pink, pale pink… any will do.
First Step. Pink and Gold Bridal Shower Invitations.
While you can get bridal shower invitations with metallic gold ink, it is difficult to find them in pink and gold. For a pink and gold themed bridal shower, a better, and often much more affordable option, is to use pink and gold bridal shower invitations where designers have simulated the look of gold.
Often times you can purchase these wedding shower invitations at a slightly higher cost on metallic paper types to get a shimmery look.
A fun addition to your pink and gold bridal shower invitations is to add matching recipe cards for the bride to be. In this case, you ask your invitees to write one of their favorite recipes on the recipe card and bring it with them to the wedding shower as an additional gift for the bride-to-be. You can also add matching envelopes, envelope seals, and postage to your pink and gold bridal shower invitations to dress them up even more. These can often be personalized on sites like Zazzle, a popular print on demand company.
Here’s a selection of great bridal shower invitation designs for a pink and gold themed bridal shower. These can be personalized and shipped directly to you. There are a variety of paper types to choose from and they come with standard white envelopes, but many designs have matching envelopes that you can purchase to go with your pink and gold bridal shower invitations. Click on any thumbnail to see the invites at full size.
Another option is to purchase print at home invitations. These can be good cost savers although you do need a good printer and you have to cut them up yourself.
Decorating Your Pink and Gold Themed Bridal Shower Party
As mentioned, pink and gold is an elegant bridal shower theme, but you can choose to make it more whimsical, give it a vintage Victorian look, or give it a modern contemporary look. This is all done through the bridal shower decor.
Pink and gold is a versatile wedding shower theme; you can make it suitable for any season. For example, consider adding snowflakes, icicles, and soft pink flowers in the winter to make this pink and gold bridal shower theme suitable for winter. Or add holiday tree ornaments, reindeer, and angels for a bridal shower taking place around the Christmas holiday season. Another way to dress up this pink and gold pre or post holiday theme is to fill large vases or apothecary jars with round tree ornaments in gold and pink. Christmas ornaments go on sale after the holidays as well and if you stick with snowflakes, you pink and gold bridal shower theme will have a winter, rather than the holiday, feel.
For spring and summer pink and gold bridal showers, flowers will help set the mood. For autumn pink and gold bridal showers, flowers paired with gold colored fruit, twigs, and berries will do the trick.
For a whimsical pink and gold look, try adding paper lanterns, polka dots, and more whimsical, fun floral patterns.
Setting the Tables for a Pink and Gold Themed Bridal Shower
You can set the tables in style with gold-rimmed stemware, gold-plated flatware, and a gold satin, organza, or gold trimmed table runner or tablecloth. Or, add a pink table runner or tablecloth. Your napkins can be gold trimmed as well. Or just wrap white napkins in metallic gold ribbon or lace.
Another option is to use metallic gold charger plates under pink or crisp white tableware.
Gold votive candle holders can also add style to this elegant table.
If you are having a winter pink and gold wedding shower after the Christmas holiday, you will likely find many great deals on gold tablewares during the post holiday season sales and you can dress up the table with golden snowflake confetti.
To dress up the bridal shower table with pink, set out vases of peonies, roses, lilies, sweet peas, and hibiscus depending on the season. There are many flower choices you can work with pairing many different pinks together with ivory, cream, and white flowers. Golden accents can be added to the vases as well. You can also add pink with the bridal shower party favors. Pink wedding shower favor boxes with gold ribbon and pink and gold bridal shower favor tags add a nice touch of pink to each place setting.
Pink and Gold Bridal Shower – Perfect for a Candy Buffet
Start off with pink and gold decorated cupcakes as a centrepiece or a beautiful pink and gold bridal shower cake. You can get pretty gold and pink cupcake liners on Etsy. Then surround the cupcakes or the cake with other pink and gold sweets, such as macaroons, gold wrapped chocolates, jelly beans, malted milk balls, and more. You can put the candies in apothecary jars that you adorn with bridal shower candy buffet stickers.
And it’s easy enough to add a lovely gold or gold-trimmed tablecloth to complete the look.
Don’t forget the candy scoops and glassine bags so that your bridal shower guests can take some home with them.
If you’re looking for personalized bridal shower candy buffet stickers and tags, here are some choices that fit well with our pink and gold theme.
Pink and Gold Bridal Shower Gifts for the Bride-to-be
For even more fun, you can match the designs to your pink and gold theme. To make these pink and gold bridal shower recipe cards really stand out, get the bride a pink and gold recipe binder or recipe card box to hold the cards. You can get a custom pink and gold bridal shower recipe binder like the one shown here and have it personalized with the bride’s name if you want.
These recipe binders are blank and for those crafty hostesses out there. You can fill up this bridal shower recipe binder as you see fit. It is a standard size Avery 8.5″x11″ binder and you can add your pink and gold bridal shower recipe cards to it using photo page sheets and you can add your own recipe type dividers too… perhaps create some scrapbook pages on cardstock and use page protectors or laminate them to protect them. You can also attach unique craft items as index tabs on these stylish recipe index pages. You can even add some full letterhead size recipe sheets from the bride’s mother and grandmother and maybe even the groom’s mother and grandmother. Just print out the recipes on 8.5″x11″ paper, hole punch them, and you’re set. The sky’s the limit with these DIY scrapbook style custom bridal shower recipe binders.
Thanking your Bridal Shower Guests
For pink and gold wedding shower favors, you can make up golden candy pouches using gold organza bags, pink ribbons in satin or velvet and pair them with lovely pink and gold bridal shower favor tags.
For a holiday or winter themed party, pink and gold tree ornaments would make a lovely bridal shower favor. Or even live evergreen seedlings, where your guests can plant their seedling and eventually have a full grown evergreen tree.
Here’s a sample of pink and gold bridal shower favor tag designs that can be personalized. These are stickers that you just stick to your favor boxes. There are two sizes available for you to purchase depending on the size of your favor boxes.
Pink and Gold Bridal Shower Favor Products from Amazon
Pink and Gold Bridal Shower Thank You Cards
Don’t forget the pink and gold themed bridal shower thank you cards. Thank you cards are always a good etiquette idea and your wedding shower guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Here are some pink and gold themed bridal shower thank you cards to help you carry through the theme to the end.
To sum up, pink and gold is a rich and elegant, yet affordable color theme for a bridal shower. A pink and gold themed bridal shower is also versatile, working well for bridal showers in any season. There are many ways to save costs on this elegant pink and gold bridal shower theme yet still end up with a luxurious and beautiful party.
Pink and gold is also a perfect color palette for many other special occasions, including birthdays, baby showers, Bat Miztvahs, and weddings. Use the ideas in this bridal shower post to help you plan your pink and gold wedding, birthday party, Bat Mitzvah, or baby shower.
Shannon is a graphic designer for Wasootch, a special occasion stationery and gift shop that specializes in unique and affordable wedding and bridal shower stationery. Interested in Shannon's designs? Check out her shop on Zazzle, her shop on Etsy or check out her designs on her new partner website Lemon Leaf Prints.