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Nautical Bridal Shower

If you plan on having a nautical themed wedding, a nautical bridal shower is the perfect lead-in! And even if you have a completely different theme for your wedding this makes for a super fun, creative and festive bridal shower. From ‘Let’s Get Nauti’ tank tops to sailor hats, this is a wonderful choice to celebrate your bride-to-be!

Set the mood of your party by choosing decorations in a traditional blue, white and gold color palette. Red is also a classic color that can blend beautifully into your nautical theme.

Create excitement with your decor by using striped navy blue table runners or tablecloths and accessorize with choice items that have a designs reminiscent of the sea. Anchors, ship wheels, buoys, monkey fists, fishnets, seashells and starfish all make for a great decor! Complement your decor with drifted wood, dry seaweed, wicker, and nautical rope to really bring your party over the top.

Set up a drink station offering colorful cocktails, blue jello shots, and an all time favorite for bridal showers … a mimosa bar! Get creative in your choice of food; offering finger foods is a great way to make sure no one drinks on an empty stomach. Thinking of setting up a candy bar? Gummy sharks, filled whales, and sour worms are perfectly themed candy for your event… and let’s not forget fresh salt water taffy!

Continue below to whet your imagination wth our favorite hand-picked decoration ideas that will help you plan for a wonderful and memorable nautical bridal shower.

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Wonderful Nautical Bridal Shower Ideas

These ‘Lets’ Get Nauti’ tank tops are sure to be a hit at your bridal shower! There’s an amazing vibe and synergy when all the girls are wearing the same top. You’re all in together to have fun and we highly recommend this quality tank top!

Let's Get Nauti Nautical Bridal Shower Tank Tops
IcecreaMNLove (Etsy Shop) – Let’s Get Nauti Tank Tops

Instead of having the bride-to-be wearing the traditional veil, get her to wear this fun captain hat with ‘Bride’ embroidered on it. Let’s not forget the bachelorettes; they’ll look pretty good wearing this bride’s crew hat. Amusing and unconventional, this is another super cool way to get everyone involved.

Brighten up your event with these inexpensive glossy white and navy blue nautical sashes. They come in your choice of inscription: “Bride’s Last Sail” or “Let’s Get Nauti” written with a metallic foil design. The sash has an elegant white satin ribbon tie that’s adjustable and using the two models at your event is a fun idea. The bride and bridesmaids will make a chic crew set out to celebrate the bride’s final days as a single lady!

Nautical Party Bridal Shower Party Sash
LoveandLuxeHandmade (Etsy Store) – Nautical Party Sashes

For the perfect addition to your decor, this prop shaped as an anchor is a wonderful idea. The anchor measures 3′ 9″ high x 2′ 6″ wide x 8″ deep and includes the white fishing net. You can set on a large table for a centerpiece or use it to decorate the entrance of your venue. Wherever you decide to set it up, you will surely create a strong and thematically perfect visual impact. (This item is no longer available)

Pull together your nautical bridal shower theme with this fun ‘Let’s Get Nauti’ banner. Cute and inexpensive, this metallic blue banner is strung on a ribbon so you can easily hang it wherever best suits your decor and venue.

Lets Get Nauti Bridal Shower Banner Banner
LoveandLuxeHandmade (Etsy Store) – Let’s Get Nauti Bridal Shower Banner

This nautical ship wheel is a real bargain! It measures 28 cm and it’s just the perfect size to elevate the nautical feel of your sweet table, or to decorate a wall. The wheel is offered in an array of color to perfectly match your bridal shower color scheme.

Use these navy blue and white buoys to create wonderful nautical centerpieces. They are handmade from fir, painted, sanded and also feature jute ropes and felt pads on the bottom. The buoys make for a perfect decoration for your bridal shower.

Nautical Bridal Shower Navy Blue Buoys Decor
NauticalbyRhoadworks (Etsy Shop) – Navy Blue Buoys

Use this blue fishnet to decorate your tables and walls to enhance the nautical feel of your venue. The net is made of durable nylon and makes for an inexpensive way to create a wonderful decor. Need something to spruce up a vacant area? We’ve got you covered!

Just look at this gorgeous navy blue and white striped table runner; it will truly help you set the tone for your nautical table decor. The table runner is made of 100% cotton and is also available in a tablecloth format offered in an array of sizes.

Nautical Bridal Shower Navy Blue & White Striped Tablecloth
FantasyFabricDesigns (Etsy Shop) – Navy Blue & White Striped Table Runner

If you’re hosting a bridal shower for a large group, you may want to considered using table numbers to help your guests easily find their seats. These intricately designed nautical themed table numbers are printable and you need only set them in frames or table card holders.

Nautical Themed Bridal Shower Table Numbers
PrintCutWorld (Etsy Shop) – Nautical Themed Table Numbers

Convey a warm glow to your table decor by using these nautical tea light holders. Adorned with a nautical themed rope wrapped around the top and a silver metal anchor charm, the tea lights are perfectly themed for your table decorations. They also make for lovely favors for your guests to bring home after the party.

Keep your drink cool with these charming neoprene beverage holders. The drink sleeve can be used with cans or bottled drinks. The nautical theme and cute anchor design will help you make your party ship-shape!

Nautical Themed Bridal Shower Neoprene Foam Drink Holders
icecreaMNLove (etsy Store) – Neoprene Foam Drink Holders

Your guests are sure to take notice of these “monkey’s fist” knot place card holders. This style of knot holds its shape and doesn’t roll, so they will stay put on the table perfectly. These card holders come with place cards and combine to make for a unique and unforgettable display!

Bridal Shower Nautical Rope Place Card Holders
Gandshop032 (Etsy Store) – Nautical Rope Place Card Holders

Accentuate your dessert table with these fun anchor cupcake toppers. They’re made with high quality non-flake glitter so you don’t have to worry about sparkly pasties.

Anchor Cupcake Toppers
RingsAndRattles (Etsy Shop) – Anchor Cupcake Toppers

These versatile anchor napkin rings are quite practical! Use them to decorate each place setting or as gift tags to pretty-up your bridal shower gift bags.

Nautical Bridal Shower Anchor Napkin Rings
RaisinsPartySupplies (Etsy Shop) – Anchor Napkin Rings / Gift Tags

Accentuate your table decor with these stunning blue starfish. Not only do they make for a stylish nautical decor idea, they’re also perfect favors by simply adding a thank you tag.

Blue Starfish Nautical Bridal Shower Favors
GreenByDesighStudio (Etsy Shop) – Blue Starfish

This navy blue and gold trimmed anchor bottle stopper favor will make for a practical and special memento of your spectacular party. Your guests will forever remember each time they use it!

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