I know you guys have been waiting for these pictures/post – so here are details of the day! While I’d love to share pictures of me on that day, I can’t - I was wearing a revealing dress and I do Hijab… so figure it out
Prior To The Day
As you know, I’ve been planning my bridal shower for a long, long, long time – I came up with the theme almost 1 year ago. Since I knew my theme, I was able to buy everything on sale and at really a really good price. Most of the decor is from the dollar store (with the exception of the paper plates and napkins) and was bought around Halloween.
Yes, I did help with almost every piece of decor you see. I know some girls go as far as helping with their shower and then pretending to be surprised – there’s no shame in being involved with your event! While I helped with the decor (check out the Feather Wall I created!), I did not help with the actual event – the games, the food, the sequence of events, etc. My sisters took care of everything in those departments – yeay!
Bridal Shower Day
The morning of the shower was really chaotic and stressful. I had people calling/texting me for directions, telling me they might be late, asking for my opinion on little details, and my hair appointment almost got cancelled. I’m not going to lie, I had a total bridezilla moment when the hair salon tried to cancel on me. I pulled the “bride card” on them. Apparently they had double booked the hair dresser and wanted me to move my appointment – not happening. Amidst all the craziness, I also cracked one of my nails straight down the middle. Ouch.
All of this was happening between 9am and 11am. After my meltdown around 11am, I started doing my makeup and finally calmed down. I did my makeup in around 15 minutes and then headed out the door to get my hair done. I have naturally curly hair (we’re talking curly, curly – not wavy) but wanted to get something slightly different. Once I got to Jason Michales – they have a secluded section in the back for those of you who wear a Hijab – I asked for loose curls. Overall, I was happy with what the girl did – but she rushed off to her other appointment before fixing me up completely. Annoying.
At some point, Nouman whatsapped me and wished me a Happy Bridal Shower Day – how cute is that?
Once I was home, I scrambled to fix up my makeup and look for accessories for my dress. Yeah, I didn’t pick out anything beforehand. I hadn’t planned on making an entrance so I slipped into the living room as soon as I was done accessorizing.
The actual event was super fun – it didn’t really hit me that it was my bridal shower. I’ve been to around a gazillion bridal showers… it seemed surreal that it was my time! Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came/helped – my shower couldn’t have been as much fun without you.
Yup, everything except the napkins/paper plates are either from the dollar store or things we utilized from home. Hope you liked the pictures!
Late today, I’ll be posting random pictures of my makeup on my Facebook page – so check those out if you’re interested to see how the black, turquoise and pink worked together.
Have a great weekend
*All the above pictures are owned by Shaza’s Scrapbook*