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How to Throw a Bridal Shower on a Budget: A Guide for the Frugal Host

Apartment Communities, Budgeting, Frugal Living
Between impressive floral arches and customized sugar cookies, throwing a picture-perfect bridal shower aimed at being a social media showstopper can be pricey. CostHelper.com, a website that compares the cost of services, reports that a typical bridal shower can run from $15 to $40 per person for a luncheon or party in a private room at a mid-range restaurant. If you’re going all out with an elaborate bridal shower, you could be talking $40 to $150 or more (gasp!) per person. Even a small, elaborate bridal shower (think 15 guests) could cost between $600 and $2,250—and that’s before invitations, decorations and cake. The good news is you can actually honor the bride and your budget at the same time. A bridal shower with simple refreshments at the host’s home, for examp...