Honey Bee Bridal Shower Ideas + Giveaway!

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If you’re like us, you’ve been fans of Shutterfly for a while (their photo books make the greatest gifts!). But admittedly, we had no idea they had so much more than personalized photo products. When we started browsing their site, we were instantly smitten with this darling honey bee plate (which reminded us of our own inspiration board).  Doesn’t bride to bee have a ring to it?! Honestly, all of Shutterfly’s personalized gifts blew us away. They focus on the most thoughtful details to make sure your day is extra meaningful. Saying we are excited to share this Honey Bee Bridal Shower with you today is an understatement—let’s just say we would love being a guest at a party like this! And it’s your lucky day…we are giving away some amazing Shutterfly products to one lucky reader!

Photography by Christina McNeill

We chose a romantic theme with these elegant wine glasses and included some of our favorite Words To Love By quotes, so a bride could keep the glassware to remind her of her special day. Plus a little everyday romance doesn’t hurt, right?! Find the quote above right here!

Instead of paper place cards, we personalized each guest’s name with Shutterfly’s glass coasters. A few perfectly placed buds add an extra touch of elegance. In addition to the personalized coaster, each guest received a black and white striped canvas pouch with their name on it—a  little ‘thank you’ for your besties, and a keepsake that will definitely get used again and again!

A bridal shower wouldn’t be a celebration without a Mimosa bar and a charcuterie boardShutterfly has beautiful decanters and cutting boards that can be personalized to match your theme.

We had such a tough time choosing between the adorable bee plate and the black and white striped canvas pouch for the place setting. So we styled it both ways for you! We would love a seat at this table.

The honey bee theme was complete with a honey cake (recipe here) and DIY honey-bee bunting. Too cute to handle! Shutterfly seriously has the most incredible, personalized gifts and party decor. We can’t wait to see what items you choose for your own wedding or bridal shower!

Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win eight bee plates and eight customized stemless wine glasses with our favorite Words To Love By quotes! To enter, head on over to Shutterfly and tell us which product(s) you love the most and what you’ll use them for! Then come back to this post and leave a comment with your find.

UPDATE! This contest is now closed. Congrats to Rebekah T. who said:

“So many thoughts! The Bee collection is the beyonds!! My family calls me ‘B’, so fitting;). The personalized jewelry I will use for my nieces wedding. Her mother passed away and I will tuck a shutterfly photo ‘charm’ of her mother into her bouquet. Adore the glass ‘name cards’, perfect for an intimate personal bridal shower. Would also like to gift the grooms mother with a special blanket of wedding pics!”

Contest begins Tuesday May 23, 2017 and ends Friday May 26, 2017 at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, announced right here and notified by email. Please note: winners must live in the United States. 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. While I was compensated to write a post about Shutterfly, all opinions are my own.








Vendor Credits

Photography: Christina McNeill / Venue: Barndiva in Healdsburg, California / Floral Design: DC West Garden / Event Planning & Design: Adelphi Events / Linen: Encore Event Rentals


  • Kelly D says:

    I love the Our Family’s Year book and I would use this to show off our family photos.

  • brooke says:

    This is the cutest stylized shoot.
    I recently got engaged and my fiancé and I have always called each other honey and honey bee, so bees are a something that we wanted to incorporate into our wedding.
    I love the bee plates – which would be perfect to use on our sweetheart table!
    The “queen bee” pouches would be so cute to add to my “will you be my bridesmaid” goodie bag
    The bee cake banner would have to be our cake topper ( its perfect in every way)

    Seriously didn’t know Shutterfly had all these cute items – thank you for this post & for the giveaway!!

  • Sara says:

    I really like the curved glass prints. They’d be perfect for party favors or wedding party gifts.
    And as most people, I love the photo books. They are perfect for this time of my life as my kids are graduating from their master’s programs – great time to put a book together of all their school memories as they move out into the world!

    Thank youfor the giveaway!

  • Crissie Woolard says:

    Oh my goodness! Your pictures are gorgeous. What I need to set up. Very unique and creative. I love it. I love love love these plates. I am absolutely obsessed with Shutterfly. Every year for Christmas I make photo books for my family that have all of our pictures from that year It is so much fun to go back and look at all the old pictures. One of my favorite things I got from Shutterfly is a mouse pad of my daughters artwork on it when she was five. It is just precious and I use it every single day at work I could go on and on and on about Shutterfly but I will stop now. Lol Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway. Happy Memorial Day!!

  • Kelly M. says:

    I love the Wall art- I need some to hang in my office!

  • Joan says:

    I an crazy about Shutterfly’s Christmas Swag Glass Jars! We are planning a “hot cocoa bar” and they would look adorable filled with homemade marshmallows. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  • I love their family photo albums and I can’t wait to order our baby announcements from Shutterfly–they have so many great options!!

  • Amy Z. says:

    I love the personalized glass jars – I’d use them to store sweets and snacks in my kitchen and for parties! The bee plates are also adorable!

  • Lorelai says:

    The monogram cutting boards! We can’t have enough–we serve cheese and charcuterie whenever we host.

  • Mary West says:

    I love the photo jewelry and photo books, I would use the photo books to print out our family pictures for the year!

  • Leah Shumack says:

    We love Shutterfly! Calendars are our go to each year for Christmas gifts so we can share the kids pictures with extended family. I didn’t know they could do the curved etched glasses. That would be an awesome graduation gift!

  • Shelly Stumpf says:

    I love the photo books! I am terrible at remembering to print physical photos myself so this would be a great way to capture memories.

  • Taryn T says:

    I love the photobooks! We have been up to see my aunt in Alabama every year on the Fourth of July for 12 years. This year, we will not be able to go. I plan on making a photobook with pics from all of our trips to send to her! Love Shutterfly!

  • Ashley C says:

    I love the glass prints! I had no idea shutterfly offered those!

  • Hollie Jahnke says:

    I like their canvas prints. I’d love to get one with my kids.

  • Virginia LaTour Page says:

    I love the metal prints. They are unique and durable, yet they carry a vintage feel to them. The photo books are such lovely gifts to share with friends and family, giving the possibility to encapsulate an entire vacation or specific time.

  • Audra says:

    I love the ‘Adventure Awaits Wood Wall Art’. I’ve been saving between $150-$200 every paycheck while I’ve been at college. My end goal is to treat myself to a month long European vacation when I graduate. That wood print would be a great reminder about what is coming up, and to not forget about my plans of adventure and exploration.

  • Melissa F says:

    This is the link to Shutterfly’s photo print candle. https://www.shutterfly.com/creationpath/views/projects/a4948a14-427e-11e7-bce9-fd0fe72242eb

    This is my favourite idea from their website (a close second is the fleece photo blankets!) I would love to use this candle to decorate my own bedroom or even as a party favor for special events. It’s a classic gift modernize with a personal touch.

    I’m so excited for the chance to win this Honeybee collection. My name is Melissa (Greek for Honeybee) and it is a nickname my fiancée calls me often. They are both classy and rustic!

  • Camille Tarr says:

    I have been s fan of a shutterfly for years their photo albums are wonderful. I’m a mom of 8 and we had wonderful times putting our albums together, adding captions, and sharing our adventures, with family and friends through our shutterfly books. Our home is decorated with many of your products, and now as some of my crew are starting homes of their own. I have and hope to continue to send gift of love in the form of albums, blankets, and ceramic tiles.

  • nicole bowers says:

    WOWZAA! So much #Greatness to choose from! I Loved the curved glass prints best!

  • Rebekah Thornton says:

    So many thoughts! The Bee collection is the beyonds!! My family calls me ‘B’, so fitting;). The personalized jewelry I will use for my nieces wedding. Her mother passed away and I will tuck a shutterfly photo ‘charm’ of her mother into her bouquet. Adore the glass ‘name cards’, perfect for an intimate personal bridal shower. Would also like to gift the grooms mother with a special blanket of wedding pics!

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