Cool idea: Collect a bunch of vintage tea cups. Start the bridal shower with hot tea. Then after tea, switch to punch and everybody pours scented candle wax into their teacups to make a candle favor to take home.
DIY- Give the decorations at your wedding reception the romantic look of lace. The intricate patterns shining through these luminarias (paper-bag lanterns illuminated by votive candles) are courtesy of doilies glued inside. I LOVE LACE!