9 Bridal Shower Essentials to Snag From the Dollar Store

Shopping at your favorite dollar store can help you keep the party festive but frugal.
Updated May 2, 2024
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Being chosen to be a bridesmaid is an honor — but it also feels like getting an invoice. There are gifts and dresses to buy and a bachelorette party to plan.

And don’t forget one of the biggest expenses: the bridal shower. Luckily, there are ways to cut the cost of this big event so it doesn’t put your financial fitness in jeopardy

Here are nine dollar-store must-haves for bridal shower decor that will help you lower the cost. You can find all of these products at Dollar Tree, but other dollar stores are likely to sell many of them as well.

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Foil balloons

Courtesy of Dollar Tree foil balloons

Hang fun and whimsical balloons on the back of the bride’s chair so she’ll know exactly which spot is hers. You can also use them on a bachelorette trip to decorate the bride’s door.

You can also check out Dollar Tree’s oversized diamond ring balloons to add another bridal touch to your decor. Like all of the items on this list — except where noted — balloons cost $1.25 each at Dollar Tree, which helps you boost your bank account.


Courtesy of Dollar Tree sunglasses

Outfit the entire group of bridesmaids and friends in trendy heart-shaped sunglasses from Dollar Tree.

One pair says “Babe,” while another says “Bride.” Give the bride her designated bridal pair, then pass out the rest to all your babes. The sunglasses are $1.50 a pair.


Courtesy of Dollar Tree sashes

If you plan on hitting the town after the bridal shower, give the future bride a “Bride to be” sash from Dollar Tree so everyone will know it’s her big day to celebrate.

Bachelorettes can wear the “Team Bride” sash.

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Courtesy of Dollar Tree tumblers

No one wants to do dishes after the bridal shower, so buy plastic tumblers instead.

Dollar Tree sells sparkly and festive 10-packs that you can toss into the trash when the party is over.

Wedding pail favors

Courtesy of Dollar Tree wedding pail favors

Put together darling little favor baskets with cute white wedding pails.

Dollar Tree sells a three-pack you can fill with candy, nail polish, hair ties, or other fun and inexpensive items.

Bouquet picks

Courtesy of Dollar Tree bouquet picks

Whether you want to decorate the tables with floral arrangements or try your hand at flower crowns, flower bouquet picks are a lovely way to add color to a bridal shower.

Stemless glass flutes

Courtesy of Dollar Tree stemless glass flutes

Add a whimsical touch to your bridal shower table with stemless glass flutes. Your bride can use the flute throughout her engagement for wedding events, as well as on a “just because” weekday night.

Tealight candles

Courtesy of Dollar Tree tealight candles

Dollar Tree sells 20 white tealight candles that are the perfect item when you have an entire bridal shower to decorate. Try these scattered across a table for a glowy, celebratory setting.

Sleep masks

Courtesy of Dollar Tree sleep masks

Need something fun to add to your favors? Try printed polyester sleep masks.

They will come in handy after the bachelorette party when you are trying to get a few more winks after a long night out.

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Bottom line

Traci Beattie/Adobe soon to be bride opening a gift

Bridal showers can easily cost north of $2,000, so it’s a good idea to take any opportunity you can to save money shopping for these big events.

The dollar store can be a perfect place to get what you need at a price you can afford.

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Author Details

Heather Bien Heather Bien is a writer covering personal finance and budgeting and how those relate to life, travel, entertaining, and more. With bylines that include The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, and mindbodygreen, she's covered everything from tax tips for freelancers to budgeting hacks to how to get the highest ROI out of your home renovations.

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