02/08/2013 11:27 am ET Updated Apr 11, 2016

Host a Grown-Up Wedding Shower

Wedding showers get a bad rap. Usually hosted by well-meaning relatives, they may not always match the bride's style (and the cheesy games are another story). But if your host is looking for wedding inspiration, direct her toward these photos for an updated bridal shower look.

Rather than choosing the same-old looks (pink everywhere), incorporate metallics, dove gray, and charcoal, and serve cocktails and desserts that are anything but stuffy.

See our favorite ideas for a sophisticated shower in the slideshow.

Grown-Up Wedding Shower

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