Weddings are all about women pampering themselves, bridal shower boosts this habit. Traditionally bridal shower is the party organised by the maid of honour along with the bridesmaids in anticipation to the bride to be for her wedding. It is a celebration of the upcoming wedding, along with her female folks. Bridal showers need to be fun, elegant and with a personal touch. Here are some planning tips.
Planning For A Bridal Shower
Mark the Calendar
The shower must be two or three weeks before the wedding. Scheduling it a month or more before the wedding may suck out the main essence of the shower. This day is the bride’s day, scheduling the shower in accordance with the brides available dates, is ideally suggested. Once the date has been fixed, gear up for the further preparations.
Make an Announcement
As the name suggests, bridal showers revolve around the bride to be. The list of people to be invited can be taken from the bride. Traditional bridal showers can have females from the brides as well as the groom’s side, co-workers, neighbours also add up to the guest list. These days families also shower love in the form of gifts on the bride to be, if so, and then modify your guest list to some girlfriends and close friends.
Avoid embarrassment by not inviting guests who are not invited to the main ceremony. You can either hand make the invites or print them. Mailing the invites must be an underlined rule in order to avoid post mishaps. Give a personal touch to the invites in regards to the theme you decide.
Decide the Location
Your creativity can fly high with this section. Deciding a location and a theme for the shower is a mutual process. Keeping in mind the budget, what the bride likes and the availability select a location that may suit the decided theme.
Themes may vary from a house party to a beach picnic. The theme depends on what the bride likes. If she likes a cosy barbeque party at the backyard then you can light up the backyard. You can let her hair down by organising a fancy beach party or a party at a cafeteria where she shares her most cherished memories. Making the day memorable should be your motto.
Be Ready with Gifts
This is the most important aspect of planning a bridal shower. As a host it is your responsibility to give the bride what she wants. By that I don’t mean buy, but instead mention the registry clause on the invitation. Along with this, places where to get the presents needs to be mentioned.
Eat and Play
Like any other party, this party must also have food. Make sure that the menu matches the theme. Whatever the theme is do not have a long list of tasty dishes which might go waste. Mainly the main game of a bridal shower is the gift opening!
This can be made interesting by playing games which show how much you love the bride to be. Establishing a connection through games is the main motives of shower games. These games differ from the generic games played in any other party.
Do not get paranoid with this activity but enjoy it to the fullest by distributing the work. Bridal showers are about showering love to the bride; let it shower in any possible way you can, right from using her favourite colour in an invitation to including a dessert which she can’t resist to eat.