A handsome prince charming riding on a white horse will come and sweep you off your feet and this will be followed by “happily ever after.” Almost every girl dreams of her prince charming and the big day of her wedding. All pretty ladies want a perfect wedding, one that is completed with her favourite flowers, food, decorations and of course her perfect man.
The day of the wedding always remains in her head and heart, latter being more vulnerable to it. No wonder her family and friends do everything possible to make this day the most memorable, extra ordinary day of her life. The celebrations begin much in advance though and Bridal showers are the most fun thing that the bride to be looks forward to.
Traditionally bridal showers meant to give the bride to be gifts for her new home and advice her for a new life. With the changing trends, however, bridal showers have become more flamboyant and fun. Just like the groom is given a bachelor party by his friends, bridal shower is organised not by the bride’s family but by close friends. Men are strictly kept away from this get together and it is completely girl’s time out!
A bridal shower is the time that the bride spends with her loved ones and she is pampered with love and best wishes. To make this special day a memorable one for her, one requires good planning. Here are a few tips to make the bridal shower for your best friend, a rocking one!
Bridal Shower Party Ideas
Welcome Her To A Paradise
The first thing to keep in mind is to decide the venue for the shower. It is very important to choose a place that has a happy memory for the bride. It could be a favourite restaurant or a coffee shop which she was a regular at during her high school years or her home. Make sure that when the bride-to-be enters the venue her eyes light up. When the venue is a comfortable den, she will begin to relax and this will touch her soul. After deciding on the venue, the next important thing is decorating the place.
Choose the right flowers, her favourites that not only add beauty to the venue but disperse their sweet fragrance in the air. Match the colours of the flowers with drapes and balloons and blend it well with the backdrop. Just to bring the colour to her cheeks put up pictures of the groom at uncanny places. If possible decide on a theme or a dress code that need to be followed. It just adds an element of interest to the entire celebration.
You can go really creative and wild with the ideas. It could be simple like evening gowns and formals or something fun like fairy tale characters. You can also go unconventional with trying the 70’s look. Make sure you add a few ingredients to the decor that enhances the theme.
Get Naughty- Play It Out
Although it is not mandatory, but playing games can act as an ice breaker for the guests. If the group is small with close friends and people who know each other, conversations keep going but if it is a bigger group involving guests from different areas of the bride’s life, games can lead to interaction and make the atmosphere friendly.
It is also not to be forgotten that the entire idea of having a bridal shower is to get the bride to enjoy and relax and forget her anxieties of the big day. Include simple games which bring out smiles and if your group is of close friends you can go a little bold and naughty.
Just to give a few examples, make a list of 20 words that are related to the wedding ceremony. Jumble up the letters and ask the guests to think what word it is. It is a simple quick game that guarantees a lot of laughter. Another game can be “How well do you know the bride?” Here you can have questions related to the bride-to-be which can be asked to guests and the one who knows the bride better than the rest is the winner. Something more fun like ‘design the bride’s dress’ can also be played by giving the guests some fabric and lace.
Pamper Her Taste Buds
Now, every party as we know is incomplete without good food. Designing a menu that can be a gourmet’s delight can be a challenging job. But here, make sure you have the menu that boasts of the dishes that the bride-to-be relishes. Every girl is very apprehensive about the way she will look on her big day.
Weight loss becomes the number one thing in her agenda. After months of dieting and exercising it is time for your girl to indulge in her favourites. From salads to starters, desserts and drinks everything has to be selected with lot of care. While keeping the bride’s favourites in mind other guests should not be neglected though.
An important event in the bridal shower is the cake cutting. You can have a variety of shapes for the cakes. There are some special stores that design cakes especially for bridal showers and they come out with some really whacky/naughty ones.
Shower Her With Presents
As this lovely get together comes to an end, everyone showers the bride-to-be with blessings, love and gifts. It makes her feel very lucky and gives her immense happiness to see her people wishing the best for her. Gifting the bride-to-be involves a lot of thinking. One can either present her with items that will be useful for her in her new home like kitchen utilities, bed/ table linen, items for personal use like a makeup kit or even something for the couple together like a couple spa voucher.
Close friends can also present her with lingerie or night wear just to add that teasing element to their gift. Other gifts can also include making a collage for her with the pictures of her near and dear one’s; gifts like these touch her soul and is guaranteed to make her happy. Remember to write small notes to the bride-to-be blessing her, giving her good wishes as she will always cherish them. Any girl who is going to step into a new world needs all the good wishes and this gives her confidence.
Follow these simple points and you can surely make the bridal shower party a super hit!