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How To Plan A Memorable Bridal Shower
Bridal shower is a party hosted in honor of the bride-to-be so that friends and family can spend fun-filled time with her. Bridal shower is generally hosted 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. However, you can plan the bridal shower at any time prior to the wedding considering the convenience of the bride and other guests.
The bridesmaid is responsible for planning and executing the bridal shower. It is not recommended to host a surprise bridal shower party since the bride will be busy with her wedding preparations and it is best to consult her on what time is the best to host this event. This article is a quick guide to help you organize a fun-filled and successful bridal shower. The content here deals with various aspects of planning a bridal shower so that the bride and her invitees enjoy the party.
Deciding The Theme For The Bridal Shower Party
Once you have decided the date for the bridal shower you must brainstorm about ideas for a bridal shower theme. Having a theme for a bridal shower party will help you co-ordinate the party in an organized manner besides making the party more fun. You must keep in mind the bride’s preference when deciding the theme for the party. Your party theme can revolve around the bride’s favorite color, favorite holiday destination, her preferred hobby, etc. Invitations, decorations, outfits, etc can match your party theme. You can also have a specific gift theme so that guests can bring in gifts desired by the bride.
How To Select The Venue For Bridal Shower
The bridal shower can be held at any time during the day. Most people host this party in the afternoon between 1-3 PM. You can choose any venue for the party depending on the bride’s preference. However, you also need to keep in mind the theme of your party, the number of guests, the time of the year, etc. when deciding the location. You can host this party at a restaurant or take the bride out for a relaxing body therapy at a spa. You can also plan an outdoor barbeque bridal shower with fun-filled games.
Planning Invitations And The Guest List For Bridal Shower
It is preferable to send written invitations to all your guests specifying all details of the party such as location, time, and a map leading up to the venue. You must also include the bride’s name and the theme of the party. Invitations must match the theme of your party. Card stores offer invitations for all budget ranges. Also, remember to send the invites well in advance so that your guests can plan their schedule.
Bridal shower is usually a private affair and mostly only close friends and family make to the guest list. However, deciding the guest list can be a little tricky and it is best to consult the bride or her mother to figure out what family and friends need to be invited.
Selecting the Menu For The Bridal Shower Party
Good food is the corner stone of a successful bridal shower. You can select the menu depending on the theme of your party, the time of the day and your budget. If you are hosting a brunch or a lunch, cold sandwiches, exotic salads, soups and gourmet desserts would be ideal. Dinner parties must have a formal three course meal.
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