Wedding Shower Idea's and Planning
It might not be quite as important as the wedding--but it's close.
The bridal shower party gives the bride's friends and loved ones
the opportunity to share with the bride one last night of fun and
freedom. So it's important that you have some ideas to make this
event a success--ideas for theme, foods decorations, and more. By
compiling a list of things to do, consulting those who have done
this before you, and inviting the right people, you can come up
with some ideas that will make your bridal shower a truly unforgettable
event. Get your creative juices flowing! Read
One of the most important elements
of making any bridal shower party a success is planning the right
games. You can stick with the old favorites--such as decorating
each other in toilet paper "wedding dresses"--or you can try something
unique. Some free bridal shower games are meant as ice-breakers to help get to know
one another while others just create a lot of laughs (such as the
game where the guests feel inside a bag and right down as many things
as they can recognize and remember). Without games, your shower
might be perceived as boring. At the same time, remember not to
schedule so many games that the guests tired of them. Read
Just as with weddings, more
and more people are planning their bridal showers around a theme.
Sometimes these reflect the wedding theme, but they don't have to.
For instance, bridal tea parties are becoming popular and make a
good theme. You could build a theme around movies, a favorite singing
group or movie. And if it's spring or summer, it's sometimes fun
to have an outdoor theme. You can incorporate this theme into the
decorations, invitations, games, and in some cases, even the food
that you serve. Your theme could spell the difference between a
memorable shower and one that's just so-so. Read
A good bridal shower doesn't
just happen, nor do all of the elements just fall into place. It
takes time and careful planning to pull it off effectively. This
means you're going to need to create a 'to-do list,' and you're
going to have to follow it carefully. You need to consult resources
such as books and websites that will help you determine which foods
to serve, what the decorations should be, what games you should
play, and how to create the best invitations. If this is too much
for you to handle, either hire a professional planner or organize
a team who can help you. Read
It's just common wedding etiquette
that when you throw a bridal shower, you present a gift as a gesture
of gratitude to those who attend. But what gifts should you give?
Some give gift baskets; others give food items such as cakes or
cookies. Still others provide flowers for those in attendance. There
are any number of gift ideas. If you have a theme shower, you might
want to make the gift parallel that theme. If you're unsure what
sort of gift to offer, consult with your married friends, search
the Internet for "shower gifts" or consult a wedding book at your
local library or bookstore. Read
If you're hosting a bridal shower,
what sort of shower favors should you provide the guests who attend?
Probably the most appreciated favors are the ones which celebrate
the personal style of the bride and also are in keeping with the
shower's overall theme. The theme could be a tea party, a movie
or sports theme, a spa retreat, or a "night out on the town." Whichever,
you can find party favors and personalized gifts that will work
with that theme. Some favors could include personalized tea bags,
customized cookies, gift bags, and even embroidered cosmetic bags.
Shower Party Ideas
Okay, so you're planning
a bridal shower for your best friend or someone in your family,
and time's running out. You need ideas now. Where to start, where do you get your bridal shower information? And
what do you incorporate in this evening? By researching this website
and other places on the Web as well as party-planning guides, you
can brainstorm ideas for what games to play, what foods to serve,
creative ways to create your invitations, what kind of theme you
might build the party around, and more. Remember, though, that all
ideas should keep the bride's personality and interests in mind--and
build around them. Read
One thing you know you have to
have for a successful bridal shower is food--good food. But which
food do you serve? That will largely depend on your shower theme,
the personality of the bride, the atmosphere you want to create,
and of course, your budget. But you'll need to think about what
you want the main course to be, do you want appetizers and finger
foods, what kinds of drinks will be available (and will they be
alcoholic or non-alcoholic) as well as what kinds of desserts /
sweets to provide for the bride and the guests. Read
Most people know that there
is proper wedding etiquette--but there is also proper and improper
bridal shower etiquette. If you're in charge of this event or even
just a guest, it's important to be aware of this etiquette. Even
though in recent years, showers have become much more relaxed, still
you should know the basics so that you don't risk offending anyone.
Remember that there will be disparate groups at your party--family,
friends and co-workers. If for no other reason, it's important that
you understand shower etiquette so that you know how everyone should
interact with each other. Read
In recent years, offices have
become much friendlier places with much more camaraderie. Therefore,
it's much more common to host bridal showers for co-workers, right
there within the office. If you intend to organize a shower for
co-worker, there are some suggestions that will help you. For instance,
it's helpful to find one or two other workers to help you with the
chores. Also you'll need to get management approval for the event,
and then plan to host it around lunchtime so that the other employees
can take a break to join you. And keep the shower to less than an
hour so that it doesn't interfere with work. Read
Bridal Shower Sites We Like, Or You Recommended:
Bridal Shower Advice - eHow has lots of bridal shower info, this article was suggested by a reader.
Shower Decorations - This site has lots of decorations for Fall decoration ideas click here.
Shower History - We love wikipedia, this page has some great history about bridal showers.
Shower Favors - This website comes highly recommend for shower favors, after reviewing it I can see why! For more ideas on favors click here.
Unique Wedding Invitations - Another fantastic invitations website, seems they have everything!
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