Bridal showers are one of the many traditional pre-wedding parties that are a lot of fun. The purpose of a bridal shower is for the bride to get together with her friends and family to eat, play games, and basically just enjoy herself before her wedding day. It is also a great time to shower the bride with gifts and good wishes.
This is usually where the bride gets stuff like sleepwear, linen, accessories to accompany her into her marriage. Planning a bridal shower can be fun and enjoyable too. But you need to be organized and plan it well in advance to avoid any hassles. Creating a shower checklist will help you on your way to organizing a great party. First thing you have to consider is, who should host the shower? Usually it's the maid of honor who hosts the party, but it can be anyone too, as long as it's well planned and approved by the bride.
When to have your party? Usually it's 4-6 weeks before the wedding, because of the busy schedule of the bride. It can happen at any time of the day, whether brunch, lunch, an afternoon party, or even dinner. Now, who to invite? A comfortable shower usually includes 10-20 people. You don't want to have too many people, just people you know really well. Customized shower invitations are great to give out, they don't have to be expensive.
Another thing to consider is your theme. It's great to consider a theme that represents the bride lifestyle or personality. The theme can then be incorporated in the decorations, food, favors, and invitations. Games are a great way to have interaction where everyone can get to know each other. So choose games that can encourage everyone to participate.
Favors are a great way to show your appreciation to your guests. Again, it doesn't have to be expensive. A nice, small gift will do the the trick.
Bridal showers are supposed to be fun and a well planned shower party is really worth it! This is a chance for the bride to enjoy and have a good time before her big day.
The author is an independent writer for American Bridal. She loves weddings and has always been passionate about them. She believes that the right kind of resources, with some unique and elegant bridal shower favors, will make a personal and memorable wedding.