Each year in the US, 2.3 million couples tie the knot. But before that big day comes another bid day: the bridal shower.
Read on for expert tips on how to plan a bridal shower that everyone is sure to remember.
The first thing you need to decide when planning a bridal shower is the theme. The theme affects everything from the decor to the food and the music.
A theme is an element that ties a bridal shower together. It also injects a ton of personality to the event.
There are plenty of options to choose from. From Jane Austen tea party to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and everything in between. It’s best if the theme matches the personality of the bride.
Once you have your theme ready, you can find the perfect venue and set the date.
Your invitations should match the theme you’ve chosen. You can send physical invites or e-vites.
You may also think about setting a dress code. Just make sure it’s simple enough so it’s not much work for the guests.
For example, you can ask everyone to dress in pink or wear a flower in her hair. If you are hosting a paint bridal shower, ask guests to bring an apron to wear.
Even if you are throwing a bridal shower on a budget, a photo backdrop is a must.
That way, even if your venue is someone’s living room, the pictures will all turn out Instagram-worthy.
You can create a stunning (yet simple) backdrop out of streamers and a wooden dowel or a shower curtain rod.
Make sure you position the bride’s chair right in front of the backdrop during gifts. You can also have guests pose in front of the backdrop.
Music is essential to ensure your bridal shower isn’t awkward. It makes people feel more relaxed, for starters. And if there happens to be a lull in the conversation, you won’t hear crickets!
Plus, the perfect playlist can infuse energy and fun into the party. Your playlist can consist of all the bride’s favorite songs. Or it can be chart-toppers from each year since she was born.
Some bridal showers are so full of games that guests feel they don’t have a moment to breathe or chat the entire time.
Avoid over-scheduling your bridal shower by planning just one fun activity. Whether it’s making floral wreaths or DIY bath bombs, set up the activity station and let the guests make their way to it throughout the party.
This makes for a more relaxed (and enjoyable) event where no one has to be wrapped in toilet paper!
Of course, an essential criterion on your bridal shower checklist is the food. Good food is important for any gathering, but especially a bridal shower where great aunts and future in-laws will be casting keen eyes around.
Consider French catering to take the pressure off you and to ensure the food is delectable.
Thanks for reading! We hope this guide on how to plan a bridal shower helps you get all things in order for the big day.
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