28 May 2009

Bridal Shower

Helpful Tips To Organize A Bridal Shower

Bridal shower is a pre-wedding party given for a bride before her wedding.
One of the most important parts of the bridal shower, and, in fact, its namesake, is 'showering' the bride with love, gifts and warm wishes for her wedding.
Most often these functions are organized as surprise parties.

Traditionally, bridal showers are hosted by the maid of honor, the bridesmaids or close friends of the bride. There is no rule on who is to host the shower. The party can be schedule during the times which are suitable for the bride and also hostess. Usually takes place several months or couple of weeks before the wedding day. A bridal shower should celebrate the bride's personality and style, so when considering a theme for the shower, make a list of all her loves.

A modern option to consider is a "coed shower". These non-gendered celebrations are the latest twist in new wedding traditions. If it's just for the bride, a coed shower includes both her female and male friends. Or, stay on top of the trends with a Couple's Shower in honor of the bride and groom.
Who's invited in the Bridal Party?
  • Mothers of the bride and groom
  • Grandmothers/great grandmothers of the bride and groom
  • Aunts
  • Female Cousins
  • Bridesmaids/Female Attendants
  • Close friends of the bride and her family
  • Close female business associates of the bride

In order to ease the organization of bridal sower, here are some helpful tips:
  • First and most important thing is to be imaginative and unique. Don't forget to include the bride's personality and style into the shower.
  • Then select the shower type. You will have various types of showers to organize.
  • Select the proper location to organize the party. The shower can be extremely official to casual. You will find various locations like, restaurant, beach, home, or a place to begin the bachelorette party.
  • Select the right theme that represents the spirit of the event and captures the personality of the bride and also the guests.
  • While planning for the bridal shower, the most important thing that you need to consider is date. The date you have chosen for bridal shower must be flexible for all the guests.
  • Inform all the guests about the occasion and also where it is going to take place. Ensure that the date must not conflict with the holidays or any other special events that would restrict the guests from attending the party.
  • Set your budget as early as possible while planning the bridal shower.
  • Invite all the guests to the bridal shower who will also be invited for the wedding occasion. Everyone who are invited to the shower will definitely expect an invitation for the wedding also. So, don't make the mistakes while inviting the guests. It is better to ask the bride about the guest list.
  • The guests who attend the party will bring the gifts for the bride-to-be. Make sure that these gifts are opened by the bride in the party only.
  • In this occasion favors are very important factor to be considered. The most popular bridal showers favors include personalized chocolates, bath gels, well decorated candles, manicure sets, etc. For example, for a beach bridal shower the most popular shower favors include seashell candles, dolphin wine stoppers, etc.
  • Finally organize the event and have fun time together with your friends and family.
The bridal shower can be a relaxing and fun occasion for the bride-to-be prior to her wedding.

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