One of the main duties of a best friend, maid of honor or loved one is to organize a bridal shower for the bride-to-be. This is a gift-giving ceremony for the bride to be as she looks forward to her wedding. Planning a bridal shower can be a daunting task. We have put together a step-by-step guide to make sure everything turns out well for the bride and her friends as well.
Step 1: Think of what the bride would love
Plan a bridal shower that suits the bride’s tastes and preferences. If she is a party girl, she will certainly enjoy some good music, cocktails and great company. If she is a laid-back bride, plan a picnic bridal shower instead. Think about her favorite foods and drinks and include them when planning the shower.
Step 2: Seek help from her friends and close family members
Just because you are the one in charge of planning for the bridal shower doesn’t mean that you should do everything on your own. You may be overwhelmed even before you start. Ask your fellow bridesmaids and her colleagues or group of friends to pitch in. They can bring in more ideas, handle different elements of the party and also help you get the cash required.
Step 3: Come up with an Invitation List
Always try and ask get information from the bride regarding who she would like to attend the bridal shower. In most cases, her girlfriends, bridesmaids and female co-workers are always on the guest list. However, there are cases where the bride just wants to bond with her girlfriends so she wouldn’t like her entire clan to be invited.
Step 4: Plan the activities taking place during the bridal shower
Bridal showers must be well planned. You need to schedule time for every activity. Schedule adequate time for gift opening, speeches and games. Do not over do it and create so many activities. Always leave some time for the guests to socialize and relax. Most importantly, make sure the bride enjoys her own bridal shower. If all this seems overwhelming, contact us for bridal shower planning services.