If you have been entrusted with the noble task of planning the bridal shower, there are a few things you should do and a few that you shouldn’t to ensure the day is special for everyone who attends it.
Do Have a clear plan
There is nothing more annoying that someone who organizes a bridal shower with no clear plan. Having a plan means that you know what will happen when and where. This will enhance efficiency and cut out unnecessary activities that are merely a waste of time.
Do Make the bride feel special
The main aim of having a bridal shower is to ensure the bride has the best time with her friends. Plan an event that the bride will forever cherish. Her likes and dislikes should take centre stage. You should not use the bridal shower to organize activities that you like at the expense of the bride and the other guests.
Do Have a theme
Make sure you have a theme for the party and communicate with the guests early enough. Let all the necessary details be as clear as possible to the expected guests. The last thing you want is to have people at the shower and none of them knows what to wear or what gifts to bring.
Don’t ask the guests to pay
If you are the one organizing the shower, then the cost of planning falls on your shoulders. You should not start asking all the guests invited to chip in. To avoid this, keep the costs low by limiting activities and pick a few friends or siblings of the bride who will be part of the organizing committee. These friends should be the only individuals who get to contribute money for the shower.
Don’t complicate things
A simple and elegant party is a thousand times better than a complicated one. It is also harder to botch the details. You don’t want to have a high maintenance bridal shower where you are the only one having fun. You need the participation of the other guests for it to be considered a success.
Don’t invite people not invited to the wedding
There is no point of inviting people to the shower when you know very well they are not invited to the wedding. If the bride has invited only close friends and family members to the wedding, make sure these are the only people invited to the shower.