Is one of your best friends or family members getting married soon? If you have the honor of being in the wedding party, then you get to help plan the bridal shower! Take a look at these ideas that will have the bride-to-be and all of her guests having a great time at the shower.
Choose a Theme
Now’s your chance to really have some fun. What does the bride-to-be like? Has she always wanted to go to Japan? Did she and her fiancé meet while skiing? Does she decorate her home only in purple? Any of these would make a great theme for the shower. Think about something that’s special to your friend, and incorporate that into the decorations, foods and games.
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This is a once-in-a-lifetime party! Sure, it’s a little corny, but the bride-to-be should be outfitted in a sash, hat or other accessory that makes it clear she’s the guest of honor. When she unwraps the gifts, tape the bows to a paper plate, and make her wear it as a hat during the party. All of the silly things you’ve seen at other bridal showers are perfect for this one, too.
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Make It Personal
You can buy personalized plates, cups, sunglasses and bridal gifts for the special day. Online retailers often have specials, particularly in the spring before the summertime wedding rush! If you need items before the spring, look for a discount codes like offers for Oriental Trading to apply to your order.
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Follow (or Create) a Tradition
Have all of the women in your family received a unity candle or other memento at their bridal showers? Maybe your group of friends always goes to a particular restaurant for bachelorette parties. If you have a tradition to follow, be sure to stick to it!
On the other hand, if you have no traditions or your friend is the first in your circle to get married, make it a point to begin one. Buy a beautiful pitcher to serve iced tea out of at this shower and for all others in the future, or work on a special craft together as part of the festivities. Be creative!
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Have all of the guests write a heartfelt note wishing the bride and groom happiness. Another option is to ask each person to write down a memory that they have of the bride-to-be. This is a great activity to do after refreshments are served and games are played, as it reminds everyone that they are celebrating a momentous occasion!
Every bride-to-be is unique, and every bridal shower can be, too. By putting thought and effort into your friend or family member’s special day, she and her guests are sure to have a wonderful time.