Throwing a bridal shower can leave you wondering exactly what should go into your planning. You might have questions about the specifics of throwing a bridal shower. Here is some advice for having a successful bridal shower party.
Any party is more enjoyable when it is held in a place where guests can relax and enjoy the privacy of the party. For this reason it is usually best to hold a bridal shower party in someone’s home. If there are too many invited guests for that to be a comfortable option you can always book a party room at a local restaurant.
When it comes to whom to invite to a bridal shower party the full guest list depends on how big the wedding is expected to be. A small wedding calls for a short list of guests but a larger more elaborate wedding calls for a longer guest list. The general rule of thumb is that only people that will be invited to the wedding itself should be invited to the bridal shower. There are must-haves on any bridal shower guest list, and they include the bride’s female relatives, but the groom’s female relatives as well.
To add a unique aspect to a bridal shower one alternative to having everyone sign a guest book is to instead have a memory jar set up. This can be a clear plastic or glass jar. Set out enough card stock and pens so that each guest can write down one memory they have with the bride and put it in the jar. This makes for a great activity for the guests and a great keepsake for the bride to be.
For a colorful food table, guests can be served bowls of chilled soups in flavors like cantaloupe, strawberry, cucumbers and more. This is one option for serving healthy food at any bridal shower. Dessert can include anything heart shaped, such as brownies, cookies or a cake.
To accompany the food table, a beverage bar is the perfect choice. Carafes of any size can be filled with drinks such as lemonade, orange juice, sangria or mimosas. The best way to display the carafes is in a large bowl filled with ice.
If you want to throw a more out of the box bridal shower it doesn’t have to follow the traditional rules. To get creative consider booking a cooking class to serve as the bridal shower. Provided you have the budget for it, you may be able to get a professional chef to come to you. If not, grab the guests and head to the nearest public cooking class. Worried the bride will find this offensive? You can still plan a non- traditional bridal shower by booking a wine tasting for the party.
This advice is valuable in helping you to plan a bridal shower whether you want to throw one with a traditional style or a more unconventional one. Whichever you choose, the important thing is that the bride enjoys the party.