Bridal Shower Planning
Looking for some memorable bridal shower ideas? Contact us at Tres Belle Weddings and Social Events to find out how we can help. The tips below will give you a strong start.
Selecting a Venue
The venue is perhaps one of the most important considerations related to bridal showers. You might choose a place that’s significant to the bride or simply go with the venue that had the most reasonable prices for the date you wanted. Here are several possibilities of places to have bridal showers.
- Hotel function rooms
- Restaurant banquet areas
- Country clubs
- Private facilities in event arenas
- Bed-and-breakfast establishments
- Dedicated spaces at botanical gardens or parks
When looking at bridal shower venues, think about how to keep guests as comfortable as possible. Spacious restrooms, climate-controlled areas, and spaces to serve catered food all make events go more smoothly. Also, you may want to expand your search beyond the area so there are more options to work with.
Choosing Beautiful Invitations
Without invitations, people won’t know about your special event that honors a bride-to-be. Whether she’s into a vintage look or likes things that have a thoroughly modern style, find invitations that suit her personality. Invitations are important because they tell people about the event, such as when it will take place, the venue, and when to RSVP. Bridal shower invitations also usually mention if the bride is part of a registry. That information makes it simple for guests to buy her thoughtful gifts that aren’t duplicates.
The invitations also might include photographs of the bride, meaningful phrases, or cool themes. Realize that invitations help set the tone for the event overall, so you don’t want to rush when choosing a type of invitation or adding content.
Plan the Day’s Festivities
There are many ways to go about helping the guest of honor and attendees have fun and feel relaxed. You might start the day with a few signature cocktails featuring ingredients the bride-to-be especially loves. Then, transition into bridal shower games that involve everyone and keep the guests guessing. Consider some people on the guest list probably haven’t met one another before and may not cross paths again until the wedding day. The following games are good for groups:
- Bridal Bingo
- A scavenger hunt
- Wedding-related quizzes
- Charades with a wedding movie theme
- Two Truths and a Lie
Because these ideas don’t put people on the spot in embarrassing ways, they’ll help people open up to one another. Some attendees may even leave the wedding shower as new friends.
Figure Out the Food
When creating a bridal shower menu, decide if you’ll serve full meals or just snacks. Cupcakes, brownies, and peanut brittle are some good examples of handheld treats. Keep dietary restrictions and allergies in mind and offer some items without meat, gluten, or nuts. You may also want to offer themed food, such as carnival treats or island-related foods.