Celebrating a couple and the love they've found for each other starts long before the wedding day. Whether or not a couple choose to have an engagement party, there is usually always a bridal shower. Sometimes more than one. If you're a really close friend, and especially if you're in the wedding party, then planning the wedding shower is one of your special responsibilities.
Whether you're a pro at throwing a shower or this is your first one and don't know where to start, here are a few tips so you can be sure you're throwing an amazing celebration.
Details, Details, Details!
If you fail to plan you plan to fail as the saying goes. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time before the event to nail down the specifics. Start with a date and work from there. Does the bride want a particular theme? A small guest list or a big one? Food, invitations, budget, etc. The logistical list goes on, and are all part of ensuring the bride has an exceptional shower. The earlier you nail this down, or start to nail it down, the smoother your planning will go.
Even if you're on a limited budget, you can still throw an amazing bridal shower. DIY games, invitations, and decorations can add a fun and tailored flair to the event. Pinterest is a great place to start for ideas and step-by-step instructions. Making the food for the event is also helpful. You can even enlist the help of the other bridesmaids to help to save time and resources, and have a lot of fun in the planning process.
Let's Play a Game.
Games are a traditional part of the bridal shower. They are also a great ice breaker. Some popular games range from wrapping the bride up in toilet paper to concocting crazy, fill-in-the-blank stories related to the couple. Here's a few sites to check out for bridal shower games.