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How to Plan a Bridal Shower

Updated: Jul 7, 2018

Whether you’re planning the shower for yourself or having a friend or family member help you, a bridal shower can be a great time to celebrate your love with the people surrounding you. Bridal showers can be as extravagant or as simple as you want them to be, based on your wants and budget.

Preparation is key when planning any event. For a bridal shower, first pick a date that works best for the people who’re priority in attendance (ex: mom, grandmother, etc.). Decide on a guest list and a theme. Once those are chosen, you can figure out a location. If you have a family or friend’s house to use, that’s often the simplest and most affordable option. Some people may turn to a restaurant with a back room or a country club. After these details are set, it’s time to make and send invitations. Whether these are mailed out or made on the internet, it’s important to send them out early enough along with your already registry set.

Weeks before the shower, be sure to start getting responses from the invitations. Since the theme is already decided, pick out some decorations for the walls or centerpieces. A cute trend is to have a photo wall with props to take pictures with. This is also the time to plan a menu and get some desserts. Some brides want a finger food and cupcakes shower, while others want sandwiches and a cake. Always check with the budget and what the bride wants. Also, make sure there’s a game! It can be fun and silly or competitive. It’s a fun way to get everyone together!

For the actual shower, make sure there’s a place for gifts so the guests aren’t lost carrying around a gift – some of them can be heavy.

One last bit of advice. Just because you’re planning the event doesn’t mean you have to make sure it’s all running smoothly according to your timeline! Relax, have fun, and enjoy the time with your friends and family

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