My sister just had her bridal shower recently and at first it was a little bit stressful planning and getting it together, but it came out amazing!
Tip #1. Sending invites/Finding out who the bride wants to be at the shower. This is crucial of course and you want to invite everyone ahead of time.
Tip #2. Find out who is bringing what. Bridal showers call for many different items like food, drinks, serving dishes, favors, and decor. Placing all of the stress onto one person might be a little much. It is always nice to help out the person throwing the shower and chipping in where you can.
Tip #3. Come up with a theme. Since you know the bride so well, figure out what kind of theme they would like. If they are into Paris, you can make it Paris themed. (Like in the movie Bridesmaids. Of course you might not have enough money to rent a chocolate fountain and give out puppies as favors.)
Tip #4. Bridal games. This topic is a little bit iffy for me because I know a lot of people don’t like playing bridal games anymore. Either the bride doesn’t want all of the attention on her, or the games are too cheesy. If you have a close enough and fun group, I doubt you will need games.
Tip #5. Make sure there will be enough food. Also, finding out the brides favorite food is a great idea as well. If you don’t already know their favorite food, you might not be that good of a maid of honor! Haha just kidding.
Tip #6. Set the day of the bridal shower on a day that is doable for everyone.
Tip #7. Bridal favors. I always thought it was nice when there would be bridal favors at the shower, however little they were. It’s the thought that counts and shows everyone that you are thankful for them coming and helping assist the bridal shower.
Tip #8. Take lots of pictures! You can never have too many pictures, especially on a special occasion like this. Taking group pictures and pictures with just the bride in front of her gifts is a great memory down the road as well.
Tip #9. You can never have too many desserts, can you? I made the mistake of buying WAY too many desserts for my sisters bridal shower. I should have known no one would want to eat cupcakes and churros when we are all getting ready to go to Vegas in 2 weeks! Haha.
Tip #10. Have fun. You put so much work into the bridal shower, it’s time to relax and kick back. Enjoy your time with everyone and you will realize all the hard work and effort was worth it when you see how happy the bride is. It’s her special day before her big day!
Have you helped put a bridal shower together before?
Do you have any tips in case I help put one together in the future?