A Complete Guide to Hosting a Bridal Shower

A Complete Guide to Hosting a Bridal Shower

A bridal shower is a meaningful way to celebrate the bride with friends, family and coworkers.  Not only is it an opportunity for everyone to meet each other, it’s also filled with fun décor, food, drinks and more! If you’re wondering how to throw a bridal shower, here are some tips.

Start With Classic Invitations

Bridal showers are typically thrown about two months before the wedding, so we recommend starting to plan at least four to six months in advance. The first step is to send out invites. Using a classic and elegant invitation is the perfect way to set the tone for the shower. Use the Double Hearts Personalized Self-Inking Name and Address Stamp to add some creativity to your invitations.

Think About What the Bride Likes

When choosing the theme, think about what your bride enjoys. The party is meant to be all about her, so make sure that you choose food, drinks and favors that she likes. Also, take into consideration if she would like a more traditional or less formal gathering. If she would rather keep it low-key, a small barbeque or lunch can still be nice and appease more traditional family members.

Consult the Bride on the Guest List

After determining if the bride would like a large or small gathering, talk to her to see who she would like at the shower. Some brides only like to invite their close inner circle, while others like a large party. Make sure everyone on your list is actually invited to the wedding and get the final okay from your bride.

What Games to Play

Bridal shower games are essential for a fun party! They are a great way for people who may not know each other to break the ice. Choose games that are easy to learn and enjoyable for everyone. Some of our favorites include Mad Libs, charades and pin the mustache on the groom. Here is a list of 30 bridal shower games everyone can play.

Make Sure the Shower Flows

Make sure your party has a beginning, middle and an end. Having a plan will help your party flow and prevent any awkwardness. Start with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, move to some optional games and ice breakers, and then finish the party with gift openings and desserts.

Make Your Bridal Shower Beautiful With Artistic Direct

We know weddings and party planning can be expensive – Artistic Direct is committed to providing high-quality products at an affordable price. Consider our Rose Stems Personalized Stationery or our Afternoon Tea Post-It® Notes to keep your bridal shower classy and beautiful.

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