There comes a time in every woman’s life when her friends start getting bit by the “engagement bug” one by one. This means that there is a whole lot of planning to be done as the big day starts approaching. However, the bride’s close friends are usually expected to organize the bridal shower. If you are one of those friends, then here are a few tips to help you along the way.Start planning earlyDo not make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to start preparing for the event. Start planning at least 2 months prior to the wedding in order to ensure that you manage to place the order for the cake and book the venue which you have been eyeing for quite some time. Make a list of the bride’s friends and contact them in advance in order to decide on a date which is convenient for most of them. Plan out the theme, guest list, décor, activities/games and even the gift.
Long gone are the days when bridal showers consisted of floral maxi dresses as costumes and vintage decor to adorn the venue. Nowadays, the ladies are all about adapting a unique approach to hosting parties, especially bridal showers. Decide on a theme which reflects the personality of the bride and choose the decorations accordingly. It could be something like a wild night out at the club with unlimited alcohol and feathers and corsets as the theme or it could be a sober brunch with champagne and a rustic theme. Therefore, choose the cake, costumes and decor accordingly.
Party decorations are generally quite expensive. Therefore it is important to decide on a budget before organizing the event in order to avoid spending too much without realizing it. Get quotations for the venue, cake, decor, food, drinks and any item that is being customized. Thereafter, inform the others who would be contributing to the payment and proceed with the preparations once you receive their approval. If you are working on a small budget, you could contact venues that offer package deals for certain occasions including food and drinks.
Try something unique
Every bridal shower is expected to have a twist to it in order to avoid it being the typical boring party. You could try something unique with the decor by arranging a table with jenga blocks to be signed by each friend with a piece of advice for the bride as she embarks upon the new journey. You could also get customized t-shirts or bracelets or balloons that are printed to read for example: “Lucy’s Hawaiian bridal shower” depending on the theme and color combination. In addition, if everyone is up for it, you could go completely crazy with the costumes and all dress up in mens clothing to resemble the groom and give the bridal shower an epic twist.Regardless of how the bridal shower turns out, your friend is sure to notice the effort you’ve put in and appreciate it. However, it is also important that you try your best to make this event a memorable one and put in all your hard work into making your friend a happy bride to be!