Bridal showers are a time to celebrate the bride-to-be and her upcoming wedding celebration, and it’s important to make sure it’s an event that is unforgettable for all the right reasons. But planning an event like this can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a list of 6 tips to help make your bridal shower one for the books.
Tip #1: Location, Location, Location
A great location sets the tone for the entire event, and it can be the difference between a ho-hum shower and one that’s truly special. Consider a venue that’s unique, like a rooftop terrace or a private dining room in a fancy restaurant. Keep an eye out for things such as the amount of sunlight the room gets, light fixtures and ceiling treatment, wall color and wallpaper, and the chairs and tables offered by the venue. The location should be easy for guests to find and have ample parking.
Tip #2: Special Signage
Adding custom designed signage can make a big impact and add a beautiful personalized touch to your bridal shower. You can look for a local boutique shop to make these for you or DIY them yourself if you’re creative and have the eye for it. You can use these signs to welcome guests, give directions, or even to display a photo of the couple or the bride’s name/initials.
Tip #3: Personalized Pieces
Personalized touches make the event feel special and therefore will make your guests feel special that you would create such beautiful pieces for them to enjoy at your event. These touches can include custom-made invitations, full table-scape with each guest’s name at their individual table setting, or even a special cocktail named after the bride.
Tip #4: Amusing Activities
A fun activity can be a great way to break the ice and get guests interacting with each other. Consider planning a unique DIY station such as a personalized photo/video booth, or a craft station where guests can make a special keepsake to remember the bride’s upcoming wedding.
Tip #5: Decadent Desserts
It will never get old! Desserts are a must-have for any bridal shower – just don’t settle for store-bought treats. Instead, consider hiring a local baker or pastry chef to create custom desserts for the shower. Specialized bakeries tend to create more delicious treats than store bought desserts and are able to customize the desserts you choose in just about any way to match your theme. Did I mention they’re almost always tastier!?
Tip #6: Favorable Favors
Favors are a nice touch, but they’re often left behind or forgotten. To make sure your favors are appreciated, choose something that guests will actually use and enjoy. Some ideas include a small potted plant, an essential oil or scented candle, or a box of gourmet chocolates your guests are sure to enjoy on their way to work the next morning!
By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a bridal shower that’s truly special and unforgettable. Remember, a bridal shower is a time to celebrate the bride-to-be, so have fun with it! Don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box. With a little planning and attention to detail, you’ll be able to create an event that’s truly special and unforgettable.