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Hosting a shower in honor of your bestie bride-to-be? The recipe for an unforgettable wedding shower is simple: a great group of girls, some thoughtful gifts, and—of course—a pretty party scene! Dress up your space with some of these decorative accents and festive accessories and prepare to throw a fabulous bridal bash she’ll always remember.
The time has come for you (the maid of honor) and other ‘maids to plan the perfect bridal shower! Feeling completely lost? From invitations to favors and everything in between, check out WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2014 for some inspirational themes:
We often forget about the events leading up to the wedding, especially the bridal shower. Why? Because you’re not supposed to plan it! You get to be the guest of honor as your closest female friends and family gather to girl-talk, eat and lavish you with gifts. Lately though, brides have been steering away from the age-old tradition and choosing their own steal-worthy theme. We love how this bridal shower is an interactive picnic. Guests were able to pick their blanket to sit on and basket to place their food in. It almost makes us want to take a trip down the rabbit hole from Alice in Wonderland. Grab a cup of tea, point your pinky and join this charming celebration:
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Clockwise from top left: Mackensey Alexander Photography, Christina Watkins Photography, Christopher Dumas Photography, Evin Photography, Christa Elyce Photography
These light, healthy menu ideas are perfect for any bridal shower. We’ve included suggestions across all categories from bite-sized hors d’oeuvres to more substantial fare to accommodate showers of all formats and times of day. Stick with one category, choose an item from each, or mix and match!
Photo: Liz and Ryan
The maid of honor and often bridesmaids share the responsibility of hosting the bridal shower, according to tradition. Surprisingly though, it’s common for a bride to have more than one bridal shower. In that case, the host(s) should make sure that there is no duplication of guests on each list. The guest list should be filled with the bride’s nearest and dearest family and friends whereas the menu should be filled with the sweetest of treats. (Tip: Every guest that is invited to the bridal shower should already be on the wedding guest list.) Invitations, including registry information, should be sent out six weeks to one month in advance. One of guests’ favorite rituals at a bridal shower is making a bouquet out of ribbons and bows from the opened gifts so the bride can use it at the rehearsal. However, it’s perfectly acceptable to start your own ritual.
What’s your favorite ritual at a bridal shower? Let us know in the comments below!