Bridal shower trends
A bridal shower is a celebration in honour of bride-to-be that takes place before the wedding.
A bridal shower is a daytime event in celebration of the bride’s upcoming marriage. Traditionally, it’s an opportunity for guests to give the couple gifts for the home.Today, bridal showers are a time to share stories and advice, eat and drink, and pay special attention to the bride.
Bridal shower Location
Bridal showers can be hosted almost anywhere, but they normally take place at the host’s home, a restaurant, banquet hall,spa, or outdoor location. Other locations for bridal showers usually revolve around a planned activity.
who picks up the cost
For an informal, casual shower the host generally picks up all the costs, but for a more elaborate shower the host may talk to the other bridesmaids at the beginning of the planning process and ask them about chipping in or splitting costs.
Beyond financial assistance, the host can and should ask the bridesmaids to help plan, set up, decorate, etc.
who to invite
most bridal showers are female-only. While it is becoming more commonplace for friends to throw a couple’s shower for both the couple (where both males and females are invited)
don’t assume men are invited unless it’s stated on the invitation.
Get a must-invite list from the bride and work with her as you create the full party guest list.
what happens at the bridal shower party
You’ll spend the first part of the shower eating, drinking and mingling with your guests.
Games are a great way to break the ice when guests first arrive if they are not already acquainted with one another.
As a guest, you’ll want to remember the celebration is all about the bride and her special day ahead, so most activities during the day will reflect this.