So you’ve been put in charge of throwing the bridal shower and have no idea where to start. All you know is you want it to be perfect for the bride. When most of us hear bridal shower, we think of it in the traditional sense–a Saturday or Sunday afternoon sitting around playing bridal BINGO and eating sandwiches with the women closest to the bride and groom. While that can be a very nice get-together, it doesn’t always fit the personality of the bride.
There are several factors to think about before choosing the type of event to have for the bride. As with any event, you want to consider the type and number of guests, your event budget and what the honorees (bride and even groom, in some cases) would enjoy the most.
If the bride and groom have a lot of couples that make up their friends and family, you may consider some type of Jack and Jill shower. In the warmer months, an evening cookout in a nice backyard could be a lot of fun. Couples could enjoy food, beverages, outdoor games like corn hole and even a bonfire later at night. A battle of the sexes game including questions about the couple would bring out everyone’s competitive side. The favors from Rick and Jessica’s recent wedding would also be really cute personalized and handed out at this event.
If the bride and groom have a lot of friends and family who are still single, the traditional women-only approach would be better suited, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw a traditional shower. What about a wine tasting bridal shower? A winery or gallery with high top tables would be a beautiful setting and cheese plates and other heavy hors d’oeuvres can be paired for the tasting. With this type of party, you have endless options for the favors–wine charms, pretty wine toppers, personalized Brix Chocolate, etc.
One final idea for a bridal shower alternative is a honeymoon shower. Perhaps the couple already has a house and they already own most of the items that would traditionally appear on a wedding registry. For this type of shower, the couple could register for items they need for their honeymoon or the honeymoon itself. There are a lot of great websites where the couple can register for accommodation upgrades, romantic dinners, excursions, massages, etc. The party’s theme can also revolve around the honeymoon location itself. For example, throw a luau if they are going to Hawaii or host a cozy rustic shower if they chose a ski resort hot spot.
As you can see, the options for a bridal shower are endless whether you are going for a traditional or non-traditional event. For more information on hiring Delvaux Wedding & Event Planning for an upcoming bridal shower, contact us now.