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These Useful Wedding Shower Ideas Will Help You (FAQ)

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Every bride wants her big day to be special and unique. After all, it is the most important and special day of your life, so why not make it just as unique and individual as you yourself are?

 

Some of the most common planning wedding shower ideas, such as a sedate and boring party that everybody seems to have, might just not be good enough. 

 

Here is an outline of a wedding shower QUESTION to get you on your way to organizing a great shower party.

 

Q: Who should host the shower?
A: Traditionally the maid of honor tends to plan the shower party. But today, anything goes and it is perfectly acceptable for both family and friends to work together to organize, host and share the cost of the wedding shower.

 

It doesn't really matter who actually hosts the party as long as it is planned well in advance and normally in consultation with the bride. If the shower is planned to be in someone's home, then it's always a good idea to choose the person with the largest home or garden.

 

Q: Who to invite?
A: Apart from your family members, the host should invite people you know well whether it be friends, relatives or work colleagues. You don't want to invite too many people, as a large group tends to split off in small separate groups.

 

You want everyone to interact with each other and be a manageable size for everybody to play the hilarious shower games and not feel left out. Taking all this into consideration, a comfortable shower should involve about 10-20 people.

 

 

Check out if there's someone who already planned a shower for her. It won't be a good idea to throw two showers with the same faces of people that will attend. Sure you can throw another one but it should be different. A home-based shower is a bit different from an office shower. So take this into consideration.

 

Q: Wedding date Time

A: Decide on the date. Traditionally, wedding showers are held a month before the wedding day, however, these days many people are planning a wedding shower less than a month prior to the wedding date. Either of the two will do, but just make sure that the bride and groom are free on that date as well as the guests they would like to be at the party.

 

Q: What's your Theme?
A: As with the actual wedding, it is wise to choose a wedding theme before sending out the invitations. The theme can then be used throughout the shower and incorporated in with the invitations, wedding decorations, favors and refreshments.

 

There are literally dozens of topics for a shower party theme. The most popular is the 'kitchen' theme as there are endless pieces of equipment and accessories you can buy for the kitchen. The host knows the bride well and will surely fit a theme around either what the bride and groom need, or their lifestyle.

 

For example, if the happy couple is both into health and fitness, then a fitness theme could be an option.

 

One good idea for a couples shower is a wine tasting theme. This is ideal for a Saturday night party and I am sure the men will enjoy this one and easily get into the swing of things!

 

Q: What's your budget?

A: Planning a wedding party these days can be very expensive. So when you decide to throw a wedding shower to a couple, make sure that you have enough budget to spend. Set a realistic budget first before you shop anything. It is not a good idea to ask for a contribution to the couple, as the shower will serve as a gift for them. Budget wedding 

 

Q: How to choose wedding items?

A: Purchase necessary items such as decorations, invitations and party favors. You may consider shopping online if you find it cheaper than shopping at a local store. Of course, you have to pick items according to the theme of the party.

 

When you send invitations, it should three to four weeks before the wedding shower so that invited guests will have plenty of time to arrange their schedules and prepare gifts.

 

Q: What's your menu?

A: Decide on the menu. Foods and drinks can vary depending on the time of the day the party is held. If you are on a limited budget, don't worry because it is not mandatory to prepare a sit-down meal for everyone. In fact, you may even plan to have a pot lock party.

 

You don't necessarily need to buy expensive shower invitations. Another growing trend is that many brides are doing their wedding research on the Internet. The internet has opened up many 'cheaper' avenues and you can now get some great printable-wedding-shower-invitations. These invitations are customized with your own wording and design and are printed directly from your own printer.


Q: How about Food, Favors and Games
A: Food: It depends on the theme and location for which type of food to prepare. For example, if you are holding a 'wine tasting theme', then a finger buffet with crackers, nuts and other nibbles goes down well with wine. If you are holding a garden shower party, consider light finger food - cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit, mini-quiches, blueberry cream puffs, crab dip and a bacon, egg and cheese casserole and salads.


Q: What's your Favor?

A: Some people choose not to give shower favors. It really depends on where you live and if it is a tradition in your area or not. If you do, you don't have to go overboard with wedding favors if you want to keep the expense down.

 

Give something small and useful like a scented candle. Most people like scented candles and they are practical. A potpourri satchel is another welcome and practical idea.

 

 

Have you considered bride and groom favor clutch bags to fill with almonds. There is a net placed at the back of the clutch purse filled with candy or almonds or even chocolates. Attached at the front of the tulle net is either a brides dress in white color or a grooms tuxedo in black. A brilliant executed idea.

 

such as giving these people gifts is a way to show your appreciation for their involvement and support, and offer a memento of the wedding and your relationship. It is traditional to give attendants such as bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts that they can use during the wedding such as jewelry, cuff links, wedding hair accessories or handkerchiefs. 
 

 

Summary
Bridal showers are meant to be fun. They do need a lot of planning and organization in advance, but they are worth it. The bride and groom receive practical gifts for their home, and shower parties are a great excuse to get together with friends and family to have one whale of a time!






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