Planning the Ultimate Bridal Shower
So your bestie’s getting hitched – yay! But as the maid of honor, you have big shoes to fill. Making sure that everything is perfect, from finding a great venue to picking out the decorations, is your job, and on top of all that, you have to make sure she’s surprised. Try not to stress, we’re here to help! Here are some tips and ideas to kick off the start of the wedding festivities.
After finding the perfect bridal shower invitations, you have to fill them out, of course. A lot of people aren’t sure whether or not to pencil in the registry information. Our opinion? Leave it out. Pointing guests in the direction of a list of gift ideas takes away from the classiness of the event. Trust us, if the guests are worthy of being invited, they’ll make the gifts happen.
As favors, we recommend filling up champagne glasses with small candies, like jellybeans or m&m’s, in two complementary colors. It will give the impression one color represents the bride and the other the groom, and show how they fit together perfectly. Serve bubbly drinks, like a rose champagne, for an extra romantic touch.
One of the best investments you can make when throwing a bridal shower is stamps in the shape of the couple’s initials. You can put initial stamps on napkins, invitation envelopes, labels for party favors, and more. It’s a sophisticated touch, and you can stamp them in any color ink you like to go with the wedding’s colors. You can never have enough coordination when hosting a sophisticated party.
Our final, and most important, tip is to budget time for gifts, cocktails, eating, and any other event that will take place. However, don’t be uptight! Let the guests have fun and remember that this is about the bride. There is no need to be on a strict schedule – you just want to make sure there is time for hors d’ouevres.