Bridal showers are in full swing at the moment. If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid, and you’ve been tasked with organizing a shower, you want to make sure that it’s the event of your bride-to-be’s dreams. Planning any kind of celebration can be stressful, but when you have the added pressure of trying to impress somebody else, the job can become a whole lot harder. If you’re about to start the planning process, here are some tips to help you blow the bride away.
Think carefully about the theme
Choosing a theme can often make life easier when it comes to booking and decorating a venue. Before you go in all guns blazing, think carefully about your friend, and what they like. Have they pointed out any photos they love in wedding magazines, or have they been obsessively pinning pictures of showers on Pinterest lately? Consider the tone of the wedding too. If they’ve gone for something very understated, chances are they don’t want a lavish, formal, or over the top shower. You don’t have to go crazy with a theme by ordering millions of props or table favors. Sometimes subtle is better. If you want to keep things chic and simple, for example, choosing a color scheme often works really well. For example, you could go for blush pink and gold for a traditional bride, or monochrome if you’re planning dinner for a modern bride at a swanky hotel.
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Personalize the celebration
Every person you invite to this event is there for the bride, so make sure you make it all about her. Adding personal touches is an easy way to make your celebration unique and ensure that your bride feels loved. Take inspiration from the theme of the big day when ordering or designing invitations for the shower. You could opt for red or print a dragon if you’re taking inspiration from Chinese wedding invitations or use a boarding card template for a travel-based gathering, for example. If there is no theme, you can create something unique by adding a photograph of the bride. You can also order banners and balloons with the bride’s name on it, and put fun party bags together for your guests using gifts that represent her favorite things.
Don’t be afraid to be different
If you’ve been researching bridal showers, you may have come across some ideas that crop up time and time again. There’s nothing wrong with doing something that others have done before, but don’t be afraid to be different. Maybe chose a unique venue, or put together games nobody has ever played before. Inject your own sense of style and flair, be creative, and go the extra mile to make sure every guest leaves with a smile.
If you’re organizing a special event for your bride to be, it’s natural to want to do your best and send her off in style. Hopefully, these tips will help you plan a day she’ll never forget.
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