Wedding showers are an excellent way to celebrate the bride-to-be and her upcoming nuptials. Whether you’re planning a shower for your best friend or sister, there are some essential elements every shower needs to be successful. Here are some tips on how to plan a wedding shower.
Who Will Host A Wedding Shower
When planning a wedding shower, it’s essential to decide who will host the event. The bride-to-be may request that her friends or family host a shower in their honor. If you’d like to host the party yourself, make sure that you can afford it before accepting any invitations. If you want to host a wedding shower for a friend or family member, you should tell them and go from there. The wedding shower should be after your wedding at a wedding chapel.
Who Are You Inviting To A Wedding Shower
The first thing that you need to do is decide who you want to invite to your wedding shower. It’s often best to, at minimum, invite close family members of the bride and groom. Usually, the bridesmaids will also be invited to a wedding shower. It’s a good idea to ask the bride who she would like to be at her shower.
Decide On A Theme
Usually, wedding showers are on the fancier side. The theme of a wedding shower is also very often coordinated with the theme of the wedding. Deciding on a theme will determine whether the wedding show is an outdoor event or an indoor event. If you have a wedding shower in the winter, it’s best to have the shower indoors unless you have heaters and a tent to keep everyone warm.
Select A Location And Time
The main step in planning a wedding shower is to decide where you want to hold it. If you want to keep things simple, you might just meet at someone’s house. But if you want something more formal, consider renting out a community center or other venue. The venue that you choose can have an impact on how much money you spend on decorations and other supplies. If you plan ahead and make reservations early, there’s a good chance you’ll get a discount on the price of renting space. If not, look for places that offer free decorating materials or tables and chairs as part of their packages.
Invitations For All
The invitations should be the same theme or design as the wedding invitations and the theme of the shower. Everything should coordinate. If you’re hosting the shower, ask guests to RSVP in advance so you know how many people to expect. If you’re not sure who should be invited, ask the bride for help. Once you’ve sent out the invitations, make sure everyone gets an answer back from each guest, so there are no surprises on the big day. There should be a window of time when guests can RSVP, usually about 2 or 3 weeks after the invitation has been sent out.
Food Is Everything
One of the most important things about a wedding shower is the food. Make sure that each guest has at least one thing from the spread on their plate they like. If someone doesn’t like cake or sweets, make sure there is something else for them to eat. If there is only one type of food served at the event, such as cake, provide additional options for guests who may not be able to eat it because of allergies. Provide non-dairy and vegan options as well, especially in today’s world when everyone has a different dietary need.
Finally, Decorations And Entertainment
The decorations should be like the little siblings of the wedding. In other words, they’re a sneak peek into what the wedding will look like. The flowers that will be at the wedding and the colors that will be at the wedding. Typically, flowers are included in your wedding package. Entertainment can be music that will be played at the wedding and a video montage of baby photos of the happy couple that goes from when they first met to the proposal and everything in between.