Traditionally an event organised by the maid of honour, these days almost anyone can take on the task of organising the bridal shower. No matter what the theme chosen, the event has to be all about the bride.
Besides the actual wedding, the bridal shower is the time to make the bride feel like the most important person in the world and she should be showered with gifts and love from her closest friends and family.
Theme and Colour Palette of the Event
Not every bride is a pink princess in disguise, so take the bride’s taste and preferences into careful consideration when choosing the theme and colour scheme.
Black and white with a pop of colour or metallic such as gold or silver is always tasteful and can easily be adapted to suit almost every theme.
The invitations should suit the theme so that everything ties in nicely, but there is no need to have invitations printed as this can be costly.
Instead, make use of e-invitations which will be sent directly to the guests email addresses. They will then easily be able to reply to your e-invite with their RSVP.
Buying arrangements from a florist can be prohibitively expensive, so it’s recommended to rather choose one two flowers in the theme colour and making your own arrangements.
You’ll find plenty of tips on creating incredible arrangements online and you’ll save a lot of money by doing it this way, which means left over cash for sports betting NZ! Greenery is also far cheaper than flowers, so this is a good option as well.
The cheapest way to feed all your guests and make it exactly to the bride’s preferences is to make all the food yourself.
Enlist the help of the bridesmaids and make all of the bride’s favourite dishes. If you’re at a bit of a loss with this one, ask the groom as he’s sure to have the answers you need!
A bridal shower just wouldn’t be complete without plenty of delicious drinks. A signature cocktail in the theme is an excellent idea as ingredients can be bought in bulk, saving you time and money, as the cocktail can be made ahead of time.
Consider the bride’s favourite drinks and have a selection of non-alcoholic beverages as well.
The bridal shower should ideally have an element of entertainment as well, but there is no need to have your bride barely dressed begging for wedding funds in the nearest night club!
There are some wonderful ideas for tasteful bridal shower entertainment so do plenty of research and consider what the bride would enjoy most.
You’ll want your guests to feel like honoured attendees and the best way to do this is to send them home with a party favour.
A small bouquet of flowers wrapped in brown paper and ribbon with a name tag attached is a lovely idea and can also be used as place settings.