By George Meszaros
The bridal shower is the party prior to the wedding prepared
the bridesmaids or close female friends. The purpose of the
bridal shower is to –you’d never guess - shower the bride with
good wishes. Clearly, the bride is the center of attention at
the bridal shower party. It doesn’t matter who is hosting or
organizing the event. However, family was discouraged from
hosting bridal showers, because it may look like they are
digging for gifts.
There is no law about who is to organize the shower, but it is
usually left for the bridesmaids, friends, or family. The
location of the party is typically someone’s house, but bridal
showers are often held at restaurants. One of the most
significant aspects of planning a successful bridal shower
party is to only invite people who will be invited to the
wedding. Anyone invited to the shower has every right to be
expecting an invitation to the wedding. To avoid uncomfortable
mistakes, be sure to consult the bride and key decision makers
about the guest list.
The bridal shower, just like your wedding, should be on a day
that is convenient to attend. Saturday is probably the best
to have the bridal shower. It helps your guests to attend. The
bridal shower should be close to the wedding day but not less
than two weeks before.
Bridal shower favors are an important ingredient of the party.
Some of the most popular bridal shower favors are personalized
chocolates, candles, wine stoppers, manicure sets, or
personalized bath gels. In case you have a beach theme bridal
shower, your favors can compliment it. For instance, beach
chair favors, dolphin wine stoppers, or seashell candles are
very popular beach bridal shower favors.
Written invitations are optional. Most people have an e-mail
address, so invitations through e-mail are a quick and cost
effective option. If the party is at someone’s home, usually
finger food is served. Pizza is another common choice of food.
Bridal showers are informal events, and you don’t have to make
a big deal about the food.
About The Author: George Meszaros with a leading wedding