Traditionally, a bridal shower is a party thrown before the wedding for the bride to be to, co-ordinated by the bridesmaids, where guests offer gifts for the bride and groom for their new home. These days a bridal shower is more a time to pamper the bride to be.
The latest trend in bridal showers is to throw a theme party, a stylish luncheon or a swish cocktail party. But, a bridal shower should keep the bride’s interests in mind and celebrate the bride’s personality and style.
Here some ideas to help inspire you:
If you have a bride that is a total chocoholic, maybe you could have a chocolate and champagne party. Yum!
If she is really into her wines you could go on a wine tasting tour, complete with gourmet lunch. Guests could extend the bride and grooms wine cellar by each giving a bottle of wine as gift.
For the sophisticated bride to be organise a divine afternoon tea of scones, cakes and slices with tea and coffee. There are many gorgeous cafes that can cater to this type of occasion and set the right atmosphere.
To really relax the bride, and everyone else, organize a pampering afternoon of massages, facials, manicures. You could hire a beauty therapist, beauty party consultant or get a few friends to do the pampering. Alternately, you could hold it at a day spa where guests can choose their favourite pampering options. Guests could give the bride beauty products such as massage oils, hand creams and mud masks.
For the bride who loves her sun and surf a tropical themed party could be the answer. Serve sensational cocktails, fruit platters and finger foods.
The main things to remember when organizing a bridal shower is that an intimate get together, keeping the guests numbers low, usually works best for all involved, that the event is relaxing and fun, and most importantly – the bride has no planning to do, she has enough on her plate already, this is her chance to relax!