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How to Plan a Bridal Shower

Jan 20, 2014 | Posted by:  abi s

Traditionally the maid of honor or one of the bridesmaids has been the one responsible for planning the bridal shower. These days anyone can host the shower, friends, family and co-workers are getting in on the fun. The first thing you should do if you want to host this shindig is to make sure that the bride is okay with it. Once she gives you the nod, here are a few things you will need to know to plan the perfect bridal shower.                                         bridal shower
The average cost of a bridal shower at a restaurant would be about $800. That is if you are only having about 20 people. A good meal generally costs around $40 including a beverage. If you plan to make it a catered affair it should cost about the same. Now that you have an idea of what that will cost there are other things that you also have to budget in. Here is a checklist so that you cover all of the bases:
  • Choose a date and time- the shower should be 6 months but not later than 4 months before the week of the wedding. This is to avoid adding stress to an already tense bride-to-be.
  • Choose a theme- by the time the shower comes around the bride will have chosen her theme, you can use it for the shower or choose a theme that reflects the relationship that you have with bride.
  • Set the budget- you can spend as little or as much as you want to. The budget is usually an expense that is shared with all bridesmaids. If your budget is $800 and you have 10 maids, 1Maid of honor and 1 matron of honor the divide 12 into 800 and that is the amount each person should chip in.
  • Make the guest list- the bridal shower is generally for those women close to the bride. It is not in good taste to invite people to the shower who are not invited to the wedding.
  • Send out invitations- invitations should be sent 6-8 weeks in advance
  • Decide on favors for guests- each guest should receive a favor for attending. When in doubt remember almost everyone loves chocolates.
  • Choose a menu- this can be anything you like, catered, potluck or even high tea.
  • Find bridal shower venue- you can choose to host the part at a home, restaurant or hall if you like.
  • Choose a photographer- you do not have to hire a wedding photographer but it is a good idea to have someone who will be responsible for capturing the memories. After the event you and everyone there can get together to make an album for the bride as a gift on her wedding day.
A Bridal Shower And A Bachelorette Party Are Not The Same?
A bridal shower is as different from a bachelorette party as one can get. The bachelorette party is a big bash where the bride and all her besties get to let loose and go wild. The bridal shower is a more sedate affair, the only similarities is that they are both generally for women only. Although today a lot of people are throwing tradition to the wind and inviting everyone.


Post By:MichealCreated Date:Jan 20, 2014
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