She’s said yes, and now the big day is right around the corner. As members of her bridal party, it’s now on you to plan her shower. Let’s take a look at some tips on planning the perfect pre-wedding celebration of the Bride-to-Be from start to finish!
Set the Budget Choose something you can all easily afford and won’t send you into debt. Once you know what you’re working with, you can choose your venue, set the menu, etc.
Set a Date You’ll want to choose a date around two months before the wedding. Make sure you check with the Bride and her close family so everyone is available.
Choose Your Guest List Ask the Bride to compile a list of who she wants to attend. Remember, if you invite someone to the shower, they *must* also be invited to the wedding.
Pick Your Theme This is your chance to add some personality. Make it specific to the Bride. Once you have the theme, you can tailor your invites, food choices, colors, etc. to match!
Send Out Invitations It wouldn’t be much of a party if you didn’t invite anyone! Invites should be sent out 6-8 weeks prior to the date.
Plan Your Games Find some silly games to break the ice for people who’ve never met before. Bingo is an old favorite, Mad Libs, Scratch Off Cards… the options are limitless.
Prepare Your Toast Say a few words thanking guests for coming and officially congratulating the Bride. Short and sweet is perfectly fine here, save the big toast for the big day.
When you’re ready to choose your venue, give out event planners a call at 973-907-7750. We’ll help make sure the shower goes off without a hitch!