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Using a bridal shower checklist will ensure that your Bride-to-be can have the best send off into married life feasible. Here we are going to look at...
There is nothing worse than seeing a lady, young or old, whose really not quite sure what she's letting herself in for, after all not everyone lives together prior to marriage these days!
Why not just hold a Hen Party? Well a Bridal Shower has a different take on it. It is the event where you open the door to married to life and all that this entails.
This event should be open to all female (traditionally) family relations of the Bride and Groom, but more on that in the Guest List...
Keep the event semi-formal, to formal; an elegant event, ensuring you have an eye for detail, will make sure that bridal shower is memorable. However keep it in tone with the Wedding, as you don't want to out-shine the main day!
Here you can find a few more details that will make the day all you wish it to be.
For the Bridal Shower Co-ordinator, you will need a handle on the guest list. Download our free Guest List which will guide you on the number of invites you have to produce, help manage the rsvp's, and track the number of people that will be in attendance.
Other things you will need to do for the Bridal Shower Guest List are:
Managing your guest list should be easy with our spreadsheet, however if you'd rather a plain checklist - this one is available for you.
With the total number of guests in mind, your next step is to book the venue, if you haven't already. Take a look at these things to consider:
Once your venue is booked, you can then consider the Events that you are looking to do within your Bridal Shower. Wanting some inspiration to get your creative juices working - take a look through our suggestions:
Make sure you advise your guests in their invitation, if they need to bring anything in particular with them, such as 2 or three photos or appropriate attire. You may also want to make sure you have spares, for those that forget to pick them up on the way out of the door!
To make your own invitiations, you will need to ensure that you have the following:
Make sure you leave yourself enough time to produce the right number of shower invites, so I would suggest keeping your design simple.
If you are pressured for time, or you are uncertain whether you can complete making all the invitations for the bridal shower, you may wish to err on the side of caution and go for pre-printed invites. You will still need the following information:
Using pre-printed invites, you may wish to add RSVP slips (optional pre-paid postage) and also include any location maps as appropriate.
Some invites may have a perforation for your RSVP slip, but if not, these are easy enough to run off on a computer.
However you choose your invites, make sure you pick something that is reflective of your theme of the Shower.
The decorations for your event will depend very much on where you are hosting it, and what you are doing. You will need more decorations for the High Tea idea, for instance, compared to going bowling.
These bridal shower party packs featured above from Amazon, give you the idea of things that you can be easily decorated. These typically include the following (and reduces what you need on your bridal shower checklist):
Of course contents may vary, depending on what you choose - but there is a vast variety out there to make your event distinguished.
Adding that personal touch to your party, can truly make this stand out from the crowd.
Whether you wish to have magnets, mugs, aprons, stickers, t-shirts, Zazzle have it all, and you can customize it completely, making it that extra special, without impacting the price!
Here I have selected some of their samples which could be tailored for your event, this is certainly bookmarked for the next time I host a Bridal Shower:
You can see that you can do virtually anything from the postage stamps through to the invites, mouse mats and stickers - you can even get sneakers customized! This truly is an amazing way to make sure that you can personalize your event, without it costing the earth.