Bridal Shower Basics
~ Traditionally, the shower was thrown by people outside the Bride’s immediate family so as not to appear that they were asking for gifts. This is not the case anymore and a bridal shower is commonly hosted by the Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom or Sister.
~ It is not expected that any guests would be expected to attend more than one shower. If multiple showers are being held, hosts should consult one another to avoid duplication.
~ The Host and Bride should be available to greet guests and make introductions as necessary. The bride should also be prepared to give a thank you speech and also see guests to the door with another thank you and a hug when appropriate. Shy brides should plan on this and be prepared to mingle.
~ Generally, every shower guest is on the wedding guest list. There may be some exceptions to this but it should only be the bride’s nearest and dearest that are invited to showers.
~ Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. Questions such as Who is Hosting? Who is invited? Who is bring what? and Who is paying for the cost of the shower? These questions need to be tackled among the bridal party and family to avoid hard feelings. Do this early in the process so that everyone has a chance to contribute and clarify expectations.
Helpful Bridal Shower Planning Resources:
Weddingfavours.ca carries a large selection of bridal shower favours, accessories, games and gifts. Check out our Bridal Shower Category :Bridal Shower Favours and Accessories
Today’s couples have different tastes and needs than the newlyweds of previous generations. Read about some unique and modern Bridal Shower Themes: Modern Bridal Shower Themes
More ideas to help you honour and “shower” your bride with affection, support, love and gifts! More Bridal Shower Themes
A bit of planning and open communication can prevent hurt feelings: Hosting a FABULOUS and Drama-free Bridal Shower
Some of our Frequently Asked Questions: Bridal Shower FAQs
A traditional and sentimental gift for the Bride. A keepsake English Sixpence- available only from Weddingfavours.ca: Silver Sixpence Bridal Shower Keepsake for the Bride
Icebreakers and games to keep the party upbeat and encourage mingling: Bridal Shower Games and Activities
Please visit our website for Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Favour Ideas.