It’s official! You’ve been chosen as the maid of honour or bridesmaid, but what exactly does this mean? As much as the newly given title sounds so glamorous, just know that you’re about to get busy with bridal shower planning!
A Bridal shower happens to be on your “to do” list for the bride-to-be. It’s a fun way to get creative and give the bride a fun and relaxing time before the big day. Where to begin though? Let’s start off by just mentioning that you’ve been given this title for a reason. You probably know the bride way better than most people, which mean that planning her bridal shower should be easy for you. You know her taste, her personality and what she loves; therefor picking a bridal shower theme will be a good place to start.
What type of bridal shower will suit your bride’s personality? Does she love a themed event or perhaps she loves something simplistic? What colour palette would she love at her bridal shower?
Taking a look a little deeper into planning a bridal shower, there’s really so many ideas. Let’s jump right into the bridal shower ideas.
Planning a breakfast / lunch bridal shower
Perhaps the bride to be is simplistic, so keeping it that way will definitely be a success. Having a champagne breakfast or a nice lunch out is a very relaxing way of connecting with the ladies invited to the wedding. Make this bridal shower special by decorating the table that you’ve booked out, in the colours that the bride loves. Add some flower arrangements and final touches to make it extra special for her. Don’t forget to arrange an additional table for gifts.
The bridal shower doesn’t necessarily have to be at a restaurant or a venue (though it does save you the effort of cleaning and packing away afterwards). You can plan to have the bridal shower at someone’s house that can accommodate all the ladies invited, which would make it quite personal as well.
A baking or cooking bridal shower
What baking or cooking skills does the bride have? This is sure to be a funny moment if the bride’s kitchen skills need some help…Organise a cooking lesson for the group of ladies joining for the bridal shower and have fun learning to cook a new meal or even baking something sweet. Interactive bridal showers are always winners!
If baking and cooking lessons seem a little too intimidating, then a simple cake or cupcake decorating day will be just as fun.
A therapeutic, ladies pamper, bridal shower
The bridal shower is one way to give the bride a day to chill and laugh a little. Planning a wedding is really stressful and this event is sure to ease off some of the tension. A pamper party is a yes, any day! Even if it’s a manicure or a short neck and shoulder massage, the bride will love you! The best part about this bridal shower idea, is that you can actually get mobile pamper party companies to come out to your house and spoil you there. No need to go out to a spa. The nice part about having it at someone’s house is the fact that it keeps the event personal.
View the Escape spa’s mobile spa ideas.
A bridal shower, filled with games
Who doesn’t love a game or two while a celebration is going on? Adding games to a bridal shower will allow guests to interact with the bride and have a few good laughs. It will also ensure that guests don’t feel like they’re bored or out of place sitting and watching the proceedings taking place. I Hear Wedding Bells have an article that touches on a few game ideas, which you can incorporate for the bridal shower. Read more about wedding games.
A minute to win it bridal shower will be epic! Here’s a good 200 minute to win it game ideas that you could consider (Please do share your minute to win it videos and photos with us if you’ve gone with this bridal shower idea).
Some bridal shower themes to consider
- Nautical themed
- Crazy hat
- Rose gold and florals
- Cowboys and crooks
- Beach themes
- Glitzy and glamorous
- Paris romance
- All white affair (well, any single tone actually)
- Winter wonderland
If you’re a Pinterest fanatic like us you should have a look at other ideas for the special occasion for additional inspiration.
Enjoy the planning! Don’t forget to view our wedding vendors that can help you with your bridal shower ideas.