The role of maid of honor comes with a lot of responsibility. If you’ve been named your friend’s maid of honor, then you’ll have to plan their bachelorette party, bridal shower, and lead the bridesmaids on the day of the wedding.
In this article, we are going to tell you a few tips that you should know if you’re a maid of honor and you’ve been given the responsibility of planning a bridal shower:
Choose a Theme
When you’re planning a bridal shower, you need to give serious thought to the theme. A good bridal shower will always have a theme. The most popular bridal shower theme is tea and cakes, although you should also consider pajama parties, garden parties, and movie nights. If you’re looking for wedding inspiration, don’t hesitate to check out online blogs and vlogs.
You know the bride better than anyone else, so you shouldn’t find it hard to pick a theme that suits their personality.
Find a Location
The location of the bridal shower is just as important as the theme, if not more important. For example, if you choose to have tea in a café set beside a busy main road, the bride might not enjoy it as much as she would a quiet, rural café. If you’re going to be having a meal, then you can rent out a banquet. You could also potentially hire out a cinema for a private screening. You also need to think about decorations, such as flowers and banners.
Invitations to your friend’s bridal shower should be personalized and customized so that they can be kept as mementos for years to come. Make sure you carefully plan who you are going to invite. You need to be sure that they’re people the bride would want in attendance. You also need to make sure that you arrange the bridal shower for a date that’s convenient for everybody, so you might want to hold a group poll.
Catering the Shower
Catering is a very important thing to think about. If you choose the wrong caterer, then the bridal shower could be a flop. When you’re hosting a bridal shower, you have complete control over what food is provided and who provides it. Don’t try to save money on your friend’s bridal shower, because it will be a day that you will all remember for years to come. Bridal showers are rarely three-course meals and instead are usually finger foods like sandwiches and cakes. You could even make everything yourself if you’re up to the challenge.
Bridal Shower Dress Code
When you’re organizing a bridal shower, you need to decide upon a dress code. Every bridal shower needs a dress code. To choose an appropriate dress code then take the season of the shower into consideration and the location of the event. If you’re going to be having cakes and tea in a garden, then dresses are fine. If you’re doing something more exciting and rugged, then outdoor clothes might be required.
If you want to throw the perfect bridal shower, then there’s a lot of different things you need to think about. With this article, you should be able to prepare and organize a memorable, fun bridal shower that everybody will enjoy.