Planning a bridal shower can be a daunting task, especially since you want it to come off perfectly, right? Here are a few tips to help you prepare and plan.
Start preparations early
Nothing helps get an even to work as planned like starting preparations early does. Really, you can start to early, at least for the main details, like the location. Many locations may be booked months in advance.
Don't overdo it
You don't have to plan the most exquisite bridal shower ever. Biting off more than you can chew is a sure way to plan for failure. Don't plan to do more than you are sure you can do.
Choose your theme
If you want to have a theme for the bridal shower, choose it early, so you can plan the other details to match up to the theme.
Get your invitees list
Find out early how many people you should plan for, because the number of people in attendance will affect every other part of your plan.
Choose a good location
Choose a location that is easy to get to, especially if you will have out of town guests attending. Of course, pick a location that will hold the necessary number of people, as well as a facility that has the necessary commodities, such as a kitchen.
Pick some great bridal shower favors and games
No bridal shower would be complete without games and / or favors. Try to pick something unique and fun, that your guests and the bride will enjoy.
Many of your guests will not know each other, so you may want to consider ways to break the ice. One way you can do this is to give everyone a name tag with a note saying how they know the bride. For example, "I was Jane's English teacher" or "I am Jane's co-worker."