Putting On A Bridal Shower
Although it is the mother or sister of the bride that usually is hosting the bridal shower, it need not be that way all the time. Today, a bride can even get more than one shower; one from her work friends and the other from family. So if you are thinking of hosting a bridal shower plan ahead so that you are not left in the lurch if someone else steps up and volunteers before you.
The most important thing when hosting a bridal shower is making sure if you want it to be a surprise for the bride or if you want her input in everything. You can decide what is best for you, your friend, your sanity and your budget. Hosting a bridal shower should be fun and you should feel privileged to do so. If it eels like a burden then perhaps you are not the right person for hosting a bridal shower.
Right Guest Count
Once you have the venue and date decided, send out invites well in advance so that people can save the date. Do not wait until the last minute because if u think people will drop everything and come to the bridal shower you are hosting; think again.
With several groups of friends, work and family and travel engagements, it is hard for everyone to RSVP in the affirmative even with a lot of notice let alone last minute invitations. Further, having a guest count well in advance allows you to plan accordingly. Are you getting the food catered or is it a potluck? Either way, you need to know how many people are definitely coming. Are you going with a theme when hosting a bridal shower or is it a very casual affair? Are you having it at your house or a public place? Are you planning on games with prizes and party favors or are you skipping the frills?
You need to answer all these questions if you are hosting a bridal shower so that everything falls in place on that day. If you are feeling overwhelmed by hosting a bridal shower, there is nothing wrong in asking for help. You can share the joy (read work with another friend or a family member of the bride so that everything doesn’t just rest on your shoulders.
If you are looking for ideas on how you can host a great bridal shower on a budget or how you can get creative with games and food, then visit websites that specialize in party planning and bridal products you will be amazed with all the options you have. You can be as elaborate as you want to or just stick to the basics; the choice is yours.