Advice on throwing my friend a bridal shower!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have fun with it! I hosted my sisters and I definitely picked a theme based on her personality and likes. Then went and picked a venue and food( we did a relaxed affair at an ocean side hotel and had cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, cookies, cake) after that’s all settled it’s pure fun from there.  I am really crafty so I ended up making invitations I saw online that we’re like 5 bucks a piece myself.  Then went hunting for center pieces.  I went online and looked for some fun bridal games, how well do you know the bride/groom every wrong answer the bride puts a wad of bubblicious and bridal bingo.  Went and got prizes for the games. Picked how the tables were to be displayed and put together the centerpieces.  

I will ill say primarily I’m my area (I’m in NJ) the whole bridal party takes on the shower and is hosted together.  Bridal showers are so expensive now a days that I couldn’t imagine paying 1000+ all on my own without the help of the other girls.  Every bridal shower I have gone to has also been hosted by the whole bridal party.  There’s always someone “in charge” per say but everyone takes on that responsibility.  

Post # 3
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ask the bride for all bridesmaids’ emails and phone numbers. Send an email out saying hi and that you’re getting the shower planning started and asking girls to let you know if they’re interested in planning together. Don’t pick a venue or budget etc before you know if others will be helping plan and pay. 

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