Post # 1
Hello fellow-bees! I actually got married last year but I am now the matron of honor in my best friend’s wedding this coming summer, and am starting to plan the bridal shower!
I wanted to get your opinions on your own bridal showers- things you really like/really worked, or didn’t really like! The theme for the shower is ‘Around the Clock’, but I want to hear ideas from every theme, I can either adapt it to our theme or get ideas from it!
I figured this would be a great place to get advice, from other brides!
Also, if you are in the KC, MO area and know of any great venue ideas for a bridal shower that aren’t too expensive and can accomodate up to 50 guests, I would love suggestions!
Post # 3
@FutureFleming: We considered doing an around the clock shower for my friend, but she’s pretty settled already and didn’t need to register for a lot of things, so the whole “bring a gift that matches your time” thing wasn’t really working.
Some ideas we had were to do a brunch/dinner sort of theme with the food and set it up in a circle… so having food from “around the clock” going “around the clock” shaped table. We thought about sticking with the “time” theme by having a lot of pictures of the bride at different ages and making a game of guessing what year it was. You could do a music play list of either all time-themed songs or songs from significant years in her life. Or do a game of having people list all the songs they can with the word “time” in it.
I hosted a shower this weekend and we had every guest bring a photo with them & the bride together. We set up a little scrapbook station with papers, embellishments & adheasive and people made their little pages. We used an 8×8 book, so it wasn’t as intimidating as a full 12×12 for the less-crafty people. It came out really really cute even though people said they didn’t know how to scrapbook. The key was to just have a lot of things that coordinated and I had all the BMs do their pages during set up so people had some examples to play off.
Overall, the best advice I have is to keep it short. We had a 3 hour timeframe. It was enough time to eat, open presents, scrapbook, play one game and then get out! Showers that drag on for hours are a bummer.
Post # 4
Whats an around the clock theme?
Post # 5
@mrg1005: Basically the guests are all assigned different times of the day, and then suggested to bring a gift that the couple can use at that time (i.e. 8am: waffle iron; 2 pm: baking pan; 7pm: movies for date night or a cookbook; etc.)
Post # 6
@FutureFleming: seems like a strange request to me??