Post # 1
A friend asked me yesterday if I would like to have a bridal shower and I told her I would! My family and closest friends (including bridal party) are abroad, so I had already accepted that I wouldn’t have a bridal shower because I had no one to organize it. That was so nice of her to offer.
I’ll give her a list of local friends to invite and she told me I didn’t need to worry about venue/location or anything. I haven’t been to bridal showers and I’d like to get an idea of what goes on. How did yours turn out? Are there themes? I’m thinking I’d love a Mad Men theme. Is that too much? ha-ha. I’m getting creative. Share pictures, ideas, I’m so curious!
Also, should I tell her that we have a registry? Macy’s gave us these cards to annouce we are registered and we haven’t shared them with anyone or know what to do with them at all!
Post # 2
We didnt do anything in regards to the registry, but im not sure where she had regis.
We had a poem in the invitation that was something something something and it rhymed and it was about how we wanted everyone to wear a hat!
It looked like the melbourne cup and everyone dressed up and looked so beautiful!!!!
We had a massive brunch pre cooked and had someone make scones/mini muffins/ cheesecakes and everyone brought in something small! It was amazing, we had a game of how well do u kno the bride/groom and their backrounds and such. then we made a champagne cup with icecream and frozen berries with adash of champagne, oh and my sister also made penis cupcakes lol
Post # 3
it was short and sweet as well,[12-330] and anything people wanted to take home[desserts n such] we had little boxes for everyone to take!
Post # 4
I didn’t do anything with the registry cards, but I did see the invites and I know they included a note about where we were registered. The shower just about cleared out our registries. We had to go back and add more items (not easy!)
It was 12 – 4 on a Saturday afternoon. There wasn’t really a theme (I’m not really a theme person.) It was lovely, there were some decorations, tons of food, wine, a beautiful cupcake wedding dress my sister/MOH baked and iced. I think there was about 30 people, aunts, cousins, close family friends and my bridal party.
I spent the whole time hopping between tables chatting and opening gifts. It’s actually quite overwhelming to be the centre of attention. But it was an awesome day.
Post # 5
I had two showers. My sister threw on where my friends and our side of the family was invited. My second one was put on my DH’s aunts, and the guests were mainly other family members, and family friends.
My sisters had a Wizard of Oz theme,and it was at 1 on a Saturday afternoon. We mainly ate, played a few games, and had a gift opening. The place we had it at had a weird set up with tables (it was a shelter at a park), so everyone was in a line at a table and no one would really converse with anyone else, except those sitting directly around you. My bachelorette party was at the same place, but that evening.
Here is the invite she used:
The other one was at a church, and there were desserts for food. No games. It was me, my mom, MIL, and 2 SIL’s at a table – and everyone else was at round tables. While I opened presents, everyone just conversed with one another so there was no interaction. Weird, but easy enough. That was also a Saturday afternoon, I think at 1:30.
Post # 6
MuseForever: I tend to have the most fun at bridal showers when they’re a bit more laid back. My aunt threw mine for me; it was a 1:00 luncheon on a sunday at a nice local restaurant. No games (other than a little gift bingo for prizes to keep people busy while I opened gifts), no theme – just a nice lunch, beer and wine, and friends and family. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I think if your friend is offering to throw you a shower, it’s fine to tell her what you’d like (i.e. games vs no games, day, time, etc), but you should let her do the majority of the detailed planning.
As for the registry, I think showers are when it’s permittable to use the registry cards. My aunt just put where I was registered at the bottom of the invite. Since it’s understood that a shower is a gift-giving event, it’s totally acceptable!