Post # 1
I was talked into hosting a bridal shower for a friend. I’m not that great with words and I’m having a hard time putting together some sort of introduction for the shower and also the closing remarks. The rest of the day is a little easier (game instructions, my speech, etc).
I would rather be prepared and have some ideas on paper rather than try to wing it on the day.
Post # 4
@Ms_Dee: the last shower I was at didn’t have an opening and closing, the only announcements from the hosts were about the one game that was played but if you do want to say something in the beginning maybe just something simple like glad to see you all here, heres the order of what we’ll be doing today (food, speech, presents or something similar) then at the end just thank everyone for coming and mention that you look forward to celebrating with them at the wedding.
Post # 5
@Ms_Dee: I’m hosting a Bridal High Tea Shower for my best friend. I have decided to keep the opening minimal, I am printing a small schedule of events along with the Tea/beverage menu options (the traditional high tea food will all be on the tables already as 3 tier centerpieces) on postcards but with a portrait orientation rather than the typical landscape orientation.
My opening remarks are to thank everyone for coming. Introduce the mothers, grandmothers and of course the bride. I will also point out where restrooms are (many of us have never been to the Tea House I’m holding it at) and then start the first game, which is a mixer type game so people get to know each other a little. Then I have one other short, simple game(purse contents) after everyone is talking and chatting. A round of Bridal Bingo will be played as she opens gifts as well as the timer game (whoever’s gift she is opening when the timer goes off wins). I have a back up/filler game if needed. But most of my talking will be just to keep people comfortable and the shower moving.
Then my closing remarks will be to thank everyone for coming and that I look forward to seeing everyone at the wedding in November.
Keep it simple, especially if you aren’t super comfortable talking in front of people.
Post # 6
@Kiznym: I (today!) had a high-tea held in my honour. My maid of honour introduced my bridesmaids, then told everyone food/tea was served…. we had it at an art gallery instead of a tea house.
Over the course of the day, she told everyone about the games, and then I was the one who said thank you to everyone for coming.
That was pretty much it! Keep it short, keep it simple.