Post # 1
I am the Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister’s wedding and am obviously putting together the bridal shower. I have never been one to delegate things to others, as I feel bad putting people to work. Also, the bridesmaids and I have never been in a wedding party, so have no clue what we are doing. Can anyone please give suggestions as to what kind of tasks to assign to people for the shower? So many people outside of the bridal party are asking to help me but I don’t know what to say!! I don’t even know that there is that much to do apart from wrapping the favors!! We already bought the invitations and favors and the shower is taking place in a restaurant…Thanks for your help!!
Post # 3
If it is in a restaurant then that makes it fairly easy! A lot of times people offer just to be polite. Just because they offer doesn’t mean you have to take them up on it. You probably only need to maybe have some bouquets of flowers for her to take home/double as decor, or balloons. Sounds pretty easy to me!
Post # 4
Here’s things I’ve been put in charge of when I’ve co hosted showers, bridal and baby.
-Decor (flowers or balloons, etc.)
-Cake or Dessert
-Champagne or Wine (probably not needed since it’s at a restaurant)
-Writing down gift info, who gave what while gifts are being opened
Other than being there early to help set up, and staying behind to help clean up, load gifts into the car, I can’t think of anything else. 🙂
Post # 5
How many bridesmaids? I’ve done many of these and usually bridesmaids are always happy to help. I’d just send a group email and list all the things you need to pull it together and let them pick which one they want to do. That will also get them to respond quickly so they don’t get stuck with something they don’t want to do:)
Cake or cupcakes
Decor (flowers, baloons, pics of the bride and groom)
Games/ prizes for games
Food (probably already taken care of since it’s at a resturant)
*Make sure someone writes down who gave what gift and have someone creative collect the bows from the shower gifts to make into a bouquet (using a paper plate) that she can use at the rehearsal
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! There are 6 bridesmaids. I’m definitely going to take these suggestions. Out of the things you girls mentioned, we don’t need to do anything with cake, drinks or food, as the restaurant is taking care of that. I guess it’s just the prep that I was concerned about, but after reading your suggestions, I think we’ve got it all down. I was hyping myself up for nothing!! 🙂