Post # 1
Okay, so when it comes to Bridal Showers I know pretty much nothing. I know there are supposed to be people, possibly foodm probably games, and gifts. That’s it! My Maid/Matron of Honor will need my help planning mine since it will involve the use of my mother and, well, I know how to handle my mother. But my problem is she is asking what I want. I don’t know!!! Is it supposed to be themed? Am I supposed to expect tupperware and pillows or thongs and whips? Or both? I mean, when I say I know nothing…. I genuinly know nothing. I have never seen or been to one! I can figure out the games just fine. I have seen some pretty fun ones. But, we have a month to plan this baby and I need some advice or ideas on, well, ANYTHING!
Post # 3
You can have a regular bridal shower or a theme shower. I have heard of kitchen theme or lingerie themed. Things like that. Or you could just have a regular shower without a theme.
Post # 4
This looks like a helpful website! I love checklists.
Post # 5
Ive been to about 6 or 7 and all of them except one have been at a family memebers home. Its usually close female friends and family members. The amount of people can vary depending how big your family is, but most that I have been to have about 20-40 people. Usually the family makes food and drinks, you play a few silly games, watch the bride open gifts, and thats it! They don’t need to have a theme.
Ive been to one that was an afternoon tea theme. It was really cute! It was at the MOH’s home and she had small round tables set up with vintage tea pots as centerpieces. They served finger foods and fancy teas.
The one that I went to that wasn’t at a home was held at a small restaurant. It was a brunch and they had pretty standard brunch food. It was really small insde and we didn’t play games. Just ate and watched the bride open gifts.
Usually the gifts are whatever you register for. If you dont register then I guess it will be lots of surprises for you! haha
Post # 6
If this is your friends only – then you could do a lingerie shower, if its your mom & family then just a “traditional” shower.
Keep it simple! You don’t have to have a theme, it can just be a party! Most showers are casual – simple food/ apps and a mid afternoon cocktail or cocktail punch. Games are usually your goofy bride/groom games (you can google for some) or you can have no games.
Basically showers are a casual get together where guests “shower” you with gifts so be prepared to open each gift up and have everyone stare at you 🙂
Post # 8
No, theyre not necessary. It’s just like favors at a wedding. Nice if you have them, but wont be missed if you dont do them (in my opinion).