(Closed) HELP!!! Trying to plan a shower for a NON-Traditional Bride – Need ideas/help

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 5
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m *kind of* in the same boat…I’ve been to numerous bridal showers before, and I hate the games.  Now I’m getting married and my Maid/Matron of Honor is asking me what I want to do…I don’t know what to tell her because I know the day isn’t just about me, its about us all getting together and many people enjoy the traditional shower parties.  So I don’t know what to suggest…

Post # 6
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3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I like the recipe book idea. Are you having each guest bring a recipe? Maybe ask people to bring their favorite family recipe in lieu of a gift? I can’t imagine people expecting her to open/read those in front of everyone, so that will alleviate the problem.

I think if everyone is close, you can easily just do it at a restaurant and expect everyone to mingle as entertainment. Serve some mimosas and just let everyone visit and have a nice time together.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I passed out index cards for all the guests to put ADVICE FOR THE BRIDE. Once I had them all collected, I put them on a binder ring for my BFF and she still looks through them when she needs some words of inspiration. SUPER easy and cheap but thoughtful and personal.

I don’t want games either. My mom is going to throw me an AROUND THE CLOCK bridal shower. On the invitation, it will tell the guest to bring a gift related to the time of day given (bring someone for 7am – breakfast or getting ready related). If she doesn’t want gifts, this might not work though.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cousin had a spin on the recipe book idea.  Her Maid/Matron of Honor included a recipe card in the invite and had everyone write down their favourite recipe and then bring one ingredient in their recipe.  We all handed in our recipe cards and the ingredients went into a laundry basket for the bride to take home.

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