Post # 1
I am the Maid/Matron of Honor in my best friend’s wedding in February. My next task is to plan the shower. I’m not close with her family and I’m not sure how well the families get along. So I’d like to find some sort of neutral ground. However, I’m also on a budget and can’t spend the money it would take to pay for everyone’s meal at a resturaunt or hire a caterer. I’m in Atlanta. Does anyone have any ideas?
Post # 3
Not Atlanta, but my aunt booked a side room of a Mexican restaurant for mine. Bridal Fiesta!
Post # 4
My shower is being held at the fellowship hall at my church. Because my family are members, there is no charge. I’ve also been to showers held in gymnasiums at local schools!!
Post # 5
You could rent out a local hall at the Knights of Columbus or Elks Club or something like that. They are not usually too expensive and you can bring in your own food.
Post # 6
Does anyone know what the average cost of a bridal shower is?
Post # 7
As a Bridesmaid or Best Man i’ve contributed 75-150 to the pot and put in time for DIY gifts, burning cds, decorating the place, buying favors, clean up, etc.
Miss Biner – if ATL is anything like Jacksonville, there are a lot of gated communities. I would recommend asking around to see if anyone related to the wedding lives in a smaller gated community. Example – for a friend’s shower, we rented (aka pay a deposit, and you get it all back when you leave the place clean) one of our community clubhouses for the afternoon. It had a living area, dining area, kitchen / set up place, and outdoor seating. We had about 15 – 20 people and it was like a spotless house, without having to worry about actually messing up someone’s house and not having enough space. It worked out great! In my particular community, you pay a small cleaning fee ($10) and can get the entire great room and patio for as long as you’d like. The newer ones are usually pretty well appointed, too, so the room looks great in photographs.