Hosting a wedding shower party is a great honor, but the pressure to arrange the ideal party may be overwhelming. You will deal with opposing personalities in the wedding party, arranging logistics, and trying to make everything perfect for the bride-to-be. And that can be stressful. However, understanding a few tips and methods may help you pull off a stress-free, fun-filled party.
Planning is Key to Success
Bridal showers are usually held one to three months before the wedding day. Consult with the bride-to-be about the best day and time for hosting the event. For convenience, she may also schedule additional pre-wedding events, such as the hair and makeup trial for bridesmaids or dress fitting, around the same timeframe.
If the bridal shower is not a surprise, you should enlist the help of the bride-to-be in making a guest list. It will typically involve the couple’s entire female relatives, girlfriends, bridesmaids, and maybe even neighbors and coworkers. Alternatively, the bride-to-be may decide to include the groom in the fun loop by hosting a ‘couple shower’.
However, note that no one should be invited to the bridal shower if they are not invited to the wedding.
Other Itineraries to Consider
Choosing a theme will help you organize your bridal shower and make other selections easier, such as selecting a venue and how to decorate it. Think about the leading lady’s personality: is she a connoisseur, a fashionista, a movie enthusiast, or a party animal? Building the bridal shower around her preferences will give it a personal touch, making the bride-to-be feel more special.
Choose a venue that best fits your theme or one that has some ‘built-in’ activities, such as a cake-decorating class, to save time brainstorming ideas on your own. Our event rooms at Villa Ragusa are spacious and equipped to accommodate over 650 guests, with an environment that will keep you and your guests relaxed.