Traditionally, a bridal shower is hosted by the maid of honor. Because guests are required to bring gifts for the bride, some people consider it rude for a close member of the family to host the shower. However today, relative-hosted showers are now quite common and accepted. The bridal showers typically thrown four to six weeks before the wedding day.
In the process of planning a bridal shower, there are several considerations that should be taken into account. Although the party doesn’t need to be extravagant, the hostess would want to make the event as special as possible as a gift for the bride-to-be.
Planning this custom is not always easy, because there are several important decisions that are needed to be done. The first thing that should to be decided is the budget. It is very important to determine the budget first before planning anything else. Planning a bridal showers can be very expensive if not taken seriously. The organizer should decide how much she’ll be willing to spend, or, she may ask for contributions from others.
The hostess may come up with a themed bridal shower. There are so many shower themes to choose from, such as kitchen theme, garden theme, lingerie theme, round-the-clock theme, slumber theme and etc. When choosing a theme for the shower, the hostess should consider the interest of the bride-to-be. A good choice of shower theme can reflect the bride’s personality.
The kinds food and beverages for a shower party depends on the time of the day, or it can be related to the theme. For example, if it is a brunch gathering, then the menu could be French toast, pancakes, hash browns, sandwiches and salads, accompanied by coffee, and often by a Mimosa, champagne, Bellini, or a Bloody Mary.
Your bridal shower is a highly anticipated event for all the women in your wedding party and the female guests who are attending your wedding. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is the theme of the day – the women look forward to showering the bride with gifts and sharing a special “girls-only” moment. So why not shower your guests with a trendy, modern and oh-so-girly bridal shower favors they’ll be sure to enjoy?
Here are some of our favorite and most popular bridal shower ideas for a modern shower:
1) Pink Polka Dot Purse Shaped Manicure Sets – these miniature clutch purses are simply fabulous! Each pink and black polka dotted “purse” holds a nail file, tweezers, clippers, and scissors and comes with a pink clutch purse shaped thank you tag. Measuring a whopping 5 ½” inches, these are sure to wow your guests. These are also one of the most popular bridal shower favors this year.
2) It’s A Shoe Thing – shoe shaped bottle openers are very trendy as well. What woman doesn’t love a pretty shoe? With a designer display box, each shoe looks like it’s in a boutique window display. Made of heavyweight chrome, this is one shoe that won’t go out of style.
3) Personalized Theme Lip Balm – luxurious vanilla flavored lip balm labeled with a design that reflects your personality is sure to win over your girls. Customize in 21 different designs and 27 different color schemes to make a sweet match. Each lip balm is the perfect size to slip into your purse.
4) Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – especially when you give your guests a diamond shaped paperweight, a larger than life “diamond” engagement ring key chain, or a diamond shaped bookmark. All “diamond” items are extremely popular this year for shower favors.
5)Shower them with Shower Gel – whether you select designer “It’s Her Shower!” shower gel available personalized in many themes, or a “Showers and Flowers” gift set with re-usable tub caddy – “shower” gifts are a perfect favor with a play on words for your event.
Little Things Favors is your source for over 4,000 trendy and modern wedding items. With one of the largest selections of favors on the market today, you are sure to find that fabulous favor for your event. Little Things Favors also carries a wide selection of invitations, ceremony and reception essentials, and bridal accessories.