๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Hosting a bridal shower
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๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Hosting a bridal shower

Everything you need to remember when hosting a bridal shower.

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  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Choose the shower guest list, date, and location

    Depending on whether you're the bride or the hosts, choose the guest list based on budget and location capacity. Pick a date that works with your mutual schedules. Most showers are 2-6 months before the wedding. Here are a few ideas from Brides: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_bridalshowerideas

    • 30m
    • 15 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Decide on shower format, food, and games

    Decide the format of the shower; will you serve a meal or finger foods? Will there be cocktails? Is there a theme for gifts? Also, decide what the programming will be. Here are a few ideas for games guests will actually want to play: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_gameideas

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Send out invites

    Send out invites at least 4 weeks ahead of time so guests can make appropriate arrangements. Include any gifting themes like "stock the bar" or "wedding night". Paperless Post makes cute free invites that allow for easy RSVP tracking: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_paperlesspostinvites

    • 30m
    • 6 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Divvy up responsibilities

    Assign responsibilities to the other hosts or bridesmaids. Divvy up decor, games, and food prep.

    • 30m
    • 5 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Order decor & favors

    If you are handling decor and want anything customized, order early. Etsy has a wide range of customizable signage and guest favors: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_etsydecor

    • 60m
    • 5 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Order food & drinks

    If you're handling the food and drinks, choose a menu that's both easy to assemble and serve. Consider ordering platters from a nearby restaurant or market to make it easier on the hosts. Here are a few ideas: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_menuideas

    • 60m
    • 3 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Prep for activities

    Depending on the games or activities, you might need to do some prep. If you're involving other guests, make sure they're aware of the activities and requirements. If you're involving the groom, reach out to schedule time with him and make sure he knows if he's supposed to show up at the shower. Here are a few fun ways to incorporate the partner in the shower: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_thegroom

    • 60m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Prepare your toast

    The hosts often make a toast to the bride. Spend a few minutes ahead of time thinking of your remarks; here is some inspiration: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_toastideas

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Pick a playlist

    Choose a playlist so no one needs to play DJ. Here's a Spotify list with lots of favorites: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_playlist

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Set up for the shower

    Decide where guests will put their gifts and where food and drinks will be served. If you're opening gifts, decide who will be recording the gifts for the bride. If you're creating a ribbon bouquet for the rehearsal, set aside a pair of scissors and sturdy disposable plate to create the bouquet. Here's a tutorial video if you have any questions: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabridalshower_ribbonbouquet

    • 120m
    • 0 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšฟ Send the bride the gift list

    Make sure the bride gets a list of the gifts and their givers for thank you notes!

    • 30m
    • 1 week after
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