Keep the Lines of Communication Open
The Maid of Honor and the Bridesmaids are responsible for planning and putting together the bridal shower. However, the Maid/Matron of Honor is the lead person in the planning process. It is the responsibility of the Maid/Matron of Honor to communicate with the bridesmaids about suggestions for the bridal shower and producing positive outcome that every person is concerned. A Bridal Shower should be planned 2 weeks to 2 months before the wedding, the earlier the better.
Choose a Bridal Shower Theme (only if you want to, not necessary for a bridal shower) Bridal shower themes are different and fun. The concept ought to be thoughtful with the bride's character and may carry the theme of the marriage ceremony. Gift suggestions should be included in the Bridal Shower invitation, these gifts are not purchased from the bridal registry (which is meant for the wedding). Keep in mind; it's all about the bride.
Choose a venue
The least expensive way is to have the venue in someone’s home, however, make sure the home is enough space for a bridal shower and make sure you are not disturbing any neighbors, bridal showers can get loud. Holding a bridal shower in someone’s home can be simple and elegant.
Choose an invitation that displays the Bride
When selecting the bridal shower invitation; keep it within the theme of the bridal shower (which should already be reflective of the bride's personality and/or wedding ceremony theme). The invitations could be created by you or professionally done, with all the DIY (Do It Yourself) stuff out there handmade can look just as good as professional invitations. If you really don’t have the time to put into handmade invitations, have the bridal invites done by a professional.
Bridal Shower Favors
Favors can reflect the theme from the shower but don’t really have to. Again, with all the DIY items, party favors can be handmade or professionally done. Bridal shower favor can be simple or extravagant (either handmade or professionally done)
Bridal Shower Menu.
The menu can be something cute as cucumber sandwich and quiche mini quiche Lorraine to a full coarse meal with beef, chicken, fish, shrimp, pasta, rice, vegetables, etc. The great about planning your own is the menu can be catered or potluck, you decide.
For your bridal shower games, try plan for no more than two games for the guests and make one of the games a personal game like how well do you know the bride? In this game it can be multiple choice game and which ever guest gets the most correct answers wins a prize.
Keep these tips in mind when planning a bridal shower for your friend or relative.