Bridal Shower Guide

The bridal shower is to let the bride know how special she is. Also it is to provide the couple with gifts that will be of use for their new home.

The bridal shower is usually hosted by the maid/matron -of-honor or a close friend.

Guests should include immediate family, close relatives, members of the bridal party, and close friends. Those invited to a bridal shower must be invited to the wedding.

The shower is usually held a few weeks before the big day.

The party can be as formal or informal as you wish.

The party can be hosted at any venue but is often held at the host's home.

Although a gift is usually offered by the guest, it should not be extavagant. The big prezzies should be kept for the big day.

Bridal showers are traditionally meant for the bride and all her female friends and family, but today wedding showers, or "Jack and Jill" showers, bring together both the bride and groom and their co-ed family and friends.

Bridal showers can have an overall theme. It can be as simple as the season that the wedding is taken place in or as daring as a lingerie theme. At the end of the day it is down to individual taste.

Shower games allow the guests to mingle and get to know one each other not to mention the fun you will have.

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