The First Steps
Planning a Special Wedding Shower
The wedding shower is a traditional party of the marriage process. Often times the bridal party, or the people who have been asked to be in the wedding, will through the party for the couple. Or, other times, friends or family members will hold it for them. Making a wedding shower memorable starts with planning. First, you need to decide if the party will be formal or relaxed and laid back. Often times, large families will have a formal wedding shower for the bride and groom which may include a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant. Other times, some of the brides close friends will get together at a house and throw a small get together for them. Either way, once this choice is made, the planning begins.
Things to consider when planning a wedding shower are numerous. Start with taking a trip to an area craft or party supply store to get some wedding shower ideas. Look at what these places have to offer. The often have wedding shower decorations, brightly colored tablecloths, balloons, and streamers. They may have wedding shower invitations and wedding shower games. Some will have a selection of things to purchase to use as wedding shower favors. See if anything seems like a good idea or strikes you as something that bride and groom would like.
Many couples choose a wedding theme when they are planning their wedding. Themes are simply some sort of aspect that carries through the wedding linking the separate occasions. Some examples include a color pattern. The color pattern, or group of colors chosen will carry throughout the event. From the bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen’s ties all the way down to the color of the napkins on the tables at the reception will often match. This theme, if one has been chosen should also be incorporated within the wedding shower. Or, the wedding shower theme can be something similar. Finding a theme that the couple would appreciate will be a great added touch to the wedding shower.
Whether you are looking for free wedding shower games or wedding shower favor ideas, the Internet can be a great resource. For fresh ideas, things your friends haven’t done yet, browse through the hundreds of online retailers who specialize in the area. To find one, try using a search engine. Many companies will be available. Also, there are many message boards dedicated to wedding planning in general. You can find answers to your questions there as well.
By connecting all the pieces of the puzzle, and taking the time to plan, any wedding shower can be a great hit. Consider what has been done in the past and what you would like to try new. Adding games and decorations will add a relaxed feel and make the couple and their guests feel welcome and happy. These things combined will create a great memory for everyone involved.
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