Between the seating arrangements, dress fittings, and numerous appointments to schedule, the planning process is a hectic time for a bride, so an opportunity for the bridesmaids to take a piece of the planning is a welcomed change. The bridal shower is a perfect place for the bride-to-be to relax and enjoy spending time with her close family and friends. Go beyond the cake and mingling and choose a bridal shower theme to bring out the bride-to-be’s personality.
A BRIDAL BRUNCH
Who doesn’t love a mimosa bar?! A Sunday brunch is a fun way to spend an afternoon with the ladies. Add a waffle bar, fresh fruit, and a quiche or two and you have something for everyone.
A COOKING CLASS
For that foodie bride, ditch the tradition and whip up some tasty treats instead! Learn a new recipe all while spending some quality time with your gals when you sit down to the dishes you’ve created.
A YOGA CLASS
Take a breath in child’s pose and relax with a yoga class. Great for the body and mind, you and your bridal party will appreciate some self-love. After class grab a smoothie and catch some rays on the beach to finish out your day.
Get your creativity flowing with a skill that could be useful sooner than you think. Bring in an instructor to help build your blooms to bring some color to your lunch following the class.
A COUPLES SHOWER
Bridal showers are not just for brides, so plan a gathering for friends of both the bride and groom and let the couple’s personality shine.
A TEA PARTY
Afternoon tea anyone? Bring out the hats, gloves, and even a monocle or two for tea fit for a queen. Mismatched china will bring out charm to your finger sandwiches and crumpets.
Grab your girls and head to a local winery. This is a great way to shake things up from a traditional shower and celebrate the perfect pair!
Whatever kind of bridal shower theme you choose, have it bring out the qualities you love about the bride-to-be. This will make everyone relax and enjoy the festivities even more!