It’s inevitable, you are going to have a bridal shower. Traditionally, you will get a corsage or flower pinned to your dress. Then, a series of somewhat embarrassing games will be played. Next, you will be served cake and punch -followed by coffee. Last, you will be showered with gifts. Some brides get 2, 3 or even more showers.
Although we are truly grateful for these celebrations- sometimes a break from tradition is needed.
A bridal shower can be thrown by family, friends or even co-workers- really anyone who wants to celebrate your getting married.
Your shower does not have to play out like the above, you are a modern bride. You can help in the planning of and the events that take place at your party.
Below are some awesome new ideas we have seen and heard of from our brides:
A grown up tea party! Gather at your local coffee shop and have a real high tea. Serve hot and iced tea with an assortment of fine pastry items and finger food. Don’t forget the sugar cubes and milk. Spice it up by wearing cute dresses and hats.
Get a little sassy with a lingerie inspired shower. This one might be better attended by friends or co-workers. Make sure the hostess knows your panty and bra size. Marriage lasts forever, you can never have enough sassy clothes.
Love to bake? How about everyone bring their favorite sweets recipe along with a baking dish or serving piece. Each guest can share about their “sweet” gift and a memorable bonding experience will be had.
Maybe cooking is your thing- use the same concept as above.
Wine and Chocolate? Beer and Bacon? – Although we prefer the former, this is your party! The menu should fit your tastes.
Showers are a fun time to spend with loved ones- the themes you can use are endless. It’s okay to break away from tradition.