Elegant Bridal Shower Planning Tips from Signature Soirees
It can be a challenging task, but throwing a bridal shower is an incredible way to celebrate the bride-to-be. This fête is also a fantastic opportunity to unite people from different parts of the bride’s life. To help you take the assignment in stride, we invited Signature Soirees, a team of bespoke wedding planners, to share some bridal shower planning tips for you. Don’t forget to take some notes.
Keep the Bride in the Loop
Talk to the bride and find out if she has a specific theme in mind or special guests she wants to invite. It’s always a good idea to keep her in the loop so you could organize something she will love. Besides, you can always throw in some surprises!
Bridal showers should be held two months to two weeks before the wedding. Therefore, you’ll need to plan quickly to secure a venue, send out invitations, arrange any activities, and organise the décor.
Pick an Event Inspiration
One of the most significant bridal shower planning tips is selecting your fête inspiration. It’s unnecessary to have a ‘theme’ per se, but having an idea to weave through the event will lead to a cohesive setting to the party.
If you can’t choose a theme, you could just select a colour scheme instead. A colour palette will give direction to the invitations, menus, welcome signage, bridal shower games, etc. A theme or colour scheme will also tie the décor together.
Plan the Décor Wisely
You don’t need to go mad when it comes to decoration. For maximum impact, pick out some key areas on which to focus. For instance, we recommend having décor near the entrance, the dessert bar, and on the table.
Create a Cool Backdrop
In our modern digital world, an Instagrammable photo opportunity is a must. Think about an elegant floral display mixed with balloons, a swing covered with florals, or a pampas installation where all the guests can take a picture.
Splurge in Menu
We’re all about elegant and sophisticated bridal showers, so food is an important consideration. A three-course champagne brunch followed by a dessert buffet is a great option. You could also host an evening soirée with drinks, canapés, and bowl food. To make the dining experience more special, you could hire a DJ to play the bride’s favourite tunes!
Organise Fun Bridal Games
A bridal shower unites people who have been a part of the bride’s life, but this doesn’t mean that everyone knows each other. Therefore, it would be nice to throw some games to break the ice! Fortunately, you can find lots of game ideas on Pinterest.
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