Bridal Showers

8 Fun Tips For A Bridal Shower

You know that absolutely amazing moment when your best friend gets engaged and requests you to be her maid of honor/bridesmaid and you both don’t know whether to laugh or cry, you just wonder how much your life is going to change. Post marriage you might get to meet her less as she will be too “married”. Thus, it is her wedding celebrations where you try to make the most of the time you get with her; it becomes your duty to help her in every way. For one of the most important things to organize, i.e. her bridal shower, here is a list of suggestions that may be help. Theme Picking a theme helps in getting a sense of cohesiveness while planning, it makes it easier to chart out the venue, the cuisine and the gifts. Pick a theme according


Wedding Crafts: Quick Paper Bunting Tutorial

Bunting is widely used to decorate at weddings and parties and can really make your venue or setting look special. The use of bunting has undergone a bit of a revival in recent years, largely down to the booming vintage craze. Whether you choose dinosaur themed bunting to string between trees in your garden for your children’s birthday party or floral bunting for your wedding reception venue, paper is an excellent medium to use. Let’s have a look at how to make your very own paper bunting garlands. You will need: Paper (preferably 7 X 5) Ruler Pencil Guillotine Double sided tape Ribbon Method: Lay a piece of your 7 x 5 paper pattern side down on a flat surface. Use your ruler to find the half-way point across


Tips For Hosting A Bridal Shower

A bridal shower is a time to lavish wedding gifts on a bride and show her how excited you are for her. If you have the honor of hosting the bridal shower, you’ve got a lot to think about. If you’ve never hosted one before and aren’t sure what the rules are, rest assured that many successful bridal showers have been given by people just like you who started from scratch. Talk with the Bride Today’s brides are super busy. So the idea of a surprise bridal shower may not be the way to go. Ask the bride when she is free and tell her you’d be thrilled if you could throw her a bridal shower. Ask her to look at her calendar and pick two dates that would work for her (one plus an alternate). Then discuss what sort of event she would like. Types


How To Make A Bridal Shower Towel Cake

Bridal showers are festive occasions. One trend that is adding to the festivities is a bridal shower towel cake. Never heard of one? These are darling centerpieces that are made entirely of towels that the bride can then use in her house. They’re displayed much like a regular cake, only they’re accented in silk flowers and ribbon. You can make a bridal shower towel cake yourself very easily. There aren’t too many things you’ll need to gather, and you can even make it at the last minute if you have to. You’ll need wash cloths, hand towels, and bath towels in the color the bride has registered for. Plan on having several towels in different sizes on hand so you can vary the circumferences of the cake layers. You’ll also need


Booking Bride/Bridesmaid Spa Weekend Packages

After the hard work you’ve put into planning every detail of your wedding, it’s time for a little relaxation. Why not offer bridesmaid gifts of a spa weekend? It’s a lovely time to gather as girlfriends for the last time before you become a Mrs. Just about every hotel that has spa services offers spa weekend packages. You’ll need to check your own state’s hotel directories and locate the perfect spa for you. But here are some guidelines to use when planning your perfect spa getaway. Decide if this will be an adults-only weekend or if you want to include the flower girl and/or junior bridesmaids. If you do, make sure you give their parents time to schedule in your weekend. You might just want to have the younger girls join you


Roles of Bridal Party Members

Each member of the bridal party has his or her own specific duties. If you’re the bride, you’ll want to let each person know what you’ll need them to do. If you’re in the bridal party, you’ll want to find out what might be expected of you so there are no embarrassing omissions. Traditions have dictated over the years what each role means, but today’s brides and grooms are customizing everything, so be sure to check where you’re needed. Maid of Honor This lady is the first mate to the captain, the bride. She’s in charge of making sure the bride has everything she needs to get ready on the morning of the wedding including her makeup and hair products, her dress and accessories. She’s also traditionally the one to throw


Who Should Host a Bridal Shower?

You may be wondering what the rules are for the hosting of a bridal shower. The answer is, there are no rules anymore. Anyone can host a shower these days, but here are some guidelines to think about. Best Friends If you are the bride’s best friend and/or maid of honor, you might feel like you should offer to throw her bridal shower. If this is within your means, it is certainly one of the expected jobs of the head bridesmaid. First, though, you’ll want to check with both the mother of the groom and the mother of the bride to see what they had in mind. Although tradition dictates it’s the maid of honor’s call and she should host (and pay for) the shower, moms may assume they are naturally involved in the planning and cost-sharing.


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