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Bridal Shower Planning Help Needed

April 7th, 2011 by     


As I said in a previous post I’m the MOH in my best friend’s wedding, which is taking place this September, so I’m currently working on more stuff for her wedding than mine, mine isn’t until October 2012 so we have plenty of time. On my to do list is her bridal shower and bachelorette party which are taking place in June in Florida. For the shower we will be having lunch at Carraba’s. Since they don’t open until 4pm we’ll have the restaurant to ourselves so that will be nice. We will be decorating with flowers on the tables and balloons around our area. Her wedding colors are pink and black so I’m trying to incorporate those colors into the shower and bachelorette party as well.

I’m working on the guest book, place cards, games, and favors. I have help from her Mom and the other BM’s but I’m trying to come up with the concepts. For the guest book I plan on doing a guest book picture frame but I’m open to other ideas if anyone has any. I thought this would be something they could put in the house afterward. I really like being able to reuse items that are bought for weddings and wedding related events.

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I’m debating on the place cards, have you all used place cards at your showers? I could go either way on this but if I find something I like I might end up doing them to add a little more decoration. If you have any cute ideas that would be great.

Games, I think games are the dreaded subject when planning a shower. I’m making “advice for the bride” cards, if they come out good that is. Otherwise I will be purchasing some at Party City. I just bought all of the supplies, on sale at Michael’s yesterday, so hopefully my little DIY project will come out good and you’ll see pictures here in the near future. Other than the cards another BM will be putting everything together for a bingo game. Anyone have any other ideas for a successful game you had at your shower or you played at someone’s shower?

Finally we need to figure out a favor for the shower. Her Mom bought little boxes but we don’t have anything to put in them yet. I’m thinking candy but that’s pretty usual so if anyone has any creative ideas I’m all ears.

I can’t wait to hear all of your creative ideas, since this is the first bridal shower I’ve planned I’m really open to everything you all have to say.

5 Responses to “Bridal Shower Planning Help Needed”

  1. Megan Says:

    My MOH and bridesmaid just threw me a shower last weekend. For my guestbook, they bought a pretty journal/diary and had all the guests write a note to me, advice, a memory, or whatever was on their mind. It was so cool! I had never seen that before. I had so much fun sitting down and reading it after everyone had left. I even shed a few a tears. I will always hang on to that book.

  2. Nicole Says:

    If you are looking for something memorable (and different) for your best friend, instead of doing the “advice for the bride” cards you could do Petal Wishes. Basically all your guests fill out a petal to the bride and groom. Can be advice, wishes, thoughts, etc. Then a rehearsal bouquet is created for the bride using the petals. After the rehearsal is done you can have the bouquet dissembled and placed into a shadow box for a keepsake. Anyways, for pictures and more info check out givepetalwishes.com

  3. Orchid Bud Says:

    I just came back from NY where my bridal shower was held. My friends didn’t have a guest book, but to be honest I’ve never been to a shower that had a guest book. It’s a nice thing to do though. My bridesmaids included recipe cards with the invitations. Not everyone did it, but I did get a good variety of stuff to make.

  4. Freesia Bud Says:

    I am soon to do a post on some of this, but at my bridal shower last weekend my super-crafty Mom had everyone sign a page that will go in a future wedding scrapbook, that she will also make (crafty Mom really is amazing). She also recorded all of the gifts I received on one of the scrapbook pages. Even more fun were the wedding glasses she painted with a beach theme to match the shower theme and upcoming beach wedding. Freesia Mom will be fulfilling this wedding DIY quota!

  5. Strawberry Says:

    Thank you for all of the great ideas everyone! The shower planning is coming along, we’re about a month away now. I’ll be posting more about it soon.