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How to Plan the Perfect Bridal Shower

Updated: Mar 12

Planning a bridal shower for the bride to be in your life and not sure where to start? We're here to help!


First and foremost, create a bridal shower budget. Traditionally, the host pays for the bridal shower. Be sure it's something you can afford, you know the bride will be extremely grateful no matter what.


A bridal shower traditionally happens 2 months - 2 weeks before the wedding day. When nailing down a date, be sure to consult the bride so she can make sure it works with her schedule.

Guest List

Ask the bride to make a list of must have guests. Typically this will be between 30-50 guests for the final count. Another rule of thumb is that anyone invited to the bridal shower must be invited to the wedding, this includes kids.

Pick a Location & Theme

Once you have the date and guest list nailed down, now it's time to find a location for the shower. After picking the location you can plan a theme. Though you don't have to have a theme, it's always fun to do so!

Send out Invitations

A proper time for guests to receive the invitation is anywhere from 4-8 weeks before the shower so plan accordingly.

Plan the Menu

Once people start to RSVP, you can begin to plan the menu for the shower. Whether it's a full lunch or appetizers knowing the headcount will be helpful in planning this portion.

Purchase Decorations

Now for the fun part - purchasing the decorations. Look for things like balloons, photo backdrops, welcome signs, etc.

Plan Games

When you begin your shopping for decorations, it's also a good time to search for games. This will make it fun and allow everyone to interact during the party.

Create a Playlist

Creating a playlist for when people arrive, are enjoying their food and any other in-between time is always good to have some background noise.

Have fun with planning the bridal shower. It is such an exciting time in the bride's life and she deserved to be showered!



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