Bridal Shower Planning Help Needed

Posted by bridalbuds on Apr 07, 2011

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.

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.