Bridal Showers: Q & A: Where can the Brides Bridal Shower Be held

Q. Where can the Brides Bridal Shower Be held are there any locations too tabboo.. Is there an order of events to a bridal shower?

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A. Bridal Showers can be hosted in the Maid of Honors Home, the Parents home, restaurants, hotels, inns, parks, just about anywhere you can think of.  I would stay away from strip clubs and the sort.  They really aren't the best place for a bridal shower! 

Showers vary in order but here is a run down on what you can do.

Greet Guests - serve something light 
Introduce the guests to each other, remember that some of them may not know each other. 
Play 2-4 Shower Games. It is good to play games at the beginning as ice-breakers. Remember some guests may not know *anyone* but the bride. 

One game you can play is bridal bingo! 

Allow everyone time to eat, once this is done allow the bride to open her gifts. Be sure to write down each gift and who it is from. It will make sending thank-you notes a lot easier. 
Make sure when the guests leave the bride gets to say goodbye to everyone and the hostess thanks the person for attending. If the hostess has shower favors, they should give this to the guest now.

The activities included in a bridal shower should really reflect the personality and preferences of the bride and the general tastes of the guests.   

Although shower games are a main feature of many bridal showers, hostesses should remember that they are not mandatory.  Brides, hostesses and guests all vary in their enjoyment of,  and comfort with, this sort of activity-- so don't feel that you *have* to include any of them. 

The real essentials for a successful bridal shower are refreshments, gifts and a welcoming atmosphere.  Other themes, decorations, interesting locations, activities, and structure are fine if you are inspired to them.   

But there's no need to feel that there's something wrong with a shower that is a simple, enjoyable time of feminine fellowship.   Basically, that's why we have bridal showers-- to share some special time with the women who are important to us before we make the life-changing step into wifehood. 

For more information on bridal showers, you might enjoy an article I wrote, available at: 

Hope the shower is wonderful! 

Sara Ambarian 

(Edited by Sara Ambarian at 7:48 am on July 24, 2001) 

----- Expert--- Sara L. Ambarian
author/creative consultant/custom bridal designer



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