You’ve said yes to your love, said yes to the dress, and chosen just the right women to support you every step of the way. As bride-to-be, your to-do list for the “best day of your life” continues to grow. One thing to check off your list are the parties to celebrate your departure from single woman to married woman with your bridal shower being one of the most important and memorable. Your friends and closest family members should shower you with wisdom, advice and great food. And if there’s one thing southerners know how to do well, it is hosting a great party.
Here are a few ideas for your bridal shower checklist to share with your maid of honor and bridesmaids:
ADVICE FOR THE BRIDE
Have your guests fill out a notecard with advice for your upcoming nuptials. To make it more specific, color code the type of advice that your guests are writing. For example, relationship advice can be one color; whereas date night advice can be another. Make it a fun game for the guests to pass down wisdom to the bride to be.
It’s always a good time when champagne is involved. On a Lucite tray have an assortment of juices to pair with your favorite bubbly and fruit garnish. To make your drink a little sweeter, use tags to place over the champagne bottles with quotes about love and marriage.
A cute party favor can be anywhere from your go-to nail polish to your favorite hand lotion. You can add a gift tag with a small saying of gratitude for joining the bridal celebration. As a follow-up, make sure to send hand written thank you cards to the attendees. It’s a southern rule of thumb to express appreciation of your guests for their love and support.