How to Throw a Bridal Shower
Your best friend getting married? When your best friend is getting married, you know it only means one thing – you have to throw her a bridal shower. But don’t worry; throwing a soiree need not be stressful if you know what to do. So read on. Schedule is everything when you’re deciding on a party. Get a calendar and pick a date which you think will be perfect for everyone you’re inviting. You can perhaps call the one person you’re most considering – your best friend. But if your bridal shower is going be a surprise, then you’re going to have to decide for yourself. The important thing is to make sure your schedule won’t conflict with your best friend’s own set of important dates.
Call a friend. Another friend. Let your other friends in on the surprise and ask them to help you out with the planning. Get a notebook and pen and discuss the important things you will need for the party and make a checklist so you won’t forget anything.
Determine the budget. Throwing a shower need not be expensive. But to make sure you won’t go way over your means, set a budget for it. You can always save on food. Serve easy to prepare meals or you can ask your friends to each bring a dish. This will be a whole lot easier for you so you can focus on the invitations and decorations.
Gifts. By virtue, bridal showers are gift giving ceremonies for the bride-to-be just around six-weeks before she officially gets hitched. So better be armed with your gifts.
Strippers? Is another guy in his flimsy underwear going to be there? Getting a stripper may just be a tradition for most bridal showers but be sure that no one gets offended by the plans. If the bride-to-be thinks seeing another guy in the buff is infidelity, better skip the thought.
Watch out for the video. You might be in some wild partying. And any wild partying with a video camera is a scandal waiting to happen. A video of the party may just be something the new couple could fight about, may even be a grounds for divorce or annulment just in case. So if you are planning to do some (naughty) things in the party, lay off the record button.
November 6, 2007 Tuesday at 4:46 pm