As a maid-of-honor or a bridesmaid, you suddenly find yourself thrust into throwing a bridal shower.

Before panic sets in, relax, help is at hand, with this free step-by-step guide brimming full of practical and fun bridal shower ideas for creating a truly magical event that will be remembered and cherished by everyone, especially the bride.

You’ll Find Helpful Bridal Shower Ideas Throughout this Guide

This will help you to keep you focused, on track, and having fun, plus plenty of tips for creating that special ‘buzz’ that will make your shower the talk of the town!

Begin with the basics, such as planning the guest list, selecting the time and the date, as well as choosing a location. Once this framework is completed, become inspired by wonderful bridal shower ideas for invitations, mood-enhancing decorations, ice-breaker games, entertainment and special party favors.

Then explore all the possibilities for creating customized themes that reflect the special couple’s personalities and interests or that evoke a particular time, place or emotion.

Daunted by planning the menu? From simple to complex, you can choose what fits your budget. Create a meal that is truly memorable, from delectable finger food to a sit-down lunch, from a barbecue on the beach to a picnic in the park. You’ll find plenty of bridal shower ideas to please your guests without suffering a culinary collapse.

And don’t forget the gifts. Check out practical strategies for ensuring the happy couple won’t be stuck with two toasters or burdened with things they don’t need. After all, gifts are for giving pleasure, not headaches!

What is a Bridal Shower?

Throwing a bridal shower has a long and honorable tradition. While no one knows for sure when the practice of giving practical gifts to the bride began, folklore suggests it started in Holland when a father, displeased with his daughter’s choice for a husband, refused to give her a dowry.

The villagers, concerned that she would have nothing with which to begin her new life as a wife, threw a party, and showered her with all the things she would need to set up her household. Over the years, it evolved, influenced by different traditions and circumstances.

While many couples today have established households and don’t require the basics.  It’s still a wonderful occasion to strengthen and renew friendships, forge new ones, signal passages, give meaningful and heartfelt gifts, and honor the tradition of marriage. Your role as the planner is indeed a very special one, for you create beautiful memories to be treasured and cherished forever.

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