Best Bridal Shower Party Planning Ideas

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If you’ve been given the honor of planning a bridal shower, it can be easy to get overwhelmed.  Make everything as simple as possible by following the guidelines given below. 


The menu, theme, favors, decorations, and anything else party-related is all dependent upon the budget.  Figure out what you have to work with before doing anything else. 

For those on a tight budget, look for fun, personalized products from Announce It!  With party products to fit any occasion, you can find items specially created for bridal showers and personalize them to add a unique touch. 

Set the date

A bridal shower typically occurs about two months before the wedding.  Although it’s most important to choose a day that works best for the bride-to-be, try to schedule the party at a time that is convenient for most of the invited guests.

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Create a guest list

  Some things to consider when choosing who to invite are: 

  • How many people can be included?
  • Who does the bride want to attend?

Decide where to hold the party

If you have enough space, host the party at your place.  But if you can’t, look into a local restaurant.  Wherever you go, make sure it’s not too difficult for guests to find and that it has plenty of parking. 

Bridal Shower Invitations

Invite the guests

Give guests plenty of advanced notice.  It’s a good idea to send out invitations about six to eight weeks before the shower. 

Impress your guests with beautiful bridal shower invitations that can be found at Announce It!  These elegant invites are pleasing to the eye and very affordable.  So grab some today and spread the word about the upcoming shower.

Choose the menu

Don’t start working on the menu until you have a good idea of how many guests will be attending.  There are four key things to keep in mind: 

  • What foods does the bride like?
  • What foods are easy to serve?
  • What foods match the party theme?
  • What foods fit within the budget? 

And while you're satisfying your guests’ tastes, don’t forget to quench their thirst. Dress up plain water bottles with attractive water bottle labels from Announce It!

Bridal Shower Water Bottle Labels

Find the decorations

This is when Pinterest becomes your best friend.  Pin your favorite ideas to a bridal shower board.  Whatever decorations you choose, make sure they fit your bride’s taste and the party theme.

Pick the games

There’s no better way to break the ice than to play a fun game.  Some ideas include: 

  • Mad Libs
  • Bingo
  • Scratch-off card - You can find this at Announce It!

Get the favors

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Show your guests some appreciation for attending by sending favors home with them. There are many different options that could work, but edible favors (especially the personalized products from Announce It!) are always a hit. 

Customize candy bars wrappers, or put personalized stickers on Hershey's kisses.  These special touches will really stand out to your guests. 

Personalized Bridal Shower Favors

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning, and be sure to check out Announce It! for great party items that can be customized to suit your needs.
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