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Monday, May 09 2016
If you are tasked with throwing the bride her shower for the big day it can quickly become overwhelming. With so much to do leading up to the wedding, it’s important to understand the Do’s and Don’ts that come along with planning a bridal shower.
Do take initiative – Get started planning sooner rather than later and it’s never a bad idea to get the bridal shower conversation starter early. There is a lot that goes into planning a bridal shower never mind the actual wedding so giving yourself plenty of time to plan is always a good idea.
Do pick a date & send out invites early- Don’t wait until the last minute to send out invites or no one will be able to attend. Pick a date early on and send out invites so you can hear back from your RSVPs with plenty of time to adjust anything if necessary. Depending on where guests live, some will need to plan travel time so it’s best for everyone to pick a date early.
Do give guidelines for gifts: Give guests coming to the shower some guidelines on gifts. Share the couple's wedding registry on the invites so that people know where to go to get gifts, but also let guests know that they don’t have to stick to the registry if they have something else in mind.
Don’t take on all the responsibility on your own. You will soon become overwhelmed by all the task necessary to carry out a bridal shower so don’t think you need to do everything on your own. Enlist the help of the other bridesmaids as well as the bride & grooms family to help you cover the cost as well as carry out the tasks of the shower.
Don’t invite anyone who isn’t invited to the wedding: It is not a good idea to invite anyone to the wedding shower who is not invited to the wedding. One rule of thumb is to ask the bride for her guest's list so you can double check your invite list with hers before sending them out to avoid any hurt feelings.
Don’t forget to send thank you notes: This is one of the most important things to remember. Purchase, address and stamp your thank you notes before the big day then print out a list of all attendees and write down their gifts as they are opened so you don’t have to worry about remembering what each gift each person gave.
Don’t forget to book the Canoe Club Ballroom for your Bridal shower we offer a variety of packages to fit your specific needs!