So you’d like to know who to include in a wedding shower. That’s a fantastic question. A lot of times when people are throwing showers, there’s so much work involved, you don’t want to step on anybodies toes, invite someone you shouldn’t, don’t invite someone you were supposed to, what do you do? Don’t worry, relax, it’s very, very simple, the general rule is for a shower, these are going to be invited wedding guests only. One exception to that rule is a work related shower which is a different topic all together. For a traditional wedding shower you’re going to work off that wedding guest list and you need to talk to the bride because you don’t want or need to invite every single woman or person on the wedding guest list. You’re not throwing the wedding all over again. This is a shower, this is a time for close family, close friends, close relatives and that information is going to come to the bride, so or come from the bride. So talk to her and work with her on who some of those people are. Another important question to ask the bride is does she has friends or family or relatives out-of-state who she would like included in the shower or will she be having a separate shower all together where she’s going to them. There are no rules against having multiple showers, more presents equal good presents as far as I’m concerned. So it’s okay if she’s having multiple showers, but you do need to find out if that is indeed the case or if she would like to invite those people here as well. That’s basically it, work off of the bride’s list, work off the wedding registry list. Have a wonderful time, relax, it’s going to be great!
So you’re wondering who to include in your guest list for your bridal shower. I’m Jessica Meiczinger with Simply Divine Events and I’m going to go over a few tips and tell you, pretty much, who to invite, and what to stay away from, and what to look for, when making your guest list for your wedding shower. First of all, usually the maid of honor takes the duty of planning the wedding shower, sometimes, it’s the mother of the bride but most of the time it is the maid of honor. As your duty, you want to talk to the bride in who she wants to invite to her shower, if you’re doing a themed shower. If you’re doing a lingerie theme, you want to make sure you’re not offending anybody so you want to talk to the bride and make sure the guests are not offended by anything. Another thing too, you don’t want to invite co-workers if you’re doing something a little crazy and off the wall either. The main thing to do is to get a list of the bride’s bridal party, the addresses and email addresses and everything and also the brides family members and the grooms family members, as well, because those are definitely people, since their joining the family, you want them to be a part of that special celebration as well. Those are just some ideas on who to invite and know who to invite to your wedding shower. Again, I’m Jessica Meiczinger and best of luck with planning.
So it’s fallen on you, you are in charge of planning a wedding shower. You need to know how to know when to time a wedding shower. That is a great question and I’m going to give you a couple of pointers here. Generally speaking, the order of events is shower, then bachelorette and then wedding. However, nowadays, this is really really flexible. A bride may be having multiple showers, she may have friends or family out of state and she is going out of town for a shower. Something like that. So talk to her first and find out what all she has on deck in order to work your timing accordingly. Traditionally a wedding shower is held four to six weeks before the wedding, but again you want to make sure that you’re not crashing into another party. The bride is probably under a lot of stress right now. She’s going to need a little bit of buffer time in between each of these festivities and events as she goes. So work with her on picking a comfortable date, send your invitations out approximately four weeks before the shower. However a note here, those shower invitations should not go out before her wedding invitation have. So again, I keep saying, talk to the bride because this is so important. Touch base with her, if her wedding invitations have gone out then you’re clear to send your shower invitations. Invitations are somewhat flexible nowadays as well. Traditionally it is a written invitation and people are going to physically RSVP, but nowadays more and more people are using electronic invitations and that can buy you a little bit of time if you are needing to send your invitations out closer to your event. Basically that’s about it. Talk to the bride and work out that timing accordingly. Get your invitations out with enough buffer time and oh, make sure that you have the bride update her bridal registry before the shower so guests have that to choose from with gift giving options. That’s what you’ve got to do. Have a great date.
Hi! This is Brenda, and today we are having fun with our icebreaker games. Now this game takes just a few items. You divide your group of people into two groups and you choose one guinea pig; and that poor guinea pig gets to get wrapped up in this handy wrap, and you wrap him very tightly. All the people in the group get to help him and help him get wrapped up. He puts his hands to the side, his arms to the side and you just start wrapping. You start at his legs if you want to do, or if you want to wrap here around his chest; do not wrap his face of course, he has to breathe. Just wrap the saran wrap around, around, around and round just like a mummy, and the other side is also doing the same thing; there is another group doing the same thing. And he rolls down or he walks down on his knees wherever he wants to do that, to the end of the room. There is a Twinkie waiting for him, or a piece of candy, or piece of cake, whatever you would like to choose, and of course, your other opponent’s side, they have got the same thing waiting for them at the end of the room. He is all wrapped up also, he or she, and so the object is to see which person gets down there to the end of the room, in anyway they can, and eat the Twinkie up; and the one who eats it the fastest and eats it all up of is the winner.
Hi I’m Phyllis Cambria with weddingplansplus.com and in this clip I’m going to show you how to plan bridal shower games. You’ll need a couple of games. In this case we have a trivia game and a Bingo game. For bride and groom Bingo you’re going to make a Bingo card only it’s going to be customized to the bride and the groom. Now this can be just for a bride’s only shower or a Jack and Jill bride and groom shower. You make up a Bingo board including the free space in the middle and then you add categories such as known the bride for one to five years or went to school with the bride or as part of the bridal party. The great part about this game is that it gets everybody to walk around and meet the other guests and when they do the guests initials their category that they fit into and once they have a Bingo they win a prize. Now another fun game that everybody loves is Trivia especially about the bride and groom. In this case we made up a game that says how well do you know the bride and it just consists of ten questions about the bride such as what’s the bride’s favorite color, where does the bride work, etc. Now you can also do this at a Jack and Jill shower and play it sort of like a newlywed game where you have the bride and the groom answer questions about each other, how well they know each other. The is to create ideas for the guests besides watching the bride open her presents and games like this gets everybody involved, there is a lot of laughter, it makes it a lot of fun and it’s easy to do. I’m Phyllis Cambria. Thanks for watching.
Hello! My name is Shauna Jankowiak with Perfectly Planned Weddings and Events, and today I want to be sharing with you some bridal shower planning tips. When planning a bridal shower, you want to be sure to get to know your bride. What kind of a woman is she? Is she classical? Is she fun? What are sorts of things does she enjoy? And then be sure to plan the date for the bridal shower at least two months in advance before the wedding. When planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to determine whether or not it’s going to be a bridal shower or a couple shower. A new popular thing is to invite both the groom and the bride to attend the shower as the guest of honor. And when inviting guest, you want to make sure that you invite guest that are invited into the wedding as well. You would also want to ask the bride if she can register for gifts for the bridal shower. In that way when the guest are purchasing gifts, they can go some place where she’s already selected them, and then you can let them know. Then you want to come up with a fun theme for the shower. This will help you to determine the location where you would like to have it, whether it be a restaurant or somebody’s house. Once you pick a location and a theme, you can look into invitations for the shower. The invitations should be prepared and printed, and mailed to each guest. You probably want to stay away from the Internet, E-vites on this one. Then after the invitations go out, you can plan on the decorations for the shower. Plan the menu. What sort of food are you going to serve? A lot of food that’s used are finger foods for the guest. Then plan for the party favors and fun games for the guest to play. You do want to keep the shower within about two hours. I’m Shauna with Perfectly Planned Weddings and Events, and this was tips on planning a bridal shower.
Hello, I’m Shauna Jankowiak with Perfectly Planned Weddings and Events here in Austin, Texas and today I’m going to show you how to make your own bridal shower baskets. The materials that you’ll need is you’ll need to purchase enough baskets for each guest. You’ll also need party favors, gifts to put in the baskets and if you wanted to add like ribbon and tulle that would be a nice touch as well. Step one for making the baskets is you’ll take your basket and layer it with tulle at the bottom. And step two is you take favors, party favors, gifts for the guests, lay them over the tulle in the basket. And then finally step three is you’ll take the tulle, wrap it around the gifts and then tie it on the top with some sort of ribbon. And then step four, you can wrap ribbon around the handle to give it a nice little design or you can even put flowers around the handle as well. I’m Shauna with Perfectly Planned Weddings and Events here in Austin, Texas, and this was how to create your own bridal shower baskets.
There is nothing more fun than a Lingerie themed Bridal Shower. If you’re going to throw one of these, there’s a few little things you want to keep in mind along the way. And rule number one is, respect the bride’s boundaries. It’s o.k. to push her a little bit. But you don’t want to push her a lot. So if she’s not into the naughty naughties. Don’t go there. The best way to do this, is talk to the bride. Find out exactly, what she is comfortable with. What does she like, what does she not like. And here is the big important one. What are her sizes? This is really important information to get upfront. And include on your invitations to a lingerie themed shower. You can have her register at a local lingerie store. A lot of the chain stores do offer bridal registry . And that way she can show people exactly what she likes and doesn’t like. And give them a really good idea, how to go about it. You want to keep this event private. So if you host a shower in a restaurant, that’s fine. No problem with that. But make sure it’s a restaurant that has a private room. Where you can go. So that you’re not showing off all the woo-woo to the wait staff and the buzz boys. You want to keep that between the girls. If you do it in home, that’ usually a little more comfortable. A little better. Keep the mood soft, romantic. Dark candle light, lots of wine. Get the girls to a place where they’re really comfortable being girly girls. We’re kind of, going back to almost the old slumber party days. A fun game to play at a lingerie themed shower is the panty game Ask each of your guests t bring a pair of panties to give to the bride. These are brand new clean panties. Not their own panties. But other than that, they can be anything. They can be really racy, they can be giant granny panties. Whatever they think would be funny. You can even find places on the Internet that will do custom engraved panties. So the panties can say anything you want them to say. Have them bring all those panties anonymously. Put them all in a bag. Sit the bride down and have her pull one pair out, after the other. Guessing, who gave these panties. Have a great time girls.
Today I want to talk about the things you kind of need to know before you shop online at Zurcher’s. First of all, you can go to www.zurchers.com and shop for almost everything we carry in our stores. A good thing to kind of think about before go online is the amount of people you’re going to have at your party, or the amount of guests you will actually be serving food to. Colors are a really good thing to know as well. Also, on your table you need to know whether you’re going to decorating a round or rectangular table covers. Are you going to be going with white, or colored, you know? And then you kind of build on the table from there. So it’s a good thing to have in mind what you think you’re going to–just kind of have a picture of your party in mind. The website is divided up into wedding and party, and then it’s very user friendly. There’s so many options to use that it’s very simple, but there are a few things you do need to know before you actually shop online.
I’m going to be talking now about response cards and RSVP. The best thing to do is decide first if you need to know. Maybe talk with your caterer, if you have a caterer, or if you’re doing it yourself, do you need to know how many guests are coming? How important that is to you is one of the first questions you need to ask. And there’s different ways to ask guests to respond. You can just state at the bottom “Please RSVP to…” and your name, and the phone number… whoever you want them to respond to. Or, you can have them you know just regrets only, so only if they can’t make it. RSVP is just something, a very personal decision. You don’t necessarily always need to use them. You can order cards separately that ask people to respond–a card that they can mail back with a stamp already on the response card, so it makes it very simple for your guest and for you when counting the amount of guests you’re going to have at your party. So you can decide whether that’s an important thing for you or not.