Bridal showers, or hen’s parties are organised to surprise the bride. These are usually organised either by the bridesmaids or the maid of honour. However, at present bridal showers are organised by anyone who are willing to. Let us look at few tips on hot to plan a ‘best bridal shower’.
How to plan the bridal shower?
The bridal shower should be on a date which is convenient for the bride. Ideal would be two to three days prior to the wedding. This is because bridal showers may be celebrated throughout the night and you do not want the bride to look tired and dull on the wedding reception. If you have in your mind to fly abroad to celebrate then you should organize it weeks before the wedding. This is to avoid any incidents such as delay in flights, climatic changes and so on.
Decide on a place to have the party.
Where you need to have the hen’s, party should be decided quickly. not many places will be available for a large gathering. The venue should be a place where the bride is able to travel to. A place way far away from home is not appropriate when it is close to your wedding. Why should you always fly or travel for a hen’s party. For a change, you can have a wonderful hens party boat organised. River party boats are very popular at present. You can have about hundred to three hundred guests in a boat. These boasts and their crew are always ready to entertain their clients. this would therefore be a great idea to throw a hen’s party.
Discuss about the guest list.
A mistake that many makes is not discussing about the event with the bride. They do it bearing in mind to surprise the bride. but what they fail to realise is that, the bride would be more surprised if she gets to know that you have not included one of her close friends to the hen’s party or if you have mistakenly included a person who is not in good terms with the bride. Therefore, always discuss with the bride as to who needs to be invited to the great river party boat. Once you have got the guest list, then plan on who you need to include on the budget and organizing. You need to discuss the budget with all the members in the organising group. Not everyone would be willing to spend a large amount. This would not be the same scenario if you are the sole organiser of the event. Make sure that everyone does pay beforehand.