Wedding Planning How to plan the perfect bridal shower

The below are the Dos And Don'ts of planning the best bridal shower shower for the bride's friends and/or family.

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Having a bridal shower is getting really popular with celebrities like Osas Ighodaro, and more getting involved.

It is a gift-giving party that is held for a bride-to-be by her friends and family in order to provide gifts for her new home.

It could either be a surprise or not, the important thing is to make the bride happy because it is in anticipation to her wedding.

The following tips will help you get it right and make it a smashing success.

  1. If it is a surprise, find out if the bride has a specific idea or even theme for her shower in a smart, sneaky. If it is not a surprise, then you can ask for the bride’s input. The key is to make her happy.

  2. Don't be afraid to ask for help- You do not have to plan the entire thing on your own as party planning can be really stressful, so enlist the help of more friends and family.

  3. Early Date- The ideal date for a bridal shower should be 2-3 months before the wedding.

  4. Try not to invite anyone who is not attending the wedding.

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    Have plenty of food and drinks- Any decent party should have more than enough food and drinks, the bridal shower is no exception. However, in this case, you do not really need lots of whole meals, you could just have lots of finger foods and drinks. You can even go ahead and have a special drink/cocktail or cupcake made in the bride's name for a special effect.                                                                                                                                                                                      

  6. Plan fun games that everyone will enjoy, especially ones where the bride-to-be is teased.

  7. Avoid making the shower raunchy- While you guys might want to go crazy, try not to be too crazy in case there are older relatives in attendance.

See picture from Osas Ighodaro's bridal shower here.

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