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You may be putting it together, but it's the bride's party, so she's the one who gets to create the guest list.
Common etiquette says you should send shower invitations four to six weeks in advance.
The last thing you want to do is have the bride host her own shower. Be sure to hold the shower elsewhere, such as the host's home or a local restaurant or tea room.
Bridal showers originated as way for communities to help poor women who had no dowry. The couple's friends, family members and neighbors would shower them with gifts to help them start their new life together.
Creating a budget is one of the first things you need to do to make sure you're on track with your spending for the shower.
Usually a Saturday or Sunday is the best day to host a shower, as the largest number of guests will be able to attend on the weekend.
The bride shouldn’t have to do anything at this party! As the host, you should be involved in every aspect of the shower and try to take care of everything for her. This includes keeping track of who gave her which gifts as well as helping her take everything to the car when it's all over!
Bridal Bingo and Toilet Paper Dress are both very common bridal shower games. Bash the Bride? Now, why would anyone want to do that?
Always be sure to include the bride's registries on the invitation so that the guests know where to shop for gifts.
The maid of honor or a bridesmaid usually plans the bridal shower. The mother of the bride or the bride's mother-in-law may also choose to throw a bridal shower.