? Any time of day is acceptable, but most often wedding showers are afternoon events.
? Games that can serve as ice breakers for the party are a particularly good idea, if a large number of the guests don't know each other.
? Encourage the bride to register for gifts for the shower. With so many couples living on their own before getting married, it's difficult for guests to guess, which things they still need.
? Remind the bride to include a reasonable number of inexpensive items on her registry for guests with limited budgets.
? Decide whether the wedding show will be held at a home or in a restaurant or other location. These days many shower planners choose activities instead of the traditional finger food/gift opening shower. For example, many wedding shows take the bride out for a day at the spa instead of a shower. The wedding show could be a beach barbecue complete with volleyball, Frisbee, music and dancing.
? Don't forget to give party favors to all guests of the wedding show. These can be traditional favors, such as small boxes of candy. They can also be something that relates to the theme of the wedding show.
? As you plan the wedding show, be sure to give careful thought to the decorations. Decorations will be the most important thing for setting the stage for your event. Don't be afraid of creativity. With the abundance of wedding bells and umbrellas you might think that it's the only possible motif for the wedding show. Think again. It can be very simple and relatively inexpensive to be a lot more creative than that.
Here are three possible decorating plans to get you started.
When you've selected a theme for your wedding show, decorations will help to support your selection.
Wedding show menus are often comprised of finger food recipes that can be enjoyed, while guests walk around socializing with one another. That is certainly one way to handle your menu, but a sit down luncheon can work just as well for a small group. Just be sure to leave time for guests to mingle after the meal.
As luncheons are a popular time for the traditional wedding show, that will include friends and family together.