Throwing a Bridal Shower

Throwing a bridal shower is a great way to celebrate the bride and help her prepare for married life. It is typically hosted by the maid of honor or a close friend of the bride, and is an opportunity for the bride’s friends and family to come together and shower her with love and gifts. Planning a bridal shower can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming at times. It’s important to start planning early, set a budget, and consider the preferences of the bride when deciding on a theme and activities. With some careful planning and attention to detail, you can throw a bridal shower that the bride will love and remember for years to come.

  1. A cooking or baking class bridal shower can be a fun and interactive activity for guests. Consider setting up stations for each guest to participate in making a dish or dessert. The bride can then take the recipes home and add them to her collection for when she is newly married.

  2. For the outdoor-loving bride, a nature-themed bridal shower can be a great option. Consider hosting the shower at a local park or garden and decorating with floral touches. Guests can participate in activities such as a flower crown making station or a hike.

  3. A wine and cheese tasting bridal shower is a sophisticated and enjoyable way to celebrate the bride. Set up a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, and wines for guests to sample and enjoy. You could even hire a sommelier to lead a wine tasting and educate guests on different wine varietals.

  4. A DIY spa day bridal shower can be a relaxing and indulgent way for the bride and her friends to spend the day. Set up stations for mani-pedis, facials, and massages. You can even provide ingredients for guests to make their own spa products, such as bath salts or sugar scrubs.

  5. A book club-themed bridal shower can be a unique and intellectual way to celebrate the bride. Have each guest bring a book that has special meaning to them, and set up a discussion group to talk about the books and why they chose them.

  6. For the bride who loves to dance, a dance class bridal shower can be a fun and active way to celebrate. Choose a style of dance that the bride loves, such as salsa or ballroom dancing, and hire a professional instructor to lead a lesson for the guests.

  7. A gardening-themed bridal shower can be a fun and hands-on activity for guests. Set up a station for guests to plant their own herbs or succulents, which they can then take home with them. You could also include a discussion on gardening techniques and the benefits of growing your own produce.

  8. For the foodie bride, a food tour bridal shower can be a delicious and unique way to celebrate. Choose a neighborhood with a variety of culinary offerings, and hire a guide to lead the group on a tour of the local restaurants and food shops. At each stop, guests can sample the local cuisine and learn about the history and culture of the area.

Nesselrod on the New also includes bridal showers in our wedding packages. If you are looking to get married in 2023 or 2024, contact us for a tour.