What do you do at bridal showers instead of games?

What do you do at bridal showers instead of games? 

9 Bridal Shower Activities Besides Opening Gifts
  1. Create a signature cocktail during the bridal shower.
  2. Create a sweet memory book for the bride-to-be.
  3. Play wedding traditions trivia…
  4. or couples trivia.
  5. Collect date night ideas.
  6. Take the fun outside.
  7. Get creative with the invite.

How many games should be played at a bridal shower? One game is played for every hour invested. With an average battery life of three hours, a bridal shower typically has three games going on at once.

How do you have a bridal shower when the bride lives far away? The Wedding Guru says: When friends and family are far apart geographically, a proxy shower is a perfect solution. With services like Skype, guests can actually “attend” the shower virtually.

What are some fun things to do at a bridal shower? 

  1. Bride and Groom Photo Challenge. Guests will love this fun wedding shower game that features favorite photos of the bride and groom!
  2. Bingo Gift Game. Download and print blank bingo cards for each guest.
  3. Wedding Ring Toss.
  4. Romantic Movie Quotes.
  5. Love Songs.
  6. Ball and Chain Game.
  7. Bride and Groom Trivia.
  8. Married or Not Married.

What do you do at bridal showers instead of games? – Additional Questions

What is the apron game?

How do I make my bride feel special at the bridal shower?

Include the bride’s faves.

For example, you could serve up her favorite foods and signature drink, decorate in (or wear) her favorite color or reference a film or book she loves in the theme and décor. It’s a fun way to make the bride feel extra special on her big day.

Who pays for bridal shower?

So who plans the bridal shower? Who pays? Today it’s the maid of honor and bridal party or the bride or groom’s mother who throws the bridal shower. Typically, whoever throws the event is the one must cover the costs.

What is supposed to happen at a bridal shower?

It’s a pre-wedding party to gather the bride’s closest family members and friends for an afternoon in her honor. Guests will enjoy food and drink together, bring gifts, play games, and socialize before she ties the knot.

How long should a bridal shower be?

Weichelt says bridal showers should ideally last between two and four hours. Anything shorter and guests will feel like they didn’t have a chance to spend time with the bride; anything longer and they’ll be itching to head home. Three hours might just be the sweet spot, then.

Do you open gifts at a bridal shower?

As opposed to the actual wedding, it’s appropriate to bring shower gifts with you. After all, a portion of the party will likely be dedicated to the bride opening her gifts.

What time should bridal shower start?

A bridal shower usually starts between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and lasts between two and four hours. If the bridal shower theme includes brunch, you’d want to host the event on the earlier side, while an afternoon tea would be on the later side.

Do you eat or open gifts first at a bridal shower?

You’ll spend the first part of the shower eating, drinking and mingling with your guests. The main event—opening gifts—usually takes place during coffee and dessert. You’ll take a seat in front of the crowd and your bridesmaids (or other trustworthy volunteers) will hand you gifts to open.

Do you serve cake at a bridal shower?

Like weddings, bridal showers often include cake. But because they’re not weddings, don’t feel the need to offer something big day-ready, like a traditional white confection. If you do want to slice into a cake, play with creative colors and flavors to fit the vibe of your celebration.

Do guests pay for food at bridal shower?

Traditionally, the bridal shower is hosted by the maid of honor and the bridesmaids or a few close family members. As a result, the hosts are responsible for covering food costs, as well as additional expenses like bridal shower games, decorations and favors.

Do you invite groom’s family to bridal shower?

A bridal shower guest list will be mostly the bride’s closest friends and family. If the groom’s mom is helping with the organizing, she may ask to invite the groom’s sisters and aunties, so you can count on including the groom’s close family too.

How many bridal showers is normal?

There really isn’t a need for more than two showers. There will always be exceptions to the “rules,” (i.e. friends across the country who want to throw you a party, etc.), but usually, two to three showers are enough. Any more and it will appear you are just making a grab for gifts.

Who should not host a bridal shower?

No matter who is hosting, be sure to communicate clearly to make sure you aren’t planning two separate showers. Traditional etiquette says the mother or mother-in-law (or any relatives, for that matter) should steer clear from hosting as it can appear that they are directly asking for gifts.

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