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Bridal Shower Tips

As the weather gets warmer, we are all reminded that not only summer is just around the corner but it is the infamous wedding season.  So much planning has gone into the wedding, but don’t forget you also have a bridal shower to throw. We have all probably been to a half of dozen bridal showers and the majority of which have wanted to put you to sleep. With a little planning and creativity, you can plan an amazing bridal shower. Here are my top three unique bridal shower games:

The Purse Raid: Depending on the size of the shower, you can do this game in teams or individually. How the game works is you have a list of items that the teams then need to find inside of their purses. These items can be from the common items like lipstick to the more obscure items like sewing kit or a mini bottle of alcohol. Whichever team or individual has the most items after a designated amount of time wins a prize.

Fill in the Blank Vows: When the guests are gathered around, ask your guests to help write your vows. Circulate two clip boards one with the heading “I (the bride’s name) take you (groom’s name) and promise to…” and the other flipped for the groom’s vows. Then tell your guest they can only write one sentence on each clipboard. Once it’s made its way around the room, read them out loud to the group. This would be great for a couple’s bridal party and have the women fill out the bride’s and the men fill out the groom’s vows.

Two Truths and a Lie: Many people have played this game as an icebreaker in different settings. This version will be all about the guest’s experiences with the bride. Each guest will introduce themselves and say three experiences they have had with the bride like “The bride and I took a road trip to California together” and one statement will be a lie. Then the other guests have to guess which one is the lie. This is an instant icebreaker and a great way to share stories.

Having a couple of planned games is always great, but make sure you have other things for your guest to do during down time. Having baby pictures laying around is always fun for the guests to see as well as pretty note cards that the guests can write the bride marriage advice. Don’t forget to collect the bows from your gifts to use as your practice bouquet for your rehearsal. Lastly, as gifts are being opened, make sure a bridesmaid takes notes of who gave you what for thank you notes after the shower.

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