When it's your duty to take care of throwing the perfect bridal shower, you will first want to make a list of everyone that you will invite. Once the invitation list is made, you can choose the bridal shower invitations that you want to address and mail out. You may choose bridal invitations that go with the theme of the shower or you may choose bridal shower invitations that go with the theme of the wedding and the invitations that are being used for it.
Once you've gotten your bridal shower invitations taken care of, you can begin to work on your decorations and your food and drinks that you will serve. You might choose to decorate using items that are the same color as the colors that will be used in the wedding. You can choose to have fresh flower arrangements throughout the area in which the shower will be held as well as items such as balloons and crepe paper streamers. You might also want to have a few pictures of the bride and groom around the area. They can be pictures of when they were children as well as engagement pictures and fun pictures that the couple has taken together. Adding beautiful color themed bows to the picture frames can give them a special look.
Plan your menu around the time that you are having your party, if you are having your party early, you may want to serve brunch type items such as croissants and quiche. If your shower is after lunch then you might choose to serve veggies, cheese and crackers and an assortment of appetizers. You'll need to serve coffee as well as the punch of your choice. Many will serve champagne or wine at their showers but it's important to have non-alcoholic beverages for those that don't drink.
You might plan to have a moment when you go around the room and let everyone say how they know the bride or the groom; this is a great opportunity for people to introduce themselves to the people attending the shower that they have never met before.
As the bride is opening her gifts, you will want to have someone record the gifts that she has gotten as well as who gave her the gift so that when it is time for her to send out her thank you notes, she can personalize them for a nice touch.
Planning a successful bridal shower can be a lot of work and you will find that you can come up with many great ideas for your bride. You will want to make sure that you get your bridal shower invitations mailed on time so that everyone has plenty of time to shop for the bride and groom.
You might also ask the guest to bring one of their favorite recipes for the bride so that she can start her own cookbook. You will need to put the information for your recipes on the bridal shower invitations so that everyone has time to choose a recipe for the bride and write it down.