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Wedding showers are some of the most exciting pre-wedding parties that entail gift giving in anticipation for the big day. Wedding showers are usually hosted by friends, family, workmates etc, bringing various groups of people together for fun, nibbles, memories, gift giving and celebrating of the wedding day to come. It is not unusual for there to be multiple showers planned within a couple months of the wedding. There are a few aspects of shower planning that brides can and should be involved in to help with its overall success.
We at Eventastic Weddings have a few tips on wedding showers for you to ponder in terms of preference and then share with your wedding party or those most likely to host.
1. What type of shower do you prefer?
In the past, wedding showers were actually bridal showers where only the bride attended with those throwing/attending the party and the groom/fiance’s job was to arrive at the end and start hauling out all the gifts to the car. Today times have changed and now it is not unusual to have couple’s showers where both attend and enjoy the festivities. It’s a good idea to let your friends and family know your thoughts and preferences whether traditional or not.
2. Do you have a particular theme you wish for?
It is always fun when showers are hosted with a particular theme in mind. Often themes are chosen taking into consideration the bride or couple’s interests and likes or trying to capture a particular mood or feeling. Themes range from “Garden Party” (guests sip on tea or martini’s in a beautiful garden setting) to “Spa Party” (guests enjoy time together having facials or mani/pedi) to “Candy Party” (where every kind of candy is displayed in interesting ways for all to sample) to “Glamour Party” (where each guest is given a colourful boa as they walk the red carpet). If you have a particular theme wish now is the time to share it.
3. What are your thoughts on venue?
Your shower may take place in a beautiful garden either public or private, or be planned in someone’s home or even at the office. It may occur at the retirement home making it easy for grandma to attend or at a hall depending on numbers being invited. If you know of relatives and friends that would want to attend one of your showers but have special requirements because of disability or otherwise now is the time to let those most likely to plan know.
4. Do you have food preferences?
Food for showers sometimes will involve a meal but most often it is an afternoon of great nibbles, both sweet and otherwise. If you totally dislike or have developed allergies/sensitivities for certain foods now is the time to make that known. Shower hosts might ask various people to contribute to a potluck style of gathering or even arrange to have it catered and the last thing you need is hives or upset stomach at the end of the day.
5. What are your thoughts on games?
Shower planners often arrange to have party games played at the shower to keep the mood happy and lively as well as assist everyone in mingling and mixing. There are endless options to be played. Have you heard of the toilet paper bridal gown and veil game? Guests are divided in groups and asked to pick one person from their group to don the wedding ensemble made out of toilet paper. If there is a shower you’ve attended in the past and loved playing a game or found it effective then this is the time to share ..or…if you dislike all games at showers you might want to mention this.
6. Have you started your shower registry?
At this point you have had some time to peruse your free wedding website and no doubt are thrilled with having your universal gift registry option. Any item from anywhere can be added to your wedding registry from surfing the net on your computer AND by using Eventastic Weddings APP downloadable through any APP store for any smartphone. We suggest that you make not only your “Wedding Registry” of items for your guests to see but ALSO one or multiple “Shower Registry” lists. Shower registry items would typically be items that are lower priced or group buy options.
It’s important that your shower planners get your thoughts on these aspects to help in its success. Remember that your shower could be added to your events page to made invites easier and could even have a ticketing option to help pay for some of the costs. (Your planners will love that!)
Have fun uploading all your shower pictures to a “shower album” on your wedding website for everyone to enjoy!
How we took a tradition, and introduced it to technology.
Once upon a time, big box gift registries were great for young couples who were leaving their parents’ home for the first time where they needed toasters, bedding, towels along with every other house essentials. With restricted products at these big box stores, like Sears, The Bay or more upscale Holt Renfrew offered everything newly engaged couples desired. But now, with couples marrying later and often living together beforehand, their need for home essentials has diminished.
Many couples dread picking out items for the gift registry. Couples already spent years accumulating housewares and appliances. Nor do they want to register for a cup-and-saucer or a china set. Approximately 70% of engaged couples have been living together for a few years before getting married.
There must be a solution for a couples wanting a gift registry! Well there is! Eventastic Weddings, has a universal gift registry, where couples can register for any item, from any store, ANYWHERE! Yes now you can register for a snow blower, a stereo system, a ladder, items from Harley Davidson, even a puppy! . Anything! Yes it’s that easy.
One of the popular features of Eventastic Weddings website is the cash gifting registry, where guests can contribute to big ticket items and goals that couples are working towards to. Whether that’s a $20,000 custom-designed kitchen renovation or $4,000 dream honeymoon vacation, guests can contribute to those items right on their wedding website. Using a smartphone or a tool bar button (like Pinterest) you can simply snap a picture or scan a product barcode and the item will go directly to your online gift registry on your own personal wedding website. You can either download a mobile app and scan items when you are out and about, or sit in the comfort of your home and add to your registry.
Even if your wedding is a year away, its never to early to start registering for your wedding.
Oh and did I mention the best part! Its FREE to sign up!
Visit our website at www.eventasticweddings.com
Happy Wedding Planning!