You've come to the right spot if you want to know how to prepare an epic bridal shower brunch.
Bridal showers are all about gathering the bride's nearest friends and relatives before she marries. Last-minute marital advice is offered, gifts are given, toasts are made, and everybody has a fun time. Since this event is all about honoring the bride, making it memorable for her is important.
So, why not bring a new spin on this time-honored custom and host a bridal shower brunch? Nothing says "girl time" and "sophistication" like a well-planned brunch with all the trimmings. There's no finer way to convince your bride she's special.
So you've chosen to host a bridal shower brunch, so how can you ensure the celebration is memorable? We've got you covered. We've put together a two-part guide full of tips and stuff to hold in mind to ensure that the bridal shower brunch you throw for your bride is one to remember!
In this first section, we will look at the cosmetic dimensions of organizing a bridal shower brunch. Stay tuned for the next installment, in which we will discuss the food and beverage features that will make your event stand out.
Here are our first six tips for organizing an exciting bridal shower brunch, with an emphasis on the cosmetic elements of the event:
- Decorative elements
- Prizes for games and group events
- Bride's present
The first thing you need to decide on while organizing a bridal shower brunch is the venue.
When selecting the ideal bridal shower brunch venue, there are many factors to remember. The most critical thing to remember is that it fits the bride's taste. After all, the bridal shower is all for her.
If there are so many fantastic choices and you're stuck, one good trick is to adapt the location to the wedding's theme or design. Often, when selecting a venue, make sure there is plenty of room and good lighting. You'll undoubtedly be taking a lot of cute photos, so good lighting is important.
If you want to go all-out on an unforgettable brunch? Consider a more traditional atmosphere. Find a grand stately home, glamorous mansion, upscale hotel, or charmingly chic bed and breakfast in your region and reserve a space for a bridal shower brunch fit for a queen.
If your bride is more modest, you may choose a more casual, private environment. If a venue has a secluded space, go for it. The bride likes and is more pleased with it, you might also hold the case in the luxurious home of a friend of the bride.
The next step in arranging a bridal shower brunch is to ensure that the invites are consistent with the general mood of the case.
If you're planning a lavishly chic bridal shower lunch, your invites should represent that. Alternatively, if you are organizing a more casual gathering to fit the bride's personal preferences, the invitations could be more casual and subdued as well.
In either case, the sound of the invitation should provide the guest with information on what to expect and how to dress for the event.
There are plenty of cute and fashionable bridal shower invitation models to order online, as well as DIY ideas if you're imaginative. Alternatively, if you want to save paper (and your budget! ), you can select from a variety of clever and enjoyable e-vite choices.
Over everything, ensure that this is a VIP-only experience for the bride's nearest friends and relatives. She'll be inundated with well-wishes from guests of differing degrees of familiarity at the wedding. So make this a fun and private experience before the big day, with only her closest friends who matter the most to her.
3. Decorative elements
If you want to throw the best bridal shower brunch ever, make sure the decor is on track.
With jumbo balloons and bold, sparkly flags, incorporate familiar-styled phrases such as "Bridal Brunch" or "Brunch & Bubbly" into the decor. To keep the trend alive, don't be scared to be over-the-top kitschy and cute by putting signs on the tables with more crunchy words. Lean into it, in reality.
Keep it festive, and don't overlook that this is a party! Don't be afraid to play with bright colors and a variety of floral arrangements. Feel free to make a few bold decor choices to produce an unforgettable wedding, as long as they fit the bride's look.
Have a statement centerpiece with an unexpected feature such as height, texture, or form.
Overall, when it comes to decorating, use philosophical or personal components to convey a tale. From lighting and linens to florals and food, the "devil is in the specifics." To make the style of your decor the main draw, make sure it all weaves together and flows naturally. Of course, the bride comes in first.
It is up to you to hold the group moving while organizing a bridal shower brunch. So get a few entertaining tricks up your sleeve to keep you entertained.
At bridal showers, a few custom games are often a hit. The bride's visitors are almost certainly acquainted with her from various stages in her life. But any game that brings you all down memory lane or tests your awareness of the bride will still be entertaining and educational. All games that end in love suggestions, wedding advice, or dating suggestions for married couples are often smart ideas.
If games aren't your bride's thing, think of recruiting an entertainer! No, not like a clown (unless that's what your bride likes). A well-chosen actor, guitarist, singer, or coach in a studied sport, on the other hand, may be entertaining, unpredictable, and a major success. And preparing a music playlist for the event can be a game-changer in terms of setting the tone and helping everyone more at ease.
5. Bonuses for games and group events
A bridal shower brunch will be incomplete without any clever and adorable game prizes and party favors to take along with the guests.
If you're going to have a few tournaments, you might think of some rewards for the winners! Create something sweet and brunch-inspired, such as a themed coffee mug with a bag of premium coffee, a DIY bloody mary or mimosa in a glass, or some fun brunch-y magnets.
While not all visitors can receive a prize, they should not be sent home empty-handed. Party favors are an absolute necessity! Champagne-flavored gummies, customized honey jars, or bubbly champagne splits with cute, themed labels make them festive and edible. Or non-edibles that are always on the theme, including customized bottle openers or champagne or coffee-colored nail polishes.
A simple “thank you” for coming and making the bride feel secure would go a long way.
6. Bride's present
Last but not least, when organizing a bridal shower lunch, don't forget to have a present for the bride!
A bridal shower is a chance for the bride's dearest friends to get her something unique and/or useful for her wedding day or marriage. But you can all get her something to recall this special day, hopefully, something for the married pair to share together.
Let's hold it brunch-themed, of course. After the wedding, anything as plain as a couple of gift cards to her favorite brunch places will come in handy. Or something more romantic, like a notebook packed with individual submissions with recipes and tips for making the perfect brunch at home from the guests. Or maybe something practical, such as a brunch-themed gift basket for the pair to use on their honeymoon or when they first get home and don't feel like cooking or heading out.
In any case, this little gift from everybody will make the bride feel extra good which will just contribute to the memories. And that is just what arranging an amazing bridal shower breakfast for your wife is all for.
Keep an eye out for the preparation of a bridal shower lunch, in which we discuss some of the most relevant aspects: the food and beverages.