What is a Bridal Shower…?→
Bridal Showers have been around since the 16th century and have the sole purpose of spoiling the bride! Showering her with gifts, hence Bridal Shower.
No the shower in Bridal Shower doesn’t mean an actual shower for the bride with water….
The Bridal Shower originates from the ancient custom of dowry’s, when a family couldn’t afford the dowry for the bride, the brides friends would have a “Bridal Shower” for her, showering her with gifts to make up for the lack of a dowry.
The first Bridal Shower can be traced back to Brussels, Belgium around the 16th or 17th century. Learn more here.
So your having a Bridal Shower… what do I do at my Bridal Shower you ask?
What is a bridal shower in todays society?
A bridal shower hasn’t really changed much in that the sole purpose of the bridal shower is to shower the bride in gifts and to pamper her! Generally organised by the maid of honour or best friend although we are seeing a trend of brides organising their own Bridal Shower, they know what they want so its probably a good idea and if you are wanting your whole wedding experience to be on theme then that’s probably the best way to go.
Who to invite to a bridal shower?
The Bridal Shower is generally filled with your closest female friends, although we have been seeing close male friends being invited to the odd Bridal Shower.
Where do you host a Bridal Shower?
Depending on how many guests you are inviting you could host the Bridal Shower yourself or have it at a friends house, a friends house means no cleaning up after the shower. Bridal Showers are generally held in a private residence but you could host your bridal shower at a small venue or outdoor garden, it depends on your choice and the group of guests you have invited. If you want to save the sit down lunch for a Kitchen Tea with family only then have a bridal shower at home and have it a bit more fun with drinks and games.
There are so many events that make up your whole wedding experience these days, bridal Shower, Kitchen Tea and Hens Night and Bachelorette Party, it can get confusing and trying to get the timings right on all these can be tricky.
You don’t have to have them all, have bridal shower that rolls into your Hens Night with close friends and a Kitchen tea with your family.
How to plan your bridal shower?
Send us details of your event, Date, Venue, Start finish time.
We will take care of the rest.