I have the bridemaids and matron of honor coming to my house Sunday evening.
Anyone have any shower ideas to share?
Are you the bride? If so, the shower is the responsibility of those who choose to host one. The maid/matron of honor and/or bridesmaids are not all obligated to host a shower, particularly if it would be difficult financially or time-wise. They should volunteer to do it and they should do what they can afford to do, so let them take the lead. The bride is a guest at the shower, so she should be delighted with whatever the hosts plan.
Ah, Sweet Pea, what a nice thought. No, I'm not the bride--I was the bride over 26 years ago; I'm the groom's mom.
I'm also the stand-in mother of the bride because real mom is in England and not flying in till a month before the wedding.
I'm helping the bridal party with menu and game ideas--and, of course, money.
That is very sweet of you.
I would say that shower ideas should take into account the personality of the bride. A friend gave me an at-home shower with about 15 guests, a light buffet lunch and wine. It was lovely and perfect. I'm not one for the big restaurant-shower thing, and would have been horrified for my friend to spend that kind of money anyway. Heck, she had to talk me into having a shower at all (I was an "older" bride).
For me, at-home, simple, and personal was the best. You and the attendants probably know the bride best, so think about what suits her.
Oh, and IMHO, no games!
NO GAMES? Mary, that just breaks my heart! Not a little round of Bridal Bingo with prizes to win? Not a Guess the Famous Couple's first names?
Why, next you'll be telling me no bow hat, either.
Dianne, who's lived for too long being serene and self-conscious--I love silly things.
When my daughter got married we played this game: divide the guest into teams (depending on how many guests you have, we had about 4 on each team), seperate each team so that they can't see what the others are doing. Give each team a roll of toilet paper and have One guest in each team be the "Bride". They have to make her a wedding dress using the toilet paper. We had one team even make her a bouquet out of the toilet paper. Then we let the bride-to-be choose the best wedding dress. We all had so much fun with this!