Your date is set and you’ve picked your groomsmen and bridesmaids and your dream place is booked and invitation cards are sent to those close and dear. Now what?
Why, giving the bride to be a shower of presents, of course.
The Origin of the Wedding Shower
The custom of the bridal shower is said to have grown out of earlier dowry practices, when a poor woman’s family might not have the money to provide a dowry for her, or when a father refused to give his daughter her dowry because he did not approve of the marriage. It originated somewhere in the 1890’s and is most traditional in the US and Canada.
To Do List
Usually, the maid of honor throws the wedding shower, but if she is otherwise detained then another bridesmaid or a family member takes over the responsibility. Gently ask your maid of honor if she has it covered or if she or he would like a family member to hold the party. After this, it’s time to plan the date, which is usually two months to four weeks before the wedding. Then send out invitations and prepare for the day.
The Day of
For the day of the shower prepare light snacks for guests, fresh vegetables with homemade dips usually give every guest something they will enjoy. A soup served in mugs or small cups is also a crowd pleaser. Then make sure to prepare a table for the gifts, have a game prepared or hire an entertainer and finally relax and let the bride smile as she receives gifts for the future.
Getting the Gifts Home
Especially if the shower is going to be a surprise then make sure a couple of people can help get the gifts back home with the bride, or that the gifts can stay at the shower’s location until she has the space to get the gifts home.
Best wishes to you and yours from Peacock River Ranch.