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  Bridal Shower Basics
Remember that the bridal shower is usually the last chance for the bride to spend an extended amount of time with friends before the marriage, and it is also a warm, welcome, and relaxing day in the middle of a very busy transition time.
While the origins are lost in legend, bridal showers have long been an opportunity for friends and community members who are not within the couple's family to demonstrate their emotional and practical support for the new household with gifts of household and other tangible goods.
Since showers are meant to support the launch of a new household, guests can be reasonably asked to cover their own meal costs if this is clearly stated in the invitation and if the restaurant has been chosen with some consideration for expense.
www.utahbrideguide.com /planning/articles/shower_basics.asp   (993 words)

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 Bridal Shower Ideas from Evite
Make this bridal shower a party for the scrapbooks: Just remember that the bride, and her dreams, should be the fabulous focus your bridal shower planning.
Incorporating a bridal shower theme is both fun and practical when planning a bridal shower.
But a bridal shower is also a perfect opportunity to serve all kinds of delectables that require a more dainty appreciation of all things culinary.
www.evite.com /app/cms/ideas/bridal-shower   (763 words)

 History of the Bridal Shower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In fact, early bridal showers were focused on strengthening the bride's friendship with her peers, offering moral support, and helping her plan for her marriage.
Today however, if these ladies are unable to throw the shower, then it is acceptable for a close friend, relative, or co-worker of the future bride or her mother to hold the shower.
Since it is possible that another family member or friend is planning a bridal shower for the bride or the couple, consider the fact that the same guest(s) may be invited to more than one shower.
www.birthdayexpress.com /bexpress/planning/BridalShower.asp   (735 words)

 Bridal Showers - Pre-Wedding Parties
Traditionally, bridal showers are given by the maid/matron of honor, or close friend of the bride.
The purpose of a shower is to assist the couple in equipping their new home or for the bride to assemble a trousseau.
A shower may be the time, chosen by the mother of the groom, for instance, to bring family and close friends to meet her prospective daughter-in-law.
www.ourmarriage.com /html/bridal_showers.html   (1196 words)

 Bridal Shower Ideas
Back then early bridal showers were focused on strengthening the bride's friendship with her peers, offering moral support, and helping her plan for her marriage.
Shower at the Office - Offices have become friendlier places over the years and with the growing brotherliness, it's become more common to host bridal showers for co-workers.
The principal reason for a bridal shower is that it's a nice occasion for close family and friends of the bride to spend relaxed time with her before the big wedding day.
www.wedalert.com /content/articles/traditional_bridal_showers.asp   (997 words)

 Bridal Shower Games, Themes, Favors
First and foremost, in order to make the day as special as possible, the individuals planning the bridal shower should ensure that there is a theme or at least coordinated decorations for the party.
Should the individuals throwing the shower not wish to have a central theme, they should ensure that the decorations which are used are of such a nature that they coordinate with one another.
Also, when the guests are able to play bridal shower games they have a chance of winning prizes to take home with them from the party.
www.my-wedding-blog.com /index.php/category/bridal-shower   (565 words)

 The Bridal Shower
As maid of honor, it is your resposibility to organize the bridal shower.
A bridal shower is a party thrown for the bride in celebration of her wedding and entrance into married life.
Although you could throw the bridal shower at a restaurant or tea room, showers tend to be informal gatherings at a person's home.
www.american.edu /IRVINE/rebecca/shower.html   (517 words)

 Bridal Shower FAQ
The main purpose of a bridal shower is to bless the couple with items they need to begin their new life together as husband and wife.
A bridal shower is usually given by the maid of honor, the bridal party (as a group) or a close friend(s) and is usually kept as a secret from the bride.
One exception is a bridal shower hosted by co-workers (especially when you work in a large group), all of whom may not be attending the wedding but who would like to give you that celebratory send-off marriage wish.
www.weddingcram.com /wcplanner/bridal_showers.htm   (2866 words)

 Bridal Shower Invitations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bridal showers are the perfect opportunity for the bride and her entourage to let their hair down; release the pressures from all that wedding planning, haggling and worrying; and party until the break of dawn.
Showers may be formal or informal; there can be a theme, such as Casino Royale or Rio carnival nights; location can vary, from swanky five star hotels to a seedy roadside motel; and entertainment ranges from prissy to the naughty.
If the bridal shower is a formal affair, then invitations are a prerequisite; usually, formal bridal showers adapt or complement the theme or motif of the wedding.
www.squidoo.com /bridal-shower-invitations   (588 words)

 Bridal shower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States bridal showers started in urban areas in the 1890s, mainly among the upper middle classes.
Sociologists like Beth Montemurro note that the ritual of the bridal shower "socializes women into the hyper-feminized traditional wife role", with its emphasis on the future role of the bride-to-be as family cook, homemaker and sexual partner.
An etiquette guide from the 1920s suggested showers should be "purely spontaneous and informal", with guests arriving unannounced at the bride-to-be's home, while a planning guide from the 1950s suggests more complex themes and games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridal_shower   (537 words)

 Bridal Shower Etiquette
Ideally, the bridal shower would be held 1-2 months before the wedding, but there is nothing wrong with it being held more in advance, provided that the bride can attend.
Other than that, the bride and hostess should work together to come up with the guest list for the bridal shower.  Numbers should be kept within the hostess' budget (brides, be respectful of their wishes!) and hostess' you should clearly set this limit from the beginning.
Really there is no bridal shower etiquette rule on this.  The one exception I would make is that you should never ask people to pay for their meal at a shower.  So, if it is not in your budget to have the shower at a restaurant, no matter what the bride prefers, don't!
www.bwedd.com /CEBride/CEBNewsletter_88.asp   (627 words)

 BridesmaidAid.com to the rescue!!!
The notion of a bridal shower may seem antiquated and sexist: after all, if the average woman marries at age 26, she's probably already accumulated sufficient dishes and towels.
Pick a shower date as soon as possible, making sure that it works for all members of the bridal party including the maid-of-honor, bridesmaids, all mothers of the bride and groom, and any other crucial relatives.
But if there have already been several showers for the couple and they have a house, this can be a unique way to acquire that lawn jockey and those pink flamingos that every couple dreams of.
www.bridesmaidaid.com /party/showers.html   (2452 words)

 Bridesmaid 101 - The Bridal Shower
Hosted by the Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor or a friend of the family, The Bridal Shower is an old custom started centuries ago with family and friends "Showering" the bride and groom with gifts since the couple usually did not have much to begin their new lives together.
It is customary to have at least one bridal shower but many times a bride may have multiple bridal showers hosted by different friends.
If you are planning the bridal shower it is important to work with the bride in who she wants to attend.
www.bridesmaid101.com /wedding_shower.html   (755 words)

 Bridal Shower Themes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This also lets you hold a traditional bridal shower at a later date, but this is a great way to have a shower the the bride and groom during the holidays (thank you Virginia Floyd for this great idea!)
All of the men at the shower are asked to remove their shoes and socks, for the bride is to grope the feet of the men to find her future hubby.
At the shower I was present for, the bride chose the wrong set of feet.
www.imagebydesign.com /kathee/bridal/themes.htm   (1486 words)

 Bridal Shower Themes and Favor Ideas
Legend has it the first shower was thrown for a couple deeply in love, but lacking the money to marry.
Bridal shower themes can be anything from a single color to an exotic locale, or the bride's favorite pastime.
Food, wedding decorations, bridal shower favors and music can also be used to incorporate the theme of a honeymoon destination.
www.beau-coup.com /bridal_shower_themes.htm   (646 words)

 Amazon.com: Bridal Shower Memories: Books: Sandra Bark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Now, for the first time, here is a bridal shower book that invites all of her loved ones to share memories and well-wishes, and encourages the bride to keep a personal diary during this exciting time.
Not just another 'how to' book, this journal will entertain guests during the shower, record the where and when of the couple's meeting and betrothal, and be a treasured keepsake for the bride to enjoy up to her golden anniversary.
Bridal Shower Memories is a quaint bridal journal/diary keepsake for the engaged gal.
www.amazon.com /Bridal-Shower-Memories-Sandra-Bark/dp/0446690600   (961 words)

 NoteworthyNotes: bridal shower invitation etiquette
Today, a bridal shower is sometimes hosted by very close friends to the bride or the mother of the bride.
The mother of the bride should never host the shower, but she can help with the arrangements or by preparing food, if the shower is hosted at someone's home.
Yes, thank you notes should be written, by the bride, as soon after the shower as possible, and most certainly before the wedding (if at all possible).
www.noteworthynotes.com /bridal-shower-invitation-etiquette.asp   (594 words)

 Bridal Shower Favors and Ideas, Bridal Shower Decorations
A bridal shower is a fun and important part of all the wedding festivities.
Whether it's an afternoon tea party or a poolside celebration, the bridal shower is always a looked-forward to affair.
Bridal shower favors can be given by the bride herself, the hostess of the party or by the bride's mother or future mother-in-law.
www.beau-coup.com /bridal_shower_favors.htm   (250 words)

 Bridal Shower Checklist +
Typically, the bridal shower is for the bride and her close female friends.
If the shower is in a restaurant, guests are NOT expected to pay for their meals-that is the responsibility of the person/person hosting the shower.
Barbecues tend to be popular for co-ed showers as well Guys are usually not interested in the gift part of the shower so you could have an alternate activity for them to do while the bride is opening gifts.
www.simplyweddingstuff.com /brshad.html   (1438 words)

 Weddings in Bliss! - The Weddings Magazine - [Bridal Showers]
Nowadays, bridal showers are not limited to "females only." Today, many "wedding showers" are being thrown that includes both the bride and groom and their "couple friends" in what is termed as a "Jack and Jill" shower.
The following is a list of fun bridal and wedding shower games submitted and tested by shower hosts and hostesses and enjoyed by shower guests from around the world.
You will be surprised at how natural it is for women to cross their legs so this will be a fun game to play as the bridal shower progresses.
www.blissweddings.com /library/games.asp   (1350 words)

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Whether it is for wedding favor, baby shower favor, bridal shower favor, anniversary favor, birthday party favor or other purposes, our creative, stylish and unique products will brighten your occasion.
Bridal shower is a celebration of a girl's dream coming true.
A bridal shower could be something chic and sweet for everyone to enjoy.
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 Party Planning: Bridal shower etiquette
I always thought the bridal shower was more for immediate family and those in the wedding and perhaps a couple of close friends.
Some showers are held in big banquet halls with masses of women.
Another guideline: If the wedding is small, say family only, the shower list is limited to those closest and as I said, but if the bride has attended a shower for the person, that person could be invited.
en.allexperts.com /q/Party-Planning-1408/Bridal-shower-etiquette.htm   (376 words)

 Custom Bridal Shower Invitations
You'll receive blank bridal shower invitations that are printable on your home inkjet or laser printer.
Custom bridal shower invitations can be at your doorstep in just a matter of days.
Every detail is important from the bridal shower invitations to the food to the games.
www.customcreationsunltd.com /bridal_shower_invitations.shtml   (290 words)

 Bridal Shower Themes
Typically the job of planning a shower for the bride-to-be falls on the maid of honor.
Although not necessary, a theme for the bridal shower can help bring a focus to the festivities.
When planning a pampering shower, the invitation should instruct the guests to bring items suited to the purpose, such as bath products, gift certificates to a spa or salon, and yoga lessons.
www.wedalert.com /content/articles/bridal_showers.asp   (669 words)

 Bridal Shower: Bachelorette Party Super Store
A Bridal Shower is one of the most important and memorable pre-wedding activities.
From bridal shower invitations to party packages we've added party tips and tidbits of information designed to make the planning process simple.
Our products are sure to inspire your imagination and ensure that the bride to be will look back on her bridal shower with fond memories for years to come.
www.bachelorettesuperstore.com /page/100/CTGY/11000   (128 words)

 Wedding Bridal Shower * Favors * Hostess Duties * Coed Ideas
Showers are traditionally a woman thing, yet couple showers have gained popularity over the years.
The shower was for a friend of my sisters whose future mother-in-law insisted that even she attend.
The bridal shower was a success despite all.
www.plannersguide.com /bridal_showers.htm   (1172 words)

 All about Showers: Bridal Shower Guide
The bridal shower is an important part of wedding activities.
All about Showers is an informative site designed to help in the bridal shower planning process and take away some of the stresses.
Our Bridal Shower Planner is the perfect companion for planning a shower.
allaboutshowers.com /bridal   (69 words)

 Bachelorette Party Super Store
The bridal shower is a one of the most important and memorable events of the wedding.
Generally Bridal showers are hosted by the maid of honor, bridesmaids, bride's mother or future mother-in-law but regardless of who the planner is, we want to make sure your event is perfect.
View our bridal shower section to find an exquisite collection of bridal shower invitations, bridal shower favors, decorations, tableware and theme ideas for the shower.
www.bachelorettesuperstore.com   (492 words)

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