There really is no right or wrong when it comes to picking a location for a bridal shower. Once again it is all about the bride. If you are thinking about doing something truly memorable, you can plan a weekend getaway for the bride and shower invitees. Believe it or not planning a destination bridal shower doesn’t have to be expensive. If you go to a site like Airbnb you will find entire homes you can rent for a weekend just about anywhere in the world you can dream of, at a cheaper price than what you would pay if you stayed in a hotel.
You should choose a destination within driving distance to make it convenient for invitees. If you really want to get away and your budget is really tight, check out the state parks in the state that you are in. Many of them have cabins that can sleep up to 25 people or more, and are located in some of the most beautiful areas in the country. If you are able to book during the off season, you will be able to secure your quarters at surprisingly low rates.
In terms of activities for the shower, you can go just as far as your imagination will take you. If you have a bride that loves music, you can make karaoke available, and have the guests compete for prizes. You can give prizes for the best and the worst performance. If you have a bride who is a little on the sentimental side, you can plan activities that will take her on a trip down memory lane. You can also have a paint shower, and have the guests create art the bride can use in her home.
When it comes to the type of food you need to serve at the shower, again it is up to your discretion. If you are having a theme shower, your food choices should reflect whatever the theme is. Otherwise, you can choose to serve light or heavy hors d’oeuvres or you can even serve a full course meal featuring the bride’s favorite munchies.
Don’t Leave Them Out
Make sure that the people you invite to the shower are also invited to the wedding to avoid an awkward situation at a later date. Remember, weddings are supposed to be festive, unifying events, so you will want to do your part to keep drama at bay.
Ask the bride for a copy of her wedding list so that you will be able to compare notes. You will also want to make sure you invite the close female members of both the bride’s and the groom’s families in addition to members of the bridal party and other close friends of the bride. It is also acceptable these days to have males attend bridal showers.
Save the Best for Last
The true purpose of a bridal shower is to celebrate the bride and the new journey she is about to embark upon. You want to make sure that there are lots of activities for guests to participate in, and you want everyone to eat, drink, laugh and be merry. Just make sure you save the opening of the gifts for last, as that should be the highlight of the shower.
Memories That Come Alive
Capturing the special moments of a couple’s wedding day presents numerous challenges for the photographer and the bride and groom to be. The best wedding pictures are created when they share the same vision then work together to achieve the wedding photos that will forever keep their memories alive.
An engaged couple sets wedding goals and plans that will take into consideration their individual styles and personalities. Their list of priorities may include:
- A ceremony and reception at a venue that may be elegant, historic or casual. Considering the time of year may affect the choice of having an indoor wedding or looking for something that would take advantage of a natural setting.
- Taste testing food, cakes, and wine and selecting flowers and decorations will take time and reflect individual preferences.
- Choosing a photographer may require viewing many wedding photos in order to select the photographer that will bring to life each moment that will be shared by the couple and those attending the celebration.
Chateau Le Jardin is world renowned for its luxurious event facility, International cuisine selections and friendly, helpful staff. They also provide experienced, professional coordinators and planning experts to guide couples through the maze of decisions as they build the perfect backdrop for their ideal day.
All weddings are unique and Le Jardin’s award winning photographers are ready to explore each couple’s individuality, their vision and expectations as they focus on celebrating the occasion with an extraordinary album of the very best wedding pictures. They travel worldwide and are known for their enthusiasm, energy, open-mindedness and imaginative styles, producing amazing photographs.
Setting a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere at weddings opens the way for terrific, impressive shots and Le Jardin photographers have a reputation for seizing each moment without interrupting guests or the flow of activity.
Fearless Awards is a curated competition that selects pictures from weddings around the world, honoring photographers whose outstanding images have inspired the acclaimed judges. Le Jardin photographers have been selected repeatedly and published in numerous Fearless Award’s collections. It provides an excellent way for couples to view many accomplished photographic artists and their most outstanding photos. These are professional photographers who have redefined wedding photography. Starting with their engagement, couples searching for the perfect photographer with imagination, innovation and inspiration, will not need to look further than Le Jardin.
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