When it comes to weddings we think this is the only important event. But for a bride, the bridal shower is equally important. That is because this event offers her the opportunity to spend time with her close girlfriends. Furthermore, this event is held days or even weeks before the big day. Therefore due to this reason, it also offers her an opportunity to relax. However, unlike the wedding, this event is not planned by the bride. Instead, it is traditionally planned and hosted by the maid of honour. Thus, in that case, we understand that you may be happy for the bride. But you would also be stressed out about this event. That is because you want it to be perfect for the bride.
We understand that we said that traditionally this event is hosted by the maid of honour. This would, therefore, mean that she would have to bear the expenses. But this may be unfair for the maid of honour. This would especially be true if the event is elaborate. For instance, the event can be hosted at a 5 star hotel in Mumbai. In that case, the maid of honour would not be able to bear the cost. Therefore, in that case, it is possible to ask all the bridesmaids to chip in. However, we advise you to resolve the financial matters before making any decisions. That is because all the decisions would depend on the budget. Thus, it is also advisable to do some research beforehand. This way you would have an idea of how much everything would cost.
When To Have It
There are no strict etiquettes associated with bridal showers nowadays. But that does not mean you can host this even immediately after the engagement. Instead, it is normally hosted a couple of weeks or months before the big day. It should not be held months and months prior to the wedding.
Who To Invite
Bridal showers are female-only events. Therefore ordinarily only close friends and family members are invited. However, you should make sure to invite female relatives from both the bride and the groom’s side. We understand that this would be a difficult task if you are planning to surprise the bride. In that case, you can ask her mother or fiancé to provide a guest list for you.
There are no restrictions on the types of gifts you can give the bride. But we understand that some brides have bridal shower registries. However, this would only be possible if the bride is aware of this event.
Thus, with the help of this guide, you will have no trouble planning this event.