For the first variation on this game, distribute the bingo cards and pencils before the bride begins to open her gifts. Ask all of the guests to fill the center square with the gift she gave to the bride _ that's her free square. Then, tell the guests to fill in all of the other squares with possible gifts the bride will receive. Even if guests talk out loud and overhear ideas from other guests, each card will look different since the placement of the possible gifts will vary on each card.
When to Have the Bridal Shower: A bridal shower can be held anywhere from six months to a week before a wedding. If many guests are traveling from out of town, it may make sense to have it closer to the wedding so they can attend. Otherwise, four to eight weeks before the wedding is a good rule of thumb: it adds just enough anticipation, without creating more stress for the bride. Any time of day is acceptable for a bridal shower. Many bridal showers are held during the afternoon or early evening as a luncheon or dinner party. Brunch bridal showers are not uncommon either.
by Pa W. Wynn on Jul 12, 2018 Bridal Shower