Figure out who's coming. Get that guest list going. Ask the wedding party. Ask the mother of the bride. Ask the person of honor. Ask the couple, if this is a couple's shower. Get a final guest list everyone can live with. And get the addresses, like now. Hunting down addresses for people you don't know is all kinds of not fun, so ask for those with everyone's guest lists right off the bat.
Unless it's a surprise, involve the bride in the planning process. Ask her to create a registry if she hasn't already done so. Maybe she has a particular shower theme in mind, like a lingerie shower, a kitchen item shower, or an around_the_clock shower in which guests are assigned a time of day for selecting a gift.
by Pa W. Wynn on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower