Theme and Colors : With every party (regardless of what kind), I find it MUCH easier if you choose a theme of sorts. In this case it was pretty self_explanatory: "Bridal Shower." But to take it one step further...in the invitations I said, "come celebrate with a classy shower for our classy gal". I set the "classy" standard and theme early, to go with her gold/blue/candles/classiness that she planned to have at her wedding. A theme makes it much easier when deciding on decor, trust me!
Whom to Invite: You want to be absolutely sure that you're not inviting anyone to the shower who isn't invited to the wedding, and the only way to know that is to get the guest list. Ask the bride for a copy, or, if the shower is a surprise, ask her mother or fiancé. Remember to invite close female relatives of both the bride and groom, as well as all the women in the wedding party and the bride's close friends. While bridal showers guests are traditionally all women, today many are coed affairs that celebrate both the bride and groom, known as "Jack and Jill" showers. Before making a decision about whether to include men at the show, discuss the question with the groom_to_be to be sure that he is comfortable attending a shower and to ask for an appropriate male guest list if the answer is "yes."
by Jennifer J. Todd on Jul 12, 2018 Bridal Shower