Our Take: It's 2018, so customize your vision around the guest (or guests) of honor. What's your person's idea of a fun, awesome day with her (male and female, because co_ed means more Best Humans involved) people? If she's more of a hiker than a pinkies_up tea drinker, throwing a campfire lunch at a cabin in the mountains would be a killer way to celebrate. And if you get the feeling that your BFF would rather be doing literally anything than having people watch her open a pile of presents? Well, you can either let people know you'll be skipping the ritual present opening, or ditch the traditional gift_giving.
Our Take: If you're one of those people who traditionally takes over the bridal shower duties, assess your boundaries and capabilities. What are your financial (and time and effort) limits? Make your line in the sand and stick to it. Communicate what you can and can't accomplish__to the couple, family, other party members, or anyone else who might fall into unreasonable and over_demanding zones. Enlist help when you need it, whether it's making favors, hunting down RSVPs or doing food prep. And yes, it's probably still best not to invite people that aren't invited to the wedding, because ouch.
by Jennifer J. Todd on Jul 12, 2018 Bridal Shower