Traditionally: Something low_key but casually elegant and, ideally, pretty, such as someone's home, garden or backyard, or a restaurant or tea house. Our Take: Keep your budget and abilities in mind. Traveling to Chicago for a fancy brunch makes sense if a lot of attendees live just outside Chicago__but not if you're all based in Florida. Also, don't ditch the backyard just because it seems super traditional. Backyards have the distinct advantage of being free, and there are so many ways to make someone's backyard feel special. You can go with the tried and true__fresh flowers and paper garlands are classics for a reason. Or you can go for the unique_to_them touches__a tropical_themed collection of homemade desserts for your Hawaii_obsessed pal, for example.
Little details time. How are those DIY favors going? Still good on catering? Are you certain that one bridesmaid is going to follow through on bringing all the quiches? Any decor shopping you need to check off? Are the games all good to go? Make your timeline. Have a plan for when to move guests on to games, when to bust out the cake for dessert, etc. Basically : Everything that can be done now, do. You want to be able to enjoy this as much as possible.
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower