Naturally, the point of hosting a bridal shower is to support the bride_to_be with good wishes, gifts, a fun time, and the company of her closest family and friends. But why not use it as an opportunity for the guests to have fun too? Organize one or both of these bridal shower activities that can be played while the bride is opening her gifts. It will give the guests something to talk about together and help to break the ice among guests that don't know each other well (such as friends of the bride and her family). Plus it will add excitement not just for the bride, but for the guests as they watch her open up each successive gift. One of these games will give guests something to laugh about, as well.
Traditionally: Just before the wedding or a few months before. Our Take: Give yourself time to set a venue, send out invites before people's calendars are set, etc. Also, keep the couple in mind: Will they be too overwhelmed to enjoy a relaxing shindig if it's really close to the wedding?
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower