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.
For an informal, casual shower the host generally picks up all the costs, but for a more elaborate shower the host may talk to the other bridesmaids at the beginning of the planning process and ask them about chipping in or splitting costs. Beyond financial assistance, the host can and should ask the bridesmaids to help plan, set up, decorate, etc.
by Sandra K. Rex on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower