On average, 2.4 million weddings happen in the U.S. every year, and probably an equal number of bridal showers.
Bridal shower planning is not an easy task. The bride is going to be expecting to have the time of her life, and it is your duty to deliver that. There are two things that will determine how the day turns out – the venue and the entertainment.
Find a great banquet hall. Choose a venue that has a reputation for hosting memorable parties. And ensure that you plan great activities for the day or night.
Here are a few games you should consider.
1. Find the Guest
This game will be an excellent icebreaker. The chances are high that most of the guests will be from different phases in the bride’s life. Some could be current and former colleagues, and others could be high school classmates or college roommates.
Use the information you have about the guests to create a checklist of non-intrusive questions such as who among the guests can speak a foreign language. Each guest will get the list. The guest who fills the most questions within the given time frame will be the winner.
2. Two Truths and a Lie
This game is another excellent way to get the guests to learn about each other while having lots of fun. Everyone will get a chance to participate.
The participant will stand in front of the guests and tell two truths about themselves and one lie. The rest of the guests can then make a guess on what is true and what is false.
3. Toilet Paper Bride
This is a fun competition between teams. You can create four or more groups depending on the number of guests. Each side will then choose one model.
They will be required to create a wedding dress from toilet paper by wrapping it around the model. It should be within a ridiculously short time. The models will catwalk in front of the bride, and she will choose her favorite.
4. Bridal Bingo
Bingo is a great game to play during gifts time. Each guest will fill out the cards with the gifts they suspect the bride will receive, and fill the middle free square with their gift.
As the bride opens and calls the gifts, the guests can cross off every matching square. A bingo will involve crossing five in a row either across or diagonally. The first person to get a bingo wins, and gets a fun gift.
Some Useful Tips
The games are not going to be fun if the bridal shower venue is dull. Here are a few things to pay attention to during the bridal shower planning.
Pay attention to catering services. Plan a menu involving food from various parts of the world that the guests are unlikely to have tasted. Let everyone enjoy a break from the monotony of local food.
Don’t forget the music
The bride will be enjoying her last days as a single person. Ensure the music is one of a kind such as live orchestras, performers, or a lively DJ. It will not just add life to the games, but everyone will enjoy dancing too.
During the bridal shower planning, do not underestimate the need for great lighting. Excellent lighting will give the event some well-needed vibrancy.
The best venue will offer quality photography, video, and photo booth services. It will reduce your workload since you will not have to hire a separate photographer. And the bride will have some memories of the fun moments you made possible.
Your bridal shower planning will not be complete without adding some fun games. Get creative and add a twist to the activities. The gifts to the winners do not have to be expensive, just fun and unexpected.
A venue offering all-inclusive event packages will make your bridal shower planning easier. It will include great food, music, lighting, and photography that will make the event memorable. Follow these tips, and you are sure to give the bride the best bridal shower.