So, your best friend is getting married, and now you are googling the crap out of what your responsibilities are as Maid of Honor... Well, we came up with a list of our 5 best tips for pulling off a flawless bridal shower! YW.
1. Come Up With A Theme
Ladies, we live in the age of Pinterest- sometimes I wonder how our fore-mothers did it. Now a days you can come up with a super fun theme and find 6 DIY tutorials on how to make it happen under $20. The key here is plan, plan, plan. You don't have to break the bank to make it instagram-worthy, you just have to invest the DIY time. Check out bridal shower themes on pinterest here-- my favorite? Bride-chella <3
2. Do An Ice Breaker Game
Ok so the bride gave you the list of attendees which include (but not limited to) her Great Aunt Mary, her best college party friend who she bonded with in a public restroom at a bar, and her boss. How the heck are you going to bring all of these people together when they seemingly have NOTHING in common? Enter, ice breaker games. These little babies bring out the competitive side in all of us-- and bonus if you can get all of the guests to cry laugh. My personal favorite is the "Guess What Age She Was" photo game - it gives attendees a chance to get to know the bride better and gives you a chance to find REALLY embarrassing photos. Payback time for that ugly dress you're about to wear.
3. Rosé Any Time Of Day
Admittedly I am a rosé fanatic, so I really do embrace the rosé any time of day, but what better place to make people drink it with you then at a bridal shower?? ;) And better yet, add some fancy ways to dress it up!
One of the most memorable things from my friend's bridal shower was the flower ice cubes that the maid of honor served at her mimosa bar. So. Freaking. Cute. I thought this maid of honor had it all together and slaved away figuring out this flower ice cube situation, or maybe paid a florist to supply- but nope! I found a tutorial here! If you want to get really fancy with the champagne decor- I found this super cool tutorial on the best champagne chiller-- that I REALLY need to try.
4. Forget the Favors
For real, this may sound like a faux pas, but when is the last time you actually received a party favor that you used again in real life? Why spend the money on those $1 candles for all of her coworkers that she doesn't even like, when you can put that cash towards something she will actually remember-- like a photo wall for her to pose with her guests! Or really, anything else; seriously forget the favors.