Planning a Bridal Shower

Whoever’s hosting will need your two cents to plan a shower you love. Just follow these easy to‑dos.

Agree on the basics

Talk to your host (often your maid of honor, but anyone can volunteer) about the days, times, and places you have your eye on.

Make a guest list

Include close friends and family who’ll be invited to the wedding. Mail bridal shower invites one or two months in advance.

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Shower invite must-haves: Date, time, place, and how and when to RSVP.


Optional: Your registry information so everyone can start shopping!

Pick a theme

Bridal shower themes don’t have to be over the top: How about a potluck, a tea party, or a “brunch and bubbly” afternoon?

Get decorative

There are endless bridal shower decoration ideas, from banners to balloons to table signs. Keep things cohesive by sticking to a color scheme. (We love festive metallics!)

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Designate a friend or relative to help you organize gifts and cards as you open them, and write down what came from which guest.

Prep activities

Oh, the wonderful world of bridal shower games. Aim for ones that both nieces and grandmas can get in on, like personalized versions of Bridal Bingo or The Newlywed Game. Or ask guests to share snippets of wedding wisdom in a scrapbook.

Choose mementos

Guests love going home with wedding shower favors. A few ideas: personalized glassware, snackable candy bags, coasters in your color, or cute monogrammed sunglasses.

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Send thank-you notes for bridal shower gifts within about two weeks. Find stationery that’ll make it fun at invitations.davidsbridal.com.


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Our stylists can help you put together a look that checks all the boxes.