Bridal Shower Idea #2: Crafting The Decorations
First of all, I should mention that this bridal shower is only appropriate in specific cases. If you know that the bride is looking to make some of her own wedding decorations, I’m pretty sure she could use the help of her bridesmaids. So why not put together a surprise bridal shower where you girls can sip a couple of drinks and get working on those decorations. Not only will that provide a fun activity for the bridal shower, but you can consider it extra gild-bonding time and have quite some laughs together.
Organizing such a shower is a bit more complicated because you need to do some research first. You need to know exactly what DIY items the bride wants for her wedding. Maybe you can make the favors or some pretty candle centerpieces for the venue tables. The bride’s best friend will surely know all the details. If your best friend ever got married, I’m sure you know every single aspect of the wedding planning process (I know I’ve been there).
As far as the costs are concerned, the etiquette requires that the costs for organizing the bridal shower should be split between the bridesmaids. However, the bride will most likely be happy to pitch in and pay for the items required to create the favors and decorations. Since you’re besties, you can be honest with her about these financial things. However, you should still pay for things such as food, drinks, sweets and other things that are required to put together such a party.
Make sure that you have a big table where you can all sit together and work on the decorations. Drinks and food should be placed on a different table. Make sure that before you get started, every crafting item that you need is clearly separated from the others, to avoid making a mess and mixing things up.