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The Do's and Don'ts of Bridal Shower Parties

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By Judith OkechPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

Bridal showers – the pre-wedding celebration where we gather to shower the bride-to-be with love, laughter, and a whole lot of unsolicited marriage advice.

But fear not, because I'm here to guide you through the treacherous terrain of bridal shower do's and don'ts, all while keeping your sense of humor intact.

So, grab your confetti cannons and prepare for a hilariously unforgettable soirée!


Do come prepared with an arsenal of embarrassing stories about the bride-to-be. Remember, we're aiming for laughter, not therapy bills. Keep it PG-13 and avoid stories that involve exotic animals, trip hazards, or any questionable fashion choices. We want chuckles, not cringes!

Do transform the venue into a glitter explosion. If your guests don't leave with at least one glitter particle in their hair, clothes, or teeth, you've failed. Let's make sure even the unicorns are jealous of your glitter game.

Do pick a theme for the party that's so committed, even the bride's great-aunt Gertrude gets on board. Whether it's a "Retro Bridezilla" or a "Crazy Cat Lady in Love" theme, make sure to embrace it with the same enthusiasm as a dog with a new squeaky toy.

Do organize ridiculously fun games. Pin the veil on the groom, toilet paper wedding dress contests, and blindfolded cake tasting – the cheesier, the better. Just remember, the goal is to have your guests laughing so hard that their mascara becomes a waterproof myth.

Do shower the bride with gifts she'll actually use, or at least pretend to use for a week before they gather dust in a closet. While that avocado peeler might seem like a practical gift, let's not forget that the bride is probably still mastering the art of toast-making.

Do designate someone as the official "Sip Advisor." It's their sacred duty to keep the mimosas flowing and the bride's glass topped up. Think of them as the hydration heroes in this love-filled saga.

Do capture every outrageously hilarious moment on camera. From Uncle Bob's impromptu breakdance to Cousin Lisa's dramatic reenactment of wedding cake disasters. These memories deserve to be immortalized for future generations to cherish.

Do have a backup outfit for the bride. Because let's be honest, when faced with the choice between a white dress and an ice cream sundae bar, that dress doesn't stand a chance. The dessert buffet is the true altar of temptation.


Don't let anyone mention the "m" word without a side of sarcasm or a dramatic eye roll. This is a bridal shower, not a lecture on the joys of mortgage payments and joint tax returns.

Don't inadvertently launch a bouquet toss competition. This isn't a race to the altar – we're here to celebrate love, not orchestrate a marathon sprint towards commitment.

Don't attempt to recreate those mind-blowing Pinterest DIY projects unless your crafting skills are on par with a toddler's finger-painting expertise. We're all for artistic expression, but let's not make "hot glue incident" a trending topic.

Don't let the bride convince you that a surprise skydiving session would be the cherry on top. Trust me, when it comes to surprises, plummeting from the sky isn't the kind of unforgettable experience we're aiming for.

Don't tolerate the presence of a "Bridal Shower Know-It-All." We're here to revel in giggles and guffaws, not to attend a lecture on the historical significance of lace doilies or the intricate etiquette of finger sandwiches.

Don't allow the mother-in-law to steamroll the entire event without considering the bride's input. A surprise appearance from the Queen of Wedding Etiquette might sound enticing, but it's about celebrating the bride's uniqueness, not conformity.

Don't set unattainable expectations for the bride, like having her draft her own wedding vows before the confetti settles. We want to keep stress levels lower than the chances of finding a matching pair of socks in the laundry.

Don't let the bride dissolve into a blubbering mess of tears over centerpieces. Yes, aesthetics matter, but let's not turn this into a theatrical performance of "Romeo and Juliet: The Floral Edition."

Bridal showers are meant to be moments of joy, laughter, and celebrating love in all its messy, glittery glory.

By following these do's and don'ts, you can create an uproarious affair that leaves everyone with fond memories and perhaps a smidge of glitter in their hair – because who doesn't love a little sparkle in their life?

So, put on your creative hats, embrace the silliness, and let the bridal shower extravaganza commence!


About the Creator

Judith Okech

An entrepreneur who values time and spends any extra time writing and reading. Humane and minds people's feelings.

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