When it comes to planning a bridal shower, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the details. But with some careful planning, you can throw the perfect party for the bride-to-be. Marvin Rentals specializes in tents, tables, chairs, linens, and more, so you can trust us to provide superior event rentals and service for your bridal shower.
1. Guest List and Invitations
The guest list is the foundation of any event, and a bridal shower is no exception. Start by making a list of close family members and friends of the bride-to-be. Be sure to consider the bride’s preferences and whether she would like to include co-workers, distant relatives, or friends from different parts of her life.
Once the guest list is complete, it’s time to choose the right type of invitations. Consider the theme and style of the bridal shower when selecting invitations. For example, if the theme is a garden party, you can opt for invitations with floral designs. If the theme is more formal, then consider choosing elegant and sophisticated invitations. There are many options available, from traditional paper invitations to digital invitations.
When it comes to wording, keep it simple and to the point. Include all the necessary information such as date, time, location, and any special instructions. Also, make sure to include an RSVP date so that you can get an accurate headcount for your event.
2. Venue Selection
Choosing the right venue for a bridal shower is crucial. Outdoor venues can provide a beautiful setting, while indoor venues offer a more intimate atmosphere. If you choose an outdoor event, Marvin Rentals can assist you with a tent rental for the bridal shower.
Our commercial canopies and high peak frame tents are great for outdoor events like bridal showers. They are also versatile and can be installed on a variety of surfaces, including grass, asphalt, and concrete, which makes them ideal for events that take place in unusual locations or with challenging surfaces. Plus, our high peak frame tents are priced with installation and teardown, so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of setting them up and tearing them down.
When choosing a venue, it’s important to consider the number of guests you will be inviting, as well as the theme and style of the bridal shower. You’ll also want to make sure the venue has enough space for all your guests to be comfortable and that there is enough parking.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a venue is the time of year. If you’re planning a bridal shower during the warmer months, an outdoor venue might be a great option. However, if you’re planning a bridal shower during the colder months, you’ll want to make sure the venue has enough indoor space to keep your guests warm.
3. Food and Beverage
Food and beverages are an important aspect of any event, and a bridal shower is no exception. Consider the preferences of the bride-to-be and her guests when selecting food and beverages. From finger foods to a formal sit-down meal, we can provide catering rentals and tabletop rentals to suit your needs. You can also work with a caterer to create a menu that will impress your guests. And don’t forget the drinks! Whether you want to serve cocktails, mocktails, or just some good old-fashioned soda, we’ve got you covered with glassware rental options. We can provide the bar, coolers and glassware to make sure your bartender keeps the drinks flowing.
When it comes to food and beverage, you’ll want to consider the time of day and the theme of the bridal shower. For example, if the bridal shower is taking place in the morning, you might want to consider serving brunch-style foods such as quiche, fruit, and pastries. If the bridal shower is taking place in the afternoon, you might want to consider serving light snacks such as sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. And if the bridal shower is taking place in the evening, you might want to consider serving a more formal meal such as a sit-down dinner or buffet.
When it comes to drinks, you’ll want to consider the preferences of the bride-to-be and her guests. Some people might prefer to have a signature cocktail while others might prefer to have a selection of beer and wine. If you’re not sure what to serve, you can ask the bride-to-be or consider hiring a mixologist to create a signature cocktail for the event.
4. Decorations and Theme
Choosing a theme for a bridal shower can add a special touch of style to the event. From traditional to modern, the theme should reflect the bride-to-be’s personality. Decorating options include balloons, flowers, and streamers. You can also choose from a variety of linens, china, and glassware to add a touch of elegance to your bridal shower.
When it comes to choosing a theme, you’ll want to consider the bride-to-be’s personality and preferences. For example, if the bride-to-be is a nature lover, you might want to choose a garden party theme with lots of flowers and greenery. If the bride-to-be is a beach lover, you might want to choose a beach-themed bridal shower with lots of blue and white décor. And if the bride-to-be is a vintage lover, you might want to choose a vintage-themed bridal shower with lots of antique decorations.
When it comes to decorations, you’ll want to consider the colors of the bridal shower. For example, if the theme is a garden party, you might want to use lots of pastel colors like pink and yellow. And if the theme is a vintage-themed bridal shower, you might want to use lots of neutral colors like beige and white.
Entertainment is an essential part of any event. Games, activities, and music will keep your guests entertained throughout the bridal shower.
When it comes to entertainment, you’ll want to consider the preferences of the bride-to-be and her guests. Some people might prefer to have a live band or DJ, while others might prefer to have a karaoke machine. If you’re not sure what to have, you can ask the bride-to-be or consider hiring a professional entertainment company to handle the music and games.
Here are some ideas for activities at your bridal shower:
- “He Said, She Said” game, where guests guess the bride’s answers to questions about her relationship with the groom
- “Advice for the Bride” cards, where guests write their best advice for the bride-to-be
- “Bridal Bingo” using pictures of the bride and groom instead of numbers
- “Wedding Dress Sketch” where guests sketch their idea of the bride’s wedding dress
- “Name that Love Song” game where guests have to identify love songs played
- “Kitchen Shower” where guests bring kitchen-related gifts and cook together
- “Wedding Trivia” game where guests answer questions about weddings and the couple
- “Wedding Vow Mad Libs” where guests fill in the blank of the couple’s wedding vow
- “Wedding Shoe Game” where the bride and groom take turns answering questions about each other while sitting back to back
- “Scavenger Hunt” where guests have to find items related to the couple and their relationship.
First and foremost, a photographer can capture all of the special moments from the bridal shower that the bride-to-be will treasure for years to come. From candid shots of the guests mingling and laughing to posed photos of the bride with her friends and family, a photographer can ensure that all of the memories from the day are captured in a beautiful and professional way. Additionally, photographs can be used to create a wedding album or to post on social media to remember the special occasion.
But hiring a photographer for a bridal shower isn’t just about capturing memories – it’s also about creating a beautiful, polished look for the event. A professional photographer knows how to take advantage of lighting and composition to create stunning photographs that will look great in an album or on social media. They can also help to set up any special photos you may want, such as a group photo of all the guests or shots of the bride opening her gifts.
When it comes to finding a photographer for your bridal shower, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, be sure to choose someone who has experience shooting events like bridal showers. Look through their portfolio to see if they have a style and aesthetic that you like, and ask for references or reviews from past clients. Make sure to also check their availability on the day of the shower and to negotiate a price that works for you.
Another thing to consider is whether you want a photographer who will take formal, posed shots or someone who will take a more candid, documentary-style approach. Some brides may prefer a more formal look, with everyone dressed up and smiling for the camera, while others may prefer a more relaxed, candid feel. Be sure to communicate your preferences to the photographer so they can tailor their approach to suit your needs.
Another important thing to consider is the contract, make sure to discuss the details of the contract and understand what you are paying for. Ask about the number of photographs that will be taken, how they will be delivered, and if the photographer will provide any additional services such as editing or printing. If possible, you may be able to work a package deal that includes the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, as well as the wedding ceremony and reception.
Favors are a nice way to thank guests for their attendance. Consider the preferences of the bride-to-be and her guests when selecting favors. Some ideas include personalized candle holders, homemade baked goods, or small potted plants.
When it comes to favors, you’ll want to consider the theme and style of the bridal shower. For example, if the theme is a garden party, you might want to give out small potted plants as favors. And if the theme is a vintage-themed bridal shower, you might want to give out vintage-style candles or soaps.
To put it simply, planning a bridal shower can be a lot of work, but with some planning, and the help of Marvin Rentals, you can throw the perfect party for the bride-to-be. Contact us today to schedule a visit to our showroom and start planning the perfect bridal shower.