Bridal Shower Etiquette | Outdoor Wedding Venues DFW
Paradise Cove provides luxury outdoor wedding venues in DFW, overlooking Grapevine Lake. A bridal shower is a fun way of helping a young couple to start out a new life by presenting them with items for the household. Bridal showers require planning and work, and may be a bit overwhelming if you have never hosted one before. The following tips and bridal shower etiquette can assist the host to simplify planning.
Who Hosts the Bridal Shower
Typically, the maid of honor or matron of honor will host the bridal shower, as long as she is not a relative of the bride. Generally, the mothers of the bride and groom do not host the bridal shower, nor are they involved in its planning. It is acceptable for them to participate in the shower itself, such as keeping a record of the gifts.
Who Should Be Invited
Invite members of the wedding party, mothers, and sisters of the bride and groom, and up to 15 of the bride’s closest friends. A bridal shower should not be large, as the bride’s friends are hosting.
Do not invite anyone to the shower that you will not invite to the wedding. Multiple showers are acceptable, hosted by different friends of the bride. However, do not invite a guest to more than one shower, without making it clear they will only purchase one gift.
When Should Invitations Be Mailed?
Mail shower invitations 4 to 6 weeks before the wedding.
What should you include on the invitations?
⦁ Bride’s full name
⦁ Date, time, and location of the shower
⦁ Host or hostesses’ names
⦁ RSVP information
⦁ Date of the wedding
⦁ Theme of the shower (if any)
⦁ Whether it’s a surprise for the bride
The bridal registry information may be included on an enclosed insert, however, not on the shower invitation itself.
Food and beverages will depend upon the time of day. There is no rule that you must provide the standard fare of finger sandwiches. It is perfectly acceptable to provide food that you know guests will enjoy. Food can be adapted to suit the theme, and the guest list.
When is Gifts Opened?
Open gifts after desert near the end of the shower.
Bridal Shower Themes
When considering a gift for a themed shower keep in mind gift cards are always acceptable. When selecting a theme, ensure potential gifts are included on the wedding registry. There are hundreds of potential themes, some examples follow:
⦁ Kitchen Shower
In this type of shower, gifts are for a kitchen. Items such as cooking utensils, recipe books, toaster oven, microwave, glasses, and kitchen linens are useful gifts for newlyweds.
⦁ Nature Shower
The number and variety to select from are wide. Gifts such as floral or pine-scented candles, silk flowers, outdoor equipment, gardening tools, woven baskets, pottery, and gift cards from the bride’s favorite garden supply or outdoor store, for example.
⦁ Gift Certificate Shower
Ensure gift certificates are for locations listed on the gift registry.
Lying on the shores of Lake Grapevine, Paradise Cove provides the area’s most luxurious outdoor wedding venues in DFW. Beauty surrounds the wedding venue from the stone gazebo to the old oak tree. Beauty predominates here, in a setting of blue sky and the diamond like glistening of Lake Grapevine. It is a fitting place of ceremony in the wonder of a young couple in love, joining hearts and minds in the ancient ceremony of marriage, to stand where flowers bloom while beauty smiles upon their union in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
Whether your wedding is on the patio among the flowers, before the indoor stone fireplace, or in the gazebo by the blue lake waters, you will find the place for a joining of hearts in our outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
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If you are looking for a special place to host your special day, give us a call, take the tour, and make your selections. We will handle the details while you dream, and prepare to be your most beautiful in Paradise Cove’s majestic outdoor wedding venues in DFW. We hope you find our guide to bridal shower etiquette useful.