Calling all brides and bridal parties!
While creating your bridal shower checklist to make sure all of the necessary festive activities are covered AND be sure to un-check these bad practices that give bridal showers such a lame name…
Don’t treat the speech like a re-hash of college party days – the bride’s grandma is in the crowd and she doesn’t want to know about dear sweet granddaughter’s no-fail hangover cure or infamous walks of shame.
Don’t blow-off bridal bingo. If you say there is going to be a prize for playing, don’t dismiss the game and forget to reward the winner. Poor Aunt Milly spent the entire duration of the shower dutifully following directions — and this was likely the highlight of her week!
If the shower is a surprise; don’t ruin it with a big mouth or a tardy arrival.
Also, be careful about making snarky comments during gift-opening time! That vase you are mocking may have been gifted by the person seated next to you!
Don’t open every box for every small item, and then ‘ooohh’ and ‘aaahh’ forever over each one. Your guests are happy for you, but they all have lives and other things to do that day, so keep the procession moving along… and swoon over your salt and pepper shakers on your own time!
Don’t diss the home made gestures. Ok, not likely that you will find a use for those pink and green doilies that Sue’s cousin made for you, but smile politely and acknowledge the gift with kindness. You’ll have plenty of other gifts you’ll love, so be gracious!
Ok, ok, so there are mostly “don’ts” on the list, but DO be sure to follow them! How’s that?
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