What You Need To Know When Throwing a Couple’s Wedding Shower


wedding shower invitation

wedding shower invitation

The days of the woman planning the entire wedding and the man staying out of the way is a thing of the past.  Men now days are more and more involved with wedding planning.  With this increased involvement it means that wedding showers are not just for the beautiful bride anymore.  This is defiantly the case when it comes to a second marriage.  Most of the time in a second marriage the couple is a little older and more established.

Unlike typical wedding showers a couple’s shower is more of a social mixer.  This gives the guests of both sexes the opportunity to get to the one another before the big day.  So here are some tips on how to couple’s shower vs. your typical bridal shower.

Shower Themes

Even though it is a couple’s shower it is always nice to include a theme with the shower.  Selecting a theme will help make everyone feel included as well as it makes planning and decorating much easier.  So pick your theme early to make life much easier.

What To Do

Once you have theme selected have a couple of games prepared in order to force your guests to mingle.  After a few well done games your guests will be feeling much more included.  Teamwork seems to always create quick friendships.

What To Eat

The great thing about adding the guys to the event is it really opens up the food possibilities.  Depending on the theme that you choose you can get creative but try to base the theme and the food selections around the couple.  So if they are big sport fans there is nothing wrong with having burgers, hot dogs, and cold beer.

Inviting The Guests

When it comes to inviting your guests you will want to make it abundantly clear that this is a couple shower because even though a couple shower is becoming more common it is still not the norm.  You will want to find the bridal shower invitations that are specific to a couple’s shower.

Tip: Include the couple’s registry information on the invites and encourage guests to select items from the registry.  A couple’s registry should contain items that are going to be useful as a married couple.  Have the couple leave off personal items that cannot be used as a couple.

No matter what games to choose to do or what you choose to serve if you can get your guest mingling the party will be a big success.

Suggested Posts

Finding the right wedding dress can be a daunting task. No matter the vision, theme, style or formality of the celebration, choosing the right design can be the most fun, yet the most stressful, part of the entire planning process. But there’s a bit of advice to follow if you want to ease the experience. …

0 184.9k
Share
second wedding wedding party

Okay, so your best friend is getting married…again. Have a few questions regarding the wedding party? Check out what you should do, what you don’t have to do, and what you can do if you want: Do Maid of Honor Duties Change? Not necessarily. They may be modified to suit certain things, such as lack …

0 184.4k
Share

Marriage is about an emotional connection, community involvement, bringing new lives into the world, providing mental and physical security for both partners, maturing, and—perhaps most importantly—becoming better people. Those who have been married once before know that this isn’t always the reality though. Conflicts that are ignored turn into bigger problems. And those bigger problems …

0 184.4k
Share

A good marriage only happens once and lasts for a lifetime. Psychologists have, in fact, proven that as little as 8 years in a relationship is all it takes to literally nullify divorce probability. Those 8 years are, however, yet to come while the big day is approaching shortly and there’s still so much to …

0 184.6k
Share
vow renewal save the date

   Vow Renewal Question (from Tanya): Hello! My husband and I are planning a Vow Renewal for our 15th anniversary which will be next November. I wanted to know when is the appropriate time to send out Save The Date Cards. I know its too early to send things out now or tell people, but …

0 185.4k
Share

You received your invite, you bought a gift off the registry or wrote a check, and now it’s time to decide what you’re going to wear. A wedding is a great excuse to get fancy, and it’s always fun to see everyone dressed up and looking fabulous. If you are wondering what the heck you …

0 184.6k
Share