Thursday, 24 November 2011

Bridal Shower Favor Ideas

bridal shower favors
The point of every bridal shower is to, as the name literally suggests, shower the bride with gifts for her future life. Basically, you are blatantly asking people to make an investment of their time and money just for the bride. In this economy, frankly that is asking for a lot. It is only proper to show a sign of your appreciation to your guests by giving them a token of your gratitude. Yes, we are talking about bridal shower favors. Here are some bridal shower favor ideas which would be highly appropriate for your bridal shower:-
Bridal Shower Candles
Candles are perfect ideas for bridal shower favors. You can obtain all different shapes, sizes, and designs of candles which would make for some unique bridal shower favor ideas. Scented, globular, sticks, no matter what the make, these candles are the perfect mementos for your bridal shower guests to cherish for the rest of their lives (or at least till the candles last).
Candlesticks and candle holders make for some good favor ideas too.
 Cutesy Teapots and Cups
One of my favorite bridal shower ideas for favors happens to be cute little teapots and cups, made from either delicate chinaware or metal. The fun thing about miniature teapots and cups is that you could pack them up in similarly cute little boxes, wrapped up in pretty, frilly, pink laced ribbons. It cannot get much sweeter than that!
 Engraved Thank You
This is a highly unique kind of bridal shower favor which would make for a token of lifetime remembrance for the bridal shower guest. All one has to do is take a wooden or metal slab and have a common thank you message engraved on it along with the personalized name of each shower guest on their respective favors. The message could be akin to something like the following:-
“Dearest [Guest’s Name], We cannot thank you enough for your contribution to our future. We will cherish and value your gift for the rest of our lives together, using it to help us remember the joy you shared with us as we were preparing to take a big step into a whole new world –[Bride and Groom’s Names]”
See to it that you do not exceed more than a certain word limit.
Miniature Crystal Figurines
Another brilliant kind of bridal shower favor would be tiny crystal figurines. It could be figurines depicting a loving couple in their wedding suits, two cozy lovebirds, or glass hearts. The available options are limitless.
 Bridal Shower Favors For an ‘All Ladies’ Affair’
For a bridal shower comprising of only women, you could choose from the following range of possibilities- fancily wrapped lotion bottles, perfumes, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, heart-shaped pendants, charm bracelets et cetera. If you would prefer, you may prepare a favor gift bag comprising of more than a couple of these items, one for each guest to take home and enjoy.
How did you like our list of bridal shower favor ideas? At the end of the day, it does not matter how cheap or extravagant your favors happen to be, what matters is being appreciative of your guests for the effort they took to add an extra shine to your bridal shower.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bridal Shower Guest Book

bridal shower guest list
Bridal showers happen to be as close to the bride’s heart as the wedding itself. After all, a wedding shower has its own distinct identity separate from the wedding. Wedding showers tend to focus on the bride having a fun time with her family and close ones while the wedding is her union with her future husband and all about having a great time with him. So, it is essential that you make every effort to have the shower as memorable as the wedding itself. That is the role of the various incarnations of the shower guest book after all. The guest book primarily contains the bridal shower guest list which reminds the bride of her happy moments.
Let us have a look at the different variations of the bridal shower guest book as it exists:-
Different forms of Bridal Shower Guest Book
Photo Albums
What could be more festive than vibrant photo albums displaying a range of classily pasted images from the shower?
Kodak moments are priceless and while happiness may not always last for every second in real life, it will be frozen in a photo forever, especially if the photos are taken on the day of the shower. Many bridal shower ideas can help you assist in making different albums in a unique way. It is a common practice for a bridesmaid to take the photos of guests with the bride when the former just arrive with their gifts and then stick the photos into the guest book. One such suggested combination are Polaroid photos stuck on Adesso Albums because this way, the photos are obtained immediately, through the photos the bride keeps track of who brought which gift and the guests can immediately sign and write their messages on the guest book before leaving the party.
Porcelain Memories
Another unique way for the guests to sign and leave their messages is not with the help of a bridal shower guest book but with different porcelain plates patterned in different designs. The guests may write with special pens meant for porcelain on these plates which the bride could then display proudly on her kitchen or bedroom wall.
Memento Birds
With the help of twigs and branches, create a miniature tree (or you could buy a bonsai tree for the purpose). Get some colored chart paper and cut it in the form of birds and tree animals like monkeys, squirrels,and bats. Have each guest leave their message or advice for the bride on one of these paper birds or animals and have them superglue it to the makeshift “tree”. The bride could not ask for a greater memento.
Customized Bridal Shower Guest Books
You could search online for color coded guest books or with the help of software like PowerPoint, Word and Photo Shop, you could create your own beautiful shower guest book. For the cover choose a lovely photo of the bride and groom together, which you could print and have laminated and for the interiors, you could customize each separate page for each separate guest complete with photos of the guest with the bride. Before leaving make the guest write kind and thoughtful words for the couple on the page meant for them.
A bridal shower guest book do not only make great remembrance tokens but also a way of noting down each guest’s address and contact info in case the bride doesn’t know it in advance and she needs to mail in her thank you cards to the guests. Meaningful, beautiful and functional, guest books are a must at every wedding shower in some shape or form.