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.
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.
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.