For the Bride

Planning a wedding can be tough. Aren’t you glad that you don’t need to plan the bridal shower, too?

Bridal showers are a party. It really doesn’t matter which way you look at them, they are all about celebrating the bride-to-be. The guests are made up of a close group of friends and the atmosphere is fun. So why do you feel stressed out?

Stressed out

There are a lot of reasons you may be feeling stressed out. But you’re the one that is planning the bridal shower. A lot of your stress revolves around getting the necessities together are required for your day to be a success.

When I say your day, I am of course talking about the bridal shower, but I am not suggesting that you are the center of attention.

It can be a lot of work with many hours spent making the day a success.

This can be stressful.

But how is the guest of honor feeling?

She may be feeling just as stressed as you are.

Maybe she doesn’t want to be the center of attention for the day? Of course we’re talking about the guest of honor, but in cases like this there is a nice little trick that you can use. Instead of making it all about here why not think about having the groom join in?

Wedding Showers

“Jack and Jill” parties are just the thing when it comes to mingling and they give your guests a chance to bring their partners. Not everyone will be able to come, but the male half of our society that would like to come now has an open invitation.

And the bride-to-be now no longer has an excuse to skip out. 😉

Don’t worry. Hosting a wedding shower instead of a females only party isn’t a big deal. Many people are opting for such parties. It may be a stretch for some of the older guests but that shouldn’t stop you. Who knows maybe they would have had a similar party if the option would have been available to them years ago.

I know some people that would have picked this option!

And the ability to host a wedding shower is one that has been far more rewarding, encountered less hiccups, and is generally more enjoyable for everyone who attends the celebration. But what makes a wedding shower so entertaining?

When you look at the different styles of wedding shower invitations you will notice the diversity that is available for this unique style of bridal shower. One of the main reasons that there is so much diversity is because a lot of the traditional styles have been reworked, giving them an original spin on old styles. This allows you to take a Jack and Jill bridal shower and base it on any number of different themes that will give the co-ed bridal shower new life.

By taking the opportunity to have your guest mingle, by including their partners, you can make a shower that might not have been filled with as much life as you had hoped much more active.

There are plenty of ways for you to theme the Jack and Jill shower. When you start looking at the various options of invitations that you can choose for a couples shower you will see that there are more opportunities than you had imagined. A lot of the enjoyment comes from the chance to ignore a lot of the old shower etiquette that you may feel traps you into making a chance for a good time into a real let down. As we already said there are also other reasons why you may not choose to take and make the mistake of ignoring the signs.

Nothing draws a bridal shower quicker into mediocrity than a bride-to-be that would rather be somewhere else. If you think that there is a chance for you to expand the setting to include a couples shower, at least in part there are a lot of good reasons to do this.

One thing to keep in mind is that you should, unless you are planning a surprise party, talk with the guest of honor in advance. There are times when she would like to keep things just under the girls. In circumstances like these it is better to skip Jack and focus exclusively on Jill. Still it is rare that the bride-to-be doesn’t want to include the groom-to-be and the idea is often received with more than a little enthusiasm on the honoree’s part.

Wedding showers aren’t new. They don’t change the purpose of the bridal shower nor do they require much extra effort on your part. What they do, however, is that they open up a lot of different opportunities for you to make the most out of the time that you have for the bridal shower. They reduce stress at a number of different levels and they are all around an enjoyable experience for those that choose to take part.

When you agree to host the bridal shower one of your first questions should be if you can make it a couples shower.

As we have already explored, there are plenty of reasons why you would want to make use of this fabulous chance to host an unforgettable bridal shower. Some people have even argued that the Jack and Jill shower should replace the bridal shower all together.