Bridal shower favors offer a hint about your wedding theme a few weeks before the big day occurs. Beautiful bridal shower favors also become special keepsakes for the ladies sharing your shower day and make them wait for your wedding a bit more eagerly.
The custom of holding bridal showers has held strong for over a century in America. The first use of the word “shower” in printed materials is believed to the be Grand Rapids Michigan Evening Press in 1904 when they stated, “”The ‘shower parties’ that through mistaken hospitality the wedded couple are forced to attend.” The word shower is believed to occur from the Victorian era when gifts were placed in a parasol and then opened to shower the future bride with presents.
Modern brides traditionally have a bridal shower about a month before their wedding. The bridal shower might be planned by the bridal party, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors or the bride herself. At the bridal shower, guests give the bride gifts she can use in her new marital home. Sometimes amusing gifts are given, such as scanty lingerie. The bride often signs up for a registry at her favorite retailer so bridal shower guests know the best gifts to buy.
At the bridal shower, a meal is served and usually champagne punch flows from a fountain. The bride has a chair of honor where she opens all her bridal shower gifts. Ribbons and bows from the gift boxes are placed on a funny hat the bride wears to show she is done opening her presents. To thank guests for sharing this special day, bridal shower favors are given during or after the party.
Are your bridal shower guests style divas? Is every even all about the apparel? If you are a group of fashionistas, celebrate style with wedding gown candles in designer “window shop” gift boxes. Your bridal shower guests will gasp with pleasure when they receive these whimsical wedding gowns with a wick. Use a “Boutique Chic” scented dress sachet/place card holder in a store-front gift box to guide fashion-conscious bridal shower guests to their seats.
Sometimes shoes are every woman’s passion. If you all share a shoe passion, your bridal shower guests will love “It’s A Shoe Thing” shoe shaped bottle openers with a high heel. Your guests will take care of their own pretty feet with a pedicure and “Queen For A Day” soft foam toe separators. Another nail-savvy option is “The Ex Files” ten-piece nail file set so girls on the go can keep their hands in top shape.
Make your guests feel ready for a kiss when they leave your bridal shower wearing “Pucker Up” personalized lip balm. Labels on the lip balm personalized these bridal shower favors so your guests remember you every time they moisten their lips.
Often bridal shower favors include the concept of a “shower” in some way. Give your guests something for their own bathrooms with a “Showers N Flowers” 3-piece gift bath gift set in re-useable bath tub soap. Another shower-y option are “Showers of Love” umbrella shaped measuring tape in organza gift bags. Your shower will always measure up to your guests’ expectations when they receive these darling measuring tapes as a keepsake.
The first question all your friends ask when you get engaged is, “How big is the ring and can we see it?” Give all your guest big bling of their own when you give out “With This Ring” engagement ring key chains as bridal favors.
Handbags are a popular must-have item for many women. If you and your bridal shower guests are always looking for the latest designer handbags, give bridal shower favors with a purse theme. “Trendsetters” handbag place card/photo frames guide your guests to their places and hold a photo from the shower when the party is over. A “Pink Polka Purse” manicure set is certain to be an essential item in all your guests’ designer handbags.
Bridal shower favors don’t have to be expensive or showy to impress your guests. Choose themed, fun-loving bridal showers that make your guests look forward to the wedding.