Bridal shower tea party is very elegant, traditional and sophisticated way to honor the bride-to-be. It can be an intimate gathering, with just the closest friends and family members, or it can be a large event. Wondering who should be invited, when to send the invitations and should you play games? Here’s everything you need to know about bridal shower tea party etiquette.
Who should be invited?
No matter what is the bridal shower theme, bride-to-be should be the center of the shower. Her closest friends and family members have to be on the guest list. This event is more intimate than a wedding, so distant family members, co-workers, an plus-ones shouldn’t be invited.
Should invitations be formal?
There’s no need to be formal. It is perfectly acceptable to send the invitations for the bridal shower tea party via email.
Where to hold the bridal tea party?
Bridal shower tea party can be formal event or relaxed gathering. You can hold the shower in a tea room of the grand hotel. You can also hold the shower in the park or a backyard, with folding chairs and tables. The most important thing is to make the guests feel comfortable.
Should bridal tea party have decorations?
Absolutely yes! Focus should be on tea sets, linens and boxes of tea. Tea sets can be matching, but mismatched sets can also look beautiful! Collect them from friends and family members of the bride-to-be.
Should guests bring gifts for the hostess?
Hostess should never expect a gift. If guests want to contribute, they can bring small gifts – bottle of wine, candle, flowers, chocolate box, body scrub, bath bomb, gift card.
What about party favors?
It’s nice for guests to walk away with a little gift that will help them to remember the event. Go with the theme – teacups, boxes of tea, boxes of scones, homemade jam, jars of honey. Don’t forget to add a cute favor tag!
Should you play games?
Yes. Games are fun, they will make the guests laugh, help them to relax and to get to know each other.
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