Bridal Shower Checklist | Le Jardin

Weddings are chock full of traditions including the bridal shower. Traditionally speaking, the maid of honor is responsible for planning and holding it. Even if another person is hosting the event, it’s up to the maid of honor to decide how to celebrate the bride-to-be. Here’s a bridal shower checklist to help you figure out where to start.

Bridal Shower Checklist | Le Jardin

Three Months or More Before the Bridal Shower

Be sure to talk to the bride before you begin planning the shower. Find out whether she wants it to be a girls-only shindig or coed. Does afternoon tea appeal to her or would she rather head to Vegas for an exciting weekend? While it will be up to you to plan the details of the shower, you should organize it based on her input. Choose a date for the shower, one that’s a month or two before her wedding. Also, if you’ll be meeting at a restaurant or private dining room, make reservations well in advance. Meet with the bride to prepare the guest list.

Two Months Before the Shower

When the shower is two months away, send out a save-the-date email to give guests time to avoid scheduling conflicts. Talk to the bride about the budget, and purchase invitations or the materials to craft them by hand. Have a quick meeting with the bride to finalize the activity, menu, decorations, and favors. Also, order any special menu items from a bakery or caterer. Collect guest addresses and create a list of things that will need to be done before the shower.

One Month Until the Shower

Prepare the shower invitations and include details about the couple’s registries. If the shower features a theme, provide this information to the guests. Send the invites out, and then, purchase anything that you need for the event such as decorations, party props or paper goods. Purchase the favors one month before the shower, and if guests have offered to provide treats or desserts, confirm that they’re still prepared to do so.

One Week Before the Shower

Confirm any reservations that you have made as well as delivery times and orders for food. Check the RSVPs and wrap the gift favors. Create a simple blueprint of the decorations, tables and seating areas for the guests.

The Day Before

Ready any food items that you can make ahead of time, or complete as much prep work as possible. Also, set up any equipment that you need. Prepare the favors and decorations. Be sure to contact the bridesmaids and confirm what they’re bringing. A bridal shower is a lot on your plate, so ask the bridesmaids to come a bit early to help you get ready.

Bridal Shower Checklist

By planning the bridal shower several months in advance, you’ll have enough time to make sure that everything is perfect for the bride-to-be. At Le Jardin, we are a top wedding event venue that offers both indoor and outdoor space for weddings and receptions. Call us if you have questions or want to come to tour our space.