Although games at your bridal shower aren’t absolutely necessary, they’re a tradition for a reason—they help your closest pals get to know one another, celebrate the couple, and ensure the party is a fun time for guests of all ages.
Can you have a bridal shower without games?
No games, no problem! Bridal shower guests run the gamut of age groups, social circles, and relationships to the bride. While games tend to serve as icebreakers, they often feel pretty silly and don’t always reflect the personality of the bride.
How many games should you have at a bridal shower?
Our basic rule of thumb is one game played for every hour spent. As most batteries tend to be three hours long, the average number of games played at a bridal shower is three.
What does every bridal shower need?
Two (or More) Weeks Before
- Place the flower order.
- Buy your shower gift for the bride.
- Make a shopping list for the food and drinks. …
- Purchase spirits, if you’re having cocktails.
- Pick up any baskets, CDs, cake stands, audio equipment or serving ware that friends or neighbors have offered to lend.
How much does a bridal shower cost?
If you’re going all out with an elaborate bridal shower, you could be talking $40 to $150 or more (gasp!) per person. Even a small, elaborate bridal shower (think 15 guests) could cost between $600 and $2,250—and that’s before invitations, decorations and cake.