Planning a non-traditional bridal shower
Whether you’re the maid of honour, the mother-of-the-bride or the bride’s best friend, planning an innovative, non-traditional bridal shower can be tricky.
Any activity you choose needs to inclusive of everyone involved, irrespective of age, so come and explore some of the best non-traditional bridal shower ideas around…the bride will love them!
DIY Perfume Bar
Offering your guests the opportunity to create their own signature scent from scratch is an exciting and unique bridal shower idea. The bride and your guests can channel their inner Coco Chanel with DIY kits you can purchase online from etsy. Each of them can wear their new scent to the wedding, making them all feel like a VIP.
Wine Tasting Bridal Shower
Invite the bride and your guests to don their tropical resort wear best and learn all about the wines of your local region. You can hire a sommelier to bring wines and educate your guests at your home, or why not contact a winery tour company and plan a day trip being chauffeured around wine country? They’ll love this fun idea for a bridal shower, plus it’s a great way for family and friends from out-of-town to get to know each other so the bride won’t have to introduce everyone at the wedding.
Bridal Shower Cooking Class
Help your guests get to know each other during a fun, interactive cooking class. Hire a chef to come and teach your friends at home, or visit a cooking school to learn some new culinary skills. Your guests will love the opportunity to learn a new dish, plus it’s a great way for strangers to meet over a hot stove. Finish the day with a sit-down meal and a glass of wine where your guests can marvel over their own cooking.
Ask the bride and your guests to wear smart casual, a perfect time to wear casual yet beautiful lightweight silk resort wear.
Art Class Bridal Shower
What better way to commemorate a bridal shower than a beautiful piece of art? Hire an art teacher to bring supplies and come to your home, or organise a group outing to an art studio where you can learn new brush strokes and create something truly special.
Ask your guests to dress in smart casual so you can go for a meal together afterwards and marvel at your genius. It’s probably not the best time for the bride to be trialling an all-white look though!
High Tea Party
High tea is one of life’s true girly pleasures, and treating the bride and your guests to a high tea party is a fun, unique non-traditional bridal shower idea. You can host it at your house and bake your own treats for an affordable option, or book a table at any five star restaurant for their high tea service. If you’ve saved a generous budget, head to one your nearest hotels for a sunday champagne brunch including free-flowing drinks and hand-crafted food and cakes.
The bride will love the opportunity to buy another dress, and every guests can dress up in their favourite summer looks for the event, so make sure you say “sunday best” on your invitation.
Whichever non-traditional bridal idea you choose, your guests will absolutely love it. The bridal shower is a special event for the bride, so make sure you introduce everyone and keep the pressure off her.
If her wedding is a tropical destination wedding or beach wedding, why not ask everyone to wear ‘summer cocktail’, or ‘resort chic’ to the bridal shower? This hints at the wedding attire, plus is a really fun dress code to get everyone in the mood to mingle and honour the bride at her bridal shower.