Planning An Amazing Bridal Shower Top Tips for Hosting Memorable Bridal Showers While the bride is confronted with a myriad of important decisions for the big day – dress, flowers, menu, etc., – those planning her bridal shower have other decisions to make. How do you create a warm and comfortable atmosphere when, often, the …

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The big day is looming and you want to give the bride an extra special day to celebrate before she walks down the aisle. Bridal showers are a fantastic way to treat the bride-to-be before the big day and can be a great excuse to gather friends and family together for the celebrations. If you …

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If you’re a first-time bridesmaid and are wondering what the heck you have to pay for, don’t fret. Many newbie bridesmaids have this question, and let’s face it: being a ‘maid isn’t exactly cheap. Help yourself avoid unnecessary expenses by learning what you are expected to pay for. The Dress Paying for your bridesmaid dress …

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Whether you’re hosting a wedding shower, attending a wedding shower, or the person the wedding shower happens around, it’s a good idea to keep a few etiquette tips in mind. Use the following as an etiquette guide to prevent mishaps and annoyed people. Q: My Bridesmaids Are Hosting My Shower And Asked Me For A …

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Let’s face it: being a bridesmaid isn’t exactly cheap. How much bridesmaids spend depends on the bride and the cost of her wedding, with some going the crazy-extravagant route and others taking pains to make their nuptials as budget-friendly as possible. With that in mind let’s look at a few frequently-asked questions to give you …

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Wedding shower gifts can be tricky if the couple hasn’t registered. Rather than getting the bride and groom items destined to end up in the attic, review the following suggestions…the happy couple will love you even more for them! Cake Stand Purchase a quality cake stand the couple can use over and over again when …

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If you have never attended a bridal shower before, you might have some questions on etiquette do’s and don’ts. Fear not, as we have outlined everything you need to know about planning and attending this special pre-wedding event. Read on, and be enlightened. Who Hosts? Bridal showers were traditionally not hosted by a family member, …

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Planning a bridal shower can often present a little bit of a headache for the organiser. But whether you’re the maid-of-honour or the bride’s mother, you can take some simple steps to ensure that the wide variety of guests attending all feel included and have a great time. And whether you’re planning a casino party …

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Whether you’re the bride to be, the bridesmaid or a congratulatory guests, bridal showers are one of the most girl-bonding events there are! Depending on your role in the proceedings, it may be up to you to plan and execute the perfect bridal shower for your loved one. If this sounds like you, you’re in …

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Planning a bridal shower is hardly a small feat, especially if dozens upon dozens of women are attending. Food, drinks, presents, decorations, music, games…there’s a lot to consider. However, plenty of fantastic bridal shower tips exist to help you through the craziness that so often accompanies wedding planning. Review a few of the best tips …

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  Spring is in full bloom! And so are the showers! …and we mean showers of love, happiness, and best wishes for the bride to be! If you are planning a bridal shower, make sure to have a checklist of the 7 things that every bridal shower needs! 1. A perfect shower starts with a …

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Okay, you’re engaged — yay! After setting a date, one of the first things you’ll do is register. And don’t feel like you’re jumping the gun by getting ahead. It’s important to register right away, as people will begin planning showers (which means including your registry information on the invitations), sending engagement gifts, etc. Also, …

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  Planning a wedding? If you are a bride planning a wedding, you know just how stressful things can be. From selecting a venue, organizing the seating chart, sending out invitations, selecting a color theme, tasting the cake, finding wedding music for your first dance as the new Mr. and Mrs., and choosing the perfect …

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maid of honor list

Acting as the Maid or Matron of Honor is a job that comes with a heck of a lot of responsibilities. Not only do you have to wrangle the bridesmaids, plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower, and stay on top of everything on the big day, you also have to act as the bride’s emotional …

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Bridal Shower Drinks

via We’ve already gushed about how important it is to serve a great cocktail at your wedding. Guests look forward to tasting and sipping and it becomes a part of the overall experience. And, as we mentioned before, it’s not as easy as you may think to find the absolutely perfect drink, in style and …

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Bridal Shower Game Ideas

Are you planning the perfect bridal shower for your bestie bride and can’t think of any entertainment? Of course you’ll need to have snacks and yummy treats, something tasty to sip on and presents galore, but you’ll also need something to break the ice and have everyone get involved! From charming little contests to games filled …

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Bachelorette Party Games

  Your sister, niece, best friend or favorite co-worker just got engaged, and guess who’s been asked to host the bridal shower? After the first flush of excitement, you might be left wondering if you’re up to the task. No need to worry. Just follow these top bridal shower-hosting do’s and don’ts, and your shower …

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We recently wrote an article about how expensive it is to be a bridesmaid.  The cost of being part of perfect wedding can really add up and the bridal shower is a big expense.  So, In order to help you still meet all your responsibilities but not break the bank we have come up with …

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Your best friend is getting married, and while you’re totally honored and not at all surprised that she just asked you to be her MOH, you suddenly realize that you have no idea what a maid of honor is actually responsible for. Have no fear—if you’re kind, thoughtful, and willing to help, you’ll do great. …

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fun tv show themed bridal shower idea

When it’s time to choose a bridal shower theme, think about the things that are meaningful. Everybody takes the same road and we know that everybody is different so why stick to the usual bridal party themes. Explore interests, passions and overall see if you can get creative. Focus on the fun side of bridal …

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unique bridal shower ideas

After the date of wedding is announced, here comes the time to arrange wedding shower for the bride to be for showering gifts, blessings and best wishes on her. The maid of honor, co-maids or sisters can host the small party at home or some other venue to gather with family members, friends, co-workers and …

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Many people think they have to be a wine expert in order to enjoy it. Some are intimidated at wine tastings by the presence of knowledgeable wine aficionados. Others love wine, but think that it will be too expensive to host a wine tasting. Hosting a wine tasting during a bridal shower can be a …

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She’s your best friend or sister or oldest friend since childhood and she’s getting married. You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor for her special day and with that honor comes various expectations and responsibilities. The titles The bridal party consists of the maid or matron of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen and …

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wedding time capsule

Sometimes you can get so caught up with the stresses of a wedding that you forget to notice the little nuances that make the big day truly special. In the wise words of Katie Price: ‘I wish I’d never allowed OK magazine to shoot my wedding photos, I was shepherded about all day and didn’t …

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  2013 is The Year of the Baked Goods.  Cupcakes are (literally) rising to the occasion in the Trend-ometer. Macaroons may still be a little too maverick for us this Spring, but you can barely move for all the cute cupcake shops popping up onto London’s high streets.  With a hearty helping of bakery shows …

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For health-conscious hens that are looking gorge all day without gaining weight then Sushi Making is the perfect activity – especially with the wedding day looming. Being one of the healthiest foods around, and with the popularity of sushi restaurants spreading over the nation, sushi is currently one of Britain’s best loved dishes. What better …

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Shimmying, shaking and ‘thigh trembling.’ No I’m not talking about the Wedding Night itself, I’m referring to Belly Dancing as a fabulous hen party activity. Many Hens are donning their ‘shimmy belts’ to learn the sensual sways and steps that epitomise the traditional art of Belly Dancing. We provide the pro and groups enjoy simply …

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The Stag Party is a rocky terrain rife with terrifying pranks, juvenile tricks and erratic high jinks. Whenever I attend a hen party I thank my lucky stars that one of the group isn’t about to leap out of a hedge, tie up the hen and promptly secure her to a lamppost sans pants. That’s …

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In an ideal world, money would be no object and we could have all our most elaborate bridal visions whipped up by an accomplished professional, without putting our manicures into the line of fire. However… when it comes down to it, a lot of wedding prep can be done at a fraction of the cost, …

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plan hens night

At Polestars we can’t get enough of a spot of haberdashery, which led me to think; how could crafting be incorporated into a hen party? I’ve come up with a fresh list of whimsical ideas to choose from when planning your Hen party. Remember when you were school and you created those origami fortune tellers …

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So your planning the hen, great! Exciting tasks ahead of you. Firstly there will be many people to consider, perhaps different ages are amongst your group? There might be a  mixture of friends and in-laws who may not know each other very well.  Most importantly you will need to take all of the brides  tastes (and demands) …

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This year has seen a phenomenal rise in erotic fiction amongst female readers. It has always been their but we have all been too shy to pick it up; that is until E. L. James came along with her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which has left women wanting more of this erotic fantasy! The …

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Vintage has been having a bit of a moment recently. With the likes of Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith and Dita Von Teese leading the way, we women have been falling over ourselves to jump on this glamorous bandwagon. Vintage is an embrace of femininity, sensuality and glamour. For once, women have a trend that is …

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high tea bridal shower

Need a fresh idea for a bridal shower?  Want something more personal, and possibly held at home while still being elegant and special?  Then you might consider a royal bridal shower idea, High Tea. Although what Americans call “high tea” is actually a misnomer as far as the Brits are concerned (high tea in Great …

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Looking for a neat way to thank the ladies in your bridal party for picking up the slack, or to give to bridal shower or bachelorette party guests? Then this adorable  little favor could be for you. It’s called the Heart Purse Valet by Kate Aspen, sold by The Wedding Shoppe – an online wedding …

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