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If you have been tasked with the planning of a bridal shower, you definitely want everything about it to be unforgettable, both for the bride and for the guests too.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the traditional bridal shower held at home. You can always think of a unique alternative that will be enjoyed by everyone!

What are some of the best bridal shower alternatives?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Pool party. Did someone say summer? There’s truly no other better way to celebrate summer, other than by organizing a pool party. If you know the bride would be in on this, and if you know the guests will love it too, there’s no reason not to plan a pool party for her bridal shower. Everyone will have so much fun!
  • Makeover party. Making a makeover the central entertainment piece of the bridal shower will be so fun for all the ladies! You can actually make everyone feel really pampered by hiring stylists and makeup artists to change your guests’ looks while you all chit-chat, have fun, and the bride opens her gifts.
  • Wine tasting. If your friend is a big wine lover and if you know the other guests would definitely fancy the idea too, wine tasting is a really good way to celebrate. It’s classy, it’s fun, and it’s far more unique than a classic bridal shower – so it has all the ingredients to be a real success among guests.
  • A special class. How about turning this bridal shower into a special class the ladies can learn something from? It can be a painting class, a cooking class, or anything else you know the bride would genuinely enjoy. In between the lessons, she can open the gifts and thank everyone for their wonderful gesture, and then you can all return to having fun color, yarn, or whatever else your main theme may be!

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Your bridal bouquet is more than just a pretty arrangement of flowers – it is a statement, and it’s part of the entire look you will create for the most beautiful day in your life.

Adding berries to your bouquet will make it look not only more unique, but also better suited for a summer or fall wedding when berries abound in all their delicious and beautiful glory.  

What are some of the best ways on how to include berries in your wedding bouquet? Read on and find out more.

  • For a blush-colored bouquet. Blush-toned flowers are among the single most popular options for weddings – and understandably so! They look romantic, suave, and timeless, and all these traits make them perfect for weddings! If you plan on having a blush-colored bouquet consisted of peonies, hydrangeas, and/or roses, be sure to slip in some soft-colored hypericum berries.
  • Dark-colored bouquet. If you plan on having your wedding this fall, a dark-colored bouquet is truly the best choice. Enigmatic and outstanding, this type of bridal bouquet makes a real statement. Plus, you can easily include red-colored berries in it too, which will make it all the more beautiful and special!
  • Black and white bouquet. Anemones are among the trendiest flowers for weddings this year – and if you have chosen to include them in a black and white bouquet, you should definitely incorporate grayish-blueish berries in this arrangement too. The berries will complement the entire vibe of the bouquet, making it look lovelier from every point of view.
  • Dusty rose bouquet. Of all the wonderful pink shades of the world, dusty rose is one of the most popular choices this year – and a bouquet consisted from flowers in this shade is bound to attract all the appreciation of your guests. Romantic, sweet, and just a bit nostalgic, this type of bouquet is just perfect for a bride who loves timelessness and soft elegance – and it works marvelously well with snowberries in it. This combination will look so amazing that you will definitely want to preserve your bouquet!

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Planning a bachelorette party is about more than just a girl’s night out. Of course, it’s all about partying and having fun – but since this is part of a pretty “official” series of pre-wedding events, some etiquette has to be considered as well.

What are some of the essential bachelorette party etiquette rules to keep in mind when planning this kind of event, though?

We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to find out more.

  • The bachelorette party typically takes place about two months before the wedding date. However, there are many cases when the bachelorette party is held weeks before the wedding day. In the end, it is up to you – but one thing is for certain: it shouldn’t be too close to the wedding day because it might make the bride feel overwhelmed with the large number of pre-wedding commitments. Likewise, it shouldn’t be too far from the big date, because you need to make sure the excitement of this party will keep everyone on their toes until the actual wedding.
  • Generally, the bachelorette party is planned by the Maid of Honor – but there’s no set rule about this. In fact, anyone in the wedding party or bridal entourage can do it – and even more people can do it.
  • Do ask the future guests how much they can spend on this party. The general rule is that everyone pays for their way into the bachelorette party (and the host will pay for the bride). However, you don’t want people to feel too financially strained – so ask them before planning an entire weekend long trip out of town with the bride.
  • Who should be on the guest list? Well, when it comes to this, it’s better to talk to the guest of honor – the bride, that is. Most of the times, the bridesmaids, the very good friends, sisters, and other close people in the bride’s entourage are included. Also, the bride might want to invite a future sister-in-law as well (but this is something you should actually ask about).

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As the father of the bride, your dad is more than proud – it doesn’t happen every day that his baby girl is getting married and he wants you to be truly happy on this special event of your life.

Naturally, he will want to help both before and during the Big Day – but what are the tasks you can assign him?

We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Planning the budget. It doesn’t matter how large or small your budget may be – a plan is in order if you want everything to be handled well. Traditionally, the parents of the bride are in charge with both planning and paying for the wedding reception – and although that rule may not be followed entirely these days, your dad can still be the one handling the budget. He will love the importance of this task!
  • Planning the transportation and accommodation. If you have out of town guests or if you plan on having a destination wedding, you will want to make sure everyone is properly accommodated and transported on the Big Day. Since there will be a lot of things for you to handle anyway, why not task your father with this duty? He will definitely enjoy feeling involved in the wedding planning and he will definitely do a great job of making sure your guests are happily accommodated and safely transported to and from the wedding venue!
  • Receiving guests. Receiving lines are quite passé and a lot of couples choose to skip them these days – but even so, your father can still help entertain the guests (especially his side of the family). This is not to say that you shouldn’t stop to talk to everyone for a minute or two, but your dad can help make this less stressful and easier to handle.
  • Giving the speech. This is almost a must when it comes to weddings, but do remember to officially ask your dad to give a speech during the wedding reception. He will absolutely love preparing for it and he will definitely deliver the best wedding speech ever!

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You love your future husband and know he deserves the very best – and on your wedding day, you want to put a smile on his face and ease his anxiety over the upcoming event by offering him a really nice gift.

Of course, you want this to be very special – but what are some of the gift ideas that are just perfect for your groom?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • A bottle of quality alcohol. It really depends on what your guy likes to drink: if he is more of a whiskey person, buy him an aged bottle of something he genuinely enjoys, if he is more of a wine fan, buy him a bottle of aged wine or even a bottle of luxury champagne. He may choose to open this gift with his guys on the morning of the wedding, or he may choose to keep the gift for a special occasion – either way, we bet he will be very happy.
  • A designer watch. Timepieces cannot get old, especially when you are looking for special gifts for men. Buy your future husband a watch he will be able to wear on the wedding day just as much as he will be able to wear on any other special occasion of his life – he will absolutely love it! DO invest in something truly qualitative – something that will last him for a lifetime and always remind him of you when looking at it.
  • A leather duffel bag. Your man needs a proper bag for the honeymoon, so why not buy him something that’s timeless and ages very well – such as a leather duffel bag? Alternatively, a leather wallet or a belt might be excellent choices too!
  • An expensive fragrance. Human memories are always associated with the scents that dominated a particular place at a particular time. Offer your groom a luxury scent he will enjoy to wear on the Big Day – every time he feels that fragrance again, he will be reminded of the magic, anxiety, and beauty of this ultra-special event in your lives!

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