When you imagined planning the bridal shower, I’m sure talking to guests through a screen was not the picture that came to mind. Times are hard especially for couples that are getting married. So, what do we do? No need to cancel the bridal shower! We can make the best of the situation and what we have. 2020 may not be looking so hot, but surprisingly, we have the technology and services to equip us to throw a fun-filled bridal celebration that the bride-to-be and guests will always remember! Transferring the in-person bridal shower feel to an online platform is easier than ever. You can do just about everything you would do in person. From food to games, let's talk all things virtual party!
Invites & Themes Make Everything More Legitimate
The more you plan this like it’s a traditional bridal shower, the more it'll feel like it. Every detail counts. Starting with the theme! Pick a color palate and theme that the bride will love and run with it. Use it to design invitations. You can go traditional and send paper invitations over mail or create virtual invitations via digital services like Evite, Paperless Post, and Canva. Guests will be so excited to receive an invite whether it be tangible or virtual. This small detail can go a long way in building the party experience.
Make sure you include all of the important info in the invite. Like the link to the platform where you'll be hosting the shower. Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts are all wonderful options to host your event. Including the Bridal Shower Attire is a must. Dressing up mentally helps us feel better and like we’re actually going out into the world and attending a party.
Decorate Like You're Actually Hosting a Party
Once you've got your theme picked out, bring it to life with some décor! Decorate the space as if you were having the shower in your home. A great way to create unity is to make a backdrop that you can virtually send to all of the guests. They can set it as their background on platforms like Zoom and you’ll feel the intimacy of being together. Guests can take pictures and screenshots to look back on this whimsical virtual event.
Brunching With Your Besties
One of the best things about any party is the delicious spread of food! Fear not, you can still enjoy the same drinks, food, and dessert virtually. Laugh over drinks and talk about how delectable the food is by having your guests order from the same location. Services like DoorDash and Postmates will deliver directly to your guests' doors.