You’ve got a bridal shower to plan, and like with all things wedding, need to decide upon a suitable budget for it.

The good news is, regardless of your budget, you can still have an unforgettable time! It’s rather the budget that helps you decide upon how the bridal shower will work. To help you identify a suitable budget, we’ve got a couple of questions for you to think about:

  • Who would you like to invite? We’re talking about the friends and family members you want at your bridal shower. It’s different from your wedding ceremony when there’s likely a lot of familial pressure to invite old Aunty Rhonda and your in-laws’ next-door neighbours. Your bridal shower is all about celebrating with the people you truly want to be with!
  • Where would you like to host your bridal shower? Do you have a favourite restaurant or café? What about your local pub or bowling club (kidding!)? Choose a venue that you feel comfortable in, will suit the number of invited guests, and is at a price you can afford. Not all large venues are expensive, so if funds are tight, why not hire the local hall or ask to borrow a friend’s home for the evening.
  • Would you like to outsource the food, will each guest pay for themself or are you going to provide the food? Food is expensive, there’s no getting around that. The option you take will reflect your budget.
  • What types of activities do you fancy? Are you wanting an action-packed adventure or simply a night with friends and plenty of bubbles?

Hopefully, your answers to these questions will give you an idea of how large (or small) your bridal shower budget should be. Remember though, it’s about having fun and celebrating your upcoming nuptials with family and friends, so try hard to avoid a budget blowout you’ll later regret!