Summer is almost upon us where I live in the US, and that means that many brides are planning for their warm-weather weddings! If you are hosting a bridal shower soon, you might want to consider a lingerie theme – after all, a bridal shower is the perfect time to treat a bride-to-be to some pretty things to take on her honeymoon! After you’ve finalized the guest list and set a date (and made sure that the bride is comfortable with the theme), it’s time to start working on the details that will make this bridal shower truly special.
To have a party like this, the bride must be willing to give up her sizing information so her guests can purchase things that will actually fit her! This is a great time for her to head out for a professional fitting if she hasn’t had one lately. You can include the sizing information with the invitations, or the bride can create wishlists/registries on many lingerie sites including Secrets In Lace, Boudiche, and Hips & Curves. She can also set up a wishlist on sites like Amazon or Wishlist, which let her add any item from any website to her wishlist.
Now it’s time to send out the party invitations! There are plenty of lingerie-themed invitations available. I like looking at Etsy.com for unique and relatively inexpensive stationary from a wide variety of sellers. The invitation pictured here is from CraveDesign and is specifically designed to include a page of sizing information! Be sure to specify the theme on the invitation.
The party itself should be pretty, decadent, and feminine, just like lingerie! Be sure to include flowers, wine, and candles. The little details will makethe difference here – everyone expects snacks, but your guests will be impressed if you use lingerie cookie cutters to make on-theme desserts. If you plan to play shower games, you can even reward winners with lingerie. Of course, you don’t know what size the winner will be, so Hanky Panky thongs (or the Victoria’s Secret knockoffs) are a great idea because they are one-size-fits-most! You could also give away gift cards to local lingerie boutiques. When it’s time to say goodbye, send your guests home with a pretty party favor. You could hand out lingerie drawer sachets or inexpensive one-size-fits-most stockings, like these from Yandy.com (only $2.66 each with coupon code lingeriepost).