Creating A Meaningful Bridal Shower

The bridal shower must have evolved from the concept of the dowry, as well as the idea of women wanting to spend  quality time with their close female friends and family before her wedding. So it is a way to share not only gifts, but time together.  But when the couple already has a home and doesn’t really need gifts to begin their life together, what do you do?

Today, showers often turn into a gluttony of gifts, the focus solelyon purchases. If you are thinking there must be more to it – read on! Take back your bridal shower with these ideas designed for the more engaged (pun intended) bride and her friends. And today’s showers often involve the men-folk, so feel to invite and involve them, just choose your activities accordingly. There are groom showers, and couples showers – anything goes!

A gluttony of gifts.

 

Shower for a Cause

The bride doesn’t necessarily have to be the one getting showered with gifts. Instead, shower for a greater cause, and give something back with a day dedicated to a charitable contribution that holds special meaning to the bride.

 

Green Shower

For a bridal shower that’s good for soul and the earth make the event focused on green causes.  Serve locally grown cuisine, forgo the paper invites, and give eco-conscious gifts.

Showers are going 'green'

 

Thought Exchange

Instead of exchanging of tangible gifts, exchange of heartfelt advice. Use the bridal shower to involve sharing and listening to help the bride connect with her friends and her own feelings about the wedding and marriage.

 

Literature and the Arts Shower

Treat a bride with a passion for the arts with a feast of poetry, art or music. Have all attendees bring a poem containing wisdom or sentiment about love or marriage, and take turns reading. Chose an appropriate film to watch and discuss afterwards.

 

Adventure Shower

Some brides-to-be may cringe at the thought of an emotionally vulnerable shower of intimate bonding. Instead, take to the outdoors for a powerful alternative. Enjoy a day of hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, biking, ropes course – you name it. Successfully accomplishing these challenging activities can act as a metaphor for entering into marriage – which also requires strength to overcome its own set of challenges. We have many fantastic choices here in the Poconos.

Adventure shower!

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