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In a little over two months, the primary wedding season begins in Toronto. Bridal shower season, however, is about to go into full swing.
Now is the time to make definite plans.
- Decide on a date; Saturday or Sunday afternoons usually work best
- Decide on a location; if you need to book a hall, do so yesterday
- Decide whether it will be a ladies only shower or guys and gals
- Write out a guest list
- Make sure you have up to date addresses and phone numbers for prospective guests (phone numbers are very important because many people don’t RSVP and you’ll need to follow up)
- Purchase invitations (dollar stores such as Dollarama usually stock inexpensive ones)
- Find out if the bride is registered at any particular store or stores such as Sears or The Bay and include that information on the invitation
- Write and mail invitations
- Ascertain the primary wedding colours and/or if there is a wedding theme and plan to decorate according to same
- Order a bridal shower cake. If cost is no issue, The Cupcake Shoppe offers personalized service and quality products. Those on a tighter budget may want to order from their local grocery store bakery.
- Plan for a few “ice-breaker” shower games
- Decide what types of food and beverages you want to serve
Part 2 in this series will focus on how to accurately forecast how many appetizer and/or sandwiches etc. that you will need without running short or having a multitude of leftovers.
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