OMG! My Bridal Shower!
I cannot believe my bridal shower just passed by. I shared last week how I just realized how quickly my wedding is coming up. For so long it was “I just got engaged. I haven’t done anything yet. We still have time…” but now it is time and it is all here!
Last week it was my bridal shower, and it was actually something I was least looking forward to when I thought about the wedding process, which is exactly why I wanted to share it with you. It ended up being the perfect day and better then I could have imagined so I wanted to share my thoughts on why it ended up this way.
Why I Didn’t Want A Bridal Shower
Before I begin, I want to explain myself so I don’t sound ungrateful. I didn’t want a bridal shower not because I wasn’t grateful or appreciative that my mom’s best friends wanted to throw it for me, but contrary to what my job makes it seem like I am, I am not someone who loves being the center of attention. I’ve never been someone who craves attention or even needs it. I’m very social and love entertaining but I love entertaining in my comfort zone and I like smaller groups of people. The thought of having, what was supposed to be, 50 people at my bridal shower that aren’t all my friends was overwhelming to me.
Why My Bridal Shower Turned Out Great
Thankfully for me, what ended up happening was different and it all worked out perfectly! Reminder: everything always works out in the end and everything happens for a reason. Always. My bridal shower turned out great because it was me. I was clear with what I wanted and my family friends are amazing and they listened and delivered beyond.
Tip #1: Be Clear With What You Want
It has become a tradition with my mom and her best friends to throw each kid their bridal shower. They all typically do it at the same place and it is so special. It is so beautiful, but when it came to my shower, it didn’t feel like me. It was bigger then I wanted, somehow felt fancier then I wanted and it just wasn’t me. I broke tradition and said I wanted something different and I wanted to be by the beach. They ended up planning a shower at one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. They hosted me and 25 women at Ivy at the Shore (definitely go if you haven’t…they have the best crab cakes, spaghetti, and vegetable salad).
Tip #2: Decide Who Gets The Invite
This goes with your wedding too. Of course, there will always be a few people your mom or in law has to invite to big occasions but in general make sure you’re excited about who’s there. This part kind of happened on accident because we chose to do my shower over a holiday weekend, but only 25 people came and I knew every person besides one. It was so nice, laid back, classy and perfect. Everything I could have wanted. My best friends were there for my special day and the people closest to both my mom and Matt’s mom and that meant so much.
What Do I Wear To A Bridal Shower or My Own Bridal Shower?
This question may be the hardest of them all. Whether you’re a guest of a shower or you are the bride to be, outfit choices are important for these type of occasions. You want something special, something that speaks to your personality, but you also want to be very lady like. When I think of bridal showers, they feel very feminine and classic to me. I personally wanted to wear something that spoke to that. Two weeks before that, I attended one of my best friends bridal showers and wore something different so I’ll give options for both!
What To Wear To A Bridal Shower
What To Wear To Your Bridal Shower