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Everything you need to know about engagements, bridal showers, and weddings, whether you're the bride, the groom, or a guest.
You Will Need
- A schedule
- A guest list
- A budget
- A location
- Embarrassing necklace, shirt, or veil (optional)
Determine party type
Determine the type of party you're going to throw. Talk to the bride and get a sense of whether she wants a wild party or a more traditional get-together.
Schedule the party
Schedule the date of the party. The weekend before the wedding is usually a good choice.
Put together a guest list of the bride's female friends and family, and invite them early enough so that they can attend.
Plan a budget
Plan a budget by finding out how much guests are willing to spend.
Pick a location
Pick a location to have the party. If you're going to a bar, make sure there are designated drivers. If you're staying at home, assign bridesmaids to decorate.
Plan plenty of entertainment. Go to a musical or show, stay home and play party games, or take a pole dancing or exotic dance class.
Have fun and be sure to take plenty of pictures.