When you get engaged and start planning your wedding, there can be a lot of things to think about. When are you going to say “yes” to the dress? Who is going to make it onto the guest list? Who is going to plan your bridal shower?
Bridal showers are a very important part of the wedding process and brides around the world have been taking part in these festivities for many years. Of course, not everyone can always make a bridal shower and this can be very disappointing for the bride. This is why virtual bridal showers have been invented and are now thriving.
In this article, we will look at bridal showers and the rise of virtual bridal showers. Keep reading to find out more.
Introduction to Bridal Showers
If you have ever been to a bridal shower before then you will know that they are seen as a right of passage for many brides. At a bridal shower, the bride’s family and friends will come together to have fun, eat, drink and share gifts. Often, the bridal shower is arranged by the mother of the bride, the maid of honour or the bridesmaids as a treat for the bride to be.
Bridal showers can come in all shapes and sizes, with some being as simple as a meal at a restaurant while others involve an action-packed day filled with activities. According to CostHelp.com, the average bridal shower costs around $15 to $40 per person. This can be quite expensive, especially if you have a large guest list and this can be the reason why many brides skip a bridal shower.
The Rise of Virtual Bridal Showers
Have you ever heard of a virtual bridal shower? These events are happening all over the country as more brides see the appeal in them. Virtual bridal showers usually involve a lot of planning with a date set that the guests will come together online to experience the fun.
One of the reasons why virtual bridal showers have become so popular is the fact that they cost a lot less money to host. You don’t need to pay for meals for your guests, drinks, favours or hiring out a venue. All you need to do is organise some activities and ensure that everyone has access to the internet, a camera or microphone for the event.
Other than cutting costs in the overall wedding budget, hosting a virtual bridal shower can mean that everyone can make the big day. When your friends and family live around the country, it can be hard to get everyone in one place at the same time. This is why virtual bridal showers have become so popular as you can join in on the fun from any location. This means that no family member, friend or colleague is left behind.
What To Do During Virtual Bridal Showers
Many people believe that virtual bridal showers cannot be fun, but this is not the case at all. There are so many things that you can do during a virtual bridal shower as long as you have put plans in place. First, you can organise for gift boxes to be sent to each person on the guest list in advance of the shower. This box can include, snacks, costumes and even some games to play when you are online.
As we discussed at the beginning of this article, bridal showers are integral to weddings as a whole as brides around the world have been taking part in these festivities for many years, tracing all the way back to the 1800’s. Many different locations have been renowned for these events; however one of the most prominent around the world is the city of Las Vegas. While you are enjoying your final days of being single embracing your bridal shower and bachelorette party, you can also get involved with the incredible casino games that Vegas has to offer including but not limited to slots, roulette, Multihand Blackjack and and of course poker.
One of the main events at a bridal shower is the gift-giving process – is this still as common as it used to be though? According to the NY Times, millennials are now more likely to ask for cash for a bridal shower gift than have a registry. Of course, this means that at a virtual bridal shower, cash can easily be sent as a gift with an e-card.
If you still want to receive a gift from a registry for your bridal shower, you can always create one online and send a link to your guests to choose from. Then, on the day, they can reveal what they have purchased over Skype.
Virtual bridal showers are becoming more common as brides realise that they can be just as fun. The overall cost will be much lower when you don’t have to factor in travel and the guests can still play games, eat together and send gifts using tools like Skype and online registries. Virtual bridal showers are the future and we expect them to get even more advanced as technology improves – how does a VR bridal shower sound?
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