25 May Virtual Bridal Showers
During such an uncertain time, the world has been turning virtual to stay connected with one another. A bridal shower is one of those special moments that a bride looks forward to, now with social distancing measures many events have been getting cancelled or postponed.
A virtual bridal shower cannot replace a bridal shower held in person, it’s a way to help the bride feel special. Getting friends and family together virtually from near and far.
A virtual bridal shower may include a few family members and friends in person with the bride, with the rest of the guests tuning in virtually.
There are several online conferencing and video tools. Select one and make sure to test it out a few times to get familiar with the software and be able to hep guests troubleshoot.
Popular Websites for your online Bridal Shower:
- Google Duo
You can stick with the virtual theme and send out an online invitation or you may want to keep the tradition of sending actual invitations by mail. Consider a theme and dress code to the invitation. Ex: Cocktails in Paris, all white affair.
Don't forget the decor
You can create a pretty backdrop (like fringe garlands, clusters of balloons in the bride’s wedding colours, then email it ahead of time for guests to upload for their virtual background. Some party planners send a package to the bride and guests before the shower filled with fun props, such or a bridal sash or veil to wear during the virtual shower. Whatever you decide make it fun and festive!
And food ...
- Send all guests a signature cocktail recipe and ask them to make it at home for the shower
- Arrange or send food delivery to guests close by
- Email a recipe to share with guests
- Bridal Bingo
- Name that tune
A digital GC that can be emailed after the event is a great idea!
If gifts are received make sure they are opened. It would be nice for guests to see this.
Whether you make a virtual bridal shower simple or filled with lots of preparation the important thing is to remember the purpose of the bridal shower - to shower the bride with love!