Destination Bridal Shower

A destination bridal shower is one where guests travel to a pre-planned location. It has become a popular alternative to the traditional party. It is often for a small group, but any number of guests will work with the correct planning.

Things to Consider

If you are the bride-to-be, and you have chosen this idea, or you are a hostess in charge of planning the event, you may want to consider the following tips:

  • You will need good organization skills. Planning a party remotely, means either doing an initial onsite visit, coordinating with someone who is at the location, or planning all the details yourself from afar.
  • Your budget will influence the number of guests invited. In general, this type of party will not have as many guests attending. You need to take into account the cost of possible flights, accommodations, and any party expenses.
  • Guests must be given notice well in advance, so their schedule is open. Planning a party like this at the last minute, typically isn't a good idea.

Destination Bridal Shower Tips

  • Check your site for any package deals they may offer specifically geared towards bridal showers or groups.  Let them know the type of event you are having. They may have special rates.
  • Make sure you book any activity you want to do, ahead of time. For instance, if you are staying at a hotel and you want everyone to get a facial, block the day and time in advance. Don't wait until you arrive.
  • The same advice goes for dining out, especially if you visit a high tourist area. If there is a special restaurant you want to include, make reservations in advance.

Favor Ideas

Favors are always a fun idea. However, if you are traveling for the event, you want something that's easy for all to take home.

Here are some suggestions:

• luggage tag...choose one that the represents the theme of your site.

• scarf...these are light to pack and may even get used at the event

• magnet...add the name and date, and maybe a local photo

• lip stick...pick a universal color

• the party color

• key chain

• charm for bracelet...this is a cute remembrance if you can find one that reflects the city or town of your party.

*** A destination bridal shower can be a fun and unique experience for all involved.


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