A coed bridal shower is a great idea for the bride and groom who have many friends in common and for second marriages.
Couples wedding showers have become increasingly popular in the past few years.
They are a great way to help involve the groom and his male friends in the prewedding festivities.
This type of event can range from an intimate dinner party to a casual pool party.
The guests are usually the couple's closest friends and/or coworkers.
If there are any, children of the bride and groom and children belonging to the guests will be invited.
Invitations for should request that couples bring one shared gift for the bride and groom.
The couple can take turns opening their gifts in front of the guests.
By making your own unique invitation, you can set the mood for the theme and style of your shower.
Try to capture the interest of your guests from the moment that they receive their invitation.
A hobby or sport's theme is a great idea. Focus on a hobby or sport that the couple enjoys doing together.
For example, if the couple are avid skiers, the shower could be held a friend's or family members ski condo. Or if they are baseball or football fans, get tickets to a local game. If the couple enjoys camping, hold the shower in a nature park.
The bride and groom are both guests of honor at a Jack and Jill bridal shower.
Gifts are usually household and kitchen items. However, they can also be themed based gifts.
More information on a Jack and Jill shower.
A "Honey-Do" bridal shower centers on home improvement and chores around the house.
Be sure the couple has registered at one of the home and garden supply stores to make the gift giving easier for the guests.
At a Stock-the-Bar coed bridal shower guests are asked to bring items needed to stock a bar.
If the event is being held at the host's home, make the room have a 'lounge' fill to it.
Dim the lights, play music the couple enjoys and have plenty of areas for the guests to sit and talk.
Put out bowls of pretzels, nuts, and other bar snacks.
For favors give wine stoppers or tiny bottles of liquor.
A Barbecue Shower is a great idea for couples who have been living together and already have most of the common gifts given.
Outdoor locations, such as the backyard, parks or beaches, are great settings for this theme.