Bridal shower is quite a common and one of the oldest wedding traditions in Western countries. It is the perfect time to shower the bride with finest gift, best wishes and lots of love before she starts her new life. The trend of hosting an elegant party for the bride-to-be and showering her with gifts is soon catching up in other cultures and countries, be it an Indian marriage, Hindu marriage, Christian wedding or even a Muslim marriage. Even while attending the recent Bangladeshi wedding ceremony of my friend- Sahana Khatun, I noticed that the family and friends of the girl devoted a considerable time to come out with a perfect bridal shower theme.
Sahana’s was an arranged marriage. She was marrying a guy whom her parents found through one of the famous Bangladeshi matrimonial websites. Family friends and relatives of Sahana wanted to organise a wedding shower theme and organise a splendid evening for her to make the memories of the marriage extra special. They decided to have a theme that would celebrate Sahana’s style and personality and also help everyone get into the spirit of the party. Hence, the dear ones first made a list of all the things that the bride-to-be loves.
Paying attention to details is the mantra behind success and beauty of a bridal shower theme party and this was well known by the family members of Sahana. Friends and relatives made plans for the shower party several days in advance to bring to life their chosen concept with well-coordinated party arrangements. The first thing they did was to review an extensive list of bridal shower themes to choose the best among them in order to double the dose of fun and make the marriage ceremony more memorable not only for the bride-to-be but also for the guests attending the party.
A lot of friends of Sahana wanted to organise a tea party as they believed that it was a timeless bridal shower theme, while a few other family members were confused with the varied selection of themes. Most of the relatives could not decide whether they wanted to go with the ethnic or a wine shower theme and were unsure about the theme that could further highlight the importance of marriage. Finally after putting in much thought, the family members settled for a garden party wedding shower theme to delight the bride and also the guests. Relatives made sure that all the arrangements were made in accordance with the shower theme to accentuate the beauty of that day.
Like Sahana’s family members, other Bangladeshi families are also putting in lot of effort, money and time to make bridal shower theme party quite a successful and a lavish affair. If you want more ideas and tips to organize your wedding shower, you can check various websites and blogs offering free tips and advice. If you want to thoroughly enjoy your wedding, hand over this task to a wedding planner and just enjoy each and every moment of your togetherness. At least, my friend Shabnam is going to do that in December.