Bridal Shower Checklist

1 to 2 Months Before
Set a date

Decide the number of guests and make a list

Women only/Couples

Choose location (home, restaurant, hotel)

Select and order invitations



Plan menu

Decide on a theme (if desired)

 Register for gifts (Bed, Bath & Beyond)


2 to 3 Weeks Before
Prepare map or directions to event

Prepare and mail invitations with directions

Finalize the menu

Place order for the cake (cake designers can be booked 3 – 4 weeks in advance)

Choose and purchase decorations and favors

Choose centerpieces

Order special balloons

Purchase plates, napkins, utensils, etc.

Purchase prizes for games

Arrange to borrow, rent or purchase items you don’t already have (tables,
chairs, linens, serving accessories, theme decorations, etc.)


1 Week Before
Determine an accurate guest count

Purchase gift for guest of honor or organize group gift

Place order for food platters/sandwiches to be made by vendor

Choose background music


1 Day Before

Make sure camera and/or video camera have memory, batteries, etc.

Wrap gifts for game winners and review game instructions

Wrap your gift

Purchase food and prepare platters and/or
pick up any special food platters ordered

Purchase beverages

Buy Flowers

Pick up cake

Pick up any party rentals not being delivered

Clean house and party area(s)


Day of The Event


Place flowers on tables, on buffet table and/or in restroom

Buy bread or rolls (if applicable) and any last minute items

Buy ice (if needed)

Display foods out on buffet table

Prepare area for gifts (gift table)

Pick up or prepare balloons

Set up tables. Place party favors on tables

Set out beverages, glassware, blender, ice, coffee and condiments

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