Wine Tasting Bridal Shower Theme
A bridal shower trend that has been on the rise is the wine tasting bridal shower party. The bride can be swept away from the craziness of the wedding for the day with her girlfriends. This approach to bridal showers gives an opportunity for the bride and her friends to bond one last time before the wedding. It also takes away the pressure from the friends to offer their homes and hospitality for the bridal shower.
One of the hottest trends for bridal shower themes is to go wine tasting. Wineries are more than happy to accommodate large groups and there are several ways to go about organizing a day of wine tasting for your bridal shower. There are tour busses available that will take you from your own town to a near by wine country and will make stops at several selected wineries. That is a more inexpensive way to take a large group wine tasting. If you or your group is willing to splurge for the special bridal shower, there are also limousines available to take groups through the wine country and make stops for wine tasting. It is also easy to drive around the wine trail with your own cars. Most wineries charge approximately $5 per person for the tasting. Wine tasting bridal showers have another advantage point that everyone can pay for themselves and there is no pressure on one person to host the bridal shower. This way all the girlfriends can participate in the expenses of the bridal shower and receive acknowledgement for their part in the bridal shower. It is a good idea however, to figure out ahead of time how to pay for the bride.
The wineries range from the old fashioned to the newest with spas and restaurants. You can plan picnics or stop at one of the great restaurants at the wineries for lunch. Add a personal touch to your bridal shower wine tasting day by offering a wine bridal shower favor at lunch. Wine themed bridal shower favors can range from personalized wine bottle stoppers, to gift boxed corkscrews. A cute idea is gift boxed wine charms or wine magnets. A nice bridal shower favor that women love is the merlot wine glass candle. You can also personalize the favors with personalized favor tags and make sure to embellish them with pretty ribbon. Also available are wine design salt and pepper shaker favors and cheese board with knife. If not for favors, the wine themed cheeseboard with knife is great to take a long for the picnic portion of the bridal shower. It is always nice to pack a basket of cheese and bread for the bridal shower wine tasting party to munch on.
If you want to go all out, plan to make it a weekend bridal shower party and stay the night to spend some time at the spas the next day if they offer one. Many wineries will offer spa and accommodation packages. It’s a great way to really pamper the bride. If you are doing a spa and wine tasting combination bridal shower, you might think about giving out a Bridesmaid Relief and Spa kit and that can be monogrammed.
Wine tasting bridal shower is the hottest trend in bridal showers. It allows for a lot of fun with very little hassle. It is also great for couples who want to combine the bridal shower and bachelor party into one big bash. The wine tasting allows everyone to mingle over some bubbles. The perfect favor to give out to everyone at a combined wine tasting event is the “Cheers to a Great Combination” favor. It is a gift boxed combination of wine stopper and corkscrew favor in one. Everyone will love it and it’s a very useful wedding favor.
Wine tasting bridal showers or bachelor parties can be done all year long, but the prime time is in the summer or during harvest season in the fall. Wine weddings, wine bridal showers and wine bachelor parties with wine wedding favors are also great themes for fall weddings. Incorporate a wine tasting bridal shower or bachelor party into a wine themed wedding in the fall months of September or October when the colors are beautiful and the scenery will be breath taking for the fall wedding overlooking the vineyards. If the wedding is taking place at the winery, then plan the bridal shower tow days ahead at the same location. Pamper the bride at the spa and take her wine tasting right before the wedding to make it a huge bash.
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