Thursday Trends — Bridal (& Groom!) Shower Themes for the Creatively-Challenged!

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Typically, bridal showers are put together by your maid/matron of honor, a close friend, family member or even by your place of work. It’s usually a fun time to get together and celebrate, eat yummy food, play some silly games and open a few gifts. Having your hosts put a theme to them will help you and your fiance get a little “say” in what kinds of gifts you get.

Here’s four creative yet practical theme ideas to pass on to your hosts:

1. KITCHEN / COOKING SHOWER — Obviously this theme will be all about outfitting your kitchen with the necessities that every cook needs. Register at a well-known establishment like Target or Sears, where all your guests can see what has already been bought. You can easily make returns and exchanges at these larger stores. Don’t forget about dish towels and pot holders–those tend to be the things you don’t think about until you need them! And you will need them!

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2. LINENS SHOWER — Bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes are all necessities for anyone setting up a home for the first time. If you don’t know what your color scheme will be, just go with neutrals like tan, cream or gray. You can always supplement later with a splash of color. You’re also gonna need some sheets and blankets for your new home, so don’t forget about those!

3. “PERSONAL” / LINGERIE SHOWER — This one may need to be reserved for your very closest friends. You definitely want to have one of these because every newlywed needs some good lingerie, but your boss doesn’t need to be the one buying it for you. Be sure and let your host know to include your sizes in the invitation.

4. HONEYMOON SHOWER — This theme can be all about where you are going after the big day. Register with a travel agent and your guests can purchase gift certificates to help fund your trip! This would also be a great time to register for that nice luggage set you’ve always wanted.

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5. FIRE UP THE GRILL BBQ SHOWER — This shower is ideal for those brides wanting to include the groom in on the pre-wedding fun! Guests in attendance can be asked to bring items for the grill, such as BBQ sauces, BBQ king aprons, BBQ tools and even items for the patio while BBQing to their hearts content! While chllin’ by the grill, the host/hostess can set up a very large tub with ice and cold drinks to enjoy while waiting for the food to be done on the grill!

Take a look at our Pinterest boards for more chic ideas in planning all your pre-wedding shindigs. While you’re there, set up some boards to share with your Chicago area wedding planner. Happy showering!

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Tuesday Tips–Four Things To Look For In A Travel Agent or Honeymoon Planner

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Your honeymoon is probably the most important trip you will ever take. It also represents a significant financial investment for the two of you. So doesn’t it make sense to work with a travel agent that takes an active interest in you as a couple?

Here are four things a good honeymoon planner or travel agency will do when helping you plan your perfect honeymoon:

1. They will take the time to get to know you. They are eager to learn about your likes and dislikes, what your budget is,  and what the words “trip of a lifetime” means to you.

2. They offer to formulate options and itineraries based on your personal information and their own experiences with multiple destinations and resorts.

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3. They are able to put together a personalized package, including airfare, hotels, transfers and insurance. A travel agent can typically save you a considerable amount of money. They can offer you unpublished discounted pricing and get special upgrades that you couldn’t get on your own.

4. They offer to send you a presentation complete with photos, resort amenities and excursions so that you can really envision what your honeymoon will be like. You might have a perfect geographical location in mind for your honeymoon, but do you know the best place to stay to enjoy real quiet time? A good travel agent knows where you can enjoy high adventure, what resorts treat you like royalty, and where you can get the best service…plus a whole lot more.

When you use a honeymoon planner (or travel agent), the work, worry and stress is removed from your plate. You’ll get everything at a fantastic price, without all the time consuming hassle of planning it yourself. Contact your wedding planner today for recommendations on travel agents they have had experience with. They are your best source!

Combine your desires with the expert travel knowledge of a seasoned agent and your honeymoon will be perfect from start to end.

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