How to Give Advice at a Bridal Shower

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A bridal shower is the perfect time for the future bride to get together with her friends and family and share a special moment. It is a time to laugh together and to reminisce. It is also the perfect time to offer the bride some friendly advice about married life. Offering the bride marriage advice is a tradition for most bridal showers.

Things You'll Need

  • Book of quotes or quote website
  • Think of what advice you would like to give before the bridal shower and write it down.

  • Look for inspiration in quotes about marriage, love or romance. You might find inspiration from a quote from a recent movie or perhaps from Shakespeare.

  • Consider advice that you would have liked someone to give you about marriage. Write down anything else that comes to mind.

  • Narrow your choices for the advice you could give to three choices. Polish these to make them clear and to the point.

  • Read your selections out loud and see which one sounds the best. Trust your intuition and make one selection to bring to the bride.

  • Carry this advice with you to the bridal shower. Keep it in your pocket or purse until the appropriate moment.

  • Give the advice to the bride in a warm and engaging way. End your advice by wishing the bride happiness, joy and long life for her marriage.

Tips & Warnings

  • The best advice is gentle, humorous and light-hearted. A bridal shower is an occasion for laughter and fun, it is not a therapy session.
  • If you have reservations about the bride's choice in a husband, now is not the time to offer your opinion by giving this as advice. The bride will only remember your ruining her special day, not your words of wisdom.
  • Advice can be about any subject imaginable, from sharing the television remote to who gets the last slice of pizza.
  • If you are single or otherwise unmarried, focus on wishing the bride happiness in her marriage and offer gentle advice that does not sound bitter or like sour grapes.
  • A nice idea is to make the bride a book of all of the advice given to her in the shower. This can be done simply by bringing a pretty blank book to the shower and a calligraphy pen and asking everyone to copy their advice into the book.

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