Some brides have more than one reason to celebrate. If you find yourself hosting a bridal shower for a pregnant bride, it's important to collaborate and decide what the focus of the party should be. There are also other considerations for a pregnant bride-to-be, such as food intolerance and her overall comfort level during the party.
Decide whether or not to celebrate the baby along with the bridal shower. Consult the bride's family, friends or the bride herself to determine if this is an appropriate mix of concepts. Remind the bride that guests might not be able to make two separate trips and buy two rounds of gifts.
Communicate your decision about hosting a bridal and baby shower separately or together with every guest. Some brides may not appreciate having their impending motherhood take all of the focus off their wedding and would prefer to have a baby shower on a different occasion.
Make sure the guest of honor has a place to sit for the duration. She may not want to stand for long periods and will certainly appreciate any physical comfort you can provide.
Serve only pregnancy-safe foods and offer non-alcoholic versions of any cocktails on the menu. Depending on her due date, the bride may still be experiencing nausea as well. Check with her to find out what foods or smells she can't tolerate.
Tips & Warnings
- Suggest a dual-themed party where the wedding is celebrated for the first half and the baby the next half with two different sets of music, two-sided invitations and some creative decorating. You can give guests the option of buying off of either registry as well.
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