Are you in charge of throwing a bridal shower for your bestie? Here’s the good news: you’ll have lots of fun during every part of the planning process! And with Tagvenue’s help, finding the ideal space won’t be much of a hassle. Just take a look at our vast selection of the best bridal shower venues in Dallas and you’ll spot “the one” in a moment! Maybe it will be a high-end bistro in Bishop Arts, a vibrant club in Deep Ellum, or a casual cafe in Downtown? You (and, ekhm, the bride-to-be) get to choose!
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Yeah, it might be a bit confusing. But it’s not difficult to distinguish! Simply put, bridal showers are parties when only the bride-to-be's only close family relatives and friends (usually female) gather to shower the bride with presents and share the excitement of tying the knot with her. And at a wedding shower, the groom and all his favorite people are there, too. Either way, it’s a fantastic excuse to bring all loved ones together before the wedding and have some fun in the exact style the bride (and the groom) wants.
Well, it depends! A rule of thumb states that the person who hosts the bridal shower is in charge of all the organization and funding. Usually, it’s the maid of honor who is managing the whole organization, and the costs are split between the people who will attend the party. It can also be the groom’s mother who will cover the spending. Or even the bride-to-be herself, if she wants to organize one on her own! There are no really hard rules on that matter. Because what matters is that the party should be fun and enjoyable!
Before we get into details, keep one thing in mind: what the bride wants, the bride gets! So make sure that whatever you pick, it meets her approval. Ask her some questions about how they envision their dream bridal party and try to make it happen. You’re not sure if she would like a Boho party theme and don’t have a chance to ask? Pass it! It’s better to be safe than sorry because it’s her day and what matters the most is her well-being and comfort.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of all the essentials that a successful bridal shower should include:
Party style - Is it going to be a fancy cocktail party at one of the rooftop bars? Or a classy and delicious dinner party in a world-class restaurant? Maybe a cafe brunch topped with mimosa bubbles? You need to pick the party style before you get into other details. It will help you during your venue hunt, as well as what type of food and drinks options to pick.
Theme and decor - Once you’ve established the party style, now it’s time to choose a theme. Ideally, the party theme and matching decor should reflect the bride’s personal preferences and hobbies. Does she love roses? Then a rose garden tea party can be a hit! Just imagine a beautiful garden decorated with fairy lights and bouquets of roses while you’re sipping tea from a beautiful china pot. Whatever theme you will pick, it will spark excitement among guests and make it memorable. Make sure the bridal shower has it!
An ideal venue! - Dallas boasts fantastic spaces in every style and ambiance, so make sure it will match the party style and theme. Pick a few venues that pique your interest. Send inquiries and compare the offers. Only after having a complete insight on every aspect of the rental (food and drinks packages, available space, etc.) should you pick the winner. Luckily with Tagvenue, the whole process of finding the ideal venue is short and sweet. So make sure to take our smart filters for a spin! But keep in mind that the location should be convenient to all of the guests, so checking if the venue has great transportation access as well as parking is a must.
Food and drinks - A full course menu, or delicious finger food matched with some fancy cocktails? Be creative! And if your bride is a foodie who isn’t afraid of trying new flavors, then maybe a menu full of twists and turns that will wow everyone? Try to spoil the bride with foods she loves but doesn’t eat that often. Perhaps she’s into Italian food? Then it’d be a great idea to add some bruschetta, focaccia, or even pizza on the table. But don’t forget about other guests and try to incorporate foods that bear in mind their dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Invitations - Get everyone a little excited for the party and send personalized invitations matching the party theme. You can DIY (and engaging other attendees will make the experience even more fun), or buy ones in the store. You can also be eco-friendly and send digital ones! Just send them at least 4 weeks before the event. It’ll give everyone plenty of time to mark the party on their calendars.
Bridal shower favors - Thank all the guests for showing up and being there for the bride with small treats. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but trust us, such a gesture will make everyone smile. Also, party favors are fantastic keepsakes that will remind the attendees about the great time years after the wedding!
Picture perfect spot - Of course, such a party needs to be captured in pictures! It’s a fantastic keepsake for the bride and groom they can go back to and revive these fantastic moments before the big day. So organize a cozy and picture-perfect spot where the bride can snap some cute shots with all the guests to remember all the fun!
It depends on the venue type you will choose. But generally, expect costs around $30 to $75 per person. But don’t hesitate to ask venue managers for individual offers, as well as discounts. Also, some venues slash their rates off-peak times, so it’s worth checking out when the low season is at the exact venue. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)
Whenever the bride pleases to have one! Generally, it’s a pre-wedding party, and all the wedding planners and experts recommend throwing a bridal shower sometime between 3 months to 2 weeks before the wedding. So try to pick the date that is both convenient to the bride and guests whom she would like to be present at the party.
Well, it is possible! But we always recommend looking for the venue at least 2 months before the party takes place. Because it will give you enough time to compare the offers, think them through, and pick the ideal one at the desired price range.
Dallas is simply teeming with great bridal shower venues! We love the ones in Downtown because except for the great ambiance and decor, they have fantastic locations and it’s easy to take the party to the club later in the evening. From extravagant bars, casual cafes, and high-end restaurants, you’ll find a party space that caters to your needs and budget there! But if you’re looking for something more upscale, then head over to one of the rooftop bars in Uptown, or to unique restaurants, soul food cafes, and vibrant bistros in Bishop Arts.
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