Posts Tagged ‘bridal shower’

A Raffle for The Bride and Groom

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

I attended a bridal shower last night and it was a lot of fun.  It actually gave me a really good idea for a raffle.  I think with most weddings, the expense of it is the biggest burden on the bride and groom.  Either they have to pay for it themselves or their parents are helping them pay for it.  Nevertheless, most weddings end up costing tens of thousands of dollars.  I think that if there was a way to help them with this expense, that bridal showers could take a new twist.

I recently got a lot of Twilight memorabilia donated to me and I have a bridal shower that I have to throw soon for my cousin.  I think it would be cool idea to hold a raffle at the shower with all of the proceeds going to the bride and groom to help them pay for the wedding or the honeymoon.  The Twilight stuff is really, really nice stuff that any Twilight fan would love to have.  The shower I’m throwing for my cousin is actually Twilight themed because she loves the book series so much.

I figure if I include info about the raffle on the invitation then people could bring two dollars, along with whatever present they buy her, to buy a raffle ticket.  Two dollars is not much at all to pay for a raffle ticket, so I think people would be willing to do that.  My cousin was so excited for this idea, so I think it will go really well.

Bridal Shower Raffle

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I have been to so many bridal showers over the past few weekends, so I’ve naturally been thinking about how you could do a raffle at a bridal shower.  I know this might seem like a stretch, but stick with me here.  Bridal showers can tend to be redundant.  At pretty much every shower you do the same thing: mix and mingle, eat, open presents, play two shower games, and say goodbye.  Typically the shower games are all alike too.  I don’t think that there’s a bridal shower game that I haven’t played at this point.  It would be nice if there was something to really make the shower unique, other than who the shower is being thrown for.  I think that a bridal shower raffle could be just that.

Here is my idea for a bridal shower raffle:  Since every attendee at bridal showers brings a gift, but its not always off the registry this might be a good way to ensure that it is.  Include in the invitation for the shower directions on the raffle.  For every person that buys something off of the registry, they get entered into a raffle at the shower.  Obviously it will be necessary for the person hosting the shower to have the registry list so that they can be sure that the gift is off of the registry.  If a person buys more than one thing off the registry, they can have their name entered however many times as the number of items they bought off the registry.  This will encourage the guests to get creative with their gifts.  At the shower, after the bride has opened all the gifts, the raffle can be done.  The winner of the raffle should win a nice prize, like a $25 gift card or something. It should be mentioned in the invitation what the prize will be so that the guests will be motivated.

I think that this could be an exciting game for a bridal shower and it will help the guests to get into what’s going on at the shower.  There are many different ways that this raffle can be done at the shower.  It doesn’t have to depend on the gifts that are brought.  It can be dependent on how many times a certain bridal-type word is said, and every time they say it, they get one of their three entries in the raffle taken out.  This would make for a very eventful shower.  Let the creativity with this idea roam.  You can help your guests experience something outside of the norm while supporting the bride.