A luncheon is a popular choice for bridal showers, since it’s a good time of day for a multigenerational gathering. If you’re hosting a luncheon, there are many different options for décor and themes, depending on the bride’s style and the size of the guest list. With party supply rentals, you can get everything you need for the event without the added expense of purchasing everything. Here are some tips for planning a bridal shower luncheon to remember.
Make a Guest List
The guest list will inform many of your other decisions, so start by deciding who will make the cut. The wedding party and mothers of the bride and groom should naturally be invited, as well as close friends of the bride. Family and friends who are out of town may not be able to travel for the shower, but ask the bride if they should still receive invitations, so that they can be included. Remember that you’re not trying to recreate the wedding guest list. Instead, focus on a smaller circle of people who have meaningful relationships with the bride.
Plan the Menu
Before you can rent party supplies, you need to plan your menu, as it will dictate the kinds of dishes, flatware, and glasses you will need. Many people opt for a selection of salads for bridal luncheons, but you can also think outside the box and serve up a favorite meal of the brides or takeout from her favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to add a selection of drinks and desserts, and make accommodations for any guests’ food allergies.
Rent Party Supplies
Once you know how many guests you’ll have and what you’ll be serving, you can rent party supplies for the event. Choose the appropriate dishes, glasses, and flatware for the food you’re serving, and don’t forget serving dishes and utensils. Table linens are also a must-have for a bridal luncheon. Go for a seasonal look or opt for similar colors to the wedding.
American Party Rental has everything you need for the perfect bridal luncheon, from chairs and tables to linens and glasses . Contact our party store in Austin, TX, to reserve your rentals by calling 512-837-6500.