Wedding Shower Themes and Themed Weddings

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It is increasingly popular to have a co-ed wedding shower rather than the traditional all-girls bridal shower. Since the occasion is meant to be an opportunity for guests of family and friends to shower the couple with love, best wishes and gifts that will help the couple as they start out their new life together, why should the guys be left out?

A great way to plan a wedding shower is to take the wedding theme into consideration and carrying the same theme throughout both parties. Themes are great of way to create unique and cohesive experience. A good theme can be inspired by a couple?s favorite activity, a favorite time of the year, a color scheme or some other common interest. Here are a few ideas for tying two events together through a common theme.

Start by ordering wedding stationery such as save the dates, shower invitations and wedding invitations, even thank you cards with the same wedding theme. This can be the same pattern or a common motif whether it's a monogram or artful icon. You might choose different colors depending on the time of the year, as long as they share a similar design element, the concept should be clear.

Wedding shower themes can also be matched to wedding themes through the wedding favors. The favors can be personalized to fit both the wedding shower and the wedding itself. One fun example is giving guests heart-shaped cookie cutters along with a favorite recipe for the wedding shower favors, and then packaging the same cookies inside a pretty favor box or favor bag and giving them as wedding favors after the wedding reception.

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