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When the bride and groom are so in love that they can’t stand the thought of celebrating apart, you can throw a couples shower that includes both the guys and the girls. This is a little different than a traditional shower, and requires some extra planning.
A couples shower will be different from a traditional shower in that it is more of a dinner or cocktail party than a bridal shower. Invite both male and female relatives and close friends. The event is still centered around gifts, but rather than the bride doing the opening, they are presented to both bride and groom. Ideas for a couples shower include a cocktail party at a favorite bar or restaurant to an afternoon BBQ at the parent’s house.
You’ve already got the unique party idea, now try some of these unique themes to create a fun party for men and women.
Each of these themes give you some creative freedom to come up with ideas that highlight the important things about the couple.
Once the males are added to the group, the party tends to get a little rowdy. On your couples wedding shower invitations, make sure that everyone knows both groups will be included. This will also help those choosing gifts, when they know it’s not a girl’s day where you can swap intimate stories and share lingerie.
Play a name game as guests arrive so that everyone feels at ease and introduced. Have every guest mention how they know the happy couple.
If you have games involved in the shower, make teams all male or all female to ensure that physical contact is kept to a minimum in case anyone feels uncomfortable
Couples wedding showers are unique and fun with the right approach and planning. Allow the happy couple to spend all the time together with a fun couples shower. An added bonus for the bride is that the groom can now help her write thank you notes after the party.
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