Monday, January 16, 2017

Music Themed Bridal Shower

I just came across these photos and realized I hadn't yet shared them with you. A few weeks before Mr. Handsome's youngest brother married Sarah during a beautiful December ceremony on the East Coast, his grandmother threw a wedding shower for Sarah.

The shower was music themed, as Sarah is a professional, classically trained musician. Everything was very beautifully done! I wasn't able to attend because Mr. Handsome had to work that weekend, so we couldn't make the seven-hour drive, but my in-laws sent me photos.







The game they played was created by Mr. Handsome's grandmother. Guests had to finish the story using music related words. In case you want to try it, I posted the answers as a comment below.

Music for the Shower


The ______ to a perfect day is to have everybody in _______.

As you arrive at your wedding, may you ________ into the church on _________ with your family there to __________ you. Rumor has it that you will be wearing __________ on your feet with __________ on your toes. Your wedding planner will greet you and __________ in with ideas from her _________.

Your wedding planner will remind the groom to ____ _____ and not to fall to ______. It is difficult to have a wedding if the groom is __________. Also, be sure your groom knows you want the best man to be a __________.

The ________ of the ceremony is usually a member of the church ___________.

When you place your _______ on your finger, it is a _________ that you are no longer going through life _________.

Some couples ______ _____ as they leave the ceremony.

A good choice for the meal for your reception is ______ ________. Make every effort to keep the groom away from the _______. As you look at your gift table you will notice that many people have taken time to _______ their gifts.

It is always risky to have the best man __________ a toast. If it is too long, have your maid of honor ready to _______ in.

As you leave for your life together, it is our wish that you will have ________ happiness and ________ stress.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous1/16/2017

    The shower looks absolutely stunning!!! Question though - I was raised to believe that family hosting a shower (wedding or baby) was in bad taste. Is it not like that where you live?

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    1. Anonymous1/16/2017

      I was also taught that too.

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    2. Anonymous1/17/2017

      Hey I think the bride could throw herself one and it would not be in bad taste. Lots of people who are not going to the wedding would still have a party with her. Silly ideas of taste you have.

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    3. Anonymous1/17/2017

      It's not a "silly" idea of taste. It's called good etiquette or good manners, and that never goes out of style. I totally agree with the top response. Showers are not to be thrown by a family member. That is always going to come across as trying to get gifts for yourself or your own family. Whether it's 1957 or 2017 or 2057, that's not in good taste.

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    4. Anonymous1/18/2017

      The whole idea of a shower is to be showered with gifts, so why does it matter who hosts it? Personally I think the whole concept of wedding and baby showers are in bad taste because their purpose is to ask people for gifts. I don't see why it's more acceptable for friends to host a shower than family, because either way it's a request for gifts to the bride, and usually she registers for the gifts she wants anyway.

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    5. Anonymous1/18/2017

      In all honesty isn't a shower designed for each person to give a small useful gift to the bride to be, to help her set up her new home? Showers are supposed to be for giving gifts to the bride to be so does it really matter who puts on the shower? I am kind of surprised at this discussion, speaking of good taste, this discussion is not so tasteful, about who is 'allowed' to have a shower for someone.

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    6. Hi there,

      I have heard that too, but I have only heard it said that direct family should not organize the shower. For example, my mom didn't throw me a wedding shower, but my mother-in-law and sister-in-law did. But if someone wants to break from tradition, that doesn't bother me. As long as they put on a fun get together for guests (not just handing them a plate of cookies, thanking them for the gifts, and showing them to the door) I would say just do whatever the bride (or mom, in the case of a baby shower) is comfortable with. :)

      Ellie

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    7. Anonymous1/18/2017

      Where I come from, baby showers are almost always hosted by family members. And the guests are mostly family members too. It is more a family gathering than a party to give gifts. Also, wedding showers are not something we see often. Usually, when a couple decides to get married, they are already living together so there is no need for a shower with gifts because we already have pretty much all the essentials for every day life. But there is always a table at the wedding reception where guests can put cards or gifts if they want to.

      Josée

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    8. Anonymous1/19/2017

      Just go look in an etiquette book or at an online etiquette site. You'll see that family members shouldn't throw showers. You can't start splitting hairs and saying that since they weren't a "direct" family member, it was OK. Family is family.

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  2. Shela G1/16/2017

    Love that the shower was so personalized for the Bride. Looks like a very nice party.

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    1. I love that, too. Mr. Handsome's grandmother really went all out. Wish I could take credit for some of it, but I can't. Lol.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous1/16/2017

    "Your family like sugar huh?"

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    1. Lol. They do enjoy treats, but it's more that they like to have lots of options for guests. They are very good about not over indulging.

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous1/16/2017

    Key harmony and I give up now

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  5. Anonymous1/17/2017

    Too many blanks. That's like the SAT of bridal shower games.

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  6. Anonymous1/17/2017

    I have no idea what goes in the blanks. I like the pictures, especially of the food. I would go just for the food.

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  7. Anonymous1/17/2017

    Such a nice shower. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

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  8. It all looks lovely! I'd love to see the answers to the game! I love the creativity that went into this all. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Betsy. I'll post the answers below. :)

      Ellie

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  9. That was a difficult game, wasn't it? I'll admit I didn't get many of them at all. Here are the answers:

    Key
    Harmony
    Waltz
    Bluegrass
    Accompany
    Flats
    Bells
    Chime
    Notes
    B #
    Pieces
    Haydn
    Hymn
    Conductor
    Staff
    Ring
    Cymbal
    Solo
    Hip Hop
    Drum Sticks
    Bar
    Rap
    Compose
    Horn
    Major
    Minor


    Have a great day!
    Ellie

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  10. Anonymous1/23/2017

    That's a great idea for a bridal shower!! Love seeing all your posts about different bridal showers!
    Hannah

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, Hannah! Thanks for reading. :)

      Ellie

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