CO-ED WEDDING SHOWERS
Tips on planning, choosing co-ed
wedding shower invitations and invitation wording
bridal shower invitation ideas
Instead of going
for a “girls only” wedding event, lots of trendy couples are making
their wedding showers co-ed. Also known as Jack and Jill or couples
showers, co-ed wedding showers put a new spin on the traditional
By adding men to
the guest list, you’ll take your wedding shower in a different
direction. Instead of a feminine luncheon or tea party, you can mix
it up with a more modern theme.
Not sure how to start planning a
co-ed shower? Not to worry, read on and find out how to do
everything from initial planning through co-ed wedding shower
invitations and wording.
Wedding Shower Planning
bridal showers, co-ed showers generally have more of a party
atmosphere. This aspect will affect the overall theme and
activities for the shower. A co-ed wedding shower will still
revolve around giving the bridal couple gifts; but other than that,
you can plan it like any other party.
Think of a theme
that would appeal to both the male and female guests and start from
there. A backyard barbeque, Hawaiian luau, cocktail party, wine
tasting, Mexican fiesta, pool party or beach get-together are all
good themes for a co-ed shower.
How to Choose Co-ed Wedding Shower Invitations
choose the invitations for a co-ed wedding shower, you want to make
sure that they represent the theme of the party. You also want to
be sure that the invitations aren’t too feminine and they
communicate the fact that the wedding shower is co-ed. One way to
do this is to choose co-ed wedding shower invitations in unisex
colors. You may love carnation pink, but if you send out a pink
shower invitation, it may turn some of your male guests off. Think
about using colors like green, blue, yellow, red, or orange. You
could also use patterns like polka dots, animal print or stripes.
for Co-ed Wedding Showers
The activities for
a co-ed wedding shower will also be a little different. Bridal
bingo may be fun for all girls showers, but it’s a given that guys
probably wouldn’t want to participate in that type of game.
Arrange a few more
physical activities like volleyball or ultimate Frisbee. You can
also plan some team games like Pictionary or charades. Team the men
and women against each other for a fun rivalry. Depending on what
type of party you’re planning, karaoke can also be fun.
There are also
games that are specifically for co-ed wedding showers. The
Not-Quite-Newlywed game can be fun. It consists of the bride and
groom answering a list of questions before the shower and then
allowing the guests to guess at their answers. Another fun game for
co-ed wedding showers is Guess the Kiss. This game takes place with
the bride blind-folded. All of the male guests get a number and
take turns kissing the bride on the cheek. After everyone has had a
turn, the bride must guess which kiss was from the groom.
Wedding Shower Invitation Wording
The wording for
co-ed wedding shower invitations doesn’t have to be prim and
proper. It just needs to communicate to the guests the when, where,
who, what and why of the party in a fun way. No matter what kind of
wording you use, the most important thing is to let guests know that
the party is co-ed. Be clear in your wedding shower invitations
that both men and women are attending. You want guests to feel
comfortable and so the co-ed theme shouldn’t be sprung on your
guests as a surprise.
and Groom’s name
are getting married!
Come join us at a couple's shower
and provide the couple with gifts
they will use together
on(date) at (time)
(host’s name and telephone number)
Please join us at a Beachside Couples Shower
for (Bride’s name) and (Groom’s name)
We’ll have fun in the sun while showering them
with gifts and good wishes
On (date) at (time)
Hosted by (host’s name)