AP9 GalleriaUSA Presents Tips for Planning a Bridal Shower

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AP9 Galleria USA guides bridal shower planners through the process of planning, executing and enjoying a bridal shower.

Her wedding is usually the most wonderful moment in the life of a woman and everything that surrounds this singular moment should be as special as the wedding date itself. AP9 Galleria USA, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, understands this and as an alternative presents some tips on planning a memorable bridal shower.

AP9 GalleriaUSA offers its members fabulous discounts at popular retailers from coast to coast -- perfect for anyone throwing or attending a bridal shower. Members of AP9 Galleria USA can log on to Galleria123.com to take advantage of all their money-saving benefits as well as great gift-giving ideas.

When planning a bridal shower, there are certain questions that absolutely need to be answered: Who should organize the bridal shower? Should the shower have a theme? How long should it last? When and where? Should there be games? As a general rule, planners need to take into consideration the bride's personality, taste and most importantly, her availability. The following are some helpful hints on how to get the party started:

-- Maid of Honor is usually the planner. Bridal showers are traditionally organized by someone close to the bride like her Maid of Honor or a close friend. It's always helpful to check with the Maid of Honor before any preparations begin.

-- Set a theme for the bridal shower. First, ask the bride what she needs and her color preferences. Then, choose decorations and find invitations that best represent the theme of the shower. Make sure all attendees are aware of the theme and what is expected from them.

-- Plan the shower with enough time. Plan the bridal shower about 2-6 weeks before the wedding. If the bride lives out of town, organize it around a time when she is in town. Remember, the availability of the bride is key to the success of the bridal shower. Bridal showers usually last 2-3 hours and should be planned on a date that is best for the bride.

-- Food and games. The next most important thing to having the bride present is the food and entertainment. A menu with a variety of food to choose from usually does the trick. Just make sure to cater to all tastes. Games also play a vital role during the shower. As a good planner and as the shower's host, making sure guests enjoy themselves is important. Planning 3 to 4 games is always helpful to keep the ball rolling until the main entertainment arrives or until it's time to open the presents.

-- Don't forget party favors. Put together some party favors to give to guests as a token of appreciation. It doesn't need to be something big, but a cute detail that will remind them of the shower.

-- Prepare a list of all guests and presents. This list will help the bride keep track of who gave what and will make it easy for the bride to the send thank you notes.

By following these tips, AP9 Galleria USA guarantees a bridal shower to be flawless, fun, and unforgettable. And as with any other event, the keys to planning a successful bridal shower are ample time, patience, creativity and enthusiasm, suggests AP9 GalleriaUSA.

About AP9 GalleriaUSA

AP9 Galleria USA is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at Galleria123.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 GalleriaUSA.

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