Planning a coed wedding shower can be a lot of fun, but there are certain things you should do to make the occasion fun and memorable for everyone who attends. Here are some tips to make your coed shower a hit.
Traditionally, wedding showers were mostly planned by women, for other women. Over the years, though, coed showers have become very popular. Throwing a coed wedding shower offers a number of advantages, especially for the shower guests. It gives couples a chance to mingle and it doesn’t exclude the men who might want to celebrate the life of their friend’s new baby, even if that friend is just an acquaintance. A coed shower is warm and inviting and encourages guests to bring someone they’d like to accompany them.
If you’re planning a coed wedding shower, keep the following tips in mind so that everyone has a good time and feels welcome:
Choose your favors carefully—Your wedding shower favors make a big difference in your shower decor and how your occasion is perceived, so try and choose favors that will accommodate both the men and the women. Everyone will appreciate a versatile, practical shower favor that they can take home as a keepsake. Consider candles, gift cards, or personalized wine glasses.
Pick some versatile tunes—While it’s likely you’ll be busy with activities, opening gifts, and eating cake, it helps to play some music in the background to set a festive mood. Pick fun, relaxing tunes that everyone will love. This won’t be hard. Music is universal and both men and women will enjoy some classic rock or Top 40 songs.
Don’t skimp on the catering—It’s tempting to serve tiny h’orderves and small portions of finger foods, but don’t forget that men have an appetite, too, and they will appreciate good, hearty food. Choose versatile dishes that everyone will enjoy, and don’t skimp when it comes to portions.
Arrange sections for mingling—It doesn’t hurt to set up a few comfortable nooks around the house where the guys can get together and chat while the ladies do their thing. Start a fire, set out an area for drinks and cards, and then have a main area for congregating when it’s time for everyone to get together for the gift opening and activities. This is a simple gesture that everyone will appreciate at a coed wedding shower.