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Winning Bridal Shower Games

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It’s wedding season and for those deemed suitable for maid-of-honor duties, you know the road is not always smooth and silky. Of course you want to give your best friend the day of her dreams, but you don’t want to take the easy road out. You want to spice up her last weeks of freedom, while at the same time give her peace of mind during the final stretch of stressful planning. Most likely, you have high hopes for her bridal shower and are looking for ways to make her day bright and fresh. You’ve booked the venue, invited the ladies, scheduled the catering, and even managed to keep it all a secret. Now you’re in a pinch trying to figure out how you’ll spend the few hours that your bride is not opening gifts.
If you’ve ever attended a bridal shower, you know that quirky-girly games are just, plain and simple, part of the bill. Bridal shower games give your party just the right amount of distraction, while engaging everyone and filling the room with guilt-free laughter. Here are a few guaranteed-to-be-loved bridal shower games that will kick any party up a notch:

1. Sweeten Up the Bride

While the cocktails are being served, and your bride is socializing, encourage the party-goers to take a colored index card provided on each table. On this they will write the word that best describes the bride-to-be. Collect the cards in a savable container and read them out loud to your bride before the food is served. This collection of encouraging words is something she can go back and read when life gets her down, or she’s simply remembering her special day.
2. Toilet paper wedding dress
After the attendees are fed, tell every table to nominate a model for your next activity. Then whip out the 82 pack of toilet paper. Each table will have 10 minutes to create a miraculous wedding gown out of toilet paper that will be judged by the bride. Whichever dress the bride chooses as most beautiful, that table will receive some sort of candy prize and an exclusive picture with of the faux bride and real bride.
3. Pin the Undies on the Groom
To end your party with a smash, tell the ladies to send up a different nominee from each table. On a poster board, tacked with a blown-up picture of the groom, the ladies must blindfoldedly pin pieces of lingerie. When each lady is finished, and the room settles from laughter, the bride will evaluate which panty is in the most outlandish location – that’s the winner!
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Although party planning might be stressful, keep these games on hand for guaranteed favor of the bride, and you’ll be one step closer to sighing in relief. To all the maid-of-honors out there wiping sweat from their brows: what are your winning bridal shower game ideas? Tweet us now @clichemag!

Timeless Wedding Themes

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Wedding plans seem to be in the back of every girls mind; whether you’re a bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or simply a girl getting ideas for her long awaited “someday.” It’s the someday we dream about as little girls that builds up to our own personal fantasy we hope to one day fulfill. We research rings, dresses, colors and venues just for fun, and many of us have our fairytale planned out before we’ve even found Prince Charming or own a home of our own!
Although times change and styles cycle in and out, if you’re fantasizing about your big day, here are a few wedding theme ideas that never go out of style.

1. City-Modern

New York, San Francisco, Chicago, DC – if you’re a city girl, you want to incorporate the bright lights and excitement in to your big day. Not only does the city provide various venues from water front’s to romantic roof-tops, but the ever changing landscape makes each picture unique. Before the wedding, jot down your favorite places in the city you love, and make sure to hit those with your photographer. If trendy, fast-paced, modern makes your feet dance and your heart melt, a city-themed wedding is exactly what will make your fairytale come true.
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2. Rustic
You may have grown up in a rural area, or you may just crave the quiet, clean and open spaces that the country provides. Either way, the rustic setting is perfect for your wedding. From wheat in your bouquet, to mason jar-center pieces, to flower head bands for your bridesmaids – your country-chic wedding is sure to make your audience sigh. If rustic calls your name, track down a barn or even a winery that is willing to host you. Bring paper lanterns and even ask if you can use the horses for a photo-op! If yellow sun-sets over wheat fields makes you want to cry, make your wedding rustic-themed in order to fulfill your dream.
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3. Nautical
For some girls, the water is where they feel most at home. There is something about standing on the shore and looking out over the deep blue that fills the heart to overflowing. If the thought of salty breeze and sand in your shoes gives you butterflies, then your wedding must be nautical. Think about renting out a yacht or walking down the aisle on the beach. With these options, you have the flexibility of dressing up your party or going casual-bare-foot, whatever suits your style. Try to plan your pictures for sunset so that you capture the warm natural light in contrast with the crisp water, and your day will surely be one to remember. If the natural, clean, simple boater look makes you tip your hat in approval, choose a nautical theme for your wedding and you won’t be disappointed.
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What do you consider a timeless wedding theme? Tweet us with your answer @clichemag now!