Trans4mind Home Page
~ Making the Human Heart Visible ~

Looking for a better life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of personal development, combined with personal support from expert life coaches.

Explore Article Library

Planning a Couples Shower

By Trish Burrell

Thinking of hosting a party for the bride and groom, and don't know where to start?

Lets break it down, and make it simple, by answering these questions.

What is a couples bridal shower?

Instead of the traditional party for the bride to be, this party is thrown for both the bride and groom.

Who hosts the shower?

Typically, the bridesmaids will have the party, often with help from the groomsmen. However, anyone close to the couple can do this.


Four to six weeks before the wedding, helps to make it less stressful. Nights or weekends are usually the best time.


This can be at a private home, rented hall, or a favorite "hangout" of the couple.

Who's invited?

Sometimes there is confusion with the term "couples shower".

This applies to the guests of honor. It doesn't mean guests have to come in pairs. Decide on the number to be invited. Ask both men and women, according to their importance to the couple.

Is anything done differently at a couples bridal shower?

It is generally a more casual atmosphere. A bridal shower theme is often used. This can be based around the couples interests, such as sports, music or travel.

This helps to keep it entertaining for all.

How about the food?

A buffet is a good idea. Keep the couples favorites in mind. For instance, you may want to have all Italian, Chinese or Mexican items.

What about decorations?

Keep them simple. Coordinate colors with your theme, or use the bridal colors.

Are favors given?

These are optional. You can give favors related to the theme, if you have one. Separate male and female gifts may also be given.

How are gifts given?

Joint gifts are usually given. Monogrammed or personalized gifts are always a hit.

You can also give individual gifts, if you'd like. Make sure they are of similar value.

Any other couples shower ideas?

Have some music playing in the background.

Designate someone to oversee the food and drinks.

Leave some disposable cameras around for candid pictures.

Have fun!

About The Author

© Copyright Trish Burrell, All Rights Reserved.This article may be reprinted, with all information, authors bio, and hyperlinks intact.

Trish Burrell is founder of Bridal Shower Ideas For You. Visit this informational site on all areas of bridal shower planning, at


Careers & Employment
Grief & Loss
Kids & Teens
Public Speaking
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

A great way to support your Trans4mind Training is to use these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Generalized Anxiety Treatment ~ Use hypnosis as a generalized anxiety disorder treatment and you can feel calm today.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
Search on an issue that interests or concerns you...

Trans4mind Training is the best thing we've ever done! It's a series of interactive video workshops covering the key challenges we all face in life - to help you achieve greater inner peace and true fulfillment.
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd