I love that grooms have recently taken a more active role in the wedding planning process. And I couldn't think of a better way to keep grooms-to-be feeling involved than by hosting a man shower- the wedding shower with a twist!
A man shower is essentially a bridal shower minus the women, decor and bridal bliss. The groom selects a venue, registers for gifts and is embraced with the company of great friends and family. Man showers are the extreme form of a bridal shower - bigger food, bigger gifts and bigger guests. The man shower is a warm-up to the traditional bachelor party, allowing the groomsmen to bond and make all the gentlemen feel a little more included.
The possibilities are endless for man shower themes and ideas. Some of my favorites include an outing at Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
, an outdoor experience like Mickey's Backyard BBQ
at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort or a sporting event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Incorporating the groom and giving him a special day will keep him just as eager and excited for the exchanging of nuptials as the bride. Of course getting a few more gadgets crossed off the wedding registry wish list doesn't hurt either.
Are you (or is your hubby) planning a Gentleman's Affair? Dish!
Let the games begin,