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, décor 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,