How to Create A Bridal Shower Guest List

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The life of every party is in the people that attend. Today, we are going to learn how to create a guest list for your bridal shower.

Bridal shower is one of the most interesting build-up to any bride’s wedding. A lot of things can make or break your bridal shower party and one of them is the quality of people you invites.

While inviting people may not seem a great deal, getting organised around it is important and that is why today we are going to learn how to create a bridal shower guest list using our good old friend Microsoft excel. If you are like me, you can skip the stage below and simply download the free template.

Before we start, what is a bridal shower list and who should be on the list?

A bridal shower gathering is a party that includes the closest associate of the bride. A bridal shower guest list is a list containing the bride’s attendant, personal friends of the bride and family.

Now, let’s create our bridal shower guest list.

Step 1: Decided who you want on the list

If you are saddled with planning your friend’s bridal shower, you will immediately realise that deciding on the people to invite and the number is not an exact science.

As a rule of thumb, the number of people invited to a bridal shower should not be more than 20. Also, avoid inviting people who you know will not be invited to the wedding and finally, make sure the bride is aware of everyone who is invited to the party. After all, it is her party and you do not want to throw a “pleasant” surprise on her.

Step 2: Decide what information you want to keep

There are lots of information you want to keep about your guest but from experience, the following are some of the most important ones you should keep.

  • Name
  • Relationship to the bride
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Status
  • Invite sent
  • Reply Received
  • Notes

 

Step3: Pick your storage format

Basically, you have two option for storing your document. You  may decide to store it online which means you will  have to create it using the online version. The other option is to create it on your local system using your Microsoft Excel application.

Either option gives yo the same end result but you can always access one online anytime you want.

I will be creating my template using Google doc so you can easily download the template.

Step 4: Open Excel Sheet

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  • Click Google Sheet

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  • Name your sheet

 

Step 5: Fil in the headers

Now it is time to fill in all the headers we listed above. By the time you are done, your sheet should look like mine.

Step 6: Freeze the top plane

We want to ensure that we know what information we are filling into the different column so we are going to keep the header fixed.

Click on View and use the freeze menu to keep the upper row in place.

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Step 7: Enter all other information

Now populate the excel sheet with your information adding appro[iste information in the “notes” column.

That is how we make a guest file in excel. You can make yours following our step by step procedure or you simply make a copy using this link

Now that you have your guest list figured out and properly planned, it is time to send out those invitations. Not sure where to start, check out our invitation section for ideas.

 

 

Party Roundup- Best of April

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Once again, it is the end of April and as usual we bring you the stories,tips and resources that made us go aaww in the month of April.

Here we go.

  1.  How to Create A Giant Ballon for Mother’s day: What would you give to be able to make a flower out of balloons? In this DIY tutorial, that is exactly what you will learn. Do not look too far for the perfect mother’s day gift.

 

2.Garden Bridal Shower Idea: When planning this bridal shower, we wanted to get the perfect mix of elegance, style and charm! This goal was achieved and exceeded because of the amazing vendors involved. They took the bride to be, Jamie, and made her vision come to life. Guests got to enjoy delicious desserts …. That is exactly what she garden themed bridal shower is all about.

 

 

3. Free Printable Mother’s Day Card: Guess we are still on a giving the perfect gifts for mothers. In this post, Kim shares her printable mother’s day card inspired from her earlier “Best Mom Tee”

 

4. How to Get Your Kids to Clean: I never can get my daughter to help out especially when she is not in the mood. She either feigns she is tired or she suddenly develops acute pain in any part of her body.  So how can you get the kids involved? Make it cool and fun just like the tip shared in this article.

 

5. Nigeria Wedding Statistics: And on the 7thtreasure party blog, we share the latest Nigeria wedding statistics in infographic form.

 

That is all folks. Come around any resource you feel, you want us to include in our roundup. Feel free to recommend.

Nigeria Wedding Statistics-Infographic

Why do people go to weddings? How many wedding takes place in Africa annually and what is the average cost of weddings in Nigeria? The wedding ceremony is usually a big one in Africa and most especially Nigeria. How many wedding takes place annually? What is the average cost of a wedding in Nigeria and most importantly why do Nigerians attend weddings?

If you have read our interesting wedding facts, then you will be interested in this infographic where we share some Nigeria and Africa wedding statistics.

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9 Traditional Wedding Fact From Around The World

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You think you have heard it all! but I bet you, you simply have not

I bet you, you simply have no idea that these traditional wedding facts exist. Check out this infographic .

Traditional Wedding Fact You may Find Hard to Believe:

  1. South-Korea – Husband gives his mother-in-law ducks as a sign of his fidelity
  2. Indian– Bride’s sister or cousins steals the grooms shoe while he was intend the temple attending his wedding. He usually ransoms them back. Hmm! What a way to test the negotiation skills of the man and still have fun while doing that.
  3. Denmark– The groom’s socks is cut off while being hosted in the air. This is to represent his sign of fidelity.
  4. Peru– Remember the throwing of the flower after the bride’s wedding to see who catches it first? Read how it is been done in Peru.
  5. Malaysia– Couple does not use the toilet for three days. Breaking it may mean bad luck to the newly wedded.
  6. Sweden– Fancy the bride or the groom? Get them to get married in Sweden and you can steal a kiss officially. It is no crime.
  7. South Africa– Salt, pepper etc are given as symbolic items during the traditional wedding.
  8. Ireland– Straw boys visit the ceremony to dance with the couple and shares jokes. They do this dressed in straw costumes.
  9. Germany– Both couples are giving a saw to cut through a log together.

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There you have it. Funny traditional wedding facts from around the world that are true. Now it is your turn, tell us how traditional marriages are done in your region?

Party Roundup- Best of March

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Welcome to our second edition of the best from wedding and party blogs. This month’s roundup brings you the best in wedding dress style that are in vogue, party theme if you love basketball and much more.

Here we go in no particular order

 

  1. How to have a pizza basketball theme: If you love basketball and pizza, then this is a must-read article for you. This article shares 7 tips to help you create a pizza basketball party that is fun.

 

2. What do you wear on your wedding day: I love weddings.  But as a bride, how do you determine what to wear on that special occasion? Get some inspiration from Berta Bridal for your next design

Berta Bridal 2016 Wedding Dress Collection

 

 

3. Top Wedding Photography blog you must visit: Love to be behind the camera? The here are some photography blog that can give you inspiration for your next shoot.

4. How to plan your kids birthday successful: Kids are fun. They are great to have around the house but not when it is exactly their birthday. That is why we created this guide to help you plan a successful party for your kid.

And that is a wrap for the March edition of our roundup. If you find any article interesting, then reach out via email lekeadegboye@gmail.com and we just might share them.

How To Throw A Successful Party

throw a successful partyDo you want to throw a successful party?

Imagine yourself hosting a party that guest keeps talking about even after they have left. What would make it so successful? Is it the food or are there secret ingredients that make for a successful party?

A party is usually a social event where people socialize and is usually characterised by eating, drinking and socializing.

A party is usually characterised by the above but what makes some parties memorable?

 

Secrets Ingredients to Throwing a Successful Party?

 

  1. Guest: The total number of guest and their complexity can either break or break your party. When planning a party, people usually start to think of the food first or the venue.

 

Unfortunately, they forget to consider that the people they really are planning this party for – their guest.

 

Make sure that your guests are the first thing you consider before you make any other plan. You want to have a handle on the total number of people you are inviting. Having an over populated party will make the place rowdy and people can suddenly become restive.

 

Too few people at your party and the space become too big, guest feels swallowed up.

 

Another thing to consider when thinking about your guest is the complexity of the combination of the guest are important. Are they of the same age group? Do they share the same interest or they have varied interest? What is their personality type?

 

  1. Music: Music is the live and soul of every party. Consider the type for music you want to play? Is it a music your audience will resonate with?

 

Depending on the type of party you are throwing, sometimes you want some music in the background. Other times, the music are meant to be played at certain intervals.

 

If background music is going to be used, make sure that the music is not interfering with conversations around the table. Background music should be just loud enough so people can hear it without distracting them from their conversations.

 

  1. Activity: People who go to parties usually do not remember a lot of things but one thing they will remember is the activities or the fun they had.

You must have a good plan for all the things that will take place at the party. Is it an outdoor party, then plan games that fit for outdoor activities?

 

If your party is indoor, the make sure that the games are indoor games.

Make sure your party is full of activities that will get your guest fully involved. Plan your activities around their age, personality type and available resources.

 

  1. Theme: To theme or not to theme? A greatly successful party must be themed. Picking a theme for your party helps you to make proper plans and give ambience to your party.

 

  1. Party Essential List: No matter what you do, there are some great essentials that every party must have.

 

I will suggest you start with this:

 

Invitation-

Decorations – balloons

Food- cakes, ice-cream and delicious foods

Cameras – to keep memories

Extra chairs and table – you don’t want to have your guest standing

Prizes for games – nothing makes it more fun when winners of games get prizes to take home with them.

 

Throwing a great party is not as difficult as a lot of people are meant to believe. With a little spice of the above, you can throw a successful party that keeps people talking.

Party Roundup – Best of February

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Welcome to the best of articles for February.

February is the month of love and we finally decided to use this month to start our 7thtreasure Wrapup post.

We shift through hundreds of blog post and articles and have carefully curated this special list for you.

Have fun!

  1. Latest Aso-Ebi Gown Styles

If you are not sure of what to wear to your next wedding party, here are some great styles to guide you.

2. Veil Infographic

A great wedding dress is not complete without the veil. The veil plays a crucial role during the wedding ceremony so choosing a good one that completes your wedding gown is important. In this article, the perfect length for a veil is unveiled.

3. Pre-Wedding Shot Ideas

How do you take a pre-wedding shot that will keep bringing smiles to your face. This post gives you 15 great themes and ideas for your pre-wedding shot. I especially love the levitation image pre-wedding shot.

4. Beautiful Private bachelorette Party 

Last night before the ring? Here is how to give the bride to be a memory time she will always remember and thank you for.

5. The Easiest way to come up with a wedding speech

Lost for words? This article provides great tips for a bride on how to write the best wedding speech that will make people think you are a pro

That’s all folks for this month’s roundup. Love a particular post , remember to share it.

 

Ultimate Checklist to Help You Plan An Epic Party

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Do you want your party to be the party of the moment?

I guess we all do.

Planning and executing a party either it is a wedding, birthday or a bridal shower can be quite a daunting task. When you seems to have everything under control, you suddenly noticed that there is this little “tiny” detail that you seems to have forgotten.

During the past few weeks leading to this article, I have spoken with over 50 women and 70% of them acknowledged the fact that there seems to be something they “overlooked” or let’s say didn’t remember to fix on time.

This can lead to frustration on your part since you want your guest to have a wonderful experience as they attend your party.

To help prevent this, we have put together this printable party planning checklist to help you.

To use this checklist, you will need to print it out and tick off as you accomplish each step listed under the categories.

A sneak peep into this free checklist –

  1. Budget

You don’t want to regret spending a particular amount after your guest has left. What should you do?

 

  1. Venue

What are the factors to consider when making a choice of venue? We got them listed

 

  1. Theme

Want a memorable party? Then pick a theme. But how do you pick one? Need inspiration and guide to pick a theme?

 

  1. Entertainment

Live band or Dj? How do you determine?

 

  1. Catering for your guest

True or true, your guest are the most important people at your party? Not in all cases actually but they are a crucial factor in the whole event. How do you come up with perfect list? How many people should you invest?

 

  1. Gift Supplies

Here is where I love most. What factors will determine the kind of gift to give and most importantly where do you get them from. Use the checklist to find out or if you are in haste, check here

Go ahead get your checklist here.

 

 

5 Tips to Plan Your Wedding On A Budget

wedding on budget   There is usually one very exciting day and moment in a lady’s life. That moment when the man of your dreams goes down on one knee and proposed to you, okay, I admit it not every “will you marry moment” goes like this, but such moment is one of the days every woman lives for. It could be so exciting especially when it is the man you love in return and it could make you feel like flying so high.

You suddenly become the most important and beautiful woman in the room. But as the euphoria of the moment dies down, come the realization that you have got a wedding to plan. This can sometimes send jittery downs your nerve and raise different questions. Some of the questions running through your mind will include: Continue reading

20 DIY ideas for a Truly Epic Party

Balling on a budget is literally the new black people! So you want to throw an awesome party and have your friends green with envy but you do not want your bank account to weep uncontrollably? Yes darling, it is very possible! Simply  say hello to D.I.Y and you are now on a journey to the most epic party and with change to buy the shoes you have been dreaming off for months. Chi ching!

If you are wondering where to get some of these items, we have a beautiful collection over here We have compiled a few awesome ideas for you darling readers so keep scrolling!

1. Upside down wine glasses and candles as centrepiecewine glass centre

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So easy yet so breathtaking – simply flip wine glasses upside down to use as candle holder and add flowers underneath for a burst of colour.

2. Birdcage centrepieces birdcage and candles

Source: www.boho-weddings.com

*sigh* We are truly obsessed with birdcages! For a shabby chic theme, incorporate as your centrepiece and fill with candles or flowers for a fresh look or even pearls for a glamorous 20s vibe .

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Source: modernwedding.com.au

3. Doilies to the rescue! Continue reading