At the Spa
The first step is to choose a date that works for the bride and the majority of the prospective guests, and one that is also available at the spa. Next, set a budget. The Maid or Matron of Honor often organizes and pays for showers, but you may ask the bridesmaids to help if it is an expensive undertaking. Now decide where to have the spa bridal shower. Perhaps the bride has a favorite place. It is best to find a spa that has some experience hosting bridal showers. Some common offerings include manicures, pedicures, massages and facials.
Now it is time to draw up the guest list. In addition to the bride and bridal party, the bride's and possibly the groom's closest female relatives are usually invited to showers. Friends are often included, too, but this may be affected by the size of your budget. Once you have decided on a guest list, go to Creations by Leslie and order your spa invitations. It takes one to two weeks from ordering to receiving the finished cards, so give yourself plenty of time. Plan to mail your spa invitations at least a month before the shower.
If you don't have a spa nearby, or it is out of your price range, you could host a spa evening at home. Set the mood with soothing music and low lighting.
You can choose to hire professionals to come to your home to give massages, facials and mani-pedis, or guests can make their own masks and foot soaks from natural ingredients. Cucumber slices are very effective for tired eyes and honey is a wonderful tightening mask. Raw sugar works very well as an exfoliator. It is a good idea to designate areas of your house for different purposes: a massage area, a facial station and a mani-pedi room.
Cakes and cookies are often served at showers, but for a spa evening, it is best to stick with healthy offerings. A vegetable and fruit trays with dips, cheese and crackers, salads or sandwiches are all good choices. If you want to opt out of alcohol, you can offer healthy fruit juices and herbal teas.
Some ideas for favors might be scented candles, aromatherapy oils, soaps or bath salts in attractive packaging. If you can afford it, a white terry cloth robe or spa slippers could be sent along with the spa invitations.
You don't have to worry about ordering your spa invitations online. Our secure server makes purchasing your invitations safe and easy, and you can choose to pay with any major credit card or use PayPal. Visit www.CreationsbyLeslie.com and choose one of our gorgeous designs today.