How to Plan a Bridal Shower in Singapore

A bridal shower is one of those parties that are fun and practical at the same time. The obvious reason for a shower is to give things to the future married couple that will help them establish a home together.

But the underlying reason for a bridal shower is that it’s a nice occasion for the close family and friends of the bride to spend relaxed time with her before the big wedding day.

It’s a time for sharing funny stories, for relatives to give advice to the bride, and for friends to show their support.

What's the difference between a bridal shower and a bachelorette party?

The Bachelorette Party (Hen’s Night) is traditionally a night out on the town where the bride-to-be will usually party the night away with her bridesmaid before her wedding day.

Whilst the Bachelorette Party is usually limited to a small group, essentially the bridesmaid and closest girlfriends, the Bridal Shower is more of a daytime event that can welcome guests from all generations. And the focus is more on providing gifts and advice for the bride-to-be.

Where should I start?

If you have been tasked with organising the Bridal Shower, make sure you have the brides personality at the forefront of your mind.

There are innumerable themes and types of Bridal Showers but ultimately, this is an event to send the bride off to married life and put her at ease before her wedding day.

A bridal shower is usually organised by your bridal party or close friends and generally it is the bridal party and/or the mother-of-the-bride who cover the cost. Otherwise, some people ask guests to contribute by bringing a plate of food.

It usually takes place anywhere from 2 months to 2 weeks before the wedding and is usually for a few hours in the afternoon.

First steps

1.) Decide the date of the bridal shower in advance to make sure that most of your guests will be able.
2.) Don’t invite guests to the shower who have not been invited to the wedding.
3.) Ask yourself whether you’d like this to be a ‘ladies only’ event or a couples party (sometimes referred to as a “Jack and Jill Bridal Shower)
4.) Talk to the bride and see if she’d like to register fr gifts. This is a great way for couples to get started in their married life with useful home items and also gives the guests an idea of what to bring.
5.) Choose between a shower at home or in a restaurant or other location Decide whether the party will be held at a home or in a restaurant or other locale.
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bridal shower themes

Depending on the personality of the bride, they are many unique activities that can be done to celebrate the day. Here a few of the best activities ranging from free to paid activities for every style of bride.

relaxed picnic

If you are planning for an outdoorsy bride then you should definitely consider a Picnic Bridal Shower.

A picnic shower is best for those who want a relaxed and casual atmosphere. THe bride and her friends can take a step back from wedding planning.

With a picnic shower, you are also spoilt for choice in locations, whether you have your picnic in the park, in a backyard, on a rooftop, or on the beach, they’re all cost-free and bound to a ton of fun.

Bring some good food and a couple of bottle of wine and head out to enjoy the sunshine! Plus, it’s a casual and relaxed event so you could even make it a Jack and Jill party inviting a few of the groom’s friends to join in.

Perfume workshop

If your bride is a girly girl who’d prefer something more intimate and indoors, a perfume workshop is the ideal bridal shower for her.

Perfume making workshops follow a comfortable structure in a soothing environment. Have an amazing time with a few of your best girlfriends and make a scent that is unique to you.
The Perfume Workshop hope to assist you in creating a signature perfume that is genuinely one of a kind and is truly yours.

They have a large range of well-researched perfume & essential oils for you to test out. Plus, you’ll each get to go home with your 100ml perfume bottle which includes a free engraving!

Good news – HitchPlanner Brides can get 20% OFF their booking by using the coupon code ‘HitchPlanner‘ when booking your bridal shower perfume workshop. Head here to book now.

party out at sea

Those who are seeking a bit more of an adventure might want to consider a nautical themed bridal shower on a yacht.

Looking to leave the grey claustrophobic concrete canyons? How about some sun, sea, sand and breeze?

Rent a luxury yacht from Yacht Bookings right here in Singapore, and experience the most unique, relaxing and experiential thing to do within the sunny shores of Singapore.

They can even provide complete solutions like food, beverages, entertainment and water sports!

It’s ultimate bridal shower venue for brides with a sense of adventure, a taste for luxury, and a love for the sea.

unwind with a spa day

What’s better than a relaxing spa day with your closest friends?

If your bride has been stressed lately with wedding planning, why not choose a spa to host the bridal shower.

Organising a wedding takes a lot of energy. The bride will surely appreciate a few hours of pleasant rest and pampering.

Plus, if you choose to host your spa bridal shower closer to the wedding, it’s also a great way to freshen up before the wedding. All the ladies will be photo ready for the big day!

Read PRE-WEDDING BEAUTY TREATMENTS TO GIVE YOU THE ULTIMATE BRIDAL GLOW to find out more about what treatments may be benefit from before the wedding.


If your bride-to-be is more of the fun loving party type, how about a karaoke themed bridal shower.
What could be better than inging all your stress away, surrounded by your friends cheering you on! Get that euphoric feeling of singing your heart out to some classics tunes! Karaoke is one way to have an entertaining night out, which is also chilled. Plus, Singapore has its fair share of karaoke places. Book your own private room and even add some bridal shower games in the mix.

afternoon tea

Perhaps the most classic and elegant idea for a bridal shower, the afternoon tea is for the traditional bride.

The afternoon tea bridal shower is a sophisticated and intimate way to celebrate with a small group of female relatives and friends.

This kind of bridal shower can be hosted at home or at a nice hotel restaurant. Hosting at home can come with their pros and cons as there are additional details such as decorations and organising catering.

Check out Time out’s top tea rooms in Singapore here for some ideas on where to host.

manicure at home

If your bride would prefer a more chilled and relaxed afternoon at home. A great way to have a pampered afternoon with the girlfriends without heading out to a spa is to get a manicure at home!

No need to dress up or get ready, Move Manicure will bring the nail salon to you. They can customise your nails according to the party’s theme. It can also be a great test drive before the big day.

An added bonus is that Move Manicure use products that are cruelty-free. All nail polishes are 10-free, carefully formulated and do not contain major toxins present in most commercial nail polish.
Read Wedding Nail Ideas for the Perfect Bridal Manicure for some ideas for your bridal shower.

Floral fun

Lastly, this one is for the crafty DIY brides out there.

You can either book a flower workshop with a florist or you create a fun flower station at home.

If you want to have a go at home, all you’ll need is some:
  • scissors
  • ribbons
  • Floral tape
  • Flowers
  • Greenery

    Head over to Pinterest and get some ideas to get you off the ground and start crafting. It’s not only a great conversation starter but also fun for all ages.

    You can browse our florists here.
  • Conclusion

    Whatever activity you decide on make sure that it fits the style and personality of the bride.

    Ultimately a bridal shower is a small gathering before the wedding which puts the bride’s mind at ease and some stress relief before the big day!