Andrea Correale’s Expert Advice on Hosting a Modern Bridal Shower on Brides.com

Like weddings, modern bridal showers are all about experiences these days. So we totally understand if you’re not the type who wants to sit and play cheesy (albeit sometimes fun) games or open up gifts in front of a big audience. Some of these activities and traditions have barely changed at all since your grandmother’s own bridal shower, so we’re pretty sure even she will greatly appreciate some fresh ideas being worked into the mix. Rest assured, you’ve got plenty of options with our modern bridal shower ideas. Your girls will surely thank you for your merciful act of saving them from another cookie-cutter bridal shower, especially if they’re attending more than one this year.

Host a Wine Tasting With a Professional Sommelier

Bottles of wine on a gold wire rack with greeneryMorningWild Photography

What’s a bridal shower without some bubbles? Instead of the standard mimosas though, invite a wine specialist to guide the group through wine tasting 101. You can even theme the tasting around a place you have traveled or where you’ll be honeymooning. Caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs shares the example of focusing on Tuscany: You can set up long farm tables and serve a family-style, Italian meal, paired with different Tuscan wines for each dish.

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