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What Is a Reasonable Budget for a Bridal Shower?

Bridal showers are a pre-wedding celebration where guests "shower" the bride-to-be with gifts, love, and attention. It's about having fun, being with friends and family, and enjoying delicious food.

But how much does a bridal shower cost, and who pays for it? That's the big question.

Fortunately, this post provides some answers. You'll learn how much each element of a bridal shower typically costs, showing you how much people need to spend on it.

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Who Pays for the Bridal Shower?

Traditionally, the maid of honor hosts and pays for the bridal shower. However, nowadays, this responsibility can fall to anyone associated with the bride, such as the bride's mother, sister, aunt, or even just a friend.

The host should discuss the event with the bride to establish her wishes, create the budget and build a guest list. They should also remember that the bridal shower is fundamentally about the bride, and the setup is different from a wedding, where the couple themselves pay.

How the host arranges finances is a personal decision.

How Much Does a Bridal Shower Cost?

The cost of a bridal shower depends on several factors, such as:

  • The number of guests

  • The location

  • The time of day

  • The menu

  • The decorations

  • The entertainment

According to CostHelper, a bridal shower costs $15 to $40 per person. That works out at $300 to $800 for a 20-person party but can go as high as $150 per person or $3,000 for a 20-person shower. Based on these estimates and an average bridal shower guest list of 35-50 people, a reasonable budget for a bridal shower is between $350 and $7,500.

How Much Does Each Element Of A Bridal Shower Cost?

How much your bridal shower costs depends on how much your host spends on each element of the day.

Bridal Shower Venue

The venue is one of the most significant expenses of a bridal shower. According to Tagvenue, bridal shower venues can cost anywhere from $65 to $3,900 daily.

The Warehouse by David Alan offers a bridal shower venue for parties of varying sizes and tastes. It is in New Jersey and has state-of-the-art sound and lighting, traditional surroundings, and customizable décor options. It also comes with an on-site coordination and planning team to manage every aspect of the day, ensuring things run smoothly.

Bridal Shower Catering

Food is another significant expense of a bridal shower. According to Discover, wedding catering prices range per person, depending on various factors such as location, menu type, and service style. For example, a buffet-style catering service would cost less than plated meals.

However, you'll need to spend more at a bridal shower if you want guests to have the best experience. A budget of $30 to $100 per person is reasonable. This would make the average cost of catering for thirty-five guests around $1050-$3500, or $1500-$5000 for fifty guests.

The Warehouse is part of the David Alan Caterer's Group, meaning we offer highly qualified chefs and an extensive menu collection. With us, diners can enjoy various entrées, hors d'oeuvres, and delicious desserts, all made according to their dietary requirements.

Bridal Shower Decorations

Decorations can add flair and personality to your bridal shower, making it a special event. Zola estimates that couples need to spend between $200 and0 $3,000 on wedding ceremony decorations and between $1,000 and $15,000 for the reception. Assuming the costs transfer to bridal showers, you can expect to pay upwards of $1,000.

However, when you come to The Warehouse, we include them in the package and put them up for you. Tell us what you require, and we will do the rest.

Bridal Shower Entertainment

Lastly, you'll want to consider entertainment costs. Entertainment can make your bridal shower more fun and memorable.

Bridal shower entertainment typically costs the same as regular entertainment. For instance, hiring a DJ in a major metro is $1,600 to $2,200. Again, you can approach a team member and get more information on the prices you are likely to pay.

Have Your Bridal Shower At The Warehouse by David Alan

For hosts, arranging these elements is complicated. That's why The Warehouse does it all for you. We care for the venue, food, décor, and entertainment, wrapping it up into a single, affordable package. Plan your next event today.

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