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8 Ideas To Make Your Bridal Shower More Memorable
22 Aug 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

There are countless ways to celebrate a bridal shower, but if you are looking to create the most memorable bridal shower, you’ve come to the right page!

A big part of wedding traditions all over the world, bridal showers is arguably one of the most highly anticipated events for a bride and her squad. Afterall, this is the moment where the ladies get to shine, dine, and wine everything fine, celebrating togetherness as the clock ticks down to the big event.

Needless to say, you want to do it right. To nail down the most memorable bridal showers, check out these 8 essentials from us below :

1. Add some flower power

What’s a party without the decoration? Imagine showing up to a dry and lifeless bridal shower and we bet you’ll look forward to getting home soon.

Now there are plenty of ways to decorate, but flowers win our hearts any day! A beautifully set-up floral decoration can drastically enhance the ambiance and look of a room, even just a small bouquet immediately brings a wholesomeness to a venue. Moreover, the pleasant aroma adds a flair of loveliness to your bridal shower too.

If you’re looking for a florist with the magic touch, check out Te Amo Floristeria who specializes in understated yet aesthetically pleasing floral arrangements. It’s all about that simple and beautiful setting that every brides-to-be dream of!

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2. Get dressed for the occasion

A party is just an excuse to dress up, aren’t we right ladies? It’s always recommended to pick a dress code for an occasion because the guests will know what to anticipate and get ready for it.

The sky's the limit when it comes to bridal shower fashion. Decide what kind of mood you’re looking to bring into the party so that the event reaches its fullest potential. We personally love something casual, relaxed yet feminine at the same time, such as all the curated collections from Love, Candypie for that effortless feels.

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3. Choose the perfect venue

What is a bridal shower without the perfect venue to host it at?

When it comes to the perfect venue, every brides-to-be must have different opinions. But if we get to choose, we’ll definitely go with a quality place where service, ambiance, and details won’t disappoint. We’re talking about the gorgeous, super chillax and oh-so-instagrammable Alila Seminyak Resort.

If you and your squad are on a vacation in Bali, don’t miss out this excellent venue as your bridal-shower destination. We’re talking about a five-star resort with sweeping ocean views, crashing waves, top notch service, remarkable room, spa and other facilities. Without much effort, it’s going to be one heck of a bridal shower for sure.

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4. Choose a special theme

It’s all about the theme, gurl! Choose a theme as the main highlight of your bridal shower. It can be a beach bonanza, high-tea party, retro romance, workshop or class related, and so many more great options to choose from.

Here's an idea: If you're in Japan for your bachelorette and you want to try out something unique and fun, check out Yumeyakata for their authentic collection of beautiful Japanese kimonos and more. We bet that it’s going to be super kawaii bridal with extra fun blast for everyone!

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5. Use bridal / bachelorette props

Believe it or not, it’s the little details that make the big moment. And bridal showers are no exception too!

To create the right bridal mood, it’s a great idea to prepare cute bridal or party props such as champagne glasses, crowns or flower wreaths, wedding banner to make an entrance, and other pretty little details.

One on-point accessory that we love is a sash from DYDXBrides, the expert of bachelorette props with amazing props to choose from. Get one for the bride aka the princess of the hour because nothing makes a girl feels more special than her own customized sash!

by Polina for SweetEscape in Florence

by Polina for SweetEscape in Florence

6. Add some entertainment

Any party gets boring pretty soon without entertainment, hence it is important that a bridal shower comes with its own set list of activities.

For maximum fun, a bridal shower can be filled with unique and interesting bridal party games. All you need is a good preparation and ideas for the games, someone to fill the MC position and we bet all guests will eagerly join bridal shower games for a rolling good time.

Last tip to hype up the party mood, prepare a portable speaker to attach to your smartphone with a playlist everybody will enjoy!

7. Gather your #bridesquad

Sometimes it’s not where you’re going or what you’re doing, but who you’re with. And in the case of a bridal shower, your friends are going to be the main focus of the entire event. Keep you guest list checked with all the important people in your life, your sisters from another mother (and your actual sisters too, of course), and all the best friends you simply can’t live without.

8. Get a moments capturer

One of the most important must-have in this list : a professional photographer service. A bridal shower is hands-down one of the most significant events leading up to the wedding. It’s a day where fun, love and friendship come together in life. There’ll be lots of laughter, cheers, and even maybe touching moments that deserves much more than just a selfie.

Having your bridal shower professionally captured means getting a keepsake of all the spontaneity, the emotions, and every unplanned moments without any room for errors. It means at the end of the occasion, you get to look back to the moment when you’re surrounded by the best people, who wish you nothing but the best in your marriage. Book a 2-hour photo session with SweetEscape and enjoy the perks listed above!

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

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3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!