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There is a great controversy as to whether couples bridal showers are a good idea. On the one hand, the couples shower gives the groom the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the wedding process.

On the side note, in my experience, most grooms can think of few places they would rather be less than a bridal shower. The traditional bridal shower is not a place for the groom. Few men want to play couples bingo or ‘how well do you know your bride’ in a room full of his friends and family. That being said, more and more often modern, sophisticated couple’s showers are being held by the couple themselves at times and locations that better suit the wants and needs of both bride and groom. When done in this way, a couple’s shower can be a great opportunity to get a groom involved in something that he might ordinarily not want to be.

When held in a way that both bride and groom, as well as both their male and female guests can enjoy, a couples shower is by far the better decision. Just as long as there is no ‘pin the tail on the groom.’

If you are looking to host a couple’s bridal shower, here are some helpful hints to get you started and to make sure things go as smoothly as possible:

1. Always get opinions and input from the bride and groom. Ask for their input on such things as a guest list; this will make sure important people in the couples lives will be there.

2. Choose a location that can hold the number of people you attend to invite with no complications. Make sure they will be flexible enough to allow for any extra guests that may pop up on the list.

3. Decide whether or not to play games at the couple’s bridal shower. If you do, choose something that the men in attendance will not find too corny.

4. Choose a theme that will also make the men attending feel comfortable.

5. Try to limit the shower to around two hours. Always include a starting and ending time on your invitations so people know what to expect.

6. Plan a menu and choose foods that most people would enjoy. Better choose less elegant foods.

7. Select the date that would work for most engaged couples; Friday or Saturday nights would work better than a weeknight. Sundays would also probably work too.