Monday, August 31, 2015

What’s a Bro-dal Shower and Why You Should Have One


One of the hottest wedding trends right now is wedding showers for men. These showers are called “bro-dal showers,” and stories about them are popping up all over the internet. Whether you’re having a traditional or same-sex wedding, we think bro-dal showers are a great idea. It’s time for grooms to share some of the pre-wedding fun!

The folks at Buzzfeed featured two bro-dal shower themes that lit up the blog-o-sphere: Batman & Robin and Lumberjack. We were so inspired by these ideas that we just had to come up with a few of our own! Here are five of our favorites:

Speakeasy – Imagine a venue with a hidden bar, posted “security guards,” and posted signs reading “Closed for violation of the National Prohibition Act by the order of the United States District Court.” Ask guests to come in period-specific garb and enter through a lesser-used back entrance to enhance the theme.

Cigar Bar – Find a venue that will allow a cigar bar, maybe a pool hall or dueling piano bar. Offer guests two or three different cigar blends or flavors, and possibly more than one size, such as a mini cigarillo. Top it off with a signature drink or dessert station and you’ll be all set!
All-American – Think vintage baseball or football, or even vintage military (a la Captain America). Serve bro-dal shower fare like popcorn or chips and dip, grilled hot dogs or sausages, sliders, and beer.

Casino Night – You could do a Las Vegas theme and really get guests in the mood for some gaming. Get the poker and blackjack tables ready, set out some dice, and let the good times roll!

Mad Men – Go retro with a 1960’s Mad Men theme and have guests arrive in a suit and tie. Decorate with retro advertisements and serve classy martinis, Cuba Libres, or gin and tonics.


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