Wedding Freebie By Request: The “How Well Do You Know the Groom?” Bridal Shower Game Printable

Bridal Shower Book

Marilyn W. responded to my post ‘The NEW ‘How Well Do You Know the Bride?’ Game’ asking if I knew of any ‘How Well Do You Know the GROOM?’ quiz printables, so I decided to write one up for her! (And for you, if you’d like to use this free printable at your party!)

I’m all about giving bridal shower games a new twist, and since so many co-ed bridal showers are happening now (why should the guys miss out on the food and fun?) a ‘how well do you know the groom?’ game is definitely a unique twist. Just copy and print out this game sheet:

We love bridal shower games! When they’re fresh, fun and unlike the games that all of the guests have played a dozen times before, that is! That’s why we’re making over traditional bridal shower games, and we’re making it ultra-easy on you to copy and print out our updated bridal shower game cards!

And we invite you to post your suggested questions in the Comments section. Your question could be asked at millions of bridal showers across the country!

How Well Do You Know the Groom?

  1. What was the groom’s very first favorite Halloween costume from when he was a little boy? ________________________________________________________________________
  2. What was the groom’s first-ever pet? You get extra points if you know the pet’s name (but guess anyway, just for kicks!) _________________________________________________
  3. What was the groom’s first nickname? ____________________________________
  4. Who was the groom’s childhood hero? ____________________________________
  5. Who was the groom’s first-ever celebrity crush? ________________________
  6. Who was the groom’s first-ever celebrity meeting? (Pro athletes after a game, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________
  7. What was the first concert the groom ever attended? _____________________
  8. Which concert would the groom be embarrassed to admit he attended? _________________________________________________________________
  9. What was the groom’s first job? _______________________________________
  10. What was the color of the groom’s first car? _____________________________
  11. What was the first date the groom ever planned for the bride? _____________________
  12. What was the first thing the groom ever cooked for the bride? _____________________
  13. What was the first movie the groom and bride ever saw together? ________________________________________________________________________
  14. If the groom could choose one actor to portray him in a movie about his life, who would he pick? ____________________________________________________________________
  15. If the BRIDE could choose one actor to portray the groom in a movie about HER life, who would she pick? _________________________________________________________________
  16. If the groom could win a walk-on role on any television show, which show would it be? _____________________________________________________________________
  17. What was the first thing the bride and groom booked for their wedding? _____________________________________________________________________
  18. Which song would the groom dedicate to the bride at their wedding? _____________________________________________________________________
  19. Name one of the locations the groom considered as the honeymoon spot? _____________________________________________________________________
  20. Name the groom’s favorite cake flavor: _____________________________________
  21. Name the groom’s drink: _________________________________________________
  22. Which song would the groom sign at karaoke, if sober? _________________________
  23. Which song would the groom sing at karaoke, if drunk? _________________________________________________________________
  24. If the groom could invite any celebrity guest to the wedding, who would he invite? __________________________________________________________________
  25. Who was the first one to say, ‘I Love You?’ The bride or the groom? __________

Get more ideas from my Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Bridal-Shower-Idea-Book-ebook/dp/B00C0AM1HS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434478636&sr=8-1&keywords=bridal+shower+idea+book&pebp=1434478639027&perid=1RH1F2M6Y1FW52G6T4HS

Free Wedding Worksheet! From my book “Your Wedding, Your Way”

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You can’t dive into wedding planning without first knowing what you and your groom really want for your big day, and setting up a wedding plans Priority List helps you protect your plans from well-meaning parents who have their own suggestions. With your priorities listed out, you know where the biggest chunks of your wedding budget will go, and you’ll be able to tell your parents that you’ve already decided on the location for your ceremony, the kind of cake you want, etc.

These free wedding planning worksheets will save the day:

Our Wedding Priority Lists

Bride’s Top Priorities:

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Groom’s Top Priorities:

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Lesser Priorities Others Can Help With

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From my bestselling wedding book Your Wedding, Your Way, www.sharonnaylor.net

Be on a New Wedding Show! A Fun Wedding Reality Show for a Major Television Network is Casting Now!

Photo courtesy of http://www.caneelbay.com, All Rights Reserved

I just received this announcement last night, and am spreading the word about a wedding reality show looking for brides who started planning their weddings before they got engaged, and now they’re engaged! If this sounds like you, check into it — they’ll come to tape you wherever you live, and there may be some money in it for you! I’m not sure of the details, so check it out thoroughly, and good luck!

Here’s the announcement:

Did you plan your wedding before you met your fiancée?

A major cable network brings you a new docu-series about modern-day women in their quest to make their wedding dreams come true.

Did you already have your vision board with images of flowers and table settings? Did you check out venues and meet with wedding planners? Perhaps you went as far as tasting cakes or buying your dress.

We are seeking dynamic, ambitious, outgoing, engaged women who planned their special day before they met their special someone. [Casting is nationwide, and they’ll come to YOU to shoot your segment.]

Please email us at: SaveTheDateShow@gmail.com.

Be sure to include your name, city, email, phone number, two recent photos and a paragraph about yourself and all the steps you took to make your wedding dreams come true. You must be 21 years or older to apply. Let us follow you on your journey to happiness!!!

“Save The Date” Casting Team

Phone: 424.236.7500
Check us out at: http://www.3ballproductions.com/savethedate.html

It’s International Tiara Day! Time for Brides to Sparkle…and Recent Brides to Wear Yours All Day

They may have a “day” for everything these days, but International Tiara Day is definitely a holiday I can get behind!

The first International Tiara Day was held on May 24th, 2005 in conjunction with Barbara Bellissimo’s Seasons of Success. In 2009 Lynanne White of American Rose Bridal along with a few of her employees decided everyone should be able to wear a tiara, not just brides. Lynanne researched to see if there was a tiara day. After contacting and receiving permission from Barbara, Lynanne took over International Tiara Day in hopes of helping all women feel like a princess. Lynanne thought May 24th was an appropriate day since it was Queen Victoria’s birthday. We hope to continue this tradition every year.

So happy birthday, Queen Victoria, and on this day, you get to feel like a princess, or a queen, or a fashionista with fabulous flair for headwear.

Brides, you may be thinking about how to ‘top’ your bridal gown look, and if your bridal shop has nothing but traditional tiaras that look like Miss America crowns (unless that’s what you want!) check out the amazing, ultra-creative tiaras and headbands from one of my favorite companies, Twigs and Honey:

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Check out Twigs and Honey’s lovely, ethereal tiaras, headbands, clips and other bridal accessories to add a little bit of that romantic magic to your wedding day look, accenting your wedding gown, fulfilling your dream of a magical wedding look.

And if your days as a bride are over, get your wedding tiara out and put it on! I’m literally in pajama pants and a white tank top right now, wearing my wedding tiara! It’s just fun, a quirky little day-maker, and a fun celebration of International Tiara Day!

Here’s a look at me on my wedding day, with my so-pretty tiara:

 Photo courtesy of Rich Penrose, Dean Michaels Studio

What’s your tiara story? Where did you find yours? Do you wear it just for fun?

Responses enter you to win a copy of my new book!

Winners will be chosen on May 31st~

Free Wedding Worksheet! From my book “Your Wedding, Your Way”

You can’t dive into wedding planning without first knowing what you and your groom really want for your big day, and setting up a wedding plans Priority List helps you protect your plans from well-meaning parents who have their own suggestions. With your priorities listed out, you know where the biggest chunks of your wedding budget will go, and you’ll be able to tell your parents that you’ve already decided on the location for your ceremony, the kind of cake you want, etc.

These free wedding planning worksheets will save the day:

Our Wedding Priority Lists

Bride’s Top Priorities:

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2.

3.

4.

5.

Groom’s Top Priorities:

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3.

4.

5.

Lesser Priorities Others Can Help With

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5.

 

From Sharon Naylor’s bestselling wedding book Your Wedding, Your Way, www.sharonnaylor.net

It’s the Bridesmaids Twitter Party With Bridal Guide!

Tomorrow’s my big Bridesmaids Twitter Party with Bridal Guide (@bridalguidemag)! I’m answering bridesmaids’ and brides’ questions and giving away phenomenal prizes like a $50 gift card to Michaels Crafts, five Kodak one-time-use cameras, 24 copies of the Bridesmaids DVD, jewelry from www.KellyMJewels.com and signed copies of my books Bridesmaid on a Budget and The Smart Guide to Bachelorette Parties! Join us at 2pm EST for an hour of advice, answers, amazing swag and more! [See the Official Rules in the Comments section below!]

Oh, and here’s a little free look into Bridesmaid on a Budget! Check out these stats!

Bridesmaid Market Overview, from www.theweddingreport.com: In 2009, bridesmaids will spend an estimated $9.61 billion. Results from our recent bridesmaid study concluded there are an average 4.3 bridesmaids per wedding accounting for an estimated 9.53 million bridesmaids spending $9.61 billion. A single bridesmaid will spend $1,069-$1,269 on dress to travel.

Here’s the Breakdown of national averages spent by bridesmaids:

Bachelorette Party Expenses $152

Bridal Shower Gift $72

Bridal Shower Plans $60 to $200 per bridesmaid

Bridesmaid Accessories $52

Bridesmaid Dress $178

Bridesmaid Dress Alterations $56

Shoes $49

Hair Styling $65

Manicure (plus tips) $32

Pedicure $30

Outfit for Rehearsal Dinner $71

Plane Fare $303

Hotel (per night) $140

Rental Car (per day) $88

Wedding Gift from Bridesmaid $117

And these are the national average figures, combining the sky-high prices of the Northeast with the more moderate prices of the South and the MidWest. If you’re a southern woman, you might look at that $32 for a manicure figure and laugh in disbelief. If you’re a New York City or Boston woman, $32 might get you very, very excited and Googling to see where you can get a manicure for that low price.

No matter how the individual expenses stack up per category, you’re looking at a cash outlay of about $1,000. More or less. And in this economy, with where you are in life – maybe just graduating college or still in school and eating Ramen noodles, recently married and buying your own first home, struggling to make ends meet in a frustrating and low-paying job that drives you crazy but you’d still hate to get laid off anytime soon – that’s a lot of money to devote to anything.

“$1,000? That’s two rent payments,” says one bridesmaid, whose bliss bubble has burst after a week of being named to a bridal party. “It’s going to be tough to come up with that kind of cash.”

“My boyfriend is already paying most of the bills in our apartment,” says another bridesmaid. “He knows I’ve said Yes to being in the bridal party, but I’m already anxious about each check I’m going to have to write for my friend’s wedding.” And then there’s, “There goes my ski trip!”

But of course, there’s also this: “I know it’s going to cost a lot, but the bride is so very important to me, and this is just a short time of stretching my dollars. So whatever she wants, I’ll find a way.” Kinda want to smack this last one, don’t you? That’s the kind of breezy attitude tossed around by bridesmaids who aren’t living paycheck to paycheck, who have plenty of room on their credit cards, or who have parents who hand out cash like candy on Halloween.

But the truth is, we all have that belief deep inside of us. We love the bride. We’d do anything for her. And we’re trying to balance our money panic with a very real sense of, “It’s worth it.” That’s quite a seesaw, so get your Dramamine ready, because you’re going to be swinging back and forth between the two – money terror and friendly benevolence – until the day you walk down the aisle ahead of her…and maybe for a few months afterward when the credit card bills start rolling in.

What you’ve got here, though, is a handbook of secrets that’s going to cut down on your bridesmaid money terror. Way down. Way, way down. Because you get insider scoop on where to find fabulous bridesmaid’s dresses for a fraction of the national average price. And expert advice on how to throw a stylish shower that only looks expensive, but really costs very little. And…get ready for it….the power to have a say in what you’ll be spending.

Want more? Bridesmaid on a Budget is available now, at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, www.sharonnaylor.net and more!

Free Wedding Clip Art Has Gotten Trendy!

Most brides have no idea that their home computer’s Clip Art offers pretty wedding graphips, swirls, borders and designs that they can use in their printed wedding items — and bridesmaids will be happy to know that Clip art magic is free to them for the bridal shower as well. I spent about 3 minutes doing a simple search for the term ‘swirl,’ and here’s a PDF of what I found:

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