Making it personal
Spa showers, in which guests are pampered by massages, manicures, pedicures and more elaborate treatments, are in vogue at hotel and day spas. Mobile spas, where the spa comes to your venue, are becoming popular, as well.
At Spa to Go by In Touch Massage & Day Spa in Thousand Oaks, owner Shannah Tenner said that requests for mobile spa showers have doubled over the past year.
"It's a wonderful way to celebrate the bride and yet do something different," she said, noting that guests love relaxing on poolside chaises while the bride opens gifts. "Every bride wants to get in great shape for her wedding, so they love it!"
While yoga and paddleboarding aren't right for every shower, the idea is to create an event that not only reflects the bride's personality but is fun for everyone involved.
Taste of something new
Darcy Miller recently hosted a delicious bridal shower for Dylan Lauren of Manhattan. "I chose to go with a candy theme and created amazing details such as candy garland, a candy buffet and edible candy jewels," Miller said.
– Jennifer Evans Gardner, Custom Publishing Writer