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There were a lot of things that Gerda’s bridal shower had in common with Steph’s. Both were a lot of fun, both had plenty of food–too much food–and both had wonderful, pretty decorations.

But, you see, Gerda and Steph are fairly different people. So while the showers shared some similarities, they were different enough to suit each bride perfectly.

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Gerda chose a beautiful shade of purple for one of her wedding colours, so we tried to incorporate it as well as we could. We contrasted it with a nice, clean white, and threw in a bit of sparkle where we could.

It turned out beautifully. The different shades of purple were abundant, without being overwhelming. And the pops of white just made it all the better.

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For games, we made sure to pick a few that would keep people engaged and entertained. We started with the ‘How Well Do You Know Each Other’ game, where Gerda had to add a piece of gum to her mouth for each question she got wrong.

Near the end of the day, just before Gerda started opening presents, we introduced ‘Present Bingo.’ It’s a pretty straightforward game. Each person is given a bingo sheet, and they write a possible gift in each square. Then, as the bride opens her presents, they mark off any that they wrote down. The first person to get a bingo wins.

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The game that I think people enjoyed the most, though, was the Toilet Paper Bride game. Have you ever played this one before? I think it’s become almost a bridal shower classic at this point.

As you can probably guess, Gerda’s bridal shower, while different from Steph’s, was just as great. I hope she enjoyed it as much as the rest of us did.

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