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The key to a successful bridal shower is to sprinkle in enough icebreakers that guests are getting to know one another without all the dreaded awkwardness. These icebreakers come in the form of bridal shower games and trust us when we say there are too many to choose from. Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and have hand-crafted 12 free printable bridal shower games guaranteed to get guests chatting like life-long friends. Simply click through to the printable bridal shower games that interest you most for the details of each and their free downloadable PDF!  1. How Well Do You Know the Bride?  This is our top choice for printable bridal shower games because it’s a great chance for guests to learn more about the bride (or show off how much they already know). Simply have the bride answer all 15 questions and record her responses as your answer…

When it comes to the subject of maid of honor vs matron of honor, you may find yourself with more questions than answers… What’s the difference between a maid of honor and a matron of honor? Can there be both a maid AND matron of honor? If so, who does what? Does one have more responsibility than the other?   …so before you pull an Alice and go falling down the rabbit hole, let us break down the maid of honor vs matron of honor dynamic as it’s viewed today. For starters, the only difference between a maid and matron of honor is their marital status. A maid of honor refers to a bridesmaid who is still single, while a matron of honor is a bridesmaid that is already married. That’s all folks! Secondly, there can definitely be both a maid and matron of honor in the same bridal party.…

If you’re looking for the answers to all of your bridal shower etiquette questions, then you’ve come to the right place. We here at Modern MOH know a thing (or two) about hosting a bridal shower (or two) and we’re here to give it to you straight. No old school practices or outdated traditions, simply the modern-day rules and regulations to help you throw one poppin’ pre-wedding party. What is a bridal shower? According to Wikipedia, a bridal shower is defined as a “gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding.” According to Modern MOH, a bridal shower is a cocktail-clinking celebration for the future Mrs. Sounds similar, right? Not quite. Tradition says that the purpose of a bridal shower is to “shower” the bride-to-be with gifts for her new marital home. We say the focus of the wedding shower should not be on material gifts,…

Rule number one when it comes to buying bridal shower favors is to keep them as cheap as possible. This is not because you don’t care about the bride-to-be and her guests, or because you figure they’ll just be left behind anyways (though unfortunately this does happen). It’s due to the fact that these bulk buys are strictly meant to serve as fun little mementos, not full blown gifts for guests. When it all comes down to it, bridal shower favors are simply your way of saying “thank you” for joining us in celebrating the future Mrs. So in order to save you both money and time, we’ve broken down the top three sites to purchase cheap bridal shower favors in bulk, including the pros and cons of each. RELATED: Bridal Shower Etiquette for the Maid of Honor 3. Amazon Pros: The number one reason we recommend purchasing through Amazon…

Calling all maids and matrons of horror! Is your bride-to-be one witchy woman who loves all things Halloween? If so, you’ve come to the right haunted house. Follow along as we bust open our spell book and conjure up some seriously spooky ideas for your bestie’s last boo before “I do”.  1. BOOloons Decorate your digs with these punny picks 2. Freaky Favors Fly in style with these awesome accessories 3. Ghastly Garb Mix and match with these fangtastic finds 4. Deadly Drinks Party it up with these BOOzy beverages Shimmering Witches’ Brew Black Magic Margaritas The Grave Digger 5. Ghoulish Games To get your competitive spirits going  Eyeball Beer Pong- Put a twist on the traditional party game by using plastic eyeballs instead of ping pong balls. Bobbing for Alcohol- The grown up version of bobbing for apples. Fill up a bucket with water…

Although we pride ourselves on being anything but basic, we most certainly are when it comes to fall (give us alllll the PSLs!) That’s why we just had to write up a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to throwing your bestie the most fabulous fall-themed bridal shower. From invitations to decorations to food, favors, games, and gifts, we’ve covered everything you need to know in eight simple steps. 1. Invitations Start by selecting a super-cute fall-inspired invitation. We did our research and came across a ton of “Fall in Love” options (how clever!) Our faves include these pumpkin watercolor and fall florals styles. Check out a bunch of other choices here. 2. Decorations Keep the “Fall in Love” theme going with this gold banner or step it up a notch with this absolutely adorable backdrop. Bring in the beautiful colors of fall with these blush and burgundy balloons or take it to…

When it comes to throwing a modern-day bachelorette for your BFF, rule number one is to always keep things funky and fresh. After all, earning the title of greatest maid of honor of all time (GMOHOAT) means never taking the same boring path as those before you. So to help you in planning one bombtastic bash, we’ve put together a list of our four favorite bachelorette party trends including some fabulous finds within each.  1. 90’s-themed tees We say hell yes to anything that comes from this decade (shoutout to our fellow 90’s babes!) 2. Flamingo favors Ready to get flocked up for your bestie’s final flamingle?  3. DIY drinks We are obsessed with these do-it-yourself drink ideas 4. Fanny packs News flash: fannys are back and better than ever WHAT’S NEXT: Bachelorette Survival 101: How to Build an “Oh Shit Kit”

Planning a destination bachelorette for your BFF, but have no idea where you’re destined to go? Are you stuck deciding between bronzing on the beach, strolling Southern streets, or living it up in the big city? If you feel yourself nodding along, then you’ve come to the perfect place. We here at Modern MOH teamed up with some seriously boss blogger babes across the country to bring you a detailed guide to bachelorette bashin’ in 18 different U.S. cities- north, south, east, west, and everything in between. Our local sources have provided their top picks on where to stay, play, eat and drink in these cities they call home (we’ve even asked them to provide the most IG worthy photo spots #nofilter). The only thing that could go wrong? You may just want to visit every single city on this list (we know we do!) Without further ado, here are…

When it comes to celebrating your bestie turned bride-to-be, there is no one way to go about it. While destination bachelorettes are certainly on the rise, there is always something to be said for switching things up. And in case you didn’t know, not every bachelorette party has to revolve around sipping out of penis straws and partying til dawn. So if your BFF is on the unconventional side, or simply isn’t looking for an over-the-top bach bash, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve listed eleven unique bachelorette party ideas for the thrill seekers to the money conscious and everyone in between! 1. Book a Spa Day/Weekend This alternative is perfect for the bride who’s looking for a little R&R before the big day. Make a day out of it by booking back-to-back facials and massages, followed by manis and pedis, at your local spa. If your bestie…

When it comes to hosting a modern-day bridal shower, you can never go wrong with a classic brunch theme. Don’t believe us? Well too bad, ‘cause we did the research and the results are in… breakfast + bubbles + bloodys= bomb.com! Seriously, facts are facts my friend. So, if you wanna be the GMOHOAT (greatest maid of honor of all time), throw your bestie a boozy brunch-themed bridal shower. Now that we’ve convinced you, let us show you how. From invitations and decorations to food, favors, games, and gifts, we’ve covered everything you need to know in eight easy steps. 1. Invitations The first step in nailing this theme is to send out invitations letting guests know to expect a brunch-style shower. As I’m sure you’re familiar with Etsy (and the internet in general), you know there are literally hundreds of different styles to choose from. After doing some searching,…