Your bridal shower is your chance to celebrate with the women in your life (mom, aunts, sisters, best friends). The term “bridal shower” originated from traditional dowry practices, and in Victorian times the bride was literally “showered” with gifts that were placed inside a parasol. Today, there are many modern bridal shower options from “couples showers” (where men are invited too!) to weekend getaway to high tea with the ladies to themed activities. Whatever your party style, here are 10 essentials every bridal shower should have to ensure success.