With the great lengths Alex Gonzaga went to throw her big sister Toni an ultra-meaningful bridal shower, the hashtag #BestMaidofHonorParty couldn’t be any more appropriate. Alex gathered their closest family and friends from both the industry and real life to surprise Toni, a week before she got married to director Paul Soriano. The Ultimate Multimedia Star was truly surprised and touched by this sweet gesture of her sister, who was also her maid of honor (hence the party’s hashtag), and wrote this on her Instagram account: “Best shower ever by my best maid of honor. Thank you for making it possible @cathygonzaga. Thank you to everyone who took the time to be a part of it. I will treasure all these memories in my heart.” Prepping for a bridal shower for a family member or friend? Check out how Alex did it:
1. Tailor fit it to the bride-to-be’s personality. This night is all about her, so make sure your choices—from the theme to the food, are what she would like and would reflect her personality. Toni is into classic and elegant lines, so Alex opted for a simple green and brown color palette, accented with different type of flowers (mostly whites and pinks, nothing too bright).
2. Best is the operative word. Alex pulled out all stops to give Toni a bridal shower she won’t forget, even going as far as posting an announcement on the ballroom door:
To heighten the experience, Toni’s shower even had an after-party at Valkyrie, thrown with the help of Vice Ganda.
3. Make sure everyone makes great memories. And you can do this by guarding the guest list: The bride-to-be’s most treasured family and friends should be present (or at least those in your circle, depending on the size of your party)—don’t forget to get a good photographer and/or videographer to document everything. A foolproof way to make sure everyone takes home a snapshot from the party is to get a Photoman or a roving photographer, just like Alex did.
Photographs courtesy of Instagram.com/cathygonzaga, Instagram.com/celestinegonzaga, Instagram.com/iamsuperbianca, Instagram.com/chrisrodil, Instagram.com/verongonzalez, Instagram.com/parties_by_dmaf, and Instagram.com/michaelleyva_