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A bridal shower in LA ups the planning ante, because there are "so many resources and possibilities," says Lisa Vorce, owner of Lisa Vorce Co. "Really, if you can dream it, you can make it happen in LA." Make your bridal shower dreams come true with one of these five awesome ideas for activities and venues.
1. Smell — and arrange! — the roses.
Why decorate any ol' venue with pricey floral arrangements when the bride and her bridesmaids can make them at a DIY floral studio? At Fleurish, professional floral designers teach your bridal party arranging basics, then guide you step-by-step through a gorgeous arrangement of your choice. "Fleurish also provides tools and aprons for each person, as well as champagne and cell phone charging outlets so every moment can be captured!" says owner Amy Marella. Can't make it to Fleurish? The studio will ship your choice of three floral arrangements or one floral crown DIY-kit to you.
2. Whip up dinner delicacies.
Bridal parties whose idea of fun is diving their hands into dough or fileting a fish should consider Elana Horwich's Meal and a Spiel, in which the chef hosts groups of up to 10 in a private home and walks them through meals with an Italian or Californian edge. All classes, not matter which your maids choose, begin with a glass of Prosecco and a cheese plate — the perfect start to any shower. "Horwich claims she can teach anyone to cook," says Amy Nichols, owner of Amy Nichols Special Events, so if even if you feel out of place in the kitchen, this could be the spot for you.
3. Cleanse with delicious juices.
Stars such as Nicole Richie and Zooey Deschanel have added Pressed Juicery to the list of ways they keep their skin glowing, so a cleanse at this LA and Malibu juice bar is the perfect way to help a bride and her friends get fresh-faced and feeling great for the big day, says Vorce. Make a morning stop here and bring juices back to sip on through the shower, or allow Pressed Juicery to "customize cleanse programs tailored to your nutritional history and taste buds," Vorce says. With flavors such as Watermelon Lemon Mint and Strawberry Apple Lime, we'd say this is one delicious way to meet your wedding look goals.
4. Dance the night away.
Considering a co-ed party where the bride and groom can get down? Then you should also think about renting The Unique Space, a 3,500-square foot space with exposed brick walls, high wooden beams, and an all-over funky vibe that's equally fit for a huge dance floor or an intimate dinner party. "The Unique Space has killer decor and an urban vibe," describes Nichols. "And it's one of LA's hottest new venues."
5. Sweat it out at SoulCycle.
"This is what I would organize for my body-conscious brides-to-be," says Vorce. With several locations in and around LA, bridal parties shouldn't have a problem signing up for a single SoulCycle class that includes indoor cycling, jogging, climbing and even a little dancing set to music that will make you want to move. You can also warm up and take in an amazing outdoor view before your class, Vorce suggests, with a hike through Runyan Canyon.