Bridal Shower Catering

Maids of honor all over Chicago stress about throwing bridal showers all year round. Ladies, don’t stress! Look to Corky’s for bridal shower catering that will make your bride feel like a queen on her special day. Bridal showers can be so frustrating. The bride chooses you as maid of honor and there’s so much that you have to do for a bridal shower in addition to your other maid of honor duties. Corky’s Catering has been executing exquisite bridal showers for over 40 years throughout Chicago. Let us help you put together a party that your bride, as well as her family and friends, will never forget.
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Take a Moment and Think about what Your Bridal Shower Means To You

Getting married calls for celebration. Yes, bridal showers are yet another opportunity to make the bride feel special. The bride-to-be has quite a bit to think about when it comes to the big day. They have to think about the catering company, the linen service, decorations, and much more.

There are various events that take place before the wedding and it may seem like a busy time. That is why a special time like the bridal shower can help the bride and her close people to celebrate and have a great time.

The bridal shower today is simply a time to celebrate a big moment in life with close family and friends. Think of another way that the bridal shower can be used to contribute to making the start of your marriage a success.  

Bridal showers are not just another event where gifts such as housewares and electrical appliances are received, it can be an event to receive heirloom pieces or items that will make the big day extra special. Examples are your grandmother’s veil, a bracelet from your Mom, or a handmade bowl that has been in the family for generations. 

Gifts do not have to be the primary reason for a shower. A shower can be a time to gather and play games, share delicious food, and spend time with your close friends. This can also be a time to celebrate with family that will not be able to travel to your wedding. Not only does that include those who can not make it to the big event, but also makes it so that they have an opportunity to meet your significant other. 

If the term bridal shower is giving you pause, you can get creative and rename it as something else such as bridal tea. A fun way to spice up your bridal shower is to have it be the same theme as your honeymoon. Instead of guests bringing household items, they can donate to your honeymoon fund. Then, in the shower, you can do things that you will not have time for at the wedding, such as playing games.

Make your bridal shower one to remember. If you find yourself stressing over yet another event to plan, ask friends and family to help. Not only will this make the actual bridal shower more enjoyable, but the planning process can be made fun if you are doing it with those you love. 

Doing this can also cause you to think of ideas that you might not have thought of otherwise. 

If there is a portion you are not comfortable with, brainstorm ways that the time can be filled doing another entertaining activity. If you do not enjoy opening gifts in front of others, you can do a gift bingo game and have some inexpensive but cute gifts for guests.

The prizes can be something like a mini bottle of wine that is tied to a bar of chocolate. Items like this can be purchased for less than $5 and will make your shower one to remember. The right simple finger foods, desserts, and an assortment of other items can certainly make it to where your evening goes well!

These are merely some ways to view your bridal party as you work with the right partners like Corky’s catering to make sure that the event turns out in the right way.

Remember that you do not have to stress out when you have partners like Corky’s Catering helping out with all the food and ensuring to make this special time huge success.

Possibilities & Budget Concerns

You may have a lot of ideas about the bridal shower that you want to throw but you’re not sure that you’ll be able to stay in budget in order to make it happen. Our catering experts offer a wide variety of options for you to choose from that make these choices a lot easier.

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You can put together a modest party that meets a small budget or an elegant and elaborate event that rivals a royal gathering. You can choose a simple buffet or a full sit down meal complete with cocktail hour, appetizers, and dessert. You can come and pick up your food and materials or we can deliver what you need, set up and leave, or we can be involved in every step of the way, all the way to cleanup. You’ll be able to enjoy the party and worry about nothing. We have relationships with many venues and vendors and experienced event planners that will be able to help you with all of your bridal shower catering needs.

A Dream of Cake

Don’t forget the cake! Your bridal shower would not be complete without a cake to top off the celebration. Whether you’re looking for a themed confection or an elegant dessert, Corky’s knows the best bakeries in Chicago and can find you the cake of your dreams.

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We can also provide dessert platters or pastry configurations to make your event as delicious as it is memorable.

Details, Details, Details

Of course, bridal shower catering isn’t all about food and cake. The party planning experts at Corky’s Catering can help you find everything that you need for the bridal shower that you want to throw.

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We can show you the best venues, bridal shower games, party favors, photographers, music and entertainment, transportation, bar service, even the invitations. There’s a lot that you can forget, but our Chicago catering experts have put on many amazing events and they will make sure that yours is another one to be proud of.

Start Planning Today

Corky’s Catering and our sister company Cork Catering & Special Events have everything that you need for your bridal shower catering needs as well as a number of other pre-wedding events.

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Take a look at our downloadable menus for some ideas to get you started. Contact us today at (630) 396-3030 to start planning today or fill out one of our contact forms and we will get back to you shortly. Our expert Chicago party planners are standing by!

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Douglas, Addison

... other than Thanksgiving dinners cooked by my mother and my wife, the food was the best.

– Douglas, Addison

Kim, Evergreen Park

We compared other companies and you offered the most for the best price. I love that the salads and tableware are included in the packages.

– Kim, Evergreen Park

Robby & Edith, Chicago

Best food in town!

– Robby & Edith, Chicago

Joy, Arlington Heights

(Our server), on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 12.

– Joy, Arlington Heights

Fred, Chicago

We find that catering is the only way to survive a party. I must say by far your food is the best...

– Fred, Chicago

Marcie, Hillside

I was thrilled with the food. The compliments are pouring in and I enjoyed myself!

– Marcie, Hillside

Nadine, Addison

Believe me when I say (our server), is a jewel!

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Mary, Bensenville

Your staff did an excellent job with the food, bingo and children’s games!

– Mary, Bensenville

Bob, Chicago

It was an easy party, I had time to enjoy myself.

– Bob, Chicago

Maureen, Waukegan

Improve? ... you already do it all. Oh, maybe you can come clean our house before the party! Just kidding!

– Maureen, Waukegan

Lois, Oaklawn

You made it so easy! Your customer service is great and the food is yummy!

– Lois, Oaklawn

Peter, Chicago

The good food made the evening a success – thank you.

– Peter, Chicago

Jill, Wheeling

Why cook? Corky’s did it all!

– Jill, Wheeling

Connie, Addison

I heard nothing but raves and compliments on the food and our servers.

– Connie, Addison


The Driver Was On Time, Friendly And Helpful. It Was Great That He Explained All The Food, So We Wouldn’t Have Any Problems. Everything Was Hot And Delicious. We Had Enough To Serve The Additional Team Members That Attended. Corky’s Helped Make Our Team Meeting A Huge Success.

– Susan