Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo celebrated their upcoming nuptials this past Sunday at the London Hotel in West Hollywood with an extravagant and unforgettable wedding shower, according to People. The couple and their friends and family seemed excited about their wedding as they took in the amazing views and delicious food from chef Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen within the hotel.¬† The party had both a laid back and sophisticated atmosphere where all the guests were able to enjoy themselves and have a great time.

What are some reasons to have a wedding shower before your nuptials?

Cupid’s Advice:

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo enjoyed themselves at their wedding shower, and Cupid has a few reasons why having a wedding shower before your nuptials is a good idea as well:

1. It helps calm your nerves: What better way to calm your wedding jitters than to have a fun party with family and friends where you can relax and enjoy each others’ company?¬† Having a wedding shower is a great way to celebrate each other without worrying about planning-related stress.

2. It gets you even more excited: Having a wedding shower before your nuptials helps get you and your significant other even more excited for the big day by having a pre-celebration with family and friends.

3. It allows everyone to get to know each other: Having a wedding shower before your nuptials helps your family and friends get to know each other better before the wedding so at the reception they’ll have an even better time.¬† This is the time where you can introduce family and friends from both sides and make sure everyone gets along.

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