A bridal shower is not only lots of fun for the bride and her entourage (and sometimes the groom too!), but it’s also a great way to practice organising an event that can be just as busy as the wedding itself.
Make no mistake — there are a lot of details to consider when planning a bridal shower, beginning with your invitations. Like wedding invites and save-the-dates, bridal shower invitations have rules and etiquette guidelines. For example, a good rule of thumb is to send your party invitations four to six weeks in advance to give your guests plenty of time to RSVP and check their schedules.
How to Word Your Bridal Shower Invitations
Another detail to watch out for is your invitations’ wording. There are no hard and fast rules here and you can be as creative as you want to be. However, your bridal shower invitations should have certain essential details.
Essential Information to Include in Your Invites
- The bride’s name as the guest of honour — You can also include the groom’s if you are hosting a co-ed wedding shower. If it’s a ladies-only affair, keep the groom’s name off the invite to avoid confusing your guests.
- The date and time of your shower — It’s a good idea to spell out the month rather than using numerals to prevent any confusion (e.g., write out “1 December” instead of “1-12”).
- The venue or location of the party — In today’s world of Google Maps, it’s perfectly acceptable to state the venue’s name. If the shower’s venue is at a private residence, you’ll need to include the street address.
- A contact number/email address and the deadline for guests to RSVP — You’d be surprised how many people forget this important detail.
Additional Information to Consider
- The bridal shower’s theme and dress code (if any).
- The wedding date.
- The host’s name(s).
- Whether the bridal shower is a surprise.
- A URL or QR code to an online group or server on Facebook or Discord for further updates.
- Where the bride is registered.
Bridal Shower Invitation Samples
Now for the fun part. We’ve put together some wording samples to inspire your bridal shower invitations.
Simple and Traditional Wording
This invitation lays out the party’s most important details:
The one below includes details about the dress code and games at the party:
Wording for a Slumber Party-Themed Shower
Planning a slumber party-themed shower? Here’s an invitation for the occasion.
Cooking-Themed Bridal Shower Wording
Here’s how you can word an invitation to a cooking or kitchen-themed bridal shower.
Surprise Bridal Shower Wording
Planning a secret bridal shower? Here’s how to word your secret party’s invitations.
Couple's Wedding Shower Wording
Take inspiration from this invitation to a wedding shower, where the soon-to-be-married couple wishes to celebrate together with friends and family.
Over to You
Whether you’re the bride or the maid of honour in charge of planning the bridal shower, making sure your invitations are on point is great practice for your actual wedding invites and general wedding stationery. Again, you’re free to be as creative as you like — just make sure your shower invitations have all the information your guests need.
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