A bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for the bride-to-be just before her big day. It is a wonderful opportunity for the bride to bond with her loved ones and spend a happening day off. It is also a time when the bride is showered with gifts which later on come handy in her married life. Unlike other wedding events, bridal shower is more about fun and celebrations and less about rituals, so the bridal shower invitation should also be as funky and cool as possible. Throwing a bridal shower invitation but confused how to go about it and what to write? Read on to find out!
Ask the bride for the guest list
A successful bridal shower obviously needs guests. Start right from the starting and ask the bride to help you prepare the guest list. Usually bridal showers are a close affair and are hence restricted only to close friends and family. To ensure that most of your invited guests actually show up at the bridal shower, ask your guests in advance say a week or two. Don’t forget to double-check that those who are invited for the bridal shower will also be invited for the wedding day!
Plan the layout
Next step involves designing the layout of the bridal shower card. Don’t forget to mention all the important details such as venue, time, date, name of the bride-to-be, etc. Check the accuracy and grammar of these vital details before having them printed out. The bridal shower invite should be funky and precise. Remember, this is an all-female affair so opt for girly and cute designs for your bridal shower invite!
Get creative and stylish
Bridal shower invitations are no longer restricted to paper. You can also go paperless and design a balloon card or an online card with the help of a graphic designer. While designing paper bridal shower cards, you can use floral prints, cursive wordings, pink backgrounds, ruffles, embossed designs, pearl borders and much more. Don’t forget to mention the theme of the party, if any. This is one invite where you’re allowed to even go overboard!
Also, don’t forget to have fun with the wordings. Consider adding jokes, poetry, rhymes, or quotes to make your invitation more appealing. You can also use multiple layers or embellishments to make it attractive. Add-ons such as ribbons, laces, buttons, beads and stickers are effective and affordable. Don’t forget to use matching envelopes with the invitations. For example- if your invitations happen to have a floral design, choose envelopes with the same design.
Surprise Bridal Shower invitations
Many-a-times bridal showers are planned as a surprise for the bride-to-be. Don’t forget to mention that in your invite. You can begin by writing “Ssshh! It’s a surprise for the gorgeous lady”
Send the invites in time
Once you’re done with the entire bridal shower planning and designing, don’t forget to send the cards at least a month prior to the bridal shower, especially for the guests who live outstation. For the local guests, two weeks prior is sufficient.