Bridal Shower Invitation Wording
Say "I Do" to bridal showers! It all starts with bridal shower invitation wording that’s unique to your party. Formal or casual, we have the invitation ideas and bridal shower ideas you’re looking for.
Bridal Shower Invitation IdeasLet your bridal shower invitations set the tone for the style of party you’re hosting. Are you hosting an elegant garden style brunch, formal dinner, co-ed, or an all girls "fun and games" afternoon?
Black and white invitations say "formal" while pale pink with flowers says "fun and sweet". Whatever your style, let the invitations say it for you. Scroll down for ideas on bridal shower invitation wording.
When it comes to wedding invitations, bridal invites, and engagement party invitations, everyone wants to know when to send out invitations. See our invitation guidelines for answers.
Bridal Shower Invitation EtiquetteEveryone knows that bridal showers are designed to "shower" the bride with gifts. Bringing a gift is expected. Include registry cards in your invitation so that guests know where the bride and groom are registered.
That being said, bridal showers should also be about enjoying the company of the bride and friends...it should not be just about the gifts.
I recently received a shower invitation with the wording, "Time: floating from 2 to 3:30", meaning the bridal shower was an "open house".
I’d never seen such working on an invitation. I know bridal showers aren’t formal events, but I felt as if the invitation was saying, "just drop off you gifts and leave."
Invitation wording should be welcoming to guests, even if it’s a very informal event. See wording suggestions below.
Bridal Shower Invitations
Bridal Shower Wording
Some stores offer registry cards that can be placed inside the invitations in lieu of printing the registry information on the card. But, it is very important to remember that a bridal shower is meant to shower the bride with gifts, so registry information must be included.
Also, unlike a wedding invitation, the city and state may be excluded from the invitation as only local guests are usually invited to attend a bridal shower.
Below is an example of typical bridal shower invitation wording:
Co-ed wedding Shower Invitation WordingWedding showers that include both the bride and groom are becoming more popular. Many couples who already have households set up, may opt for a more casual, co-ed shower AND gifts that reflect that.
Now a days, both the bride and groom-to-be shop for their registry together. China and silver is still popular, but you may find beer mugs and power tools are on many bridal registries!
If you’re hosting a shower for both the bride and groom to be, simply include both of their names on the invitation.
Invitation Wording for Informal Bridal Showers
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Planning a bridal shower? Take a look at our Bridal Shower Ideas page. You’ll find dozens of bridal shower games, free printables, themes, favor ideas, visitor’s contributions, and so much more. We’ve got the ideas that’ll delight your bride, so take a peek!