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When it comes to weddings there are a few rites of passage traditions that the couples go through before even getting to the big day, including engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties and of course a bridal shower. An occasion most common in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US, a bridal shower allows the bride to be and her nearest and dearest to celebrate the upcoming wedding, with gifts and games.
With our bridal shower cards, we have a wide range of choices in the way of creating completely unique bridal shower invitations. Depending on your personal style, there are different styles like classic, floral, rustic and geometric. Whatever you choose to do for your bridal shower cards, you may pick to print them in a number of ways like letterpress, foil stamp and metallic prints.
Whether you need bridal shower invitations, wedding invitation, save the day cards, birthday invites, or place cards, Paperlust have you covered for all wedding and occasion stationery.
A bridal shower invite for all your loved ones
Bridal showers should be a fun occasion for the bride and her loved ones. Traditionally they are gift-giving parties, where friends and family bring gifts to the engaged couple, to celebrate their upcoming wedding and help set them up for the future. Sometimes it can depend on the couple as to whether you have one or not, as not everyone does, and you by no means have to have one if you don’t want to.
Think about who you want to invite to your bridal shower, do you want a big or small shower? Friends and family, colleagues and acquaintances, you can invite anyone you like, it’s completely up to you. It’s worth thinking about as well, whether you’re going to invite only people who’re invited to the wedding or also people who aren’t on the wedding guest list. If you are going to be inviting people who aren’t invited to the wedding just remember that there’s the possibility for some to be disappointed they didn’t receive a wedding invitation and you’ll come face to face with that disappointment.
Also, while traditionally a bridal shower is more of a women’s event, these days’ people are much more open to sharing the occasion with men as well. Talk to your partner as to whether you’d like this to be a joint event for the both of you and include men on the bridal shower invitation list.
The etiquette of bridal showers
Bridal showers are all about the gifts. If that doesn’t make you comfortable then it might not be right for you, but the idea behind having one is so that you loved ones can bring gifts for you and your husband to be. Your guests don’t need to worry about spending a fortune on gifts, as it is acceptable at bridal showers to present smaller household gifts.
Because a bridal shower is about gift giving you can choose to have a gift directory if you want to make it easier for your guests. You can send it out, by post or email, once you’ve received your RSVP’s from your bridal shower invites. Keep in mind that some guests might like to choose something that’s not on the list so you should make sure to let them know that this is fine too, so there’s no confusion or worry. And provide a range of different price points of gifts so then it’s completely up to the guests as to how much they can spend on a gift.
Hosting a bridal shower usually falls to the close friends of the bride, the bridal party most commonly. The bride is not expected to be part of the planning or hosting the event, but of course, if you want to have some input then make sure to have a chat to the people hosting it beforehand if there is anything you specifically want to be included. A bridal shower is a great chance to get together with friends and family and start talking about the upcoming occasion. It should be fun and stress-free for the bride.
Get your bridal shower invitation details just right
There are many aspects to consider when planning a bridal shower, and you should start planning as early as possible once you’ve decided to have one, to ensure you have time to get everything ready and send out your bridal shower invites in time.
Here are a few things to remember to include on your bridal shower invitations, necessary details so that nothing gets missed.
• Who –are the invites just going to be for women or do you want to include men and children. Think about this before sending out bridal shower invites so that you can be specific about who the invite will be addressed to. If you want to invite whole families, include the couple’s names and their children, but if you just want to invite the women, address the invites to them only, which should make it more clear for your guests.
• When –send out your bridal shower invites with enough time for your guests to include the occasion within their plans, and avoid any problems with people not having enough notice to go out and pick a gift.
• RSVP –always clearly state a RSVP so you don’t have to worry about chasing down if people are coming or not. Also be sure to include a contact number or email address (or both) so your invited guests can easily get in touch with their reply.
• Where –whether it’s at you house and people have been there a million times before, or you having your bridal shower a specific venue, always include the address so that no one gets lost.
If there are any other details you’d like to include like a dress code or an indication of a specific theme you can include those in the wording as well.
Bridal shower invitations in a range of themes
If you do have a theme for your bridal shower, instead of using words you can just let your invitations do the taking for you. Your bridal shower invites will give a lot away in regards to the theme of the event. If it’s a rustic floral inspired design, your guests might assume it’s an outdoor event, if you use bold metallic lettering on solid black paper they’ll likely think it’s a fancier bridal shower that may require them to dress up. You can also use the unique design of your bridal shower invitation to give your guests an indication as to what they can expect from the wedding itself through your chosen design. Choose something that reflects who you are, and cleverly set the tone of all wedding focused celebrations.
We have bridal shower invitations of many different designs, including, country, retro, modern, pretty, bold. And with a wide range of colours and prints to choose from, as well as printed envelope liners, we have everything you need to make your bridal shower invites really special. From our new raised foil designs to our elegant typography, our talented Australian designers have some stunning invitations to choose from, with something sure to appeal to any bride.
Here at Paperlust, we want to help you get your bridal shower invitations just right by creating unique and personal invitations, from the design style, to the print type to the wording. Have some fun with your bridal shower invites and let our friendly team help you out with all the details.
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