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Bridal Shower Invitations & Cards

When it comes to weddings there are a few rites of passage traditions that 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 for 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, kitchen tea invitations or other bridal party invitations, wedding invitations, save the date 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.

 

When to send out bridal shower invites

If you’re confused about when to send out bridal shower invites, think about who you are going to be inviting, when the event is, and how much notice they will need to be able to attend. Usually it’s a good rule of thumb to send out invitations about 6 weeks ahead of time, but if the bridal shower is within a couple of days of the wedding, it may be a good idea to send out invitations much earlier. That way, when people book in their travel for the big day, they can choose to extend their trip a few days to be part of it. They might be frustrated to find out a few weeks before their trip that they could have been part of more had they known. Consider including a save the date with the wedding save the dates, or just let people who are travelling know by word of mouth. 

 

Get your bridal shower invitation details just right with clever bridal shower invitation wording

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. 

Getting your bridal shower invites perfect is about more than just choosing the right design. You also needer to consider how to get your wording for bridal shower invite just right. 

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.

You can include this information in a lot of different ways, to match your invites. You might be interested in traditional tea party invitation wording, funny wedding invitation wording, or something non-traditional like couples shower invitations wording to let everyone know it will be a different kind of bridal shower. 

 

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 talking 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.

Some of our most popular styles of bridal shower invites include tea party bridal shower invites and rustic bridal shower invites. Others like beach bridal shower invites and tropical bridal shower invites are also popular. 

 

Working on a budget: cheap bridal shower invites

People are often on a tight budget when they choose their bridal shower invites, since they’re in the midst of planning a wedding, so it’s common for people to be on the hunt for a cheap bridal shower invite. 

The most effective way to ensure you can get your bridal shower invitations cheap is to choose an affordable print type like digital or white ink rather than something more expensive like letterpress or real foil. A premium digital print looks amazing, and is printed on luxe, high quality paper, but won’t break the bank. 

If you’re looking for cheap bridal shower invites, this is by far the best way to approach it. This keeps you from falling into the trap of dodgy companies online offering premium print options at too-good-to-be-true prices that never arrive or that are sub-par and impossible to return or refund. Know what you are getting, pay attention to the reputation and quality of anyone you give money to online, and you can save money without getting into a bad situation. 

 

Bridal shower invitation templates

You may consider tracking down bridal shower invitation templates that you can print yourself from home. This is appealing because you’re in control of every step and it can seem like a great way to save money. In reality, there can be hidden costs involved, so it pays to carefully weigh up whether they are the right choice for you. 

While you may be able to find free bridal shower invitation templates online, designers usually don’t make their best work available as free bridal shower invite templates, so you may struggle to find something you love or that’s right for your event. Then you also have to factor in the costs of printing from a shower invitation template, including paper, ink, envelopes, and the time involved. You should also factor in the cost of reprinting if you make any errors in the printing process.

If you’ve got plenty of time and enough printing and diy know-how, bridal shower invitation templates can be a great choice for saving money. If time is money to you, or you’re not that good at hands-on projects, it’s will work out cheaper to just spend the money on buying invitations. 

 

But what about a kitchen tea: is a kitchen tea the same as a bridal shower?

A kitchen tea is a form of bridal shower that is sometimes held on its own, but may be held in addition to a hens party or standard bridal shower. A kitchen tea is quite a traditional celebration that is held shortly before the wedding and is usually planned by a bridesmaid or a close female family member (usually a mother, sister or aunt). It used to be very common, but these days you’re far more likely to be invited to a bachelorette parties or a more casual bridal shower than to receive a kitchen tea invitation. 

 

What is a kitchen tea?

A kitchen tea is a more traditional version of a bridal shower. It usually involves all the female members of the family and female friends coming together to celebrate a young woman becoming a wife and to initiate her into the world of the married women. They typically share recipes and give gifts of kitchenware to help prepare the woman to be a good wife and to feed her husband well. It is also common to share general advice about life and marriage at a kitchen tea. 

The full traditional kitchen tea has fallen out of favour for a number of reasons: many brides live out of home before they are married or are already living with their partner, and some people are uncomfortable with the expectation that they will be cooking for their husband. Despite the move away from the traditional event, many people continue to use the term ‘kitchen tea’ to refer to a bridal shower, particularly people from earlier generations who are used to that label. Due to the confusion in terms, always be clear with both guests and family when planning an event. 

 

Who to invite to your kitchen tea

A kitchen tea is a ladies-only event, and is typically an inter-generational occasion. Usually all female family members should be sent kitchen tea invitations - sisters, cousins, aunts, grandmothers - along with close female friends of the family or personal friends. This is important because it sets the tone of the occasion, creating the right atmosphere of feminine support and wisdom.

 

Styles of kitchen tea invites

A kitchen tea is usually held in the afternoon as a sort of tea party or high tea, and invitations tend to reflect that. High tea invitations are a very popular choice for a kitchen tea - think teapots, teacups and saucers, scones and cake. 

Whether or not you are having a high tea, feminine styles are very popular for kitchen tea invitations: think florals, lots of pink, lace and similar motifs. There are plenty of different ways this can be done, from big feature illustrations to cute patterns or simple colour blocking. 

Of course, the real ‘theme’ of a kitchen tea is the kitchen, so invitations may include items of kitchenware: wooden spoons, whisks, scales, ovens, aprons and similar bits and pieces.

 

Bridal party invitations summary

Here at Paperlust, we want to help you get your bridal shower invitations, kitchen tea invites or other bridal party 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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