The traditional bridal shower invitation must surely have the name of the bride to be, the time of the bridal shower, the day and date. It should also mention the name of the person who is hosting the bridal shower along with the venue and address.
An RSVP has to be included in order to know the approximate number of guests that are expected to arrive for the event and to make the appropriate preparations. Many people are absolutely confounded while writing out the invitation for the bridal shower.
You could begin by saying ‘you are invited to a bridal shower, honoring so and so’ and then mention all the details of the time and venue. You can check out samples of various bridal shower invitations and even cut and paste the wordings from other cards filling in personal details in the middle.
There are many websites that offer you this service, where you can change the font and style, as well as the color before you print out the wordings. After printing it, you can cut out the words and stick it on the invitation card.
If you wish, you could go for more formal words of invitation, such as ‘You are cordially invited to celebrate the union between so and so on…’ or that ‘A bridal shower is to be held for so and so on this date and so on.’
You can also add details of the dress code, such as formal or casual, so that everyone is dressed appropriately in keeping with the theme of the bridal shower. A casual invitation can be written using the words ‘when, where and what’ and providing details near the words.
Even if you are not very creative, you just have to think about the bride and groom’s hobbies and desires to come up with some great inspirations for wording the invitations. It is surely important to provide the basic information.
If there is a theme to the bridal shower, you should mention this, so that people can come with appropriate accessories and dressed suitably. For instance, if the theme is a tea-party, you could use the words ‘a blend of love’ or ‘brewing love’.
If you are planning the bridal shower as a surprise for the bride, you should mention the word ‘surprise’ in the invitation, so that your guests do not leak out the news to the bride before the day of the shower.
For theme bridal showers, the invitation should clearly mention what you expect them to bring with them. If it is a kitchen bridal shower, they can bring some kitchen utensils or food items as gifts for the bride.
If you wish to have some fun with the invitation, you can even make it a fun one veering away from the traditional one. For instance, you could make it poetic and make the last words rhyme with one another. The letters figuring in the name of the bride can also be used as the starting letter for each of the lines of the poem, so that read vertically, the first letters of each line will give the name of the bride. You could also continue in the same way with the name of the groom. You can also add some romantic quotes from a book or a romantic movie that the bride particularly likes.
After you have written the invitation in the style and theme that you want, don’t forget to go through the whole thing once again, to see that you haven’t forgotten the main facts. You should not forget the name, the date, the venue and the RSVP. Send the invitations well in time in order to get the response from all the guests well in time.