Bridal showers are like the hen parties that are generally in the domain of the female only family members. The maid of honor and the bridesmaids, who are the bride’s best friends, want to celebrate their girlfriend’s wedding. Showering the bride-to-be with girly gifts that she will definitely find useful after her nuptials and basically having fun, is what a bridal shower is all about. Bridal showers can be well planned events and of course, a chance for the groom’s side to meet the bride before the wedding ceremony. Bridal shower invitations are to reflect the fun and feminine atmosphere of the party. Here are a few tips for choosing wedding shower invitations.
There are a number of different types of shower invitations that you can opt for, depending on the amount of time you have and the budget. Generally it is a good idea to keep the invitations simple and sweetly feminine. You can easily make the shower invitations yourself with ordinary card making supplies like printable cards, lace, ribbons etc. Or, if you have more people, buy invites. You can also match all the invites for the shower to the wedding reception theme. Bridal shower invitations are available in various different styles. Make sure that you buy something with RSVP cards.
You can get seal and sent invitations that are available as a single piece with an attached postcard for response and you don’t even have to pay for the mailing. If you want to go in for a more formal look then match your invitations to the wedding ceremony theme or a particular color scheme, say pink for bridal showers, with an envelope that has an inner lining. Having a small envelope seal is just what is called sealing the envelope with a kiss. It is a nice gesture and depending on the style of the cards, you can match this seal.
Or, if you want something very informal, you can have a note card-like invitation that has your name on the front. The behind is kept blank for you to write your invitation message. You will also get blank envelopes with this kind of informal notes and you can reuse these envelopes if you don’t use all of them.
When it comes to the bridal shower cards, you can buy customized printed stationery and get the same card company to personalize the shower invitations or you can get a professional calligrapher to write out the cards in a beautiful hand. Many card companies also offer the services of their in-house calligraphers. In fact, you can add a whimsical touch to the cards by adding a small piece of lace or getting the cards to be delivered in matching paper envelopes that are shaped like girl’s handbags or other women accessories.
Finally, some wedding vendors will include matching thank you cards and bridal shower favors, too. If you wish, you can buy coordinating bridal shower favors to go with your shower and the shower invites. You can ask if they print the same motifs of their ready-made bridal shower invitations across other items which you can use for the décor too.
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