Wedding Shower Invitations for Your Special Wedding Shower
There are many expenses that come with a wedding, but the wedding shower invitations don't have to be one of the more expensive items. These can be a simple request to invite people to the shower, and they really needn't include elaborate design or extravagant embellishments. Many online retailers will provide a discount when they are bought in bulk or as part of their overall wedding stationery.
Another way to save is to simply purchase shower cards. These are much like a postcard and indicate the bride and grooms names or photo on the front and the back is for the shower details. These are a great way to send as only one piece of stationery is needed, and they are generally smaller.
Response cards are sometimes included in with the invitations, but this is not necessary. If you need an exact head count for caterers or the venue, you can simply ask on the card that people phone with their rsvp, rather than spend money on response cards.
Purchasing online is a great way to save money. Online retailers generally offer better prices than other retailers because they do not need to keep a store stocked or as many hired staff people on hand. Not only do online outlets often offer a discount for bulk orders, but they also offer discounts on package deals, such as when you purchase wedding accessories. These can be bits of lace design, or the seals that will be attached to the envelopes.
One of the most important aspects of shower invitations are the wordings, verses or sayings. A lot of retailers include eight to ten lines with the cost and will charge more if the wordings exceed the given amount. Or, some charge for the entire verses. In either case, you will want to keep the sayings as short as possible. An example might be, “the miracle of love is - that it is given to us - to give to one another. "
After the invitations have been sent, and the shower has been held, the bride and groom will need to write thank you cards. These cards will show appreciation for any gifts that were received during the party. The thank you cards can have the same design as the invitations and can even have the same wordings. This will show continuity and can also save the couple money as all the cards can be ordered from the same place, possibly saving them even more money.
About the Authors: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Unique Wedding Shower Invitations , Personalized Wedding Shower Invitations , Wedding Shower Cards and more.