Having a dear friend who’s getting married? Or are you going to be a bridesmaid for your friend’s wedding? You must be thinking of throwing a wedding shower for the couple before the big day.
Wedding showers or bridal showers are not just fun, it is also a good way to make the bride and groom feel special and of course, a good way for close friends of both sides to meet and mingle before the big day.
If you are indeed planning to throw a bridal or a wedding shower, you also have to send a few invitations to people you want to be around for the party. I have attended a few bridal showers and it is important indeed that you know who to invite. This is one of the major concerns in hosting such event because you have to make sure that the people in the wedding shower are invited to the wedding. So what about the wedding shower wording for invitations?
By the way, there was one ‘secret’ wedding shower I helped in planning and we thought about creative ways to find out if certain people were invited to the wedding so that we could also include her in the bridal shower. Since the party we were planning was a surprise to the bride, we couldn’t just ask her straight out if these people were invited or not. In the end, we only sent bridal shower invitations to people who we were very sure were invited to the wedding. Of course, RSVPs are also important even in wedding showers especially if you are planning to cater the food or you are planning for a venue other than your house.
“To start with your role as the host of the wedding shower, you have to learn how to make invites.”
What Wedding Shower Invitation Wording is Good?
Like wedding invitations, you also need to draft your invites in the proper way. Although the party is not that formal, your invitation needs to be something that is also acceptable and proper. I do sometimes find it difficult to find the right words for a wedding invitation but how do you exactly write an invitation for a wedding shower?
Of course, I would write down the name of the bride, the time and date of the wedding shower, the location or the venue of the party. If you are planning to have a theme for your bridal shower, you have to also indicate if you need the guest to come in a specific dress code. When I took part in the planning of my friend’s bridal shower, we made it a lingerie party and let the invitees know that gifts should exclusively be lingerie.
You may not allow kids on the event or you may have preferences as a guest, thus you have to make that clear on your invitation, but of course, as host, you have to make sure that the wording for wedding shower invitations is still proper and not offensive in any way.
Wedding Shower Invitation Wording Samples
When I received the wedding shower invitation for my soon-to-be married office-mates, it gave a smile on my face. The invitation did not only contain the basic information, it also had a verse that can truly bring a smile on the guest’s face. Of course, you can still go for the conventional, ‘you-are-invited-to-the-event thing’ but that probably is too formal for such a close gathering of families and friends. As simple as:
“You are invited to a wedding shower
Of the couple Olsen and Mae
Come to the venue early
To surprise the groom and bride to be”
This simple verse will give a hint to your invitees that the wedding shower is a surprise, thus you may want to come early or you may not want to mention it to other people especially the couple. You can always make your own wording for the invitations. Personalize it to make it more appealing but of course, keep in mind that the wording for couple’s wedding shower invitations should always indicate that it is for the couple and not just the bride, as in bridal showers, which we are more familiar with.
Funny Wedding Shower Invitation Wording
When it comes to shower invitations wording, I find funny wordings a good one to start with. Of course, wedding showers may not be as formal as weddings and this is one good avenue to showcase your witty writings. You can always go for something formal and go for something funny, mix it up a little. Choosing something light and funny can at least indicate that the party will indeed be fun.
So if it’s a secret party you are planning, something formal or fun, one thing is for sure, the wedding shower wording for invitations you will use are important and something you should take the time to plan. Would you go with a funny invitation or conventional invitation wording? Comment, tweet, and let us know…