Sam wrote a piece a couple of days ago about wedding shower wording for invitations and it made me think, There are a hundred and one ways to tell a person that he or she is invited to a wedding shower or a pre-wedding party for the soon-to-be bride and groom, but of course, it is important that you follow certain etiquette apart from being creative and unique about your invitation.
I think the wording of your invitation reflects much of the couple’s personality, thus if you are asked to issue the invitation for a wedding shower party a few days or weeks before the wedding, you have to make sure that you are not just looking for unique shower invitations but something that is worded at the right tone and etiquette that will not embarrass the bride and groom. This can be a tricky balance but something that is important to remember.
Wedding Shower Card Wording – Dropping A Few Hints about the Party
As there are several ways to invite people to a wedding shower party, there are also several ways to celebrate wedding showers and probably a hundred ways to enjoy it. No matter how the wedding shower is done, there are preferences on your part as the host and there are also preferences of the couple that you have to take into consideration.
Most often, bridal showers or wedding showers are for the family and close friends of the bride or both parties and children in particular may not be the best audience for bridal or wedding showers, so make sure that the couple’s shower invites are exclusively for the adults in the family.
Drop a few hints in your invitation about what the party will be like. If you plan to have a party at the beach, or you plan to have a barbeque or tea party, then you can at least indicate something about it in your invitations.
If you have a theme in mind for the wedding shower party, I suggest that you also include it in your invites to help make the guest prepare themselves as well. Find sample shower invitations online to help you start with yours.
“Good luck and here’s to a finely worded invite!”
Couples Wedding Shower Invitation Wording Ideas
If you plan for an outdoor barbeque party, I suggest you write a line or two about having it in an outdoor setting. If it’s a dessert party or a brunch then write it down or drop hints on your invite. Simple rhymes and verses are simple ways to draft your invites. You don’t need to make it lengthy though. Nobody wants to yawn through the complete works of Shakespeare while they are munching on their cereal in the morning. Am I right?
Prose and poetry are also great ways to write your invites. Love quotes and poems, lines from a song that fit your wedding party theme, sayings and amusing one-liners can be your way to write impressive and great sounding invitations for the wedding shower.
Add Fun to Your Wedding Shower Invite Wording
You may want to give hints of the wedding party games that are planned for the event to make it sound fun for the guests. Indeed, the fun of wedding parties like bridal showers and the like, starts from a creatively done invitation wording which can bring a smile to a guest’s face. If you are planning to have those fun ‘couples games’, or a lingerie themed party, giving hints on the wording of your invite is one fun and creative way to inform guests about it.
Clip arts and photos can also be your way to make the invite more fun and in fact amusing, but don’t go overboard. Save the rest of the fun for during the event itself.
Indeed, the challenge of making fun wedding parties starts with a wording of the couple’s wedding shower invitation and taking time to learn how to creatively word invitations is a good start for you not only to make the event fun and memorable but to also master the skill of drafting unique wedding invitations and announcements. Good luck and here’s to a finely worded invite!
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