There’s nothing wrong with wanting to save a little money by having a do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding or by doing some parts of the wedding by yourself. Many do-it-yourselfers make their own wedding cakes, decorations, invitations and wedding favors. DIY bridal shower invitations can be as fancy or as simple as you like (or as your skill level allows). If they’re attractive and include all the necessary information for your guests, the possibilities are boundless when creating DIY bridal shower invitations. Here some different types you may consider.
Photo Bridal Shower Invitations
A simple but effective do-it-yourself bridal shower invitation idea is to use a photo, such as one of the bride or the couple together. To keep the photo invitation simple, you can write all of the details on the back of your picture. Another is to try pasting the image to some pretty, decorative paper to make cards. Find paper matching the bridal shower’s theme or the wedding’s colors and add special decorations like lace or pearls for an elegant touch.
Printable bridal shower invitations are available from PaperDirect. Your bridal shower invitations will look professionally made when using templates and other products from PaperDirect. DIY bridal shower invitations are easy to create and print yourself. Our elegant or simple invitations come with envelopes, ribbon and seals, where specified.
How to Write Bridal Shower Invitations
If you’re planning a bridal shower for a friend or family member, you’ll want to know the proper way to word the invitations so guests know the details regarding the shower. Like wedding ceremony invitations, the wording should reflect the level of formality of the bridal shower. Remembering a few key points when creating the bridal shower invitations will help to eliminate confusion and make for a fun time for all who attend!
Use a calligraphy pen to write formal bridal shower invitations. State the bride’s full name at the start of the invitation as well as the name of the groom if the shower is coed. Begin the invitation with a phrase like “[name of bride] requests your presence at her bridal shower” or “Please join us for [name of bride]‘s bridal shower.”
After you’ve written the bride’s name, state the date and time of the bridal shower. Write out the date and time completely for formal invitations as in: “The sixteenth of June, at six o’clock in the evening.” Then write the location of the shower, as well as the full address. If you’re inviting several of the bride’s friends and loved ones who live out of town, provide written directions on the back of the invitation.
Finally, write the RSVP date at the bottom of the invitation. Include the name and phone number of the person with whom guests should confirm their attendance. The end of the invitation is also a good place to let guests know if the shower is a surprise, so that they do not unintentionally mention the celebration to the bride. If the shower has a theme, such as a time of day shower or a particular color scheme, write this information at the end of the invitation as well.
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