• How to Word a Bridal Shower Invitation

    Earlier I blogged about planing a bridal shower, so it seems fitting to talk about our greatest wedding shower specialty: invitations. I mean, we also often make party banners or food labels, but of course people need to know when the party starts!

    One of the most difficult decisions our clients have when choosing any piece of stationery is in the wording.

    There are several options when it comes to wording a wedding shower invitation—from formal and traditional to the more casual.

    Of course there are some things you will always want to include like the date, time and place. You also want to include where the bride is registered (or what types of gifts are expected for this party). You may also want to include the names of the hostesses (or hosts).

    There are several different ways to do this, many of which we list on our Website.

    But, I thought it’d be nice to break a few of these down for you, depending on what kind of party you are going to throw. Remember that an invitation is the first impression your guests will have of the event, so wording is very important.

    Formal:

    You are cordially invited to a
    Miscellaneous Bridal Shower
    in honor of
    Miss Laurie Anne Cliett
    bride-elect of Mr. James Walter Chapman, Jr.
    on Sunday, the second of May
    Two thousand and eight
    from one until three o’clock in the afternoon
    at the home of Mrs. Lynsie Guest
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Bridal Registry ~
     Bed, Bath & Beyond • Dillards • McRae’s
    ~ Hostesses~
    Lynsie Guest • Denise Hunter • Jill Harrelson

    Standard:
    Please join us for a
    Miscellaneous Bridal Shower
    in honor of
    Miss Laurie Anne Cliett
    bride-elect of Mr. James Walter Chapman, Jr.
    on Sunday, the second of May
    Two thousand and eight
    from one until three o’clock in the afternoon
    at the home of Mrs. Lynsie Guest
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Bridal Registry ~
     Bed, Bath & Beyond • Dillards • McRae’s
    ~ Hostesses~
    Lynsie Guest • Denise Hunter • Jill Harrelson

    Rhyming fun:

    Option 1:
    Laurie’s wedding is on the way
    let’s get her prepared for the big day
    A Bridal Shower
    for
    Laurie Cliett
    Sunday, May 2, 2008
    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Regrets Only~
    212-117-1669
    Laurie is registered at Dillards and McRae’s

    Option 2:
    She’s all grown up, but still giggling with glee.
    Please just us to honor the sweetest bride-to-be:
    Miss Laurie Anne Cliett
    Please join us for her
    Bridal Shower
    Sunday, May 2, 2008
    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida

    Bridal Shower Tea or Brunch:
    Option 1:
    Please join us for a
    Bridal Shower Brunch (or Luncheon or Tea…)
    honoring
    Miss Laurie Anne Cliett
    Saturday, May 2, 2008
    10:00 a.m.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Regrets Only~
    212-117-1669
    Laurie is registered at Dillards and McRae’s

    Option 2:
    Please join us in showering
    Miss Laurie Anne Cliett
    at a brunch in her honor
    Saturday, May 2, 2008
    10:00 a.m.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Regrets Only~
    212-117-1669
    Laurie is registered at Dillards and McRae’s

    Couple’s Shower:

    Laurie and Jim’s wedding is on the way.
    Help us prepare them before the big day!
    Please join us dinner at a
    Couple’s Shower
    in honor of
    Laurie Cliett
    and
    Jim Chapman
    Friday, May 2, 2008
    6:00 p.m.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Regrets Only~
    212-117-1669
    Laurie is registered at Dillards and McRae’s

    Couple’s Shower Evening:
    Flowers in bloom just like the love that they share.
    A shower for the couple – what a wonderful pair!
    Cocktails and dinner
    to honor
    Laurie and Jim
    Sunday, May 2, 2008
    6:00 pm.
    Lynsie Guest’s House
    1702 Westminister Court
    Tallahassee, Florida
    ~ Regrets Only~
    212-117-1669
    Laurie is registered at Dillards and McRae’s
    I hope this is helpful to at least get you started! Check out our Website for more wording options, on invitations, wedding programs and more.

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