Bridal showers are an excellent way to show your creativity and honor your great friend! Historically speaking, the Maid of Honor, bridal party or friends host the bridal shower and should be thrown two months to two weeks ahead of the wedding date. Below are a few ideas of the paper goods you might want to consider to make your shower as lovely as possible! And if you know me by now, the more colorful and vintage, the better!
One needs an invitation, of course, and paper invitations are a must. A Bride cannot put a digital invitation into her scrapbook. Make her (or his) day last forever with a paper invitation. Wording this invitation is quite easy. Start with the basics:
You are invited to a bridal shower in honor of
Taylor Kelley Saturday, October 19, 2019 Noon Marmalade Restaurant
Please reply to Margo at 212-444-5690
Michelle is registered at Target and Macy's
Unlike the main wedding invitation, you can print registry information on this card..
Thank you note cards make a great bridal shower gift for the Bride. She can hand-write her courteous words If you are having a tea party or whimsical little garden party, you might want to consider place cards to give the guests a little bit of "fancy." Make each one different with vintage words of advice or quotes.
It's always a good idea to let your guests know the dining choices they are going to experience. If you are hosting a tea party, then having a list that describes the variety of teas offered is beneficial.
Party Favor Tags:
Party favors are not a requirement, but it is nice to offer a treat or small token to your guests to show your gratitude for their gifts and attendance. Hang tags, stickers or cards all do the trick! Silk ribbon or baker's twine makes it special.
A thoughtful keepsake for any Bride is to receive recipes from her family and friends. A vintage-inspired design is an attractive way to do this and better than blank index cards
Another excellent way to impart wisdom to the Bride-to-Be is to print advice cards. They should be attractive, easy to write on and can be placed into a keepsake album or decorative box.
Thank You Cards:
Thank you note cards make a great bridal shower gift for the Bride. She can hand-write her courteous words of gratitude to all of her guests for their generosity. Don't forget pretty stamps or even vintage, unused stamps to complete the look. A fancy pen is also a lovely added gift.
All paper goods designed by Gilded Swan Paperie