A bride’s family and friends look forward to getting together at a bridal shower to honor the future Mrs. and welcome her into a new life as a married woman. While everyone looks forward to the drinks, food and gifts, properly planning out the day is key to an event gone smoothly. The very first step in throwing your bride the best day is sending out the invitations. Here, we share with you everything you need to know about the stationary for bridal shower invitations, from who gets an invite and when to send them.
Who Should Send Invitations?
The maid of honor should be discussing details about the shower with the brides family and friends early on in the wedding planning process. One person might decide to take on preparations, it could be the bride’s friend, mom, sister or maid of honor herself. The host of the bridal shower is usually the one who sends the invites but they may also decide to delegate tasks. If not the maid of honor, a close friend or family member is best.
When Should You Send Out Invitations?
You should mail out your bridal shower invitations as early as possible to account for other peoples busy schedules and time conflicts. If you have guests who are local aim to send out the invites four to six weeks before the event. If you have some out-of-towners, they require a more advanced notice like six or eight weeks before the event.
Where Should You Get The Invitations?
The maid of honor or the person who is planning the shower can buy a nice set of cards from a stationary store or their favorite online retailer. There is also the option to DIY your invites to make them more personal and unique.
Who Should Get An Invitation?
Before sending invites, it’s best to request a guest list from the bride. Since a bridal shower is a very intimate celebration with close friends and family, everyone invited should also be attending the ceremony and reception.
What Should You Include In The Invitations?
Bridal shower invitations should include the basics, like time, day, location, directions and RSVP info. A lot of bridal showers involve a gift exchange, so consider putting wedding registry information on the invite as well.
Bridal Shower Invitations Tips Credit to Martha Stewart Weddings
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