Traditionally, it's recommended to send your bridal shower invitations about six to eight weeks before the bridal shower. We'd suggest closer to eight weeks if the majority of guests will need to travel. Especially if your planning timeline is compressed, online bridal shower invitations make things easier, because they arrive instantly and allow the host to communicate with guests all in one place.
Paperless Post has an affordable and vast collection of bridal shower invitations for every modern bride. Our wide assortment includes bridal shower invitations that will fulfill the needs of every bride no matter if she wants a matching color scheme for all aspects of the wedding down to the envelope, or if the couple is eloping with little fanfare.
After choosing the perfect bridal shower invitation template, get creative and customize it to your liking. Choose between the various colors, and styles as well as elements like backdrops, envelope colors, and stamps to make your card stand out. If you need help with wording, layout, or exact color matching, our Personal Design Services team can help.
Make inviting guests easy by uploading your guest list, usually provided to you by the bride. You can export this same list track gifts on the day of the wedding shower. It's easy to export a copy of your guest list after the shower to share with the honoree. They can use the same email list for sending thank you cards to everyone. It can also serve as a helpful starting place for tracking gifts opened during the party. Brides should send thank you notes within about two weeks of the event unless there's less than a month before the wedding—then it can be after the big day. However, she should still send separate notes for the shower and wedding gifts.
Paperless Post's wedding shower invitations include designs from noted stationers like Rifle Paper Co., Happy Menocal, Sugar Paper, and Venamour, as well as design experts like kate spade new york, Putnam & Putnam, and Oscar de la Renta. Truly one of a kind, you'll only find these exclusive and unique bridal shower invitation templates at Paperless Post.
Once you have the guest list details, it's easy to upload your guest list. You can schedule your invitations to send later, or send them instantly. Sending online eliminates a trip (or three) to the post office, and lets you track exactly who's opened and who's coming right from your computer or one mobile app. Our invitations also allow hosts to conveniently add a link to a gift registry. After sending invites, you can add the honoree as a co-host for a view-only look at responses. Follow up with any guests that still need to respond as needed, and remind everyone about the party a day or two before.
The bridal shower is the most highly anticipated pre-wedding party (right next to the bachelorette party), allowing loved ones to stock the kitchen or bar of the bride and groom, and toast the bride over tea or Champagne. Bridal showers are a unique occasion and call for equally unique bridal shower invitations, no matter the theme or inspiration.
Our wedding shower invitations help to set the tone for the occasion. If you are just starting out the planning process, our blog offers bridal shower party ideas for any host with theme ideas, decor, and shower favor ideas to kickstart the planning. Alternatively, if you are searching for a bridal shower invitation template to match the bride's vision, look no further. We have bridal tea party invitations for afternoon tea, clocks for "around the clock" parties, negligees for stocking her lingerie drawer, or pots and pans for a kitchen-focused shower. Planning a co-ed affair? Opt to stock the bar by choosing from our many spirited designs. For those with a less thematic party, you can still set the right tone using a floral bridal shower invitation, watercolor motifs, or lovely gold foil detailing.