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Bridal Shower Planning Tips

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Under: Bridal Shower
Showering your dear future bride before their wedding day with a bridal shower is traditionally the wonderful prequel to show her how very special and loved she is by all of the guests before the big day! With guests that could be traveling from anywhere on the globe or busy on the go, making sure all of her guests receives the bridal shower invitation is an important first step in bridal shower planning. 

See an example of a bridal shower invite for a couple above from Basic Invite

Basic Invite provides templates that you use to create invites for many major life moment including weddings, showers, birth announcements, birthdays, graduations, and holiday parties. You can create and send unique bridal shower invitations and thank you bridal shower cards and customize them easily online as well!

With 180 colors to pick from, Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allow you to make your card special with custom samples where you can instant preview online or even order a printed sample of the invitation before placing the final order! So, you can see and feel the paper quality and make sure the text details are all correct beforehand. Moreover, Basic Invite offers 40 different envelope colors so you can pick the right envelope to match the invitation that you've created. All of the envelopes are peel and seals for easily handling before mailing them off!

Action items that you may need to consider before creating your bridal shower invitation include:
  • Finding the venue or address to host the bridal shower.
  • Settle on a time and date for the start of your bridal shower party.
  • Coordinate the food and drinks menu or contact catering services for the party.
  • Narrow down on a theme, or not.
  • Plan on decorations (DIY or purchasing bridal shower decorations online).
  • Compile a guest list with the names and addresses of all guests whom your bride would like you to mail a bridal shower invitation to. You can utilize Basic Invite's Address Capturing Service to share a link to request their friends and family's addresses if you only have their email address or their social media information. With the worldwide use of social media and guests who may be more active with online communication, Basic Invite's Address Capturing Service allow you to share a link to request their friends and family's addresses easily. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process; a proactive way to reach all of your guests! Moreover, Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders. 
  • Be sure to include the name and contact information of the host(s) who the guests should contact to RSVP for the bridal shower on the invite.
  • Create thank you bridal shower card ahead of time to quickly send those out to guests after the bridal shower has taken place.
Click here to see all bridal shower invitations examples for ideas!

I've helped plan two showers in the past: one was a bridal shower and the other one was a baby shower. It could be stressful if you don't plan ahead of time. I've also attended a few bridal showers as a guest over the years.

Personal tips for planning a bridal shower:
  • If you're part of a bridal party and there is more than one bridesmaid in the wedding, ask for help from the other bridesmaid(s) in planning the bridal shower if time is not on your side and party planning is not your forte. It'll help to divide the tasks so the costs and tasks are less of a burden on one person.
  • I've seen one person planned and tackled most, if not all of the financial responsibility and planning for a bridal shower before. Consider your personality and life stage at the moment if you're attempting to plan all of this on your own. If you're a big party planner, thrive on being the sole planner, and can reasonably afford it, then, have fun with being the sole host! Otherwise, if there is a bridal party, I think it's appropriate to ask them for help and allow them to help make the bride's bridal shower special.
  • Start planning at least 2 months ahead to get the action items (see Action items list above) fulfilled but if you're narrowing down on a particular venue, you may need to contact the place way farther out than that to secure the reservation date for the party.
  • Send invitations at least 1 month ahead of the party date so that it gives the guests enough time to reserve the date for this event on their personal calendar.
  • Ask the bride for her wedding registry (if she has one) so that you may consider including that on the invite as well or share it to guests who ask.
  • Review the Action items list above or your own organized checklist to ensure you've covered all the details in your party planning, week-by-week.
If you need more ideas on themes and details for invites, you can also follow Basic Invite's Social Media to see more samples and share them with your party planning crew to exchange ideas:



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Make this bridal shower a memorable one that the bride will reflect upon and love you tremendously for it!

In : Bridal Shower 

Tags: unique bridal shower invitations  thank you bridal shower cards  bridal shower invitations  thank you cards for wedding  party planning  wedding invites 

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