Bridal Shower Invitation Etiquette
Bridal shower invitation etiquette is the best way to invite
the bride's closest friends and family to share in the celebration of
has the maid of honor or someone from the
bridal party will
throw a shower for the bride. It has become more accepted for a family
member of the bride or groom host one as well. In many cases, the bride
has multiple showers thrown for her.
With this being said, bridal shower invitation etiquette will
have each person hosting a shower check with the bride (if it is not a
surprise) to make sure that people are not invited to multiple showers.
The guest lists should
include the bride's family, the groom's
immediate family, close friends, and co-workers.
It is good to send the invitations
3-4 weeks prior
to the shower. This will give the guests
enough time to
plan for travel if needed and to purchase their gifts. Each person on
the guest list should receive their own invitation. It is bad
invitation etiquette to invite someone to a bridal shower who will not
be invited to the wedding.
Guests who have been invited show good invitation manners by responding quickly
whether they are planning on attending or not. One or two weeks should
be plenty of time. This will allow the host of the shower to plan for
food as well as make adjustments for a theme based shower.
The invitation should include
- location of the shower, including address and a map
- date of the shower
- time the shower begins and ends
- the theme of the shower, if the host has chosen one
- if it is a girl's only or a couples shower
- bridal registry information
- a response card or response information
A bridal shower is a fun
to get together with the family and friends that love the bride and
groom. It is a great time to make and share memories with the bride and
groom. It is a
wonderful way to help them get their life together started.