How to throw a bridal shower
Back in the day, custom dictated that the maid of honor was the lucky gal responsible for hosting the Bridal Shower Party. But custom also used to dictate that people bathe only once a year – so thank goodness for modern times! Nowadays anyone can host a Bridal Shower and it’s even appropriate to have more than one if spread across different locations or different groups of friends. (Just remember to invite your guests to only one party – or at least let them know that they’re not responsible for bringing a gift to any after the first.)
The Bridal Shower Party is traditionally thrown as close as 2 weeks before the wedding to as far away as 2 months before the wedding.
"Who do I invite to my bridal shower?"
Unless it’s a work Shower where co-workers celebrate regardless of whether they’re invited to the wedding, the Bridal Shower Party should be for guests only.
Bridal Shower Invitations
Bridal Showers should reflect the spirit of your bride and your festivities. Luckily, Mixbook has over 70 Bridal Shower invitations to choose from! A beautiful invitation like Mixbook’s Purple Gem card is great for parties where guests are invited to bring the bride items for her trousseau. Mixbook’s Cacti Bridal Shower on the other hand, is the perfect choice for a rustic backyard hangout. Vintage Floral and Pink Ombre add the perfect whimsical touch while staying fresh and on trend. The darling Gold Mixed Type card is Mixbook’s homage to those of us who like to be showered in gold as well as the Shimmery Shower card. And if DIY is in your bag of tricks, Mixbook has innumerable possibilities that will allow you to create your magic in any style, in any template.
What do I include in my briday shower invitations?
Mixbook makes things easy in the wording department with helpful suggestions and layout guides. Check out Mixbook’s uplifting Soft Watercolor Bridal Shower that invites guests to ‘Honor Your Friend’ or Woodsy Bridal Shower Invite card that adds an air of lightheartedness to the festivities. The best thing about the Bridal Shower Party is that they can be as formal or as playful as you wish. It’s all about the Bride!
"When do I send bridal shower invitations?"
Bridal Shower invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before your event. The more guests you have coming in from out of town, the more notice it’s polite to give.
Bridal shower gift ideas
We get that a lot…what to get the bride who has everything? I went to a shower recently where the maid of honor sent each of the guests a blank page. We were instructed to decorate them as we please – I did mine in embarrassing photographs from college. We sent them back and the artistic maid of honor built them into a book of memories. Mixbook’s Krafty Bridal Shower book is the same idea, but with half the work.
Another great gift is personalized thank you notes like Mixbook’s timeless thank you cards. Brides write a lot of Thank You notes and attractive stationery is never a miss.