How to Word Bridal Shower Invitations

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One of the most common questions asked about bridal showers is how to word the invitations, how to incorporate a cute poem or rhyme, and especially how to let guests know that there will be a theme.

This guide to bridal shower invitations will help you craft the perfect invite to your celebratory event, no matter the style, size or theme.

Required Information

  • Bride's full name (and sometimes the groom's)
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • RSVP name and number
  • RSVP deadline

Additional Information

  • Where the bride is registered
  • The theme of the shower or gifts (e.g., garden shower, lingerie shower, etc.)
  • Date of the wedding
  • Host's name(s)
  • If the shower is a surprise and when the bride is expected to arrive

Sample Wording for a Traditional Bridal Shower Invitation

Please join us for a bridal shower honoring
Jodie Sherer
on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 4 p.m.
at the home of Lisa and Alice Brock
47 Anywhere Drive, Springfield
Please RSVP by June 10 to Lisa Brock at 714-555-1234
Jodie is registered at Springfield House and Home

Sample Wording for a Fun Bridal Shower Invitation

Help us shower the bride-to-be with love!
Come celebrate Karen Jones
at a bridal shower on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Glenoaks Lodge
Dress casually and be ready to play some fun games.
Bring a gift that will help bring out the chef in Karen.
Regrets only to Lisa Jones at 415-555-1234

Sample Wording for a Surprise Shower

Shhh! It's a surprise for Nancy Winton
Join her bridesmaids as we celebrate her with a shower to help her set up the house with Mark, her husband-to-be.
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7 to 10 p.m.
Bertelsmans Bar, 362 James Avenue
Please be on time as the bride will arrive by 7:30 p.m.
RSVP to Joan Rosenberg, 212-456-7890 or Martine Brillier, 718-456-7890 by July 27.
Bridal registries: Bedding, Housewares Unlimited, Bathrooms & More

Sample Wording for a Poem Shower Invitation

Mark and Lyndon
Will soon have a wedding
Down the aisle
Is where they're heading
Before they become
Husband and wife
Let's shower them with things
For their new life
A couple's shower to honor Mark Jones and Lyndon Reading
at the Ladybird Restaurant, 42 Wallaby Lane, Amherst
3 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017
Please call Reese Casey at 414-555-1234 for directions and to RSVP

Sample Wording for a Honeymoon Shower

John and Jack's ceremony is on the way.
Help them relax after the big day!
Join us at their honeymoon shower
June 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
at the home of Marcos Rodriguez
Bring a gift that they can enjoy on their honeymoon to St. Barts
or choose from their registry at Shulmann's Department Store.
Please RSVP by May 24 to Marcos at 312-444-4444.

Sample Wording for a Recipe Shower

You are invited to a bridal shower
honoring Christine Matthews
June 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
35 Smith Street, Apt 34, Reston
Please write your favorite recipe on one of the enclosed cards and your advice for a successful marriage on the other.
You may also bring a gift to help set up their kitchen.
RSVP to Emilia Rivera 703-432-1987

Sample Wording for a Couple's Shower

Bridal showers bring wedding flowers!
Helen Petrillo and John Zheng are getting married.
Before they tie the knot, let's shower them with love
and a few presents as well!
Please join us for a picnic dinner and a couple's shower
August 19, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Gerald Gardens Pavillion, enter at the corner of Wantagh and Spring Streets
Please RSVP to Mei Wu at 419-455-4545 by August 13

Sample Wording for an Around-The-Clock Shower

Come celebrate our bride-to-be
Mariana DiSilvano
as she prepares to have the time of her life
when she marries John O'Hara
An Around-the-Clock Bridal Shower and Brunch
July 22, 2017, 11:30 am.
Your time of day is XX:XX a.m./p.m.
Please bring a gift appropriate to that time of day. For example, 10 a.m. might mean a breakfast tray or a robe. 7 p.m. might be a set of cocktail glasses, movie tickets, or whatever else you can think of!
RSVP to Gwendolyn Johnson, 312-232-2323 or by July 15

Sample Wording for a No-Gifts Shower

Christine and John are tying the knot!
Let's help them celebrate before the big day
and shower them with love and best wishes
Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 9 p.m.
Huntsman's Tavern, 576 Main Street
Please bring a favorite story about the bride or groom to share or advice on what makes a successful marriage.
Christine and John have asked for donations to the Jonestown Theater Company in lieu of wedding gifts.

When Many of the Guests Know Only the Groom

They've bought the dress and ordered the cake
They're anxious about the vows they'll make
Help pass the time and shorten the wait
We're having a shower and here is the date.
June 17, 2017
A bridal shower to honor and meet Roberta Ling, fiancée of Horace Shamir
3 p.m. at the home of Abbie and Kris Kuratsova
42 Yekcim Drive, #2
RSVP to Abbie Kuratsova, 213-243-2424, by June 10.