1. Who is Invited?
Your guest list should be finalized before you or your bridesmaids begin to plan shower invitations. Invitations are the perfect opportunity to help your bridesmaids/or mother plan your shower. You, the guest of honor, should be very hands on in planning the invitation list. Knowing who and how many will help your team plan, budget and save time.
This is a big moment for you; be sure to make it clear to your team what type of shower invitations you want. Embrace the chaos, you have a lot of planning to do, try and laugh at it all and be sure to ask your team for help when and where you need it. If you want to add a specail touch to your invites include a charming note about you as a couple or a short poem.
3. Aim to Inspire
The invitation and other paper pieces should reflect the attitude and theme of the entire event. Take the design elements into careful consideration, and if you are unsure, ask your designer for help. Use the design elements to inspire decorations, cake designs, and favors. Showers have changed a lot over the last decade and the design of your shower invitation will set the tone for your event.
4. The 5 W’s: Who, What, When, Where & Why
These are very important details to include within your invitations. All of these elements will help attendees decide what to wear, if they can/want to attend, and who is hosting the event. Contact information should always be included so that guests know exactly who to contact with questions. If you are worried about cluttering the card, consider putting extra information on the back.