Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas
a hot (pink) idea!
Bridal shower invitation ideas are a great way to display your creativity!
This handmade bridal shower invite was created by my lovely sister for my upcoming bridal shower. She was tempted to buy festive patterned paper at an office supply store and just print out some bridal shower invites, but she wanted to make them really special -- so she got crafty with it! It must run in the family!
If you are planning a bridal shower and must send out invites -- consider how many invites you'll be making.
If the task seems overwhelming for you, consider making it a bridal shower invitation ideas creation party and ask the bridesmaids or mother of the bride to pitch in and help over some margaritas or martinis!
If it is a small shower, then handmade bridal shower invitations will be a really special touch.
I've gotten a ton of compliments on the handmade bridal shower invitation cards that my sister made and everyone is really excited to attend.
By adding a special touch from the get go of the party planning you will set the tone for the actual celebration.
As I did not make these handmade bridal shower invitations, I am creating instructions on how my sister made the shower cards.
- Pre-cut and folded hot pink cards (and envelopes, she used chocolate brown envelopes)
- Large rubber stamp of a wedding dress
- Silver inkpad for the stamping the image onto the cover
- Small pearl as the embellishment
- Silver cardstock to print out the bridal shower information
- Computer/Word Processor/Typewriter, to print the invite details
- Printer to print onto the silver cardstock
- Double sided tape, to attach the bridal shower details inside
- Clear drying glue or a glue gun with clear gluesticks
- Silver pen or matching colored pen for addressing the bridal shower invitations
- Optional: Textured white cardstock, to print directions to the bridal shower
- Practice, practice, practice with the inkpad and rubber stamp before stamping onto the pre-cut and folded cards -- especially if you have only so many cards to work with.
- Carefully brush the silver inkpad over the rubber stamp and press firmly and evenly onto the front of the hot pink cardstock. Repeat with all the invitations. Set aside.
- Type out the information for the bridal shower card, she included the following verbiage:
Join Us for a Shower!
Date: July 11, 2009 - Saturday
Time: 1 p.m., lunch served
Place: 555 Someplace Avenue (directions tucked)
Graciously Hosted By: Someone
RSVP: (123) 555-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make sure the area for the bridal shower invite details will fit nicely into the card.
For instance, this card was 5" x 3", so she make sure that the details will fit snug into a 4.75" x 2.75" card.
- Print out the bridal shower invitations details onto the silver cardstock.
- Cut the cardstock with the details to find just inside the cardstock.
- With your double sided tape, attach the details inside the cardstock.
- When the stamped images have dried, use your glue or hot glue gun to attach the mini pearl onto the dress.
- Optional: If directions are a little tricky, then consider creating a separate insert with the directions.
My sister did this and printed the driving directions onto a thick, textured cardstock and tucked the instructions underneath the bridal shower details.
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