I have more experience in throwing baby showers than with bridal showers, but hey…a shower is a shower…right?! 🙂
Here are a few ideas I have:
- First of all, I always recommend making custom invitations. That way you can have the exact colors and style you want.
- Click HERE for my tutorial on how to make your own digital invites for free.
- Google “shower invitation” and go to images to get TONS of ideas for cute invitations. If you are anything like me, seeing an example really helps!
- I found this company on Pinterest that has lots of free templates you can use.
- To keep costs down, send the invitation out digitally via email or facebook. You may have to mail a few to people who aren't on facebook, but it will save you a ton of money on stamps, envelopes, and printing.
- If you print them yourself at home, remember that Costco refills ink for cheap!
- To keep costs even lower, print the invite on cute paper (you can buy cute printer paper, or just use scrapbook paper), keep it simple, and simply dress it up with a bit of ribbon, glitter, or other embellishments. Remember to use coupons at the craft stores!!! Joanne Fabrics takes competitors' coupons so print out Hancock, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joanne's coupons from our coupons & deals page and take them all!
- Be sure to send your invitations out at least 4 weeks in advance, and send a reminder email 1 week in advance.
- Be sure to ask for an RSVP so you can have a count for food and party favors. I like to put text, call, and email as RSVP options.
- Have multiple pots of soup and different types of bread,
- or have lots of baked potatoes and tons of bowls of different kinds of toppings.