Bridal showers and hen party invitations should be sent out about a month before the D-day. If expecting lots of out-of -town guest, it is worth while sending cards even earlier than a month as it helps people plan their schedules. In any case don’t leave it later than 3 weeks before the day.When planning a hen party that requires contribution from guest, send out invitations about two month before hand. This give enough time for people to send in their contributions. Emails and e-cards are fine; although I much prefer hand-written cards. I feels cards add that personal touch that emails just don’t have.
There is a whole host of places to find bridal shower invitations cards. Plus if you fancy creating D.I.Y cards, there are tons of guides on the internet. Bridal shower/Hen party invitations such include key details such as:
- Add a personal touch addressing each invitation by hand ( if like me you handwriting isn’t the tidiest, get someone else to help you!)
- Each guest should receive an invitation
- Include the name of the guest of honour i.e. the bride(or groom if hosting a co-ed shower)
- Include key demographics: date, time, place
- RSVP details ( name, telephone number and email)
- Clear information regarding gifts. If the bride is registered with a gift lift, include details in the invitation cards.
- Theme of the bridal shower/ hen party and dress code if applicable
- Other instruction. If planning a surprise shower, state this clearly to avoid anyone letting the cat out of the bag