Finding the perfect bridal shower invitations is the first step to planning a pre-wedding celebration that gets you and your crew in the wedding mood. And, like a good bridal shower, your invitations can be anything you want them to be, from fun and flirty to elegant and sophisticated.
A favorite event for many brides, wedding showers are a centuries-old way to kickstart the wedding ceremonies. Whatever vibe you choose for your shower, invitations will set the tone for the day. They’re also an aesthetic keepsake for both you and your fellow party-goers.
But, with so many different styles, colors, fonts, and designs, it can feel almost impossible to narrow down your invitation options. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry — we’re a bit stationery obsessed here at Green Wedding Shoes, and we’ve rounded up 29 of the best bridal shower invitations guaranteed to fit any style of event.
Before we hop into all things design, we have some FAQs to keep in mind as you’re choosing your invitations.
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When should you send out bridal shower invitations?
Bridal shower invitations should be sent out around six weeks before your bridal shower to give your guests enough time to prepare their schedules (and outfits!). However, this depends on if you’re inviting any guests from out of town — if so, you may want to send out your invites at least two months before the party.
Most bridal showers are thrown 4-8 weeks before the wedding to avoid causing extra stress for the couple around the big day (while still being close enough to jumpstart the festive spirit). With this in mind, you should plan on sending your invitations around three months before “I do”s.
Of course, if you’re planning the shower around a specific season or holiday, this may change your timeline. Check out our complete bridal shower guide for everything you need to know about party planning!
How to address bridal shower invitations
While there are no hard-and-fast rules, it’s best practice to address your bridal shower invitations in a way that reflects the style of the event. For more laid-back celebrations, skip formal wording (such as prefixes) and find a font that expresses the vibe of the party. For more elegant affairs, you may want to opt for handwritten calligraphy and traditional wording (this means spelling out commonly abbreviated words such as “Street” and “Avenue”).
If you do choose to include prefixes, we suggest reaching out to guests beforehand to ask for their preferred title, or opting for a gender-neutral option. Some people may want to be addressed with their profession, such as Dr. or Professor. Similarly, different women have different preferences about using Ms., Mrs., or Miss. It never hurts to ask — this way everyone can feel included and ready to party!
When to mail bridal shower invitations
To make sure your guests receive your invites around 6-8 weeks before your event, you should mail your bridal shower invitations around 7-9 weeks in advance. This will help you avoid any hold-ups with the post office, which is extra important if you’re sending out invites during the holiday season.
Also, keep in mind that custom invitation designs may take a bit longer. If the clock is ticking, we recommend ditching print-out copies and opting for digital invites instead. They’re easy to send and sustainable!
Now, let’s get into some of our favorite invitation picks for every party personality!
Etsy Bridal Shower Invitations
If you’re looking to stand out and make your party your own, Etsy bridal shower invitations are THE vibe. We love Etsy for its seemingly endless number of aesthetic, customizable invitations (and other wedding goodies). As a bonus, when you shop from Etsy you’re supporting independent creators — and getting something one-of-a-kind at the same time. Truly a win-win.
For the bohemian bride with a romantic side, this wildflower Etsy bridal shower invitation has us dreaming of a spring bridal shower. Pair it with flower crowns, free-spirited cocktails, and a whimsical photo backdrop for an unforgettable event.
Rose gold, glitter, and a touch of glam — say no more! This Etsy bridal shower invitation is sparkling with romance. The confetti effect at the bottom will get your guests in the party mood, without going overboard on the sequins.
If you, like us, are still in your Bridgerton era, this Regencycore Etsy wedding shower invitation will leave you feeling like the diamond of the season. Now all you have to do is throw a party that Lady Whistledown will have no choice but to write about.
Modern and chic, this blush Etsy bridal shower invitation is a minimalist dream. We love the juxtaposition between the gorgeous cursive script at the top and the clean and crisp font for the details below. The watercolor element also bring this simple structure up a notch.
What is a bridal shower without a signature cocktail? This Etsy bridal shower invitation gives your guests a taste of what to expect during happy hour with a fruity and fun illustration. Each invitation is also handmade on sturdy, luxe card stock. We can cheers to that!
For the bride that swears to be overdramatic and true, this is the bridal shower invitation for you. With gold flakes and a rainbow watercolor background, this Lover-themed option is perfect for Swifties and hopeless romantics alike.
Planning a Kate Spade-inspired bridal shower? You’ll love these bold and classic Etsy bridal shower invitations with a bit of flair! The gold frame around the text has a regal aesthetic, while the bright flower design is flirty and fun.
Bring Taco Tuesday to your celebration with these Mexican-inspired wedding shower invitations. They’re colorful and vibrant (and would be a great teaser before a Tulum bachelorette party). Bring on the margaritas!
Minted Bridal Shower Invitations
With a community of talented independent artists behind the designs, Minted bridal shower invitations are bold, original, and always top quality. They’re also acing the sustainability game, with options for recyclable paper — so you can feel good about every stunning invite you send out.
This elegant arch invitation from Minted wows with an understated Art Deco feel and a bold typeface. It comes across as retro and modern at the same time — and it’s also fully customizable, so you can make it your own.
This Minted bridal shower invitation has us feeling like we’re stepping into a secret garden — and we’re HERE for it. The leafy design and soft hue makes the invite feel whimsical and welcoming. And, if you’re not into the green, you can easily choose from a range of different colors to match your party theme.
Who needs a bridal shower when you can have a bridal fiesta instead? This Minted wedding shower invitation is bringing the energy with colorful designs that perfectly frame the event details.
Moody florals and muted colors make this Minted bridal shower invitation the perfect pick for a romantic autumn or winter event. We can’t get enough of the opulent font and off-white background!
Are you a mid-century obsessive? This Minted bridal shower invitation is giving major mod vibes, with clean, geometric lines and bright colors. If you love this design, be sure to check out this rad mid-century wedding inspiration.
Nothing can make us say “omg!” like millennial pink — and add a playful graphic and we’re absolutely gushing! Prepare for this Minted wedding shower invite to be the star of your group chat.
Transport your event to a more decadent era with this foil-pressed bridal shower invitation. It’s perfect for the bride with an old soul who loves a bit of extravagance. If your mood board is filled with shots from The Great Gatsby, look no further.
Boho Bridal Shower Invitations
Here at GWS, be love boho everything: boho wedding dresses, boho ceremony decor, and, of course, boho bridal shower invitations. For the brides that are carefree, non-traditional, and effortlessly cool, you need an invite that matches your energy. Our picks have the earthy hues and free-spirited vibes that will have you counting down the days until your dreamy celebration.
These boho bridal shower invitations are checking off all the boxes: an arch design, delicate script, and a pampas grass bouquet that we want to walk down the aisle with. They also come with the option of including a photo of you and your soon-to-be betrothed for a cute keepsake.
For the minimalist romantics, this bridal shower invitation keeps with simple and sweet with tiny font and an even tinier bouquet detail. If that isn’t enough to make you swoon, this designer also plants a tree for every order that is placed. So, yes, you can make the world a better place by sending out these adorable wedding shower invitations!
Capture the feeling of twirling through a meadow of wildflowers with these all-natural boho bridal shower invitations. We love the dreamy florals that frame the dainty font — perfect for a sunny outdoor party.
The best boho bridal shower invitations master the art of setting a mood. With double arches, fall florals, and a blush palette, these invites are truly a bohemian dream.
Is there anything more enchanting than a desert sunset? This boho bridal shower invitation is bringing that magic with earthy tones and a free-spirited cactus design. Perfect for the brides that want to don their cowboy boots and throw a fiesta, West Coast-style.
Every bohemian bride needs a wicker throne! Featuring a hand drawn peacock chair illustration, these boho wedding shower invitations are feminine and one-of-a-kind.
Lemon Bridal Shower Invitations
When life gives you lemons….make lemon bridal shower invitations! This is one of the freshest trends with invitations right now, and we are SERIOUSLY in love. Lemons can brighten up any piece of stationery, and they are ripe with good pun opportunities. They’re also extremely versatile, making them the perfect invite theme for any style of spring or summer soiree.
We can almost smell the salt air of the Mediterranean sea with this bright lemon bridal shower invitation! The tile arch is such a unique detail, and the blue and yellow color scheme feels like a breath of fresh air. Who says you need a destination event when you can get the same vibes with these Mediterranean-themed invites?
Liven up your sophisticated shower with a pop of citrus. The dark background of this bridal shower invitation makes the vibrant lemon illustration shine, while still giving it an overall feeling of sweetness.
Give your minimalist style a summer makeover with this crisp lemon wedding shower invitation. The combination of clean lines, a white background, and gorgeous watercolor lemons has an elegance that is always in season.
If you’re not including the phrase “she found her main squeeze” in your lemon bridal shower invitations, what are you even doing? With a frame of pastel yellow lemons around the playful wording, you can’t help but get a boost of happiness from this invitation.
Retro Bridal Shower Invitations
The ’70s are back baby, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve seen more and more couples swapping modern wedding aesthetics for nuptials that are a bit funkier. After all, who doesn’t love some disco glam, hippie flower power, and groovy patterns? With all this and more, these retro bridal shower invitations will have you saying “I was born in the wrong time era!”
Groovy font and a textured terracotta effect make this retro bridal shower invitation appear as if you’ve just discovered it at a cool vintage shop. It’s THAT good.
A funky twist on a spring or summer bridal shower invitation, we love the retro daisy design and big looping typeface. It’s giving flower power realness, perfect for the modern hippie.
Modernize your retro bridal shower invitations with this 1970s-inspired e-vite. While it’s also available for printing, we love a chance to peace out and save the trees! Plus, a digital invite will never get lost — and you’ll save the hassle of a post office run.
Choose retro bridal shower invitations that your guests will want to display loud and proud on their fridges! You can’t go wrong with a sunny yellow and bold floral frame.
Ready for the next step in your bridal shower planning?
Choosing the perfect bridal shower invitations is just the start of planning an unforgettable day to celebrate YOU with your nearest and dearest. But don’t worry — whether you’re looking for inspiration about Instagram-worthy bridal shower decor, fun gift bags, or activities all your guests will love, we’ve got you.
And remember: your wedding shower can be anything you want it to be! That may mean going all out with a girly end-of-summer bash or keeping it simple with a laid-back gathering of your closest friends. At the end of the day, if you’re having fun, everyone else will be too!
Tell us what you have planned for your bridal shower in the comments below!