I always wanted to be a graphic designer, or I at least thought it would be fun to make pretty cards, posters and brochures all day. Unfortunately, sometimes translating a vision you have in your head into a program on a computer screen is a bit more complex.
Luckily for us less techy design folks, who also don’t have hours to spare, there are plenty of companies out there that offer really beautiful and creative design templates for bridal shower invitations. Anyone can just log-on, find your favorite design and go for it.
There are also many companies that offer alternatives to paper waste – everything from eco-friendly inks, to recycled paper, to paper with seeds embedded that can be planted to grow wildflowers and more. You can really create a bridal shower invitation that the bride and guests will love.
As I have been exploring invitation options, here are a few favorites I have found…
If you are looking for unique designs, check out minted.com. They offer invitations for many events, not just bridal shower invitations. Toss a flower on something and it usually catches my eye like this one.
But I don’t think it really ties into the yellow / garden theme I have been planning for the shower, so I spent more time with my friend Google.
Wedding Paper Divas offers a great search tool, you can filter by color, search for a template where you can add your own photos or more. As they say in the technology world, “it is very robust”, and it at least helps you narrow your search quickly to see if they have want you are looking for.
Here was one of my favorites from their site filtered by “yellow” and “Flowers & Nature”:
If you are looking for more classic, trendy designs check out Beacon Lane. From searching it looks like the ticket type of invite is a hot trend.
You can be really creative with your bridal shower invitations. Of course, the first option would be to not send a paper invitation at all. There are many e-vite services out there, some are free depending on how many guests you have or certain management services. You can save paper and resources on stamps, while still having a nice invitation to share.
Some other creative options are sending a small gift with the invitation. Here is one option offering a bar of handmade soap with the invite…offered via Etsy of course, but you could certainly do this yourself. Head to the local farmers market, print your own invitation wrapper and there you go.
Another option would be plantable invitations. I used the company Foreverfiances for my wedding invitations. I didn’t go for their plantable / seeded version, just another eco-friendly paper, but it would fit with the garden theme for the bridal shower I am planning. You can also request samples, which is nice if you want to see/feel the paper before making a decision online.
The options are really endless for bridal shower invitations. And don't forget to include the details on the invitation! Have fun with the wording – and don’t forget to mention the Original Panty Pinata. You will actually receive details and Panty Invitations when you order!