Baby shower invitation wording: tips to get you started
- Logistics – Before writing baby shower invitations, it is essential to work out the logistical details of the event:
- Guests – Do you want this to be an intimate event or a large event? If you are planning a shower for someone else, phone up her close friends or relatives for advice on who to invite.
- Venue – When choosing a venue, it’s important to consider the location of the venue and how many people will be in attendance.
- Date and time – Decide upon a date and time that will be convenient for most guests, especially the mother-to-be. Baby showers can be held at any time after the pregnancy is known and even after the birth of the baby. Customarily, they take place during the last one-two months of pregnancy before birth. If you choose a weekend date for your baby shower, you may have more flexibility with the time of the event. If during the week, evening hours might work best, as most people will be working during the day.
Essential wording for your invitation:
- After providing an initial greeting, name the person/s for whom the baby shower will take place. Some wording examples include: “You’re invited to celebrate [insert name]’s baby shower” or “Come celebrate the birth of [insert baby’s name]”.
- When – Specify the date and time you have chosen to throw the shower
- Where – If the shower will take place in a restaurant or hall, include the name of the place initially. Then, list the street address, city, and zip code for guests who are coming from out of town and may not be familiar with the area.
- Host – It is important to include the name and contact number of the shower host so that guests know who to contact if they have any questions. This may be included in form of a single statement toward the end such as “hosted by [name of host/s]”.
- RSVP – Toward the end of the invitation, specify by when you need an RSVP. You can use a phrase such as “Please RSVP by….” Also leave room for guests to include the number of people for whom they are making the RSVP.
- Theme – Deciding upon a baby shower theme can greatly help you determine the baby shower invitation wording. For example, if the theme is old movies, you can burrow a quote from a classical movie in your opening words.
- Rhymes, quotes, and poems –Let the words of others inspire you. You can use famous quotes, nursery rhymes, or even touchy poems. If you are feeling creative, try your hand at your own personal wording.
- Surf the web – The web is a great source of inspiration of baby shower invitation wording. Just as you are struggling at this moment to come up with the perfect wording, many before you have as well. Besides finding ideas for themes and poems, with just a search on Google you can also find whole pages dedicated to the subject of baby shower wording as well as forums discussing the subject.