Getting the baby shower invitation wording right is quite
important because that's what conveys the critical first impression. An
effective invite must also carry the party mood and be in sync with your party
theme, if any.
There are some key pieces of information most baby shower invites must include.
That's why you'll find it useful to review the following checklist of what goes
into invitation wordings. Not all items may apply to you, depending on the kind
of showers you're planning on.
Incorporate these seven points into your baby shower invitation and get your event off to a memorable start!
Basic info in invites - names of the guest of honor and her spouse, name of the
hostess. Date, time of the baby shower.
- Your wording should include the full street address and contact details,
including phone numbers, email. Include a map in your invitation if many guests
are not familiar with the shower's venue.
- Request an RSVP by a date approximately 2 weeks prior to the baby shower, even
though many won't respond. The above three areas should be part of all
- Mention where mommy-to-be is registered for baby gifts. It's ok these days to
state this in invitations. But if you feel uncomfortable doing so, just inform
guests when they call up to RSVP. Many will ask anyway.
- Double check to make sure your invite's wording is clear on exactly who's being
invited. Is it only the person to whom the invitation is addressed, does it
include her spouse? Kids? This, of course, depends on the kind of baby shower
- Is the baby shower a surprise for mommy-to-be? If so, mention the fact in the
invitation. Or in a separate note that goes along with the invite. Else someone
might call her up and really 'surprise' her prematurely!
- Special requirements, if any, should be included in shower invite wordings. For
instance, dress codes to fit a shower theme, advance preparations needed for a
game, etc. These kinds of details are very important in designing invitations