A bridal shower card is often used to express a special sentiment to the bride-to-be in anticipation of the upcoming nuptials. Depending on your relationship with her, knowing what words to use can be difficult. These simple etiquette tips can help you select the right phrasing to write in a bridal shower card.
Close Family and Friends
The bridal shower is the time to share beautiful memories of the bride-to-be you hold dear. It's an opportunity to make her feel special. It's perfectly fine to address the card just to the bride-to-be or to include the groom's name if you desire. There is no set rule. Use the card as an opportunity to recall a memory from her childhood or convey the moment when you first realized she fell in love with her husband-to-be. Share thoughtful words of wisdom about love and marriage that are meaningful to you. A few examples include:
• "A successful marriage is one in which each person names the other a guardian of his solitude."
• "A good marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
Family or Friend of the Groom or Distant Friends and Relatives of the Bride
Cater the message based on how well you know the bride-to-be or the couple. For family and friends of the groom, include a simple statement about the couple uniting as one. Feel free to include the groom's name and include a message such as:
• "Cheers to you and the (groom's name), may your love stand the test of time."
• "I have never seen (groom's name) happier than when he talks about you. We welcome you with open arms to our family."
A short statement that reflects your personal experience with the groom is fine to include in the card.
A distant friend or relative may write:
• "Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special day."
• "I am blessed to share in these memorable moments with you."
Co-Workers, Neighbors and Acquaintances
Co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances of the bride invited to attend a bridal shower should not feel obligated to include a special statement in the bridal shower card. However, for individuals who want to include more than just their name, basic and common phrasing is appropriate. For example, consider using,
• "Best wishes to the bride-to-be on this special day."
• "Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials."
• "All the happiness to you and (the groom's name)."
Feel free to keep it short and simple.
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