PAPYRUS provides the perfect paper invitations to kick off any wedding soiree. Throw your bestie a bridal shower or co-host your cousin’s afternoon bridal tea. PAPYRUS shower invitations are showstoppers. From fresh florals and intricate scrollwork to bold botanicals and glittery fairy tale themes, there’s always the perfect pick.

But how do you pick the right words? What should your invitation say? Choose from a handcrafted selection of pre-written messages on our cards, or if you’re feeling creative, come up with your own wording. Here are some templates from which you can choose, so you can lavish the bride in your life with gifts and appreciation.

Must-have invitation details:

  • Who: Make sure you list the guest or guests of honor. If it’s a bridal shower, just list the bride. Make sure to include the whole couple should you do a co-ed shower.
  • What: A wedding shower
  • When: The date and time of the event. You can spell out numerals for a more formal invite, or keep it casual with the numbers.
  • Where: Location of the event. Make sure you include an address for out-of-town guests or anyone unfamiliar with the location.
  • RSVP: Provide a phone number, email address or both. It’s helpful to provide an RSVP deadline so you have an accurate head count to provide food.
  • Host or Hostess: Add in the name of the host so guests know whom to address with questions or when RSVPing.
  • Registry: Consider notifying guests as to the couple’s registry

Still stuck? Here are some suggestions for bridal shower invitation wording:

Sample 1

Please join us for
Anna’s bridal shower
Saturday, April 14
twelve o’clock noon
Loveless Cafe
Downtown Nashville

Kindly reply 222.333.5000 or [email protected]

Hosted by Becky Meyers

Find the bridal registry at

Sample 2

Let’s Shower Jeanne with love
and celebrate her upcoming nuptials.
Saturday, March 10
3 p.m.
8495 Audubon Way
Clearwater, Florida

RSVP to Marta
[email protected]

Sample 3

Alex and Janet cordially invite you to a wedding shower
Gracie Miller and Dan Frank
Saturday, June 5
5 o’clock in the evening

The Club
34 Boxwood Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina


The bride is registered at Williams-Sonoma and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Sample 4

Joshana’s wedding is on its way
Let’s help her prepare for the big day!

Join us for a bridal shower honoring
Joshana Williams

April 9

The Club at the Cape
382 Lavender Road
Orleans, MA

RSVP by April 1 to Linda
[email protected]


Sample 5

Celebrating the engagement of
Jenny and Beau
Friday, the fifth of February

7 to 11 p.m.
The Barbecue Shack
Memphis, Tennessee

RSVP by February 1 to Emilie, 205.894.9304

The couple is registered at Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel.

Sample 6

Please join us for a couple’s shower
in honor of
Catherine and John

Hosted by Patrick and Elizabeth Barnes
Saturday, May 2
3 to 5 p.m.
The Barnes Home
92 Rosemary Way, Houston, Texas
Registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Sample 7

Let’s break out the bubbly and toast
the bride-to-be
Mary Elizabeth

October 5
7 o’clock
The Boathouse
Ann Arbor,Michigan

Please RSVP by Oct. 1
Lisa, 840.223.4000

Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn