Invitations are a great way to set the tone of an event—for instance, wedding or bridal shower invitations are where you can let guests know gifts are “highly appreciated” (*wink*). In all seriousness, the best bridal shower invitations will set the party’s personality right from the start, so you’ll want stationery that’s not just informative, but that brings your event’s theme to life. Luckily, beautiful and inexpensive bridal shower invitations can be one and the same. And we’ll show you how! Below, we’ve rounded up just where to buy bridal or couple’s shower invitations that suit all aesthetics and look anything but cheap.
1. The Knot Invitations
The Knot bridal shower invitations and couple shower invitations are some of our favorites on the market—not just because they’re ours. Not only do they offer fun, yet elegant designs (see above), but each comes in multiple colors to fit your aesthetic and can be customized with your exact event details. You can even move the text boxes and add artwork or images. Plus, there are on-call designers available to assist you with any changes and personalization to the stationery at no additional cost. It gets better, still: Nearly every design has matching save-the-dates, RSVPs and thank-you cards as well as programs, menus, table numbers, place cards and more—so you can have cohesive stationery for your entire wedding paper suite. It’s so convenient!
Most invitations cost between $1 to $3 each, though the exact total will depend on the number of invites you order (yay for bulk discounts), as well as your paper type, foil detailing and if you choose to personalize envelopes with receipt and return addresses as well as opt to include envelope liners.
Once you order your no-doubt cute bridal or couple’s shower invitations, The Knot team will email you within 3 to 4 business days to finalize the proof, then they will arrive in 5 to 9 business days depending on the shipping method you choose.
Shop Minted’s wedding and bridal shower invitations by theme, style, color or season to quickly find the perfect one for you. Once you pick your design, you can customize the stationery by selecting your favorite color, if you’d like foil details and choosing a unique silhouette. Then, add your custom text. They also have designers to help you. Minted prides themselves on their high-quality printing process and impressive paper options—they have 4 printing types (standard, foil, letterpress and gloss) and 5 paper options to choose from, each with their own price. As such, the total cost depends on what you order. However, expect $3 to $4 each card for standard printing and their signature paper. Depending on your shipping method, you can expect to receive your invites in 3 to 7 business days after proofs are finalized (which takes about 2 days). And they can be ready to immediately mail to your guest list if you opt for their free recipient address printing on envelopes.
If you’re looking for affordable bridal shower invites, a great option is digital bridal shower invitations—and Etsy is just the place to source them. Simply find a template on Etsy you love, then edit it on your phone, tablet or computer and download it. From there, all you have to do is email the invite to guests. The entire process is done in one day and usually for just $10 to $15. Of course, the digital file is also often printable if you want to send out paper invites. As a hub for small businesses and independent creators, there are hundreds of unique bridal shower invitations to shop, both instant downloads and paper. Even if you have an out-of-the-box theme, you’ll likely be able to find a fitting wedding or bridal shower invite on Etsy. We just recommend reading reviews to ensure a quality product and customer service from the seller. Tip: Look for Bestseller, Star Seller and Etsy’s Pick badges.
Zazzle has millions of couple and bridal shower invitation designs (literally!) from independent creators for you to shop. Thankfully, you can filter by color, theme, photos, size, shape and more to help narrow down the options. Once you find one you like, you’ll just replace the text with your event details, choose your paper type and add to cart. Some designs can also be customized by color and stationery shape. Most cards fall between $2 to $3, though Zazzle also offers digital downloads for even more affordable couple or bridal shower invitations.
We’ve always been obsessed with Papier’s ethereal stationery designs—any one of their floral wedding shower invites would be perfect for a garden-themed party. (Although, they also have some elegantly simple designs for any soirée as well.) They’re sold in sets of 10, with standard printing coming in between $2 to $3 per card, but foil printing (hello, shimmer) is about $4 to $5 per card. Just note, you’ll have to be happy with the designs as they are (personally, we are, since they’re so pretty) because you can only customize the text. Papier’s invites have an estimated production time of 2 to 3 days, with an additional 1 to 7 business days for delivery depending on the type of shipping you choose. Plan ahead if you’re thinking of ordering your bridal shower invitations from Papier so you can save money with standard shipping.