Wedding Shower Invitations - What Not To Do.

How to avoid embarrassing mistakes on your wedding shower invitations.

Without wedding shower invitations, there is no wedding shower. Since wedding shower invitations are such an integral party of the party, you want to make sure you get it right.

Patti the Perfect Party Planner is here to give you five ways to avoid making embarrassing mistakes on your wedding shower invitations.

1. Check, Double Check, Triple Check the Date

How is the poor bride going to feel if you throw her a wedding shower and no one shows up? That's exactly what's going to happen if you put the wrong date on the wedding shower invitations.

When preparing the wedding shower invitations, make sure that the date is correct. It's not too hard to type the 9th instead of the 19th. Mistakes happen to the best of us so checking the date over again isn't a bad idea.

2. Make Sure You Mention to RSVP

When creating the wedding shower invitations make sure you mention where guests are supposed to RSVP. It's not going to be a pretty picture if you think that only 10 guests are going to show up but then 30 or 40 end up arriving.

3. Special Attire or Not?

Everyone always wants to know what to wear to a party and your wedding shower invitations can make this question a little bit easier on them. If you want white-tie attire, make sure you state so on the invitations.

If costumes are required, you'd better let people know or someone's going to stick out like a sore thumb.

4. Unisex or Girls Only?

If the party is going to allow boys, you might want to state that on the wedding shower invitations so people know they can bring a guest. On the other hand, if men aren't allowed you might want to make note of that too.

Either way, it's best to let guests know what's expected so someone doesn't show up with an un-allowed partner or someone doesn't show up with one who is expected.

5. Right Place, Right Time

This one is as important as putting the right date. Make sure you put the right place and time on the wedding shower invitations.

Naming the restaurant just isn't enough nowadays. Make sure you have the right address. The party might be at Jake's Bistro but if you don't put down the proper address half the guests may end up at the Jake's uptown and the other half at the Jake's downtown.

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