Tips for Planning a DIY Bridal Shower

It’s perfectly normal to feel some pressure about planning a bridal shower. After all, the shower is the kick-off party to the big day, isn’t it? But there’s one thing you should know when you’re getting ready to plan one—start with a theme, and the rest gets easier.

In this article, we’ll show you where to find some stunning design themes and how to integrate the look you choose onto all your party materials. Your DIY décor will look coordinated and professionally made, and they’re actually easy to make.

Choose the look… or get inspired

If you don’t have a theme yet, here’s where you can get started. Whether you’re looking for something romantic, botanical or modern, Avery Design & Print offers a variety of designs and printables from professional artists that are free for you to use.

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Bridal Shower Love & Kisses Invitations
Party invites set the scene with postcards (3380) and matching wraparound address labels (22838).

Make a splash with the invites

The first thing your guests see are the invites. So go ahead and make them gorgeous! The design theme we chose here makes a beautiful border around the invitation details printed on postcards, and the wraparound label works as a unique address label.

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Get the label template

Tip: Save time creating personalized cards and labels with a mail merge. Using a spreadsheet containing your guests’ names and addresses, Avery Design & Print can import the data and automatically personalize your cards and labels for you.

Tip: Twice as nice—when printing your guests’ address labels, print it twice. You can use the second set for your thank you notes.

Bridal Shower Love and Kisses Name Badges
Make it easier for guests to get to know each other with adhesive name badges.

Create eye-catching name tags

When guests arrive to the event, present each of them with a name tag decorated with a matching design as seen on their invites. Name tags are not only great icebreakers, they can be used for some fun party games. With Avery Design & Print, you can print names right on the tag, or leave space so they can handwrite it in when they arrive.

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Bridal Shower Love and Kisses Tent Cards
Print on both sides of tent cards so guests can read them from the front or the back.

Decorate the buffet table with tasteful cards

Add your design theme to tent cards to showcase the food and refreshments at the party. The two-sided design makes it easy for guests to see what you’re offering from either side of the table.

Get the tent card template

TIP: Decorated tent cards also work as beautiful place seating cards!

Bridal Shower Wine Bottle Labels
Create personalized wine bottles with labels to match any occasion.

Turn wine bottles into centerpieces

Looking for decorative (and totally drinkable) centerpieces for the event? Create custom wine bottle labels, attach to bottles of wine and use them to accent each party table.

Get the wine bottle label template

Bridal Shower Gift Bags
Personalized tags are easy to attach to gift bags, bottles of wine, baskets and more.

Give guests a token of appreciation

When the party winds down and guests prepare to leave, send them off with a thoughtful party favor. Print themed gift tags with a “thank you” message, add individual guests’ names if you wish and tie them on to each gift.

Bridal Shower Tags
Tags are available in a variety of shapes, including scallop round, rectangular and more.

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Get the rectangular tag template

Bridal Shower Personalized Stationery Sets
Design personalized stationery sets with customizable postcards and labels.

Send personalized thank-you notes

After the celebration is over, bridal shower etiquette calls for thoughtful thank-you notes from the bride-to-be to show appreciation to those who attended, acknowledgement for gifts received and a special note of gratitude to the host(s) who put it all together.

Personalized stationery which carry the design theme are easy to create with customizable postcards or note cards. After the handwritten notes are finished, pull out the second set of address labels that were printed along with the invites to help get those thank-you notes sent out on time.

Get the postcard template (landscape mode)

Get the label template

Putting together a coordinated, themed bridal shower can go smoothly with a little planning, DIY ingenuity and customizable labels, cards,and tags. These DIY projects can be printed directly from your printer, or professionally printed for you by Avery WePrint™—and delivered right to your door.

Products featured in this article:

Bridal Shower Invites

Textured White Postcards (3380)

Textured Wraparound Labels (22838)

Name Tags

Adhesive Name Badges (5395)

Tent Cards

Small Tent Cards (5302)

Wine Bottle Labels

Water-resistant Arched Labels (22826)

Party Favor Tags

Scallop Round Tags (80503)

Printable Tags (22802)

Thank-you Cards

Textured White Postcards (3380)

Textured Wraparound Labels (22838)