The purpose of a wedding shower is to celebrate the bride and provide her a moment to share with family and friends before the big day. Traditionally, the bridal shower is hosted by the maid-of-honor or the bridesmaids. Sometimes it is co-hosted to save on costs for a large number of guests or hosted by a family member.

Wedding shower invitations reflect the theme of the shower, not necessarily the wedding, and are usually more whimsical and colorful than wedding invitations. A honeymoon planned for Jamaica might inspire the host to serve an exotic buffet and use a tropical decoration for the invitations. If you can't find the right creative wording to fit the theme, try a freelance writer to custom pen the perfect poem.

Themes for wedding showers vary from spa experiences and lingerie fun to a proper afternoon garden tea party, so follow your imagination in creating your wedding shower invitations. Like wedding invitations, the shower invitation also ranges in price and ability to custom design or do-it-yourself.