There are lots of exciting events that go hand-in-hand with weddings: engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and farewell brunches. While many couples will purchase wedding thank you notes to give thanks for gifts as a couple, we think it’s extra special for a bride to have some of her own stationery when it comes to writing bridal shower thank you notes. We rounded up a few of our favorites below — we love these for bridal shower thank you notes, but many of these cards can pull double-duty and work well as wedding thank you notes, too!
Rose gold is both feminine and romantic – and looks gorgeous next to our taupe letterpress ink. Get the look with our Leaves, Cameo, Classic Heart and Sparkling thank you notes.
Our new Papaya suite features pale blue letterpress ink with a pretty coral colored ink for a fresh, fun look. From the left: Papaya, Terrace 2 and Rainier notes.
Is yellow your color? We love seeing yellow inks paired with gold foil, but you can’t go wrong with gold foil by itself, either. From the left: Yellow Rose, Cambridge 2, Gold, and Thank You Script cards.
If purple and silver are more your style, check out our Grayling, Thank You Shine, Mineral Flowers and Platinum Thank You cards.
Can’t get enough of the color pink? Our Aztec and Kersey Note cards are ideal if you love pastel pink, or check out our Thank You Heart, Thank You Laurel, or Pink Heart cards if hot pink is your color.
Be sure to shop all of our note cards and thank you cards to find the styles that are perfect for you! All of our folded thank you cards and notes are available as singles, six packs, and thirty packs — and our thirty packs come in a small keepsake box! Visit our shop now >>
Our good friend Joanne at Cambridge Street Papers in Chatham, New Jersey submitted these contemporary letterpress bridal shower invitations to us for printing – and we think these are a real treat! We’re big softies when it comes to inkless blind deboss paired with the perfect ink color – and this set has it all! The bodin motif was printed with inkless blind deboss for a chic, subtle look, and the edges of the invitation were painted in grass – a somewhat unexpected edge paint color, but a fabulous embellishment for this set. The bouts of color do not end there – the back of the invitation was offset printed in our sinclair pattern – and this flood of raspberry makes this set all the more sweet.
inks: raspberry + inkless blind deboss | fonts : graham + smock bescal | paper: 2-ply white| printing: letterpress | edge painting in grass |back patterning: sinclair in raspberry| liner: the granby pattern in hot pink | invite size: S8SQ
Randi, owner of the Printed Page in Atlantic Beach, New York customized a bright and beautiful bridal shower invitation for her daughter, Kelly. We often design small cards for our Smock dealers in order to display our promotions, and the card that we designed for our free envelope printing promotion just so happened to inspire Randi.
Randi had mentioned that the shower would be held in April and would have an “April showers” theme. She explained that the party favors were going to be pink and yellow umbrellas and wanted an elegant invitation to tie everything together. She states, “The inspiration came from one of your designs that reminded me of a modern heart. Since this is a shower invite, I thought it was both feminine and relevant. I bought pink and yellow umbrellas for give away gifts for all of the guests, and I am attaching hang tags with the same design to the umbrellas with ribbon. The tags will be the place cards and the umbrellas will add color and fun to the place card table!”
Randi, congratulations to you and your daughter! These invitations are perfect!
customization = letterpress inks: azalea + yolk | fonts: spence + cooper | paper color: white | paper size: s-6 | edge painting: yolk | envelope liner: sherbrooke reversed in yolk
This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2012. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.
We love these elegant and sweet bridal shower invitations, featuring our cute umbrella motif. Pretty and sophisticated, they are flat offset printed in azalea ink on our luxury bamboo paper.
Our first Smock Real Party feature is particularly near and dear to my heart because the party was none other than my very own bridal shower! Hosted last month by my incredible bridesmaids, we shared an amazing day of great food, even greater friends and amazing sunshine. What more could a girl ask for? And to be perfectly honest, the lovely women in my life far surpassed any expectations I could have had and then some. It was a truly wonderful and memorable day.
I will admit that it was a bit awkward for me to be banished from helping with shower preparations. I am very much hands on when it comes to social occasions and being on board to help with baking, cooking and logistics, but this time I wasn’t allowed to know anything aside from where and when to be. Upon arriving a few minutes before the other guests, the first thing I noticed were huge trays of cupcakes and tons of white roses. Two of my favorite things in life? Cupcakes and white roses. I knew right then and there it was going to be a great day.
And the food! There was such a spread of food it makes me smile just thinking about all the effort that went into creating this feast. (I am told it involved color-coded spreadsheets and the aide of Google Docs to bring it all together!) Lots of fresh fruit and miniature sandwiches, bruschetta and caprese skewers, pasta salad and cheesecake, it was sincerely the best food I’ve had since the last of the holiday cookies were eaten up this winter.
I absolutely adored the favors the girls dreamed up for all of the guests – tiny flowering plants potted in petite little terra cotta pots. During the party they served as added decor and afterward each guest had a little plant to take home to their garden. It was such a fabulous idea! Truly, no detail was forgotten. From fresh mimosas as guests arrived to little slips of paper at each seat asking each guest to impart a bit of a wisdom, it was such a special time for me to spend with the women closest to me prior to our wedding in July. Even my favorite colors, foods and flowers and my love for monograms were taken into consideration for a day that was infused with incredibly thoughtful personal details. It is certainly a day I will long remember – thank you to all of the ladies who made such an incredible day possible!
Do you have an upcoming event? A great birthday party or anniversary celebration? Email email@example.com and we’d love to feature it on our Smock blog!