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Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette

Our professional Consultants are trained to assist you with etiquette, item selection, wording, ink color, font and envelope lining selection. We work closely with our customers on their orders for both personal and corporate / organization events. Through the years, our consultants have been collecting and gathering information on invitation and party etiquette. This etiquette guide contains the questions our consultants are most frequently asked by our customers.

Prior to ordering

When should the baby shower invitations be ordered?

Ideally, they should be ordered as soon as the date, time and location have been finalized for the shower. It is best to leave yourself plenty of time (we recommend 8-10 weeks) before the event to make your selection, view your proof, and make any necessary changes. View our collection of baby shower invitations available in many styles and themes.

While ordering

What information should the baby shower invitations include?

Be sure to include the name of the mother-to-be, the date, time, and location of the shower, the RSVP date and contact information (i.e. telephone, e-mail, or mail). Invitations are the perfect way to either subtly hint or explicitly state the theme of the shower. Most times, the name of the host(s) will also be included on the invitation. In the case of multiple hosts, the person whose home the party is being held should be listed first followed by the remaining hosts' names listed alphabetically. If there are multiple hosts, an asterisk may be placed next to the name of the hostess to whom the guests will contact to RSVP and their phone number and/or e-mail address placed towards the bottom of the invitation. If the expectant parents have picked the baby's name, and they have given you their blessing, you can also include it in the invitation wording. Gift registry information can be included. Hosts should never insist guests use the registry; it is solely the guest's decision what they give the mom-to-be.

Can I see samples of baby shower invitation wording?

Click here to view our baby shower invitation wording examples.

When you receive your order

When should baby shower invitations be mailed?

They may be sent up to 6 weeks prior to the shower. You should send them at least 3-4 weeks prior to the event because the response date should be 1-2 weeks before the event.

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Checklist

Need help with planning your shower? View and print the baby shower checklist.

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