What to Write in a Bridal Shower Card

As the bride approaches her big day, she looks forward to her bridal shower to alleviate some of the pre-wedding stress that most brides encounter before tying the knot. She’s been planning her wedding day for months and this is a time for the bride to pause and share laughter with her loved ones. As the bridal shower attendee, you can make the bride feel special by sending her off with love, well wishes, and words of encouragement. Whether you’re the bride’s best friend or an acquaintance, we have you covered with everything you need to know about what to write in a bridal shower card below.

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How to Write a Bridal Shower Card Message

Before writing your bridal shower card, take a few moments to think about what you’re going to say to the bride-to-be. Your bridal shower card message should be heartfelt and reflect your relationship with the honoree. If you’re close with the recipient, you can use anecdotes, inside jokes, or share sweet memories to make your heartfelt message unique. If you’re not close to the bride-to-be but received a bridal shower invitation, share any advice you can about love and write a heartfelt message about how excited you are for the bride’s wedding day. We’ve listed 5 steps below that will help you write the perfect card.

  1. Congratulate the bride-to-be. Begin your card by congratulating the bride-to-be on her upcoming wedding and making it to this day. A simple congratulations phrase will do.
  2. Let her know how beautiful she will look on her big day. Write 1-2 reassuring sentences on how beautiful the bride will look on her wedding day. She’s been working hard to make sure her day goes well and you should remind her that she is the center of attention.
  3. Write a heartfelt message. Write a personalized message that reflects your relationship with the bride. When writing this message, speak from the heart and let the bride-to-be know much you care about her union and new chapter.
  4. Write a bridal shower wish. Send the bride off with love and well wishes for her wedding day and marriage.
  5. Use a quote to leave inspiration. Don’t be afraid to borrow a few words from your favorite poet. Bridal shower quotes can be quite rewarding and memorable for the bride.

Bridal Shower Message Example

Dear Kelsey,

Congratulations on finding true love! I am so happy for you. I am beyond sure that you will look absolutely stunning and beautiful when you walk down the aisle.

As your friend/sister/cousin/mother, I couldn’t be more excited to share your joy and cheer you and Jason on. I remember when you had first told me he was the one and your intuition was right. Carry that same intuition with you as you get married. I’m truly proud of the woman you have become.

From today onward, may you be twice as happy as we thought you’d be. Here’s to a wonderful ceremony and an even better long and happy life together. Wishing you all the best on your special day.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn



Bridal Shower Wishes

Every bride looks forward to reading wishes ahead of her big day! Bridal shower wishes are an important part of your card and keep the bride hopeful about the next chapter in her life. We’ve provided a variety of wishes below that can be used alone or paired with another wish.

A sunny day begins with a shower! Wishing you great happiness for every day of your union as husband and wife.

Best wishes for a lifetime of love and an eternity of happiness.

Congratulations on finding your perfect mate! Wishing you and your new spouse the best on your upcoming day.

From today onward, may you be twice as happy as we thought you’d be.

Here’s to a wonderful ceremony and an even better long and happy life together. Wishing you all the best on your special day.

Like a lighthouse on a dark night, may your love for one another always shine brightly.

Looking at you now, I can see and feel how happy you are to be the bride of your one true love. Congratulations! I wish you all the best.

May your union bring the two of you more joy than you could ever imagine and may you forever remain to be one. Many congratulations on your big day.

May it be just the beginning of a lifetime of dreams coming true!

Showering you with wishes today for the happiest kind of tomorrows.

The wedding day is soon to arrive, and I just wanted to wish you the very best on your special day. Congratulations!

With warm wishes and hugs, I want to wish you best of luck for your wedding day and the new life you will embark upon.

Wishing you a wedding filled with romance, a marriage filled with love, and a lifetime filled with happiness.

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Bridal Shower Quotes

A bridal shower card is also a chance to inspire the bride-to-be with a beautiful message about love. Most of us are not poets so using a simple bridal shower quote to inspire the honoree is completely acceptable. As long as you choose a thoughtful and meaningful quote, the bride-to-be will appreciate and remember the wisdom you have shared with her.

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin

“Love is when reality is better than your dreams.” – Becky Graham

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Marois

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Robert Fulghum

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn

Bridal showers are a time for laughter and reflection with loved ones and friends. Use your bridal shower card as an opportunity to make the bride feel as special as possible before her wedding day approaches. A well-written message from the heart can last longer than you expect. If you’re also on the planning committee for a bridal shower, you can use our guide on how to plan a bridal shower to find sentimental and creative ideas.