Before the radiant bride-to-be takes her momentous walk down the aisle, she gets to revel in a pre-wedding celebration with you, her close friends, and family at her bridal shower! This event, alongside the bachelorette party and the rehearsal dinner, forms the cornerstone of her pre-wedding festivities. The bridal shower beautifully straddles the line between these other two events – it’s all about having fun without the stuffy formality, while still exuding an air of elegance. 

If you’ve been invited to a bridal shower, it’s a time-honored tradition to bring along a heartfelt card and put some thought into finding the perfect gift for the bride-to-be. Feeling stuck on what to express? Worry not! We’re here to guide you through crafting the perfect sentiments for a bridal shower card and offer insights into structuring your message just right. 


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What to Write in a Bridal Shower Card

The first step to a great bridal shower card is understanding how to format one. Keep the bride’s style and personality in mind when writing your card. Below are some key elements that you should include in your bridal shower card.

  1. Congratulate her – Celebrate and congratulate the bride-to-be on this momentous time in her life. Let her know that you are excited for her and her big day.
  2. Compliment her – As excited as the bride is, she is probably nervous and stressed too. Boost her confidence by letting her know how beautiful she will look, how you love her design plans or how you adore her venue.
  3. Include a personal memory or message – Make your card stands out from the others by including personal details. If you were there when she met her future hubby, or something similar, include that memory in your card. This section should mirror your unique relationship to the bride.
  4. Send your hopes and wishes for her future – She is about to embark on a lifelong journey with her true love. Include wishes for a marriage full of happiness and longevity, as well as wishes for the wedding day.
  5. Inspire her with an applicable quote – Include a quote that encompasses the sentiments that you included in your card. This quote could be about marriage, weddings, being a bride, being in love or anything else that applies to the theme of your card.


Bridal Shower Message Example

Dear Jacqueline,

Congratulations on your impending nuptials! I am so happy for you and Noah. You are going to make the most beautiful bride at your stunning beach wedding. I am very honored to be involved in your big day.

I remember the day we met Noah and his friends during our hiking trip; who knew that that was the moment that you met your soulmate! I knew by the end of that trip that you two made a rare and beautiful connection. The way he looks at you is something very special.

My wish for you is a wedding day full of friends, family and celebration, and a marriage full of happiness, love and lifelong friendship.

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short” -Andre Maurois

Love always,


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Bridal Shower Wishes

Bridal shower cards are incomplete without a personalized bridal shower wish. Would the bride prefer humorous, sentimental or inspirational messages? Check out this variety and find one that’s just right.

Sentimental bridal shower wishes

If the bride-to-be is a big romcom fan, consider playing to her sentimental side. She’ll definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness of your card.

  • Marriage only solidifies the deep love and friendship that you already have. It is so beautiful that you are going to share this experience with your family and friends. We are so very excited for you.
  • Congrats on finding your perfect match. I really can’t imagine a better partner for you—he is your other half.
  • Finding the connection that you two share is something very special. I hope that you hold each other close and cherish this amazing love that you have.
  • The way he looks at you would make the girl from The Notebook jealous, seriously. I am so happy that you have found your true love and that you have formed such an unbreakable bond. May you experience every happiness that marriage has to offer.
  • Remember that you are truly blessings for each other.


Funny bridal shower wishes

If the bride appreciates a good joke, try a funny bridal shower message. Just make sure that you don’t actually offend her with anything that you write. Level out a joke with a compliment.

  • Isn’t bridal glow just a fancy way of saying “drained bank account and stress sweat?” Just kidding! You are going to make a beautiful bride.
  • Congrats! It’s a boy! I know this isn’t a baby shower—I was talking about your husband-to-be that you get to take care of! All jokes aside, I hope you both share many years of happiness!
  • Many people envy the bride, but I’m gonna be honest here and tell you I’m glad it’s you and not me. If you need an escape plan you know where to find me! Just kidding, I am so happy that you found your perfect match.
  • I know that you are stressed and super busy right now, but soon you’ll be married! After you’re married, you’re gonna have a husband. I hear they require a lot of maintenance and upkeep, so don’t plan on being free anytime soon! You did get yourself a good one though, so you’re probably off the hook. Congratulations!
  • Almost the big day! It isn’t too late to call it off! Just kidding, you and I both know that you found your perfect match.

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Inspirational bridal shower wishes

Inspirational bridal shower wishes are perfect for the bride who is always looking towards the future. She’s the girl who had her wedding plans typed and color coded the day after the proposal.

  • As the years you spend together multiply, may your love for each other only amplify.
  • Your wedding day marks the beginning of your new adventure. With every twist and turn, I wish that you’ll love each other deeper and grow even closer. Trust one another and work together as you plan out your future.
  • It may not always be smooth sailing on the sea that is marriage. Sometimes you will have to be patient and ride out a storm. But remember that it will pass. Some of the most beautiful sunsets emerge from storm clouds. If you hold love, trust and respect at your core, you will withstand any storm.
  • May this be just the beginning of a lifetime of love, friendship and dreams coming true! Trust each other, don’t take the small moments for granted, watch out for each other always and love one another fiercely.
  • Your futures, now intertwined, are full of possibilities. Let love and mutual respect guide you through your exciting journey!


Bridal Shower Quotes

Sometimes the words you are trying to find have already been written. These bridal shower quotes will add another layer to your card. They can be used as a simple decoration for the cover or incorporated into the body of your card, like in the bridal shower card example above.

Romantic Quotes

The bride-to-be is about to embark on a lifelong journey with her true love, how exciting! These sentimental and sweet quotes are sure to make the bride look forward to her upcoming nuptials.

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with—you marry the person who you cannot live without.” – Aleatha Romig
    “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott
  • “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “We’re 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.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Love is when reality is better than your dreams.” – Becky Graham
  • “Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “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
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” – Lao Tzu
    “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

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Funny bridal shower quotes

The combination of a funny quote and a more serious message could be a great balance for your card. Add these funny bridal shower quotes to see the bride-to-be crack a smile.

  • “Love is being stupid together.” -Paul Valery
  • “A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “To keep your marriage brimming / with love in the wedding cup / Whenever you’re wrong, admit it / whenever you’re right, shut up.” – Ogden Nash
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
  • “Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend, every single night of the week.” – Christie Cook