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50 Bridal Shower Wishes & Card Ideas

Bridal Shower Wishes

Updated on: Feb 16, 2024

As a guest at a bridal shower, it can be hard coming to a decision about what to write on your bridal shower card. Deciding the kind of card, the length of the message, and the appropriate content is the writer's choice, there's no one correct answer. However, this is an incredible opportunity to offer the bride congratulations and increase her joy about the upcoming marriage. Offering kind words is a chance to take the bride's mind off the stress of wedding planning. In this article, 50 of the most effective bridal shower wishes to be available for you to gain inspiration from. We can offer great planning checklist and budgets to keep the cost of your bridal shower low.

Funny Bridal Shower Wishes

If you genuinely want to get a chuckle from the bride, these thanks are the way to go. Many of her cards will be heartfelt messages from loved ones, so your card can be a nice departure from the norm. Go the funny and witty route!

  1. “Big congrats on finding the one person you truly want to harass for the remainder of your life!”

2. “I've never been more excited to shop for a crock pot!”

3. “I am so excited to watch you act shocked opening gifts that were picked from your registry!”

4. “Will not even be close on whether I'm more excited for all the cool gifts you're getting, or you getting married. It's the gifts. I like lamps.”

5. “I know that you are stressed and super busy right now, but soon you’ll be married! Once you’re married, you'll have a husband. I hear they require plenty of labor, so don’t plan on having the ability to do whatever you wish anytime soon! You got yourself a top of the road hubby though, so you'll be a ok!”


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If you are married and have already gone through this phase of life, this can be the most effective route for you to travel. Give the bride-to-be a piece of advice that was once passed on to you by someone on your special day. If your wedding was a while ago, you could use some ironic or funny advice. There are no bad choices with this idea.

6. “Success in life is the total sum of all the tiny efforts you create every single day, this rings true for marriage further.”

7. “You must elect to like one another, even on the days where it looks as if its an impossible task.”

8. “Don’t be too competitive. In disagreements, there's no winner or loser, you're a two-person team working towards finding an answer to a singular problem.”

9. “It isn't only about planning to the finishing line of marriage, it's about continuing to search out a better destination of greatness once you're already married.”

10. “The ingredients for a content marriage are trust, trust, and trust. This combination creates a love that lasts a lifetime.”

Sentimental Bridal Shower Wishes

A heartfelt message is a good way to go when thinking of inspiration for the bride-to-be. Let the bride know how happy and ecstatic you are to celebrate her marriage! Pour out everything that she has meant to you over the years in this card. You don’t have to write about the complete extent of your relationship with her, but these sentiments will let her know how happy you are for her!

11. “Right after the yes, we take a break before the I do, to throw a beautiful shower unto you!”

12. “I can't wait to celebrate you! Congratulations on the once-in-an-lifetime partnership you have found!”

13.“Sending you the most loving wishes from my heart on your big day and hope that the joyful years lead into the decades to come!”

14. “Cherish one another along this journey! The best is yet to come!”

15. “Marriage continually solidifies the deep love and friendship that you already have. It's so wonderful that you are sharing this experience with your family and friends.”

Bridal Shower Famous Quotes

These are timeless, tried-and-true quotes that will always make a bride happy to hear. Quotes are a great opportunity to use what has already been said in a new way. Take a look at these famous quotes that are perfect for any bride to be!

16. “You don’t love someone because they're perfect, you like them in spite of the very fact that they're not.” -Jodi Picoult

17. “Chains don't hold a wedding together. It's threads, many tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret

18. “Before you marry someone, you ought to make them use a computer with really slow Internet to determine who they really are!” – Will Ferrell

19. “And within the end, the love you are taking is adequate the love you create.” – The Beatles

20. “It’s amazing how sooner or later someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can’t remember how you lived without them.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

Romantic Bridal Shower Wishes

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Before the upcoming wedding, a bride must not forget the romantic journey she is in that will last the rest of her life. Remind her of this with a romantic quote that has stood the test of time.

21. “We’re all a touch weird, and life’s a touch weird. And once we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we link up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss

22. “Love isn't just gazing one another, it’s looking within the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

23. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” – Lao Tzu

24. “A successful marriage requires falling gaga again and again, always with the identical person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

25. "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from either side.” – David Viscott

26. “You don’t marry someone you'll be able to live with—you marry the one who you can not live without.” – Aleatha Romig

27. “The smartest thing to carry onto in life is one another.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

29. “You don’t love someone for his or her looks, or their clothes or for his or her fancy car, but because they sing a song only you'll be able to hear.” – writer

Inspirational Bridal Shower Wishes

Use your bridal card to inspire the bride forever. When big life events happen, it's natural for there to be times of doubt. Let the bride know you believe in her, and that you have her back!

30. “As the years you spend together multiply, know that the love you have for each other will do the same!”

31. “Your day starts the beginning of an incredible adventure. With every twist and turn, I know that you’ll love one another more deeply and grow even closer. Trust each other and work together as you start out your future.”

32. “It might not always be smooth sailing on the ocean that is life. Sometimes you may need to hold back and stay a hurricane. But remember that everything must pass. Beautiful sunsets emerge right after storm clouds. If you hold love, trust and respect at your core, you may persevere through any storm.”

33. “May this be the start of an eternity of endless love, friendship and dreams coming true! Trust each other, don’t take any singular moment for granted, and love each other fiercely.”

34. “Your futures, forever interlocked, are filled with endless possibilities. May love and mutual respect guide you through your exciting journey!”

Religious Inspired

If you know that religion plays a large part of the couples lives, then this is a good way to express your happiness to them. You can tell them your well wishes through your shared personal beliefs and share a religious quote that relates to love.

35. “When a husband and wife love God first, then they will love one another to the best of their ability. Wishing you both the best!”

36. “May God bring love and joy to your marriage through and through!”

37. “Putting God within the center of your relationship is the best way to have the strongest relationship possible. Happy Marriage!”

38. “As your love grows for each other, may your love for God grow simultaneously. Sending all my love!”

39. “May God grant you the utmost love, happiness and joy together. We’re so happy for you! Congratulations!”

40. “As your faith continues to remain strong, your marriage will stay strong. Congratulations on your new life together!”

41. “With God in your heart, your marriage will overflow with joy, love, and prosperity. Wishing you a gorgeous day and marriage.”

42. “When you close and hold hands on the special occasion, I pray that you will never take them apart.”

43. "Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." (Matthew 19:6) Congratulations on starting your journey!

44. “Mazel Tov! Wishing happiness and bliss to your life!”

Wishes for your Daughter

Giving children away on their wedding days can be a very exciting, yet hard day for parents. A bridal shower card can be a great way to let your daughter know how you feel. Take a glance at some of our examples to get you started!

45. “All a parent ever wants is for their daughter to be happy, safe, and loved. With [groom's name], I know there is nothing to worry about. Sending you all the love in the world.”

46. “To my beautiful daughter, congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you. Wishing you the best life full of hope and joy!”

47. “The big day is nearly here! I can’t wait to walk down the aisle with you and see that beautiful smile on your face. I love you!”

48. “Seeing you with [groom's name] makes me the happiest parent alive­—because I do know that you just are truly loved, cherished, and supported. Congratulations!”

49. “Marriage is full of ups and downs. Always celebrate and cherish the ups, and support and look after each other through the downs. We'll be here for you always! Congratulations and revel in your wedding day!”

50. “This day has been brewing in my head ever since you were born. So amazing to finally see it come true. Congratulations and enjoy your wedding day!”

Bridal Shower Thank You Cards

Cards for Family Guests

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1. “Thank you for attending my bridal shower and celebrating with me. It is so appreciated that you were there! I hope you had fun and enjoyed the food. I hope to see you at the wedding!”

2. “Thank you for attending my bridal shower!”

3. “I feel like I have not seen you in ages! Thank you for coming to my bridal shower, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.”

4. [Use if family travelled far] “I was so happy to see you! Thank you for coming out of your way to come to my bridal shower, I love you!”

5. “I loved seeing the kids, I hope you and the family are well. Thank you for coming to my bridal shower!”

6. “You looked fantastic [name of family member here]! Thank you for coming to my bridal shower!”

7. “It meant a lot to me you showed up [name aunt/sister/etc], thank you for coming to my bridal shower. I look forward to seeing you at the wedding as well.”

8.“ I’m happy you could make it to the bridal shower. I love you!”

Bridal Shower Thank You Cards For Best Friends

9. “You are a true friend for coming to my bridal shower. Thank you for the best wishes, I appreciate you for coming!”

10. “What is a bridal shower without my best friend? You always have my back! Thank you for showing up, I hope you enjoyed yourself.”

11. “Thank you for coming to my bridal shower, [insert name of friend]. I had a lot of fun with you there!

12. “So glad you could make it to my bridal shower. Sending my love and gratitude!”

13. “The speech you made at my bridal shower was so thoughtful and heartfelt. I value our friendship so much, thank you for coming!”

14. “You looked beautiful at the bridal shower. I had so much fun with you, thank you for coming.”

15I was so excited to see you at my bridal shower! Thank you coming!”

16. “As a friend it means so much that you came to my bridal shower. Thank you for attending.”

Bridal Shower Thank You Cards For Those Who Couldn’t Make It

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17. “I was sad to not see you, I hope to at least see you at the wedding. Take care!”

18. “No hard feelings you couldn’t make it [insert guest’s name]. Thank you for the heads up. I hope to see you in the future.”

19. “Sending sweet thoughts to you! Sorry I missed you at the bridal shower.”

20. “I wish you could’ve made it to the bridal shower. It’s okay you couldn’t, I understand. I look forward to seeing you at the wedding though!

21. “I saved you your favorite desserts from the bridal shower. Sorry you couldn’t make it!”

22. “I saved your goody bag, I hope I can see you at the wedding.”

23. “I missed you at the bridal shower! I hope you and yours are well. I am sending my love and best wishes!”

24. “The bridal shower would have been more fun with you there. I hope to see you at my wedding!”

Bridal Shower Thank You Cards For Those Who Brought Gifts

25. "I loved the [insert gift here] . It goes great with my style. You know me so well! Thank you!”

26. “Thank you for [insert gift to you and your spouse] I am sure they’ll love it just as much as I do. Hope you can make it to the wedding!”

27. “Thank you for the pots and pans you gave me at the bridal shower! It matches my kitchen colors.”

28. “You knew my size perfectly with the shirt you got me, it’s so comfortable and stylish! Thank you!”

29. “Thank you for the bottle of wine. I can not wait to try it!”

30. “Thank you for the bath set. It smells amazing!”

31. “The [insert gift] is so cute! It goes great with the living room set.”

32. “You know I love [insert gift]! This is perfect, thank you!”

Bridal Shower Thank You Cards For Guests of Guests

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33. “It was great meeting you! I hope to see you at my wedding.”

34. “You were so cool and I had a great time getting to know you, thank you for coming to my bridal shower.”

35. “I’m glad we got to be new friends, thank you for coming to my bridal shower. I hope to see you again sometime, take care of yourself.”

36. “When I met you my first impression was ‘Wow, they’re the life of the party!’ It was great having you at my bridal shower. Thank you for coming.”

37. “I am happy that [insert mutual friend] introduced us to each other. I really enjoyed your company. Thank you for coming to my bridal shower.”

38. “You got along with everyone! Thank you for coming!”

39. “It is not everyday you meet an awesome stranger at a bridal shower. Thank you for coming to my bridal shower and supporting my new journey!”

40. “I hope this thank you card finds you well. I had fun with you at the bridal shower, thank you for attending and I hope I see you again soon!”

Bridal Shower Wishes: Conclusion

Express your feelings and wishes with a card that you know the bride will love. We hope that our 50 bridal shower wishes and 40 best thank you card ideas had plenty of options that you can use for inspiration. In addition to sending a nice card we can help you pick great gift ideas any bride will love.

Written by Nick Wissel; Contributor: Mariah Haines

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