Weddings are the occasions that are not celebrated completely in a day or two. It is celebrated almost 15 to 1 month prior to the wedding and even after the wedding. It comprises of numerous rituals and customs that fluctuates from one custom to another. The most important ritual that is celebrated mainly in western culture is a wedding shower.
Wedding showers are mostly offered for the bride to be some days before the wedding. A wedding shower is typically a gift-giving party that is hosted by her family or friends for the bride-to-be and groom-to-be in anticipation of their wedding. This custom of offering wedding showers to the couple respectively originated back in 1890 and today it is widely accepted and planned in places like United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
Earlier this custom was originated to provide goodies and the necessary items to the couple before their wedding to give them a financial assistance to make sure that the wedding may take place. Although men are not allowed in bridal showers but many friends organize a wedding shower for a friend who is groom-to-be as well not as a custom but for the symbol of care and love they have for each other.
The most important formality that must be completed before planning a wedding shower is to provide wedding shower invitations to the friends and family who are about to be invited. There are various ways by which these invitations are delivered to the guests. The shower is hosted by the close friends of the bride and the groom. She is typically a person who knows all the real friends and family of the bride to be. Her primary duty is to make wedding shower invitations for the occasion that is about to take place.
These invitations are made on a piece of paper that is beautifully written with all the descriptions of the occasion including important details like date, time, and venue. If your budget allows, then these invitation cards can also be printed formally like a wedding invitation card if you emphasize on each and every part of this shower and plan it flawlessly. If you are in a hurry, then invitation cards are not always required, and a telephonic invitation is preferred in this case especially if you have to invite someone at the last minute. Invitations are necessary because they make the guests feel loved and cared. They feel wanted for the wedding and that their gracious presence is admired equally.
As these wedding, showers are a gift giving occasion. Hence every guest who attends this function is expected to bring a small gift as a token of remembrance for their wedding shower day of the bride to be. The hosts are also expected to get a return gift for every guest that has turned up on the occasion. This gift is a token or a thank you gesture the hosts give that and which is related to the couple in any of the ways as it could remind them of the wedding all their life.