The bridal shower invitations are going to be the first glimpse your guests will get into the soiree. Keeping budget in mind, of course, get fun invites that are on-theme to give them a little taste of what’s to come and get them excited to attend.

Invites should go out six weeks in advance, maybe even eight if it is a busy time of the year like the summer. Make sure to include anything guests would need to know — don’t forget to indicate whether there is a dress code, where the couple is registered, and directions are always helpful. Ask guests to RSVP no later than two weeks before.