Sending out baby shower invitations can be a fun and festive experience if you’re well-prepared and are confident in your ability to create decent-looking invitation letters. Conversely, if you’re not sure whether people are going to like your invitations and you don’t have a convenient system of sending them out, the whole thing can seem like an extended hassle. Luckily, if you’re willing to do a bit of research beforehand, you’ll find that it really isn’t such a dreadful process. Knowing that, let’s look at three things that will drastically simplify the task ahead of you:

  1. 1. Use an Invitation Maker

Creating custom graphics and a decent presentation from scratch can be unnecessarily challenging, especially when you consider the fact that you could easily use a piece of modern software designed to produce excellent baby shower invitations, such as Adobe Spark. In fact, a program that is specifically centered around the creation of invitations will probably make the creative aspect something that you find yourself enjoying after becoming familiar with the main features of the app. Everything is neatly presented in templates, so this first step is highly recommended for minimizing the hard work involved while still giving the finished product a professional look.

    1. 2. Have an Organized Guest List

Once you’ve learned the basics of one or more invitation maker apps, you’ll probably be ready to jump right into sending out the invitations to all of your guests. However, it’s best to first formulate a strategy that begins with compiling an organized list of your desired guests. For this you can use either a regular notebook, or a spreadsheet if you feel more comfortable handling everything digitally. Organizing a list before actually sending the invitations will help you keep track of who has received them and who hasn’t, which will ensure that you don’t leave anyone out unintentionally. If you’re not sure where to start with the organization, forums are a great place to look for inspiration and advice.

    1. 3. Focus on Wording and Formatting

Now that you’re ready to start sending out your invitations, we can’t forget the basic step of selecting the right words. Most people think this isn’t so important. After all, if the recipient understands they are being invited to a baby shower, there isn’t much else to say, right? Well, to a degree that is true but at the same time you’ll want to ensure you’re including all pertinent information, which may include but does not have to be limited to:

  • A creative headline that includes the name of the mother-to-be

  • The date and time of the shower

  • The address where it will take place

  • Contact information for more info and reservations

  • Any special requests related to gift wrapping, attire, or other details

Those are the main components you’ll want to highlight, but don’t hesitate to look online for examples of how to word and format baby shower invitations as well.

    1. There’s No Need to Overdo It, But Don’t Underdo It Either

In closing, there’s really no need to stress about making your invitations the best in the world. If someone wants to come to your baby shower, they’ll most likely show up with or without a fancy invitation. However, don’t shy away from producing something that will look nice in the family album. Finally, don’t forget to give your guests a heads up about the invitation via email and/or text message, just to be sure they’re aware of it.