Elegant Country Bridal Shower Invitations + Tutorial

Today I’m excited to reveal the elegant country bridal shower invitations I made for my friend’s bridal shower! I hope you like them!

Update: Since I posted this, I’ve gotten a few requests to design these for others. So, I’ve put a printable design of this invite in my Etsy shop that I can personalize for you and you can print on your own. Find it here.

We got the idea from Pinterest, of course. Here is the original:

The inspiration

The Tutorial:

Materials:

Materials you will need.

  • Kraft paper cardstock (I got these at Michaels)
  • Kraft paper envelopes (I found mine at Archivers)
  • White lace doilies (Found at Joann’s or Michael’s)
  • Thin ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

I created the design in InDesign  and had them all printed out at FedEx on Kraft paper cardstock I bought at Michael’s. I printed them 2 up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, so it only cost me around $4 to print 80 5×7 invites! Then I had to trim all of them out. The perfectionist, former graphic designer in me decided I had to cut them each out with an exacto knife (not the most effective use of time, but oh well).

Here they are all printed out.

Once they were all trimmed out I attached them to a doily. I used scrapbook adhesive dot glue and put a couple strips on the solid part of the doily. (I don’t recommend using a regular glue stick because then your doily is sticky to the touch.) Then I centered the invite over top of the doily with the most overhang on the left and right sides. I folded over the sides and then trimmed off the extra doily on the top and bottom. If you don’t trim it, they will not fit in the envelopes.

Here are the invitations with the sides folded over, before I trimmed off the top and bottom.

Next, I tied a thin pink ribbon around the whole thing and tied a bow. This part is the hardest! I didn’t attached the ribbon to the card since it was such a tiny ribbon. I also tried twine instead of ribbon, but it did not look good.

I also bought matching kraft paper envelopes at Archivers and put a cute stamp on the front to write in the addresses.

Here’s the finished version with the stamped envelope!

What do you think?

Also – check out the cupcake toppers I made to go with the elegant country bridal shower here.

I’m linking up to:

Making the World Cute MondayMade by You Monday at Skip to My LouSnap Show and TellLil Luna Link PartyWow Me Wednesday at Polkadots on Parade, Wow Me Wednesday on Ginger Snap Crafts, What I Whipped up Wednesday at Sugar and Dots, Wildy Original Link Party at I Gotta Create!, The 36th Avenue Link Party

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  • These are so pretty! I like how your version shows more of the invitation than the original does.

  • Those are gorgeous!! Love how you showed more of the invitation. :)

  • Brittany, those are very elegant and beautiful!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  • These invitations are so wonderful!! What a great idea! I’m sure they could be cute for a little girls birthday party too, if you used cardstock in a baby pink color ! So cute!

    • Thank you! I agree – you could change out colors for any different color scheme. You can even get different colored doilies. Great idea!

  • Brittany, the invites are so darling. You have one lucky friend. :)

  • Those are absolutely gorgeous!

  • These are beautiful!!!

  • Those are so beautiful! They turned out great :) I made my own wedding invites, it’s so worth the effort to save money and add personal touch.

  • snapcreativity

    Oh my gosh. These invites turned out fabulously! Thanks so much for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo.

  • Jessica

    This could be a silly question but what is InDesign?? Is it free? I was wanting to make this for my friends bridal shower!

    • Hi Jessica, InDesign is part of the Adobe Creative Suite. It unfortunately is pretty expensive. The only reason I have it is because I use it for work! You may be able to do something similar in word.

  • could you tell me what size doilies these are? It’s hard to see size in picture…are they 8″ diameter! Thanks! Beautiful work!

    • Thank you Natalie! Yes, they are 8″ diameter.

    • Jenn

      Love them! Can you tell me what the fonts are called for bridal, shower, emily? thanks!

      • Hi Jenn, The font I used is called Bickham Script Pro semibold. Thanks!

        • Amanda

          Bickham Script is used for some of this, but what whispy script was used for “a bridal”.

      • inna

        what program did you print it off of?..microsoft word?

  • Angela

    Love this! Where did you find the doilies?

  • inna

    i love this idea and im thinking to do it for my sisters bridal shower. can you tell where you bought the kraft paper from?

  • inna

    thank you sooo much..and sorry one more question..will i be able to print it off from a regular printer?

    • It’s cardstock, but not too heavy. You should be able to print from a regular printer. You might have to adjust your paper settings a bit to accomodate thicker paper though.

      • inna

        alright thank you!

  • carley

    I Love your idea so much that i’m making them for my sisters shower!! Thank you so much for the tutorial, it was definitely helpful! by any chance do you know the name of the fonts you used?

  • Nicole

    What size envelopes did you use?

  • Katie Parker

    How did you get two invitations to print on the one page? Did younuseba particular program?

  • Teresa Stofferan

    I love the cards and will be making some similar to this for my future daughter-in-laws bridal shower. I do have one question that is not related to the construction of the cards themselves. I noticed on this invite you had requested attendees to submit a title of a song that reminds you of the bride. How were you going to use this at the bridal shower? The cards are simply amazing! I hope mine turn out as well as yours.

  • Amber

    Love this idea. Very simple but elegant.