A few things to keep in mind before you start writing bridal shower thank yous are that this is the point of the bridal shower festivities where the bride takes over and the maid of honor or bridesmaid steps out of planning. The bride should write her own thank you cards, including a very sincere one to those who helped plan the shower. A good idea is to ask the planner(s) of the shower to write down who gave what gift at the shower as the bride opens her gifts so remembering who gave what is much easier.
Bridal shower thank yous should be sent no later than two weeks after the shower! Keeping on top of thank you notes throughout the entire wedding planning process is extremely important.
Here’s great formula at ProjectWedding.com to use for bridal shower thank you notes that covers both types of notes and allows you to keep things personal for each of your guests.
Thank you for the [name the gift!] or Thank you for helping me celebrate!
A sentence about how much you love the gift + how you’ll use it or describe your appreciation of attendance if s/he didn’t bring a gift
A sentence thanking the person for attending the shower or expressing sadness that they weren’t able to attend
Share how you’re looking forward to seeing them at the wedding or Share how you’re looking forward to seeing them soon and where you might see them if they can’t attend the wedding
Here’s a real example to someone who attended the shower, brought a gift, and will be attending the wedding:
Dear Aunt Suzanne,
Thank you so much for the lovely teapot! I’ve been using it every evening to make a nightly pot of tea for Sam and I. I was so glad that you could attend my bridal shower and hope you had a great time. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the wedding next month!