Some people would not put a lot of thought into the bridal shower invitations. They consider the wedding day to be the most important day of their lives. And, while this is true, the shower is the celebration leading up to that day so doesn't it make sense that the invitation be perfect too? Like with anything else these days you can purchase invitations online. Why buy invitations online? First and foremost, convenience, as with anything else you can shop from the comfort of your home. You can see the front, inside, and back of the invitation, many of the dealers also have different papers, ink, and envelopes available.
Many of these invitation manufacturers have their products at wholesale values online as well which means a much better price for you. The reason that they can offer the invitations cheaper is because their overhead is cheaper than if they had to actually stock a store and hire staff to run it. If you have to purchase a lot of invitations you are likely to get an even better deal because they can offer a bulk discount or package deals if you purchase other things as well such as envelopes, seals, or RSVP cards.
Actually purchasing the cards online is simple. First you find the cards that you want by searching for them. You search for the invitations by using a keyword at a search engine. A good keyword or words would be "bridal shower invitations" or "bridal shower invites." If you have a specific them in mind you could include that in your search as well. This could make the search a little more difficult.
Many of the sites are willing to send you samples which would let you see the invitation in person in order to make your decision. Make sure to read the site's purchasing agreements and small print before making your purchase just to be sure you know everything you are agreeing to up front and that there are no surprises. Most sites will accept credit card payments and some will even accept electronic checks. The amount of invitations offered online can be almost overwhelming. You can shop around until you are happy.
Another plus about shopping online is the ability to send a link to the bride or someone else to show them the invitation as well. Some of the manufacturers will even allow you to personalize the invitations somewhat and view it right away. This means that you can change things like the color of the text etc. Here you need to be careful to be sure that the text will show up on the color of the paper that you have chosen as well. While you may be correct in thinking that browsing through invitations online could take some time you do need to weigh it against the amount of time that it would take to go from store to store to pick the right one by shopping on foot. It could take the entire day.
You could still end up with no invitations by the end of the day as well. So all in all I think that it is at least worth a try to look for invitations online to try your hand at it. You may be pleasantly surprised with what you come up with.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Party Invitations Plus at http://www.partyinvitationsplus.com