Messages on bridal shower cards always express good wishes, but they vary depending upon the relationship between the sender and the recipient. Standard pleasant thoughts include: "Best wishes to you on your special day," "Congratulations on finding someone special," "Wishing you a lifetime of happiness" and "Hope you have a great future together."

Other general warm wishes are: "May the years ahead of you be full of joy and love," "May your marriage bring you a lifetime of happiness and special memories," "From today onwards, may you be twice as happy as we thought you’d be" and "Wishing you love and success throughout this journey."

If the individual sending the card knows the bride well, more specific wishes are appropriate, such as: "Hope the next few weeks are all stress-free," "From the first day I saw you two, I knew you were meant for each other" and "How time flies. You are all grown up now and beginning a new chapter in your life." More examples of personal notes include: "I know we haven’t kept in close contact lately, but I am thrilled to take part in this special time," "If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know," "We’re here for you in the lead-up to the big day" and "Not long now before all your meticulous planning pays off!"