Some appropriate phrases for a bridal shower card include, "Wishing you a lifetime of happiness," "Best wishes to you on your special day" and, "Here’s to a wonderful ceremony and an even better long and happy life together." Sentiments like, "May the years ahead of you be full of joy and love" and, "Congratulations on finding Mr. Right" are also appropriate.
Pre-written bridal shower sentiments are only a starting point for composing a nice message, especially when the giver and the bride have a close relationship. Personal anecdotes, favorite quotations and inside jokes are all appropriate. For a card intended for an acquaintance, a generally positive and elegant inscription is sufficient. Brides often appreciate remarks about how beautiful they are sure to look during the wedding as well.
In addition to a card, giving a gift is considered proper bridal shower etiquette. The gift is typically intended for only the bride, but it can be an item for the bride and groom to enjoy together. Cash and gifts that may be used on the honeymoon are appropriate choices. Shower gifts may also be funny or frivolous, depending on the bride's sense of humor. Gag gifts and pieces of intimate clothing are both common bridal shower presents.