Writing has always been my preferred method of communication. So, when I couldn’t attend my niece’s bridal shower, I decided to do what I do best, get out a pen and paper and write her a personal letter.
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A Personal Letter to My Niece for Her Bridal Shower
Your first bridal shower, and the first in our family out of the grandkids, is today.
Usually at bridal showers, there are blank cards for guests to share advice with the bride. Since I cannot be there today, consider this letter my card from the shower…
I’ve always been so proud to call you mine. When you were little, I always looked forward to visits at your house, sleepovers at mine, Summer pool dates and any other time that I got to spend with you.
I remember once when I was visiting, you grabbed the keys and headed toward your front door. When your Mom asked where you were going you said, “I’m going to Walmark.”
I loved how confident you were in your plans and your determination to get there that day, and I love it now as you plan your future.
At my own wedding you, my little flower girl, were just four years old. And for whatever reason, you saw fit to kick your soon-to-be Uncle Matt in the shin before the wedding. Maybe you were just testing him, making sure he could handle being a part of this crazy family of ours. That explanation makes the most sense to me because you’ve always been so loyal to your family. I pray that your new life with Wyatt is filled with that same kind of fierce love.
As you grew into teenage years, I worried about you and I prayed you would find your way. I couldn’t be any prouder of the woman you have become.
In your adulthood, I cherished the times when you sought my advice, asked for my help decorating your first apartment, included me in your plans for home projects, and asked for recipes.
And I was so glad when you moved closer to me; it meant I could keep you close and I hoped it meant I would see you more often. Thankfully I have. I love that you’re comfortable asking for our help when you need it. I love that I can drop in on a weeknight for a beachy waves hair tutorial. I love getting thoughtful texts from you.
And most of all, I love you.
I hope your shower today is so fun and that you get all kinds of good things for your new life together with Wyatt.
How to Write a Letter to Your Niece for Her Bridal Shower or Wedding
When you’re writing a personal letter to a special someone for a special occasion, you want your words to be, well, special. But, it’s not always easy to find just the right words to share. I hope the following template will help the words flow a little easier.
Always begin with a greeting. It can be casual. If you have a nickname you share between you, use that. For example,
- Hi Boog,
- Hey there Meaner,
- My sweet niece,
- Hello Petunia,
Or you can be more formal by starting with Dear followed by her name. In my letter, I went with Dear Krista.
Follow the greeting with a comma.
Use this part of the letter to:
- Mention the occasion for writing the letter
- Recall fond memories from her childhood
- Your love for her
- How proud you are of her as an adult
- Well wishes and congratulations for her wedding day
You don’t have to include all of these. Write what flows naturally.
This is the part of the letter where you sign off, so to speak. Common phrases in a personal letter are:
- Best wishes, (to a bride)
- Congratulations, (to the groom, or a graduate)
Follow your sign off with a comma, as I did in the above examples.
Sign your name. You can use your nickname or a name that reflects your relationship, such as Nana, PawPaw, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Bubba. In my letter to my niece, I signed my name as Aunt Sharon.
Free Printable Personal Letter Template
Before you go, be sure to a get your free personal letter template. Keep it as a handy reference any time you need to write a personal letter.
Make the letter extra special with personalized stationery.
While I hope this template is helpful, I encourage you to not get caught up in the right way or wrong way. You cannot go wrong when you write from the heart.