Post # 1
My mom and bridesmaids and mom are trying to figure out when to host a bridal shower. Our date is February 7th and we’re not sure when to plan for because the date is so close to the holidays. Does anyone have a date set or suggestion?
Post # 2
I’d probably aim for early December or mid January depending on your schedule. There will hardly ever be a perfect date that everyone can be there and things come up at the last minute anyway, so I think as you don’t do it like Christmas or Thanksgiving weekend then anytime is as good as any.
Post # 3
paigeannt: I’m having mine the last weekend in November. We wanted to do December but since that’s such a busy month with holidays and gifts and January was cutting it too close to the wedding we settled on November since its Thanksgiving weekend and a lot of our out of town guests will be in town for Thanksgiving anyway so they don’t have to make a special trip For the shower
Post # 4
paigeannt: I thought mine was being planned super early – Sept 20th. But everyone I’ve mentioned it to has thought it was a good idea. Thanksgiving is in October here, so we had to avoid that weekend, December is pretty much out due to Christmas parties, etc. And since we have people coming from quite a distance, the hosts really wanted to avoid snow, if possible. Add to that the fact that my BMs and I work shift and work every other weekend, it narrowed our available dates considerably!
January is just too late. And everyone will dealing with holiday fatigue anyway.
The other date we had picked was in October, but it didn’t work for a few of the VIPs. So September it is! My Bachelorette is planned for the last weekend in November.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
paigeannt: My cousin is plannin mine for mid January, and the bachelorette party for late January.
Post # 6
I’m also getting married on the 7th 🙂
My sister (MOH) is planning for November, before all the holidays.
Post # 7
Who’s coming to your bridal shower? Is if family + bridesmaids or is it friends also?
Post # 8
I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer as to when to host a bridal shower. Some people host one 3 months in advace of the wedding, some do it a week before. They just have a find a date that suits all of them (and you) and go from there.
Post # 9
AnnaVictoria: The invites are going out shortly… so the list is drawn up. It’s all the female members of my family, my bridesmaids, my mum’s female friends (who I’ve known since I was born and I call them Aunt. And they’re invited to the wedding), my friends and coworkers who are invited to the wedding.
The host is actually not invited to the wedding. She is a relative of a family friend. I see her once every year at Christmas Eve. This past year she met my FI and learned that we were engaged and insisted that she host the shower (she hosted a few in the past, she has a lovely room in her condo.) She is nearly 90 years old. You don’t mess with her! And when my sister (MOH) made mention of the wedding she got annoyed that she’d be invited (none of her family is invited to the wedding. I see them once a year and they’re actually the aunts/uncles of a friend. They’re not even my aunts/uncles.) She said that she’d watched my sister and I grow up and she wanted to give us each a shower. My sister is paying her for all the fees, though she’s tried to refuse the money. I have a gift for her, and I’ll get some flowers in a vase the day of to give her as well as a thank you for hosting.
The bottom line is she is a force to be reckoned with and there’s no point arguing with her. She wants to do this. It’ll make her happy. So she’s doing it.
Post # 10
You can do one anytime, really – as long as you have a registry done (of some sort). If you’re not getting married until February, you could wait until Fall and have it – maybe November (before the holidsyas), or January (before the wedding). It really just depends on the availability of you, the host and maybe check around with some of the guests.
I’m having 2 showers, one is August 30 (my side and friends), and another will be hosted by my FI’s side sometime in September (date is still TBD). August was already a busy month for a lot of my friends, so I sent a text around seeing if certain days worked better than others and just picked a date – if they can come, great… if not, that’s OK too.