Bridal Shower around the holidays?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

There is a good chance I wouldn’t attend for the reasons you mention. Is your sister still close to people where you live if she is in Hawaii now? If you are inviting people she isn’t close to anymore that may also reduce the guests that attend.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NowMrsS:  I would if it was for a family member or friend that I didn’t always have a chance to see! I would just send out the invites a bit earlier than normal and ask people to rsvp. That way they can budget time and money to attend. Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly I would not go to either, because I am usually so busy with other holiday events that my calendar does not have room for one more party or I’m just thankful to have a free day and some much needed quiet time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

If there was already a gathering planned I wouldn’t mind if a shower was part of the agenda, but if it was an extra event, I’d probably skip it. I think you are a nice sister, but by that time of the year the last thing I would want to do is attend another party with a gift

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

NowMrsS:  Everyone I know is crazy busy the week before Christmas. The Sunday after might be easier. Plus, maybe some of her registry items will go on sale after Christmas!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

To be honest I probably wouldn’t. It’s not even December yet and my whole month is already booked up. Not to mention I’m usually broke by Christmas and wouldn’t want to show up empty handed. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely, I would attend if I were close to the bride. Knowing she lives out of state and will be home for Christmas, I would definitely want to see her and attend her shower.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It would depend on my relationship with the bride. If we were super close or if I was in the bridal party then I would try my hardest to attend.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NowMrsS:  Have you asked your mom what she thinks? She probably knows her friends pretty well if they are invited to the wedding.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

The only way I’d come was if I got the invitation by now and could be prepared. Spring it on me a few weeks before the busiest time of the year for me and I’d decline, now matter which weekend it was planned. Even at that, I’d really only go if it was for a family member.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am usually out of town to visit my family during the holidays.  I likely wouldn’t be able to make it.  And, like you said, it’s a rough time to buy another gift.  Your heart is in the right place, but I wouldn’t expect a great turn out.

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