Post # 1
I live 3,000 miles away from where I’m getting married. My bachelorette party is going to be local here in NYC, hosted by my MOH and a few lady friends here. None of my bridesmaids can come.
So we thought that we would have my bridal shower closer to the wedding so friends and family can come. However, it looks like 2 of my bridesmaids can’t come until later in the week, and most of my family isn’t coming until then either.
Right now, we’re looking at doing the shower either the Thursday before the wedding or the Sunday before the wedding (where only 2 of my bridesmaids would be there). I don’t know what to do. I really wanted to do a girl’s day with my bridesmaids, but I guess I could do both… Is having the bridal shower 2 days before the wedding is weird. Part of me wants to wait and have everyone there, but I’m just not sure.
What do you think?
Post # 4
I would do the shower the weekend before and then do a girls day that Thursday. More people will be able to make it to your shower if you do it the weekend before and you’ll enjoy a girl’s day more without the other people around.
Post # 5
@sit1010: Sorry, I should have specified that my family is all OOT, except for a small handful of locals. So most of my family is there on Thursday. But yeah, not sure when to just hang out with the girls.
Post # 6
That’s a tough one, since I’m still a bride-to-be myself I can’t speak from experience but I know that the last few days before my wedding will probably be stressful so I’m already planning to take those last two days off of work and make no commitments since last minute emergencies may come up (i.e. issues with a dress, last minute venue issues).
The only thing I would say is if you’re going to do it two days before, I would keep it very simple so if something does come up that you have to attend to, it’s not a crisis if you’re running a little late or need to bail a little early.