HELP!! Bridal shower question???

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: When to have a bridal shower for a May wedding?
    February : (4 votes)
    10 %
    March : (22 votes)
    54 %
    April : (13 votes)
    32 %
    May : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @DGB38:  Can you fly to them? I did a shower back home for family , then a shower here. 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @DGB38:  are you having an engagement dinner? I guess maybe 6 months in advance is ok but I would actually say 3 months or less for anyone else.

     

    @LovesBeingAMrs:  +1 good suggestion

     

    eta: didn’t see the poll to after I posted….maybe you could have one the same weekend of your wedding so you wouldn’t inconvenient anyone. Most of the time they will bring the gift to the reception if they haven’t gave it you before then. 

    Post # 7
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    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @DGB38:  I re edited my previous post before yours showed lol

    Post # 10
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think any of the options in your poll would be just fine. Since your family is asking now, it sounds like they just want to be able to plan for it! You could ask them when would work best for them, and do it then. :]

    Post # 11
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @jazzy14:  +1 ask them.  Maybe you can figure out the best location for them to fly to and go there. Chances are that not everyone will be able to fly in for the bridal shower. I’d start calling them and ask them to give you s few dates that work for them and see how many ppl you can get on the same weekend.  Also consider if all meeting at an aunt or grandma s house may work. 

    Post # 12
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would say March or April. I got married in February and my bridal shower was in January about a month before the wedding. 

    Post # 13
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m getting married in September and my hostesses told me it had to be in April (I totally thought they were crazy and tried to convince them to do it later but they wouldn’t budge).  There is such a thing as too early!  We weren’t even registered yet.  My OOT lady family members were all invited (none came and I didn’t expect them to, they each sent a gift which I also didn’t expect).  I would say 2-3 months before the wedding is a good rule of thumb.  Too close to the wedding means too many expenses all at once.  It’s definintely too early to plan now, but closer to start emailing and getting an idea of when people would/could come and pick a date that works for the majority of your guests.

    Post # 14
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @DGB38:  i said March, because I would want to have that last month free to take care of any last-minute emergencies. we’re getting married Oct 12, and my showers are August 3 and August 10, and my bachelorette is August 23. I have scheduled NOTHING in September, just in case.

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My showers ranged from 2.5 months before my wedding to one month before. I think your family will be fine as long as you’re able to give them some advance notice, but I agree that it’s courteous to not have that shower too close to the wedding.

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