Did/would anyone have two baby showers?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s not rude to have two showers if more than one person offers, and the guest list is not the same.

I am having a friend shower and a family shower, there are simply too many people to ask one person to host. But, I did not ask anyone to host a shower for me it was offered.f

Post # 4
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3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I will be having two showers because of similar reasons.

I will have one shower locally with my family and friends.

The other shower will actually be a joint baby shower with my sister-in-law who is two weeks ahead of me, and that will be with our Husbands’ side of the family.  That way they won’t have to travel twice for each of us.

Post # 5
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you are completely fine to have 2 showers.

2 different locations, 2 different guest lists, etc.

don’t stress.

Post # 6
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1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I concur, two showers are fine as long as guest lists aren’t duplicated. I am having a work shower and a friends/family shower. When I was engaged, I actually ended up with three bridal showers (different cities/hosts/guests). 

Post # 7
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759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I agree, as long as your not inviting the same people twice I think it’s Fine.  We’ve had 3 (although I didn’t want any) because of different locations and circles of friends.  Have fun!

Post # 8
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11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@swanks4tw:  I don’t see anything wrong if the individuals offered.

I had three bridal showers (a lot of people, too many for one) and will be having at least two baby showers due to location. Sometimes it can’t be helped.

Post # 9
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had two showers for the exact same reason. It’s totally cool. I really don’t get people that think baby showers are tacky or gift-grabby. Maybe for a second or subsequent child if they are close in age to the first but even then, how is celebrating a new baby ever a bad thing or tacky. Jealous I say!

My only concern would be how you could bring it up with your SIL. She said to let her know if the other shower falls through and you had the idea afterwards. If you are close with her, I think it would be ok to mention it but this is where things could be seen as “iffy”. I mean I wouldn’t judge you, I’d be thrilled so I’m just bringing this up as an FYI. Congrats and enjoy your shower(s!!), lol

Post # 10
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had two.  My mom and grandma hosted one, and MIL hosted another one.  Different locations, different guests 🙂

Post # 11
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A girl I used to work with had three! One for local family, one for friends, and then one out of town with other family. It wasn’t her idea, but it ended up that way.

Post # 12
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6655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will be having two: One in GA and one in Ontario!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@swanks4tw: You can have as many shower as people are willing to host.  I don’t think it’s unheard of to have two (one for each side, with potentially a few overlapping guests like your mom and MIL) especially when the families are not in the same geographic location.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I won’t have two, because everyone I’d want there lives in the same relative area. But in your situation, I think it would be fine, as long as the guest lists don’t overlap (your mother an MIL would make sense to be on both of course). 

Post # 16
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Totally fine–As long as the guest lists don’t overlap!

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