Post # 1
Ok to make this short- my mom was living with her boyfriend and wanted to host my shower at theire place on October 13th – a few weeks ago invites got sent out- yesterday they had a shocking out of the blue break up and my mom has already started moving out.
What do I do about my shoewer location and how do i notify the 40 guests who got invited! :S
Post # 3
Hugs to your mom 🙁
Don’t panic! There’s still time. How about sending out a postcard informing the guests of the address change? You can design them on Vistaprint, usually under $20 or so.
Post # 4
@alishaloo: Do any hotels, community centers or dining places in the area have party rooms? I say check around. Call everyone that the invites went out to. I think you still have time to mail new invites if you wanted to do that if you didn’t want to call. Goodluck
Post # 5
Yikes! Yeah I second the vista print thing. Where is your mom moving to? Is there room in her new place? Will she be moved in enough to have a shower there? Are there restaurants around that you could hold it in? Is there a church you belong to where you could hold it in the basement/parish hall? Is there another family member that would open their home on the same day/time? You still have six weeks so if you get it sorted out in the next two or three you will have plenty of time to get cards out with the location change. DON’T PANIC!! (I know it’s hard not to these things are stressful!)
Post # 6
Hope you can send “change of place” invitations soon, but it’s for October 13, so there is still time to find something new and hope you find something within your budget. Change suck sometimes but most of the time it’s for the better!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d use the phone. Chances are most people haven’t RSVPed yet so whoever is taking RSVPs can tell people when they respond as well.
As for location, does anyone close to you live in an apartment complex or neighborhood with a club house?
Post # 9
Phone for people who have RSVP’d already. If they haven’t, I would spread it via word of mouth and then let them know via phone and postcard when they do RSVP.
Post # 10
YOU don’t do anything. Your other family members or friends can call or email or text, anything to get the word out. But you shouldn’t be involved in any aspect of the shower.
Post # 11
October 13th is plenty of time.
Talk to your mom (and maybe bridal party?) and find out whether she wants to do it at her new place or somewhere else (restaurant, MOH’s, etc.) Once you’ve decided on the location, send out your postcards.
I think it’s absolutely okay for you to do that for your mom, even if it means being somewhat involved in planning your own shower. She just had a breakup and is going through a rough time.