How close to the wedding for a bridal shower is too close????

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

adomke:  Personally, I don’t think it matters. I have never heard of a shower being too close to the wedding. Given your situation, I think people would be understanding. 

Post # 3
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3713 posts
Sugar bee

If you have a choice of Christmas, or 2 weeks before the wedding, I don’t think you have any choice, except 2 weeks before. If your guests have plenty of notice, they should be able to budget for 2 gifts, within 1 month. I’d just worry that since a shower might not hold priority, over another wedding, graduations, etc. – June is a busy month – you won’t have the kind of attendance you might expect. 

Post # 4
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am getting married Oct 4 and I had a shower this past weekend and then my work is throwing me one this Wednesday (10 days before the wedding). I dont think there is a set time when you should have one. I felt like mine were a little late when I received an invitation to a friends shower that was last month and her wedding is a month after ours. 

Post # 5
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5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I think 2 weeks before is fine as long as you give plenty of notice (: My SSIL had her shower the week before her wedding, because she lives across the country and that was the only time she could do it. No one seemed to mind – I think everyone understood her situation.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had a shower on August 30, and have another one on September 27. My wedding is October 17, so that second shower is about 2.5 weeks before the wedding.

Like others said, if you give people enough time for a heads up about the date, they can better plan!

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