Post # 1
My FI and I live out of state. We are getting married the last weekend of June 2015 in our home state 15 hours from where we currently live. We will only be home Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then the month of June starting the 2nd week of June.
As far as a bridal shower go, is there really any time that would logistically work for us to have one?
Will people be upset/annoyed if I had a shower the second week of June and then my wedding the last weekend? If I don’t my only other option would be Christmas time and FIs family already said they don’t want to do that because it’s “too far away from the wedding”.
Post # 2
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
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
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
- 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
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!