(Closed) How far in advance should I have a bridal shower?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@tarayohe:  It’s a little earlier then is traditional, but presumably all your guests know that you are out of town, and would be understanding.

My concern would be how are you going to get all the gifts home?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had my hometown one 6 months in advance and the one where I live currently 4 months in advance.  I thik March is fine for a shower.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

For my friend’s wedding in September, we’re holding the shower in June. She has nine bridesmaids, and between everyone’s crazy schedules, it’s just easier to hold it in June for everyone involved.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine is 4 weeks in advance, and I live 3 hours out of town where it is being held. While that month will be crazy, I’m also really looking forward to it being so close to the wedding because it kind of helps the excitement build all together.

6 months is a bit on the long side for me, but assuming wedding planning is truly underway, the date isn’t going to move, etc – I think it’s fine.

I was invited to one shower 6 months in advance of a wedding – but NONE of the wedding planning was done. They didn’t have a venue, they didn’t have ANYTHING done.It also was not an out of town situation. I thought that was in kind of poor taste simply because no one was really sure the wedding was going to happen. They’d been engaged for well over a year at that point and nothing was done.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@tarayohe:  Oh yeah, if you sent Save the Dates, you’re good to go!!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think 6 months is too far IMO.  Bridal Shower typically should be 3-8 weeks prior to your wedding.  With the travel thing, I get how hard that is to coordinate but if you want a shower in your hometown, you will need to arrange a trip. I lived 4 hours away from hometown so had to plan a weekend.  I added on a dress fitting and scheduled it the weekend of my nephews birthday so it was a family filled weekend.  Anyway the July trip could be extended to include a bridal shower? 

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