Is 3 weeks notice enough for a baby shower?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is 3 weeks notice enough for you to attend a baby shower?
    Yes : (47 votes)
    64 %
    No : (23 votes)
    32 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @ScottishMrs:  I think it would work for local guests, but I would double check and make sure that anyone you really want there can make it.

    Post # 4
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @ScottishMrs:  I think it’s fine as long as you dont have out of town guests.

    Post # 6
    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As long as most of the guests are local I think 3 weeks is enough notice.

    Post # 7
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    For me now?  No, but that is because I just moved to a new state and the shower would most likely mean a weekend away.  Before my move, it usually wouldn’t be an issue!  I guess it depends a lot on the guests and where they live.

    Post # 8
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Are you sending paper invites or electronic? esp if they are paper, they need to get put as soom as possible.  I think its enough notice for most people, just realize some people may already have prior commitments and may nable able to attend with 3 weeks notice.

    Post # 9
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It depends if you have an online registry or if it’s based in a physical store!

    Post # 10
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I guess I am in the minority because I am a total planner. I always have my calendar full for at least a month so 3 weeks would not work for me (unless I cancelled whatever I had planned – and I never cancel plans unless someone dies).

    Maybe my social circle is weird, but baby shower invitations usually come 3 months in advance.

    Post # 11
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @MrsPanda99:  Ditto here. Except 6 weeks minimum.

    For me, 3 weeks notice would probably result in a declined invite. I need more than that

    Post # 12
    6958 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @ScottishMrs:  Last week I recieved two baby shower invitations- one was via phone call on Tuesday and one was via Facebook on Wednesday. They were both for last weekend. :-/

    I think 3 weeks is ok but not ideal. If everyone is local it’s ok, but you might end up with a few more declines than you would if you gave more notice. 

    Post # 13
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    It depends. Usually 3 weeks is not enough notice for me. If I could make it, I would. But the odds are high that I would already be booked.

    Post # 14
    3032 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You guys are busy people….3 weeks is enough time.  Besides work my calendar is open and I would re-arrange things if we were close friends/family.  I think any later and you might end up in the declines due to Holiday travel.

    Post # 15
    3476 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It depends.  Probably about a 20% chance I would have plans that had I known sooner, I could have rearranged or not planned in the first place (but can’t now and will miss the shower).

    Post # 16
    6692 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s more than appropriate etiquette wise.   Whether you get good attendance is another question and will depend on the location, whether guests have to travel, and the likelihood that the people you are close to are likely to be busy.

     Keep in mind, a baby shower is and was never  intended to be an over the top affair, just a low key get together thrown by a friend or friends  in order to shower the mom to be with some of the basics.

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