(Closed) Is one week before the wedding too late for a bridal shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is a week before the wedding too close for the bridal shower?
    Yes - you need to have it at least a week before. : (13 votes)
    54 %
    No - don't worry about it and just have it the week before : (11 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    It’s whatever you feel is right for your friends and family.

    Personally, I think that a week before the wedding is a little close.  There are going to be other details you’re going to be taking care of and that ties up two weekends for people.

    Just my opinion.

    Post # 4
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    it is a little close. your guests would have 2 weekends in a row booked for your wedding, and some people get gift fatigue. how far are you from your hometown? if you’re within a drive, i would try to come up another week for the shower and still have your bachelorette the week before.

    ultimately, you know your guests. if you think the majority would be okay with this, go for it.

    Post # 5
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I just went to a shower a week before the wedding. It was fine–i was just grateful it wasn’t a really long shower. Showed up at 1, we left by 3:30.

    Post # 6
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it depends a lot on how many people you’d invite to the shower? I know that a lot of the bridal shower-goers will not be attending the bridal shower, or I would assume so. I think it’s a little odd and cutting it close, but if it works best for the majority I don’t see a problem with it.

    Just don’t expect as many people to come to the shower – they’re going to think what the pp said about having to do wedding “stuff” two weekends in a row.

    Post # 7
    46254 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Flexibility is the key for all things wedding. If it means the people you want to attend can be there, then by all means hold it the weekend before the wedding.

    Just make sure you have everything else done ahead of time so you can completely free up that time to have fun.

    Post # 9
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I think it’s too close and asking a bit much from people.

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