Post # 1
Brides, I strategically made sure my bridal shower was not a month or two before my wedding date. My philosphy is that I don’t want people to feel like they were consistantly in their pocket for my wedding. I recently received a bridal shower invite which is 3 weeks before the wedding. UGH!!
I’m getting married on 10/7/2011 and my bridal shower date is 7/30/2011 which is enough time for people to buy gifts and recoup for the wedding.
What is your bridal shower date did you think of the same philosphy?
Post # 3
My wedding is October 8th, and my first bridal shower is July 3rd, and the second one is sometime in august.
I didn’t pick the dates of mine, the first one is while I will be back in the midwest so my family there wanted to throw me one, and the second one is back here in arizona!
Post # 4
i chose my dates logistically because i am away on internship on the west coast while my family and friends live on the east. so i had my bridal during the xmas holidays when i was home visiting. it happened to be 3.5 months before my wedding.
ETA: i totally did not see this was directed to october brides, oops!
Post # 5
My wedding is Oct. 8 and my shower is Aug. 6th.. so two months before.
Post # 6
We’re getting married on October 7th and my shower is sometime in August. It’s a surprise so I’m not really sure of the date.
Post # 7
wedding is oct 1st, shower is the last sat of aug, the 27th i think. i didn’t pick the date. i’m so happy my mom wasn’t going to be able to come if it was on SEPT 10, like they had planned! the thought of having the shower 3 wks before the wedding was REALLY bothering me! i thought it was too much for people that would be traveling to each event and those who work wk ends to have to take 2 off so close together. not to mention the fact that i thought i’d be so stressed about getting wedding stuff done, i wasn’t sure i’d be able to relax & enjoy it. & i agree with you on the financial part of it.
@UpstateCait: you must be far more laid back than i am! i couldn’t handle a suprise shower! i’d be so stressed about it. i think it’s really cute when these are done & people enjoy them though.
Post # 8
@MrsE.ToBe : Oh, I’m far from happy about it, lol. I HATE surprises but for some reason these people thought that a surprise shower would be a good idea. Um, hello…. I’ve been your daughter/niece for 25 years and your best friend for 15+, you should know me by now! So, now I have to be “center of attention” ready for pretty much the entire month of August. I don’t think I can manage to look cute for 30 days!! lol
Post # 9
@UpstateCait: Aww 30 day cute challenge. It could be like one of those 30 day exercise routines. Or something. 🙂
We’re getting married October 16, and I’m having a shower in NYC (where I live) and one in California (where most everyone else is). I wanted to have a chance to celebrate with everyone, and it’s tough when they’re on different sides of the country.
My NYC one is going to be July 31st, which is early, but my mom will be visiting that weekend, and I think it’d be nice to have her here. And the second will be labor day, mostly because I have a 3 day weekend from work and can take less vacation time. 🙂
Post # 10
My wedding is Oct 22nd and my shower is August 6th.
Post # 11
Family politics have dictated that I’m having 3 showers. That is definitely 2 too many. But they’ll be fun. 🙂 The first one is Aug 6th, the second is Labor day weekend and the third is the last week of September.
Post # 12
My sister is planning my shower for September 10th… and my Wedding is on October 29th…. I didnt even think about it being so close to the wedding… Do you all think it should be earlier than that? Like in August sometime? When do should we send the invites for the shower?
Post # 13
My first one is this weekend, my second one will be in August, I imagine, and last one in early September. (I have family and friends spread out about 8 hours apart, so I have one in town, one 3 hours away and one 5 hours away, so that as many can attend one, with approx 15 women invited to each shower). Summer is hard to mesh with everyone’s schedules.
Post # 15
My wedding is October 8 and I’m having two showers: one is August 20 and one is September 17. I had some input for the dates (was given the choice between two weekends for one, and the other one was just asked if it was okay). My family is so busy during the summer that it would have been hard to find a weekend that would work before mid/late August.
ETA: The only out of town guest that is attending is my FMIL. I’m not sure which one she is coming to, but she said that both dates worked and she wanted to use the shower as an excuse to come visit. We will also be doing other wedding-related stuff whichever weekend she comes, so it will work out nicely!
Post # 16
wedding Oct 22nd and shower 1 is July 9th and the second is Aug 6. So, yes I wanted my best friend to fly in for it, but didnt want her to do it twice in two months …so made it easier on her . (I am just so happy she is coming in for it! I also made the bachelorette the same night, so it would be easier)