Post # 1
I’m having my first bridal shower this weekend with FI’s family. (Super excited). My family is beginning to talk about hosting a shower for me. I have two aunts and a cousin that would likely do the hosting. One of my aunts lives out of state and will be coming into town the Tuesday before the wedding. She would love to be a part of the shower and family is talking about doing a shower that week. They’ve asked me for my honest thoughts on whether it’ll be over kill for me or totally doable. I want to say, I’ll be a cool cucumber that week and a shower would be great, but I’m fearful that I’ll be crazy stressed that week and the shower would be no fun.
Thoughts? Do you think it’s too much or a totally awesome idea.
Post # 3
My one and only bridal shower was the day before our wedding and I LOVED it! I had to travel to IN for our wedding and all of DH’s family had to travel too so we didn’t want to have to asked people to travel multiple times. By having it the day before the wedding, everyone from both sides of the family along with my friends were already in town and I got to celebrate with everyone! It was a great way to kick-off our wedding weekend!
Post # 4
I went to a shower the day before the wedding before, and the bride seemed to be enjoying herself. Her mom lives OOT so it was the only time she’d be able to be there. I do think it was kind of a lot for the guests though b/c we had to buy two gifts for one weekend, it gets pretty expensive.
Post # 5
@SuperBrook: Normally I would say it’s too much. But if you are like the PP and have lots of guests traveling then maybe it would be sense. I personally think its a lot to ask of your guests in one week. Thats 2 gifts which might be tough for some.
Post # 6
For me it would be too much. Would you have the shower the same day as the rehearsal dinner?
Post # 7
My aunts are looking at doing the shower either Wednesday or Thursday. The rehersal will be Friday and the wedding on Saturday.
It would be a pretty small gathering of close family. The few OOT guests I have (with the exception of my aunt) are only a couple hours away, so travel for them would be day of the wedding. Likely a shower the week of (especailly on a weekday) would be too much for them.
Like KMM said, I do think it would be a great way to kick off the wedding “weekend” though, like a couple others have said I worry about my guests and my sanity. Though I worry about the guests a bit more than my sanity.