Post # 1
I posted yesterday (or the day before) about possibly having my bachelorette party over Labor Day weekend, as my wedding is October 17, and every weekend from the beginning of September until I get married is already booked (birthdays, other weddings, college alum football games, etc).
I’m considering either the first weekend in August, or the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Most people that I have reached out to about these dates are good with them, minus one who is starting school right after that and probably wouldn’t be able to make it (she also lives 2 states away, so I knew should would be a maybe anyway).
How early is too early for a bachelorette party? And for a bridal shower? I’d plan on having them the same day so OOT people can make it to both.
Post # 2
Kacie209: I had my shower in April and my wedding is in early June. My bach party is closer to the wedding on Memorial day weekend. No one seemed to think my shower was too early.
Post # 3
Kacie209: My shower is May, Bachelorette June, Wedding July.
FI went to a bachelor party in SEPTEMBER and the wedding is THIS WEEKEND. We thought that was so strange…..
Post # 4
Well, technically, you don’t plan either of these. These are events that your bridal party typically will host. You should pass the buck to them to pick a date and decide when it’s a good time to send out invitations.
Bridal showers are generally held about two months prior to the wedding, but I would say the early August date is fine too. A bachelorette can be held at any point, based on when the girls can get together!
Post # 5
JiminyCricket: I know I don’t plan it. I was asked by my sister (who is planning it) what dates may work best for me, and friends who I am wanting to invite.
I have planned many bachelorette parties for friends, and usually ask them what date works for them so that it doesn’t fall on a day that they already have something going on, or that they know certain friends may have other plans already. Some have been the month before, the week before, or a couple months before the wedding.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I think you are fine. I’m having my bach party 7/18 weekend and my shower 8/2 and my wedding is 9/6. Do whatever works best for the girls you want to be at the parties!!
Post # 7
Kacie209: I’m getting married the day after you, and my bridal shower & bach party will be either the 2nd or 3rd weekend in August, so I don’t think you’re too early at all!