Post # 1
I know you all probably aren’t sending out invites to your own baby showers but I am curious because I just got an invitation to an out of state baby shower for the wife of my husband’s friend and the shower is in two weeks. Is that a normal amount of time before the event to send out an invite? Maybe I am being paranoid, but I’m thinking they know I could never come with that kind of notice. Also, it is not out of the realm of possibility that I would have gone if I had known sooner, since my huband has family in that area…It doesn’t really matter, I am not very close with this girl, and I’ve already decided to just send a gift card to one of her registry stores, just curious as to what you would make of it.
Post # 3
I think for most parties and showers, the invites are sent out 2-3 weeks before. I think they probably just sent out your invite at the same time as everyone else. I doubt they meant anything by it.
Post # 4
I agree, they probably didn’t think about the fact that you guys were out of state and would need more warning. If I were planning a party that would have mailed invitations (as opposed to a facebook invite or something) I would probably send them out 3-4 weeks early, but I wouldn’t think it was strange if I got one with only 2 weeks notice.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, yeah, I guess if I were throwing a party like that I would probably send invites out earlier, but if 2 weeks is not out of the norm, then I guess I’ll save my energy and not be offended, haha 🙂
Post # 6
I think ~3 weeks is right, but the last few I have been invited to I got an email heads up on the date a couple months in advance….
Post # 7
I usually send them out about 2 to 3 weeks. It was just a formality though…I contacted everyone on the guestlist a couple of months prior via e-mail just to give them a heads up.
Post # 8
I guess my family is a little different. I know my mom sends out baby shower invites a month to 2 months in advance especially when the event is in the summer. Some of our family has to travel so she gives them a heads up.
Post # 9
I read somewhere (maybe babycenter.com?) that it should be about 1 month beforehand. I am sending out the ones for mine at my mom’s house (I know that is not the norm, but she doesn’t speak a lot of English and needs help 🙂 ) so they will be sent out a little under a month out. Maybe they assumed you were not coming because you were out of town? I am not inviting anyone who has to fly in unless they have personally asked the date in advance since I didn’t want anyone to feel obligated to come and/or get a gift…