When to send shower invites?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t know what etiquette says, but I would take into consideration the time of year and your guests’ travel time. If it’s at a time of year when people make plans way in advance (a long weekend, for example), I would send them out earlier. Same goes for if your guests have to travel.

If everyone lives nearby and no one has to travel, I think that 4-6 weeks is plenty of time. If it’s a more casual event, you could get away with less notice.

Post # 4
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everyone invited to my shower except for my FI’s mom and grandmother live within a 45-minute drive. My bridesmaid sent them out about 5.5 weeks in advance. My shower is July 14th and she mailed them out a little over a week ago.

Post # 6
1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I believe we did them about five weeks out.

Post # 7
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

For all of my showers they were sent about one month out

Post # 8
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@LadyStitcher:  +1 Unfortunately the best time for FI and I to travel for my shower was a full 3 months before the wedding and it’s a holiday weekend, so my hostess sent them out a good 2 1/2 months ahead of time.

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