Post # 1
I know typically that’s too far beforehand, but listen to the situation before you answer.
I am getting married in the town were FI and I live. It is a 14 hour drive from my hometown. We are going to my hometown for Christmas this year, and I don’t know, but I likely won’t be able to make another trip there before the wedding.
If my sister threw me a shower around Christmas (would be mostly family), would that be really weird and inappropriate?
I really want to have a shower, and not for the gifts, I actually think they’re really fun!!
Post # 3
No one has an opinion on this (except the 5 who have voted)?
Post # 4
14 hours is a long drive! I think in your situation it is fine. Plus, if it is just family, they shouldn’t be judging you anyway 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think it would be all that strange – especially since there would be no other showers. I do, however, think it would be difficult to have a shower around the holidays. There’s always something going on and everyone is super busy that time of year. If you could make sure that the key people knew about it ahead of time and could make it – I say, go for it!
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s weird. You have to do what works for your situation. I would just like to agree with the previous poster who said you should give everyone invited a head’s up since it’s such a busy time of year.
Post # 7
As a guest, I wouldn’t notice it being “weird” or too early. Have it whenever is most convenient for everyone.
Post # 8
I think that it is okay since you are from out of town and traveling in. Also, you’d make it easy on your sister because she wouldn’t have to decorate since it would be decorated for the holidays already!
Post # 9
Nope – not too weird for me! If that timing works for you and your guests, then go ahead with it!
Post # 10
I’m doing a similar thing. We’re doing 3 months early (which is still pretty early I think) for the same reason. it will be Thanksgiving weekend because my MOH lives across the country (she is throwing it) and will only be home on Thanksgiving.
Post # 11
I think that it’s a great idea. I think the only thing you should do is make sure your sister sends out the invites really early (or tells the fam when your shower is happening) so that it doesn’t conflict with other holiday “goings on”.
I’m having both my showers in September and my wedding is at the beginning of December. Basically, this was because it was convenient for the awesome people that are throwing them for me (one in my FIs hometown and the other in Toronto-wine shower W00T!), so I hope that the early shower is okay. 🙂
Post # 12
My wedding is December 31st and I had my shower a couple weeks ago because it was the only time available to travel to see my family. People will be happy to attend your shower no matter when it is.
Post # 13
i did the same thing but reversed… my MOH came up for my birthday/to help me find a dress and so she threw me a combo shower/birthday party at my mom’s house about 5 months ahead of time. the guests are your friends/family, so they should understand!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone!! I am glad most people think this is ok 🙂
Post # 15
Ours was 3 months out for the same reason 🙂
People were super understanding, and IMO it gave them a chance to space out spending money on shower gift and then wedding gift!