Post # 1
Before I begin, this is not a ploy to get multiple gifts! I’m thinking about having one for mostly friends in the city where I live and another in my hometown for my family. My grandma has some mobility issues and I don’t want her to travel in the car 2 hours. Anyone else do this? How did you execute it? My Maid/Matron of Honor would plan the friends one and my Mom would plan the family one. Not sure if I’m doing too much! The guest lists wouldn’t overlap (except for Mom and MOH).
Post # 2
I’m having 2 showers but one is being planned by my family and one by my boss (strictly coworker shower). Your plan sounds perfectly fine to me!
Post # 3
If your hometown is too far, then I would go for it.
Im having a bridal shower in CA with all my family/friends and my Future Sister-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law are throwing me a little shower in Ohio (my FI’s home town). He also has an aunt and an uncle with mobility issues. That aside, I think expecting people to fly out for a shower is a bit unreasonable which is why we decided on two.
Post # 4
I was given 3 showers. One thrown by aunts on my husband’s side, one thrown by aunts on my side, and a small shower thrown by coworkers.
Post # 5
I did. I had one in my hometown that my mom hosted, and then my Mother-In-Law hosted one for us in Texas where they live so that everyone down there could attend as well. I don’t see anything wrong with it at all
Post # 6
I’m having 2 showers. My parents live out of state and my moms sweet friends insisted on throwing me one. I will also have one thrown my Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaid.
Post # 7
I am having two showers as well. My mom is hosting one this weekend for family and friends that live nearby.
My sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and she is hosting one the week of the wedding. She lives in Australia and won’t be flying in until a week before the wedding, so my bachelorette party and bridal shower will be happening in the last few days before I get married. That shower will be in southern California (where we’re getting married) and will mostly be attended by my college friends.
Post # 8
Lots of people have multiple showers. So long as you have two people who are offering to throw you a shower and your guest lists don’t overlap, it’s fine. Many showers are smaller affairs and often in people’s homes so they are limited in the number of guests by how many people can comfortably be hosted or simply due to budget or location. Having two showers with 10 or 15 guests instead of one shower with 20-30 guests is perfectly acceptable.
As for what you do, that’s pretty much nothing other than maybe gather contact information for a guest list if they ask for it. You really don’t have any role in the planning process and that is all up to the hosts of the event to take care of.
Post # 9
I had two showers simply because Darling Husband and I’s family lives 10hours away from each other.
His family wanted one on their side that everyone could attend and the same for my family.
Post # 10
If 2 people are offering to throw the shower, sure. But it sounds like you’re requesting two showers…no one should be required to throw you a shower.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
beevincent18 : Actually, no. Quite the opposite. My Maid/Matron of Honor wants to throw one and my mom separately wanted to throw one. In fact, This post was inspired because I wondered if it was a normal thing. People buying me gifts makes me feel weird. I don’t like coming off as gift-grabby.