Post # 1
So Future Mother-In-Law came to me with an idea, FI’s SIL (and my bridesmaid) is expecting a baby in June and she was thinking that we could throw her baby shower the day after my wedding, which is a Saturday. At first I was reluctant, but the more I think about it, it kind of makes sense because most of FI’s family lives 2 hours north of the city where we’re getting married and FI’s brother and SIL live about 3 hours south of the city where we’re getting married so it’s a nice middle ground. Many members of FI’s family are staying overnight and could easily just stay a few extra hours for a shower on Saturday. What are your thoughts hive? Should we have the shower the day after the wedding, or should we wait and pick another day towards the end of April, beginning of May? Before isn’t a very good because there are a bunch of showers/parties going on in March. I really want to throw her a shower since she’s been so good to with the wedding even with all she’s dealing with.
Post # 3
I think that may take away from your wedding a little.
Post # 4
if you don’t have plans, it could be really nice! I think if you are ok with it it doesn’t sound like a bad plan to me!
Post # 5
As a guest I would be exhausted. And especially as a bride I don’t want to go to a baby shower the day after my wedding. It’s your time to unwind and spend with your new husband.
Post # 6
I think it makes sense, but will you be home the day after your wedding or running around trying to get stuff together for your honeymoon? We had a few days after until we left but SIL and BIL left the day after their wedding. Do you know if your parents were planning on doing a day after brunch?
Id talk to your Future Sister-In-Law and see how she feels? If it were me, even though knowing its convenient, I would feel like I am taking away from my sister/brother who just got married and I might be a little uncomfortable with it. And if you are the one primarly throwing it or helping with it, I really dont know that you would have time or energy to put into it if its the day after your wedding. I personally would go for having it toward the end of April/beginning of May (if I were helping throw it so I would be able to get stuff done)
Post # 7
I think I would be too tired! After partying all night at my wedding, I don’t think I’d want to do a baby shower the next day.
Post # 8
We had a shower the day after my cousin’s wedding for my Aunt’s first baby.. it worked out perfectly- while it wasn’t a usual shower, ie no baby game stuff- we had a cake and everyone got to wish the parents well, and give some travel friendly baby gifts- my mom and I gave her a suitcase full of baby clothes that my mother found on craigslist- it gave family members who wouldn’t otherwise be able to make it to a shower (we’re spread all over the country) a chance to celebrate with the new parents.
It wasn’t too hectic the day after, pretty much everyone wanted to hang around and spend time with the family anyway and it gave a good excuse to keep the party going!
Post # 9
I voted for yes it’s a great idea. The night before our wedding is FBIL’s high school graduation and all the relatives will be in town for our wedding they can easily make it to his graduation. Also last year the day after my birthday party was my FSIL’s baby shower. I think celebrations right next to each other are fun!
Post # 10
I voted for yes since it’ll be the most convenient a lot of guests. However, I think it might be too much for you to plan the shower the day after your wedding (but that’ll be up to you). Is there any way that someone else can do the planning, so you can focus on your wedding and just show up to the shower? Maybe plan an afternoon tea to give guests and yourself the opportunity to sleep in after the wedding?
Post # 11
Convenient but exhausting! I don’t know if I’d want my baby shower to be the day after someone’s wedding.
Not gonna lie, i want my own weekend, haha. but if it meant more family and friends who i’d want there could make it, that’d make it an easy choice =]
Post # 12
I don’t know about you, but the day after my wedding, I just wanted to bask in the wedding glow with my new husband 🙂 The last thing I wanted to do was spend time with other people. It may seem like a good idea now (and you are so sweet to consider it) but after a wedding, I really don’t think you’re going to want to get up the next day in a sense, throw another party!