Post # 1
What do you think about a shower 2 weeks before the wedding? The question was posed to me so an out of country cousin (who is coming for the wedding) can be included in the festivities. I’m thinking it will be too close to the wedding – but, never had a shower before, not sure. My preference would be 2 months before the wedding… haha.
Post # 3
Most of them are further away from the wedding. Guess it depends on if you have a lot of out of town guests though.
Post # 4
I am having my one and only shower tomorrow – three weeks before the wedding. I don’t mind it at all but we also had only a three month engagement so we have had a limited amount of free weekends to work with.
Post # 5
If anybody throws me a bridal shower it will be the week of the wedding and probably like three days ahead of time. That is when everyone will be in town and I don’t have too many in town “friends” that would come.
Post # 6
Mine is 3 weeks before the wedding because may and june are SO BUSY! I don’t think it’s a big deal I kinf of like when all of the wedding festivities are close together!
Post # 7
My bosses threw me a bridal shower two weeks before the wedding because they were coming in from Kenya just for the wedding and wouldn’t be there any earlier. I think it’s fine, especially when it involves people from out of town.
Post # 8
I was thinking about spreading mines out because I think for guest its overwhelming to have so many events so close and they bring a gift to each event.
Post # 9
That is pretty close. If it’s going to be an inconvenience for a lot of other guests it’s not really fair to accomodate one cousin at the expense of all the other guests.
Post # 10
Mine is going to be the Sunday before my Saturday wedding (so that is 6 days) it is really the only time that my BMs could do it so that I everyone I love could be there!
But I am happy because at least I get to share the day with everyone I love! Who cares if it is close to the wedding – if you know when it is you can plan accordingly not to have anything to do for that time!
Post # 11
I don’t really think it matters when it is. Think of it as a break from wedding stress for a couple hours, just to have fun.
Post # 12
Mine is the day before my wedding!!
I don’t think the distance between really matters. As long as the date works for people, does it really matter how long it is before the wedding? Having mine the day before the wedding allows a lot more people to be able to come (my wedding requires a lot of travel for everyone but my side of the family – it would be hard for people to travel twice – but now they’ll already be in town).
Post # 13
if it’s the only time available, then I don’t think it’s awful. If people can’t make it, they won’t come, right?
I am biased, I suppose. My bachelorette party is just 2 weeks before my wedding.
Post # 14
Mine is only three ish weeks before the wedding…in my case I am from out of town, so it had to be planned for a weekend I could be in the area. My bachelorette party is going to be similarly close to the wedding — maybe only a week out. You do what you gotta do…I don’t think it matters too much when the parties are scheduled.