Post # 1
I need advice. I saw my sister (my MOH) this weekend (she lives in another province, along with most of my family). We were talking wedding events and we got around to showers. She mentioned having my shower while I’m home for a visit this fall (for another friend’s wedding). I’m worried that it’s too soon/too far away from the actual wedding date.
Post # 3
I think it is a bit too far away from the actual wedding date. Is there a time closer to the wedding that you will be home/or are willing to go home?
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: I have a similar problem as you, getting married far from the town where my wedding will actually take place. I’m making a special trip home for my shower 2 months before my wedding and am making other appts at the same time, like a venue walk-through with my photographer and a trial hair run.
Post # 5
i wasn’t planning to go home again before the wedding (although it might change). getting to newfoundland from Ontario is pretty expensive and we have to save all our pennies for the wedding. The alternative I guess is to have a wedding week here leading up to the wedding and hope that all the travelling guests can make it? If the wedding is Saturday have the shower Thursday, rehearsal friday etc etc…I’m hoping to plan several events for people travelling to show my appreciation. I can get my sister to send invitations to people the same time as STD’s so they can arrange flights accordingly (If they so desire)? I just don’t know what we should do.
Post # 6
@MsGinkgo: I think a shower on Thursday before the wedding is way too close. You’re essentially asking people to pack two presents to bring you.
I just hosted a bridal shower this weekend. They are getting married in June, but it’s very small and the big reception won’t be until October, so for all the guests it probably does feel very early. I think the shower in the fall, when you’re already home, is preferrable.
Post # 7
@MexiPino: I agree it is really close to have the shower a few days before the wedding. I suggested that option as another friend of mine in the similar situation had her shower during her ‘wedding week’. She was living in Ontario but getting married in NL and had the shower the Sunday before her Friday wedding. A lot of her guests were travelling but I guess more of them were actually living in NL at the time.
Meh, we’ll figure something out.