Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor is taking her duties VERY seriously and REALLY wants to throw me a bridal shower. However, I live in the Northeast, and she lives in the Texas, one of my bridesmaids lives in the same city as me, and the other lives in North Carolina. There are several girl friends I have at work and we go out sometimes, but I wouldn’t really expect them to get me a gift (or two gifts, since I’ll probably invite them to the wedding…). My mom and grandma live in TX and some other female relatives live around the country. So people are all over the place. Anyone have any advice? I don’t really mind one way or the other….I love seeing everyone, but I think it might be too much trouble….
Advice?? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
All of our family lives quiet aways from us, in opposite directions. What happened with my shower is that I went to them and had a shower with the people from that area that would not be able to attend our wedding.
Do you think people could afford to come to you? Could you afford to go to Texas?
Post # 4
I would have your MoH throw it in TX where she and your family are. Whoever can go will go, and whoever can’t won’t. As long as you don’t have expectations and don’t get mad at anyone, I think everyone who can afford to go, will!
Post # 5
I posted about this a while back! Some of my SO’s relatives are talking about having a virtual shower for me over Skype. This blows my mind. I’ll let you know how it goes if it happens.
Post # 6
From what you said, sounds like TX would be the best location – your Maid/Matron of Honor could plan it on-site and your mom/grandma could make it. Then you could invite everyone else and hopefully a few of them can make it.
Another option would be to have a shower very close to the wedding, when people would already be flying in to wedding location. I had my bachelorette party on my wedding weekend due to this exact concern and it worked out perfectly!
Post # 7
I know it sounds crazy but we are doing my one and only bridal shower the day before the wedding. There was just no other way to get all my favorite ladies in one place at the same time before the wedding. So maybe you should try that.