(Closed) Bridal shower invitations?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1304 posts
Bumble bee

Since the shower is first, I think it makes sense for those to go out first but its not a big deal if the invites go out at the same time.

BUT since the shower is in Aug, I would send them out at the end of may or June at the latest just because people’s summer weekends tend to get booked in advance.

Post # 3
4888 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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SomethingBlue1009:  That’s what happened with mine. My first shower was at the end of August, so my sister (MOH) sent them out the first week. Our wedding invitations were mailed by August 9, so those invited to this shower (my side and friends) received both within a few days of one another.

I think that the wedding should go first so that they get them before the shower.

Usually, you’d want to do the shower invites a month before, or 3 weeks before. My sister had sent out a heads up email to those invited (it was also the same day as my bachelorette party) 3 months prior, as it fell on Labor Day weekend.

Post # 4
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

Honestly, I really don’t think it matters which is received first.  I know that my shower invites were recieved before my wedding invites because I had my shower about 3 months before my wedding and my wedding invites didn’t go out until 8 weeks before my wedding date.  As long as everyone invited to the shower is invited to the wedding then I would just tell your Mom and BMs to send the shower invites whenever they think is best.

Post # 5
4628 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016


SomethingBlue1009:  I believe I sent my sister’s bridal shower invites in June for her shower in August (the day before her wedding).  I’m not sure if this is the proper etiquette.  I was studying for the July bar that year and wanted to knock them out as quickly as possible so I wouldn’t have to worry about them when my exam got closer.  I believe she sent her invites out in July. 

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