(Closed) Bridal shower on Mother’s Day weekend.

posted 10 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Bridal shower on Mother's Day weekend
    Pick another weekend. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    It's fine cuz its not on Mother's Day : (21 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I think a bridal shower on the Saturday before Mothers day might actually be a nice way to get all of the important women in your family together (some of whom are probably mothers) to celebrate!  I’m sure that many of the mothers (and their families) have plans either on Saturday night (I know some men who take their wifes out on Saturday night for dinner alone and then do Mothers day with the kids on Sunday) or on Sunday, so i think it’s probably fine.  It’s also really considerate of you to not want your friend to have to make multiple flights to your homestate!

    Post # 4
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I’d ask around and see what a majority of your guests think, not just your bridesmaid from SC. That date might work out for plenty of people, but you might have other friends who are flying OUT of town that weekend to go see their mothers. Of all weekends, a lot of people will have plans that weekend- the issue is just whether you can fit your shower in amongst everything.

    I personally would probably have a very busy mothers day weekend, because we would have to take both my mom and my FI’s mom out– usually separately. So we would end up taking one out on Saturday, and one on Sunday. 

    One thing to remember is that although you want as many people as possible to come to the shower, there is a chance that not everyone will be able to come. So try to accommodate as many people as possible, but don’t work yourself up trying to please everyone. Set a date that seems to accommodate the most people, or those that are the most important to you, and just go from there!

    Post # 5
    122 posts
    Blushing bee

    Oops, I think mine is on May 9th and I didn’t even know it was mother’s day weekend! My Maid/Matron of Honor planned it so I hope it is okay!

    Post # 6
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think its fine b/c my wedding is that day…so a shower that day would be fine too!  

    Post # 7
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m actually getting married on Mother’s Day, so I think the day before should be a non-issue.  If you’re really concerned, though, maybe you should ask the women attending if they have big plans for that weekend.  Most people I know just go out on Sunday for Mother’s Day brunch or something, but I don’t know anyone who celebrates the entire weekend. 

    Post # 8
    1 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am also getting married on May 9, and wanted to acknowledge all the mom’s as i am sure some are not too happy to be traveling that weekend….any ideas?

    Post # 9
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m another mother’s day weekend bride, and I see nothing wrong with it.  We’re planning on presenting flowers to our mothers during the reception as part of our toast.

    Post # 10
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I am having a shower the day before Mother’s Day as well.  I asked all the bridesmaids prior to confirming the weekend with my Mom (who picked the date, since she wants me there for mothers day).   Fortunately, most of my Bridesmaids live in the mid-atlantic area so it won’t be an inconvenience for them to see their Moms the next day.  I also am having a shower in Chicago where I currently live and let them know both dates and said feel free to attend whichever works for them (or none at all)!



    Post # 11
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t see a problem with it.  Most people celebrate Mothers day on the actual day.  You could do something at your shower to "honor" mothers, too!

    Picking dates that work for everyone are really difficult.  My shower is going to be the day after a friend’s wedding!  It is one of the only days my sister will be able to be back in town in the months leading to my wedding.  Oh well!

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