Post # 1
Help! My 2 out of 3 of my bridesmaids live about 4 hours away.. and I am having a hard time picking a weekend that works well with all of us with work, school, etc to schedule my shower.
I will be bummed if they can’t all make it, but I totally understand, and am not going to care at all or hold it against them. Is that ok to just go ahead and schedule with one/two girls left out, even if just my Maid/Matron of Honor can make it? There’s really nothing we can do. Either, I (the bride), or a bridesmaid or two can’t make it.
Post # 3
@lulu13: Are you also having a bachelorette party? Can they all attend?
IMO, showers are usually attended by aunts, mothers, grandmas, friends, BMs and other femals relatives. Just pick the weekend that most people can attend? It may help to have something in the middle of where everyone lives, or have two showers.
Post # 4
Yes, we are having a bachelorette party Memorial Day weekend and that’s why it will be so hard for them to take 2 weekends off in the same month. I want to be respectful of how much time and effort they have put into helping me (AND coming to my wedding in July), so I dont want them to feel pressure to attend the shower, because the 2 girls that live far away are very busy professionally and have alot of responsibility. They both also work in the nursery industry, so May is their busy time. Me on the other hand, I am getting my masters, so May is when I am finally done with finals. Maybe I’ll just talk to them and let them know not to feel guilty or anything. Thanks for the advice!
Post # 5
Can you hold the shower the same weekend as the bachelorette, since they will already be in the area?
Post # 6
i agree wtih futuremrsfitz! We are doing this for my friend. I live in LA and she lives in NC. We are going to do the shower and bachelorette the same weekend 🙂
that seems to work the best when many people are from out of town