(Closed) Bridal Showers

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Well, as far as time obligations go, a shower could only really use 3-4 hours of your time. That’s assuming they will do all of the planning and work towards the shower. That doesn’t seem too overwhelming for two weeks before the wedding, depending on how big your wedding will be and how much last-minute stuff you’ll be running around doing.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I agree with the previous post.  If anything, it may be a blessing in disguise to have the shower closer to the wedding — keep you on your toes and force you not to leave too much to the last minute!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I agree as well.  If having your sister there means so much to you, then it shouldnt’ be so bad if it’s a little closer to the wedding.  It’ll help clear some last minute jitters! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

A friend of mine had a slightly less than three month engagement and we had her shower a week before her wedding.  I think if you really want your sister there, one or two weeks out should not be too much of a problem.  Would your sister be able to work with someone local to you to plan for the shower to help ensure it is not too much work for her (e.g. so she is not rushing the moment she gets into town)?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it’s more than fine- anyone invited to the shower will be close enough to you to know how much having your sister there means to you.  My stagette will be 1 week before my wedding so my out of town bridesmaid can be there! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think the timing would be fine. Although the other posters are right in thinking that your sister might need some local help to be able to pull it off, so that she can plan most of it while she is overseas. But nowadays, with the internet & email, its pretty easy to do.

 My suggestion would be to do it as soon as your sis gets back to town- two weeks beforehand if possible, rather than the weekend before your wedding. That way, the last weekend before your wedding is free for those unexpected items that need your attention, and its not like all of your friends/family will have two of your wedding events in a row, meaning shower one weekend, and your wedding the next. They might like the weekend in between too. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I know a few brides who, for similar reasons, held bridal showers within one week of their wedding.   The closest was 2 days before!   I would recruit someone to help your sister locally.  So long as it’s well organized and you are pretty ready for the wedding itself, I don’t think it would be a problem.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s nice that your sister really wants to do this for you.  Try to plan it at least a week before and, like others have already mentioned, encourage her to enlist some local help.  You mentioned your mom would do one, so maybe encourage your sister to delegate some tasks to her.  You’ll have a shower thrown by those that love you and have a break from the planning and bustle of the wedding.  I say be thankful and enjoy it!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I stress out, so I would probably be a little anxious doing it, but to have my sister there would mean more than anything. If having your sister there is important, I think you can find a way to make it work.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think the proper amount of time is 4 -6 weeks before the wedding to give people enough time in between for money reasons. Although, under the circumstances I would think that you could write it in the invites in a cleaver way explaining why so close to the wedding. I think that it is very thoughtful of your sister to want to be such a big part of everything, you are very lucky!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would say maybe your mom do the physical stuff and let your sister organize it from Italy if she can.  You def want your sister there, and it could be a good opportunity to have people help you with any last DIY projects!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I understand your hesitation to have it the same week or close to your wedding (I would probably be asking the same things) but as long as you don’t have way too much to do in planning your own shower I think it’s totally worth it to have your sister there.  Maybe she can work with your Mom to have everything ready to rock when she gets in and then noone is stressed?

 

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