Post # 1
My hometown is about 6 hours away. I’m going there the end of March, May, and July, (every other month), and our wedding is September 28. The visit in May is for my cousin’s wedding, and July is for an annual event, so the only time I’ll be there without an action packed weekend is in March. My Maid/Matron of Honor and mother planned on having the bridal shower in March, but my wedding isn’t until September 28th (and will be where I currently reside). Is it acceptable to have your bridal shower 6 months ahead of time? It’s very difficult to get home and I didn’t want to have to make a special trip for it!
Post # 3
@tarayohe: It’s a little earlier then is traditional, but presumably all your guests know that you are out of town, and would be understanding.
My concern would be how are you going to get all the gifts home?
Post # 4
Everyone knows my vists are often scarce and short. I rarely get to see anyone when I’m there!
I drive a Jeep, and we’re not really asking for anything BIG (biggest might be a vacuum). If worse came to worse, I could take back what I could fit and my parents cound bring the rest next time they come visit!
Thanks for your help!
Post # 5
I had my hometown one 6 months in advance and the one where I live currently 4 months in advance. I thik March is fine for a shower.
Post # 6
For my friend’s wedding in September, we’re holding the shower in June. She has nine bridesmaids, and between everyone’s crazy schedules, it’s just easier to hold it in June for everyone involved.
Post # 7
Mine is 4 weeks in advance, and I live 3 hours out of town where it is being held. While that month will be crazy, I’m also really looking forward to it being so close to the wedding because it kind of helps the excitement build all together.
6 months is a bit on the long side for me, but assuming wedding planning is truly underway, the date isn’t going to move, etc – I think it’s fine.
I was invited to one shower 6 months in advance of a wedding – but NONE of the wedding planning was done. They didn’t have a venue, they didn’t have ANYTHING done.It also was not an out of town situation. I thought that was in kind of poor taste simply because no one was really sure the wedding was going to happen. They’d been engaged for well over a year at that point and nothing was done.
Post # 8
I agree that’s a bit tacky! I have everything planned from the venue to the shoes I’ll be wearing, and I already sent out save-the-dates to the out of town guests because it’s essentially a “destination” wedding in their eyes! It sounds like a movie where they wanted to get engaged just for gifts
Thanks for your help! I never thought of it from that prospective.
Post # 9
@tarayohe: Oh yeah, if you sent Save the Dates, you’re good to go!!!
Post # 10
I think 6 months is too far IMO. Bridal Shower typically should be 3-8 weeks prior to your wedding. With the travel thing, I get how hard that is to coordinate but if you want a shower in your hometown, you will need to arrange a trip. I lived 4 hours away from hometown so had to plan a weekend. I added on a dress fitting and scheduled it the weekend of my nephews birthday so it was a family filled weekend. Anyway the July trip could be extended to include a bridal shower?