How would you time more than one bridal shower?

posted 10 months ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

megm1099 :  It’s so wonderful that you have these generous ladies in your family! Make sure to keep a notebook handy and be prompt in writing your thank you cards!

This depends on your travel schedule and budget. Then include the ladies hosting since they may want to attend multiple. And with the exception of any sisters or the Maid/Matron of Honor, do not invite guests to more than one gift-giving event.

Having these spread so far, have you given thought to how you would ship gifts once received? I would say these need to be at least a month apart in order to ease the travel burden on you.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I think scheduling will really depend on you, your mom and sisters. Do you/they have other things going on during the months leading up to your wedding? Will finances be an issue if they are too close together? Are you the type of people who like things more spread out or do you like to get things over and done with?

I only published the registry when the shower invites were in the mail. I wouldn’t publish it too long before that if you’re shopping at stores with a lot of overturn in their products (Target and Pottery Barn were annoying with this in particular). Even though my registry was only up for 2-3 months, there were so many products that went out-of-stock and I had to keep swapping them out for other items. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I also had a similar situation- showers in 3 different locations for different families. I don’t remember specifically choosing dates other than making a choice from a couple that were offered by the hosts, but it was mostly up to the hosts and when they decided what worked for them. For my mid-Oct wedding I had one the 2nd weekend in June (out of town, 6 hour drive) one the 3rd weekend in June (in town) and one the 1st weekend in August (out of town, 12 hour drive). 

We had our registry set up as soon as we sent the Save-the-Dates (and actually got a gift from someone shortly after!) but didn’t really “publicize” it. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

megm1099 :  What exactly do you mean by “publicizing the registry”?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

megm1099 :  Aaaaah. I had no idea you could do that! Then yes, I’d make it public as soon as the first batch of shower invites are sent out. 

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