(Closed) Is it okay to have the bridal shower the day before the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
28 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

Can’t say if its going to be cutting it too close, especially with belly dancing class (which sounds awesome, but the way), however my friend had her bridal shower the day before the wedding, and it worked perfectly.  Most of the bridal party was from out of town, so we arranged for a Thursday night Bachelorette Party, Friday afternoon shower, Friday evening rehersal/rehersal dinner, and the Saturday wedding.  Everyone had a blast and nobody felt overwhelmed or rushed by the schedule.  I was so impressed with the way it worked, that we are planning on having my shower the day before the wedding to allow out of town guests to be there.  Hope that helps a little.

Post # 5
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think if you can handle it then go for it! I know the day before my wedding I was trying to tie up loose ends and taking care of last min “emergencies”. I personally couldn’t imagine having a shower the same day of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. But thats just me personally.

Maybe call a pre-wedding kick off or something like that!

Post # 6
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I would not call iwas shower. It sounds like more of a bridesmaids luncheon. Calling it a shower and holding it a day before the wedding could appear to be gift grabby, since both weddings and showers are considered gift giving events.

Post # 7
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My cousin and aunt planned my shower for the day before my wedding and I LOVED it! It allowed the women from both mine and DH’s families to be there as well as my friends.  Since most of these people had to travel, having it right before the wedding was the only way most could attend.

It was wonderful to have to relaxing time with the important women in my life right before the wedding and to have them all together at one event.  My sister is getting married next year and we plan to do the same for her shower!

Post # 8
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Personally, I will not be able to do this because we have too much to do the day before the wedding, but I WISH I could do it because then more people could be in town for it. :/

Post # 10
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My sister did this and I will be doing this too. Our side of the family is all out of town and we don’t get to all be together often so this was a great oportunity to feel like you could spend time with relatives outside of the wirlwild wedding day. We had a blast and didn’t have an issue at all with the timing. We did a brunch ‘mad hatter’ tea party for my sister and the rehearsal that evening. For my wedding the ‘guys’ are also going to do a thing while all the women are at the shower (probably golf). I think if you plan it right (ie don’t have last minute crafts to do till 3am on your wedding day) you will love it and cherish the extra time with your girls!

Post # 11
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I mean, yeah, you can do it. But I think you’ll regret it….it’s going to be an exhausting weekend if you try and cram all that stuff in!

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