Is this bridal shower too close to the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We had mine about 40 days before the wedding. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would do it at least a month before the wedding… having a shower 3 weeks before you’re wedding doesn’t sound like such a good idea.. but that’s just me!!! If I were you I would have it earlier in June if you could! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Maybe June 24th would be a touch better, but then again- does a week here or there really matter? My wedding is 9/08 and my bridal shower will be 7/23. My cousin’s bridal shower last year was 7/10 and her wedding was 8/13, so I guess I think around a month beforehand is perfect.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

We were so busy before my wedding I actually did not intend to have a bridal shower, but my bridesmaids and my mom threw me a surprise shower 2 weeks before my wedding! It turned out great and it didn’t affect my wedding day at all so I’m not sure how the timing would affect your wedding. If everyone’s free on June 24th then why not but I don’t see a problem with having it on July 1st.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

andielle :  I had a friend-thrown shower about 7 weeks out, and a family-thrown one about 5 weeks out.  I would have been ok doing one at 4 weeks out but probably not later than that, just because I am also doing my bach party in that time and need to finish up other wedding stuff.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

That seems like a pretty typical distance from the wedding. I don’t think it’s too close.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I had one just over two months out (thrown by my family in my hometown) and we just had another (thrown by a family friend of my fiance) one week before the wedding. The hostess said people were flipping out when she sent the invite that there was no way I could handle that, but what did I have to do for that party other than show up? I had a great time drinking and visiting with everyone. It was super relaxing. 

ETA: I’m confused how it would be gift grabby to be right near the wedding? The biggest problem the hostess ran into was the fact that people who were going to be out of town for the actual wedding were probably leaving the day of the shower. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Will there be anyone you’re inviting to the shower who will be out of town and expected to travel for both the shower and the wedding? In that case it might be cutting it a bit too close. Otherwise, if everyone’s in town, I think it’s fine. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

andielle :  I dont think the timing makes it any more or less gift-grabby, so if that’s your only worry I wouldn’t fret over it. That said, YOU might be a bit stressed 3 weeks out and not enjoy the shower as much if you’re feeling like you could really spend your time elsewhere. But on the flip side, it could be a fun kick-off to the wedding month!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A Historic Inn

I had my shower 9 weeks before. My BMs were antsy and a May date wouldn’t have worked for anyone’s schedule. Bridal Guide says to have a shower 2 weeks to 2 months before the wedding. Martha Stewart Weddings says “a couple months to a couple weeks before the wedding.”  I think your proposed date is fine! 

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