Post # 1
Hi Bees! Hope the planning is coming along.
Just realized that there are 75 more days until my bridal shower on July 13th! It’s just a little more than 3 months before the wedding day. Two of my aunts are co-hosting the shower… they insisted as soon as we announced our engagement. Still haven’t put much any thought into what to wear. I was hoping to drop a dress size before the shower. We shall see! I’m not a huge fan of being the center of attention, and I’m having a fairly large shower (60+ people) so I’m pretty nervous.
So Bees, tell me about your shower! When is it?!? Who is hosting? What are you wearing? Any tips/tricks from Bees who already had theirs??
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
My shower is pretty early – June 9th. My mom is hosting and it’s in NYC (I live in Los Angeles now), so I knew it wouldn’t/couldn’t be a surprise.
My mom is having it in the private room at an Italian restaurant, about 40 ladies for a Sunday brunch/lunch.
I just ordered this dress, but it hasn’t come yet:
It’s from eshakti.
The only part of the shower that I wish I could skip is the opening presents part. I’m not even sure how that’s going to work, bc anything I get has to be shipped back to LA. I’m hoping everyone just skips the gifts!
Post # 4
Okay, totally bombing this thread because my wedding is in September (hey, late september! lol) and my shower is July 13th as well. I thought it was early but it was the best month for everyone.
Post # 5
my shower, i’m guessing is going to be in july or august. it is going to be a surprise.
i think i know the theme, one of BMs might have ruined the surprise. however, if it is what i think it is, then it will be AWESOME!!!!
Post # 6
I’m also interested to see when the other October Bees are having their showers. I am probably having two showers, but they haven’t been scheduled yet as I am likely going out of town for 6 weeks for work during the summer. I’m guessing that mine will end up being in August.
Post # 7
i’m having two. one here, where i live now, and one in my hometown. FI’s aunt is hosting the one where we live now, and Future Mother-In-Law is hosting the one in my hometown. the dates are August 3 for the one here and August 10 for the one in my hometown.
here’s what i’m wearing to one of them, i still have to find a dress for the other!
For the other shower I’m thinking of one of these:
Post # 8
I’m thinking about having the bridal shower and bachelorette party all in one weekend, probably at the end of August. One bridesmaid is local but the other two are coming in from California and Boston respectively. Probably do a brunch bridal shower on Saturday early afternoon and do the bachelorette party Saturday evening/Sunday early morning (depending on the festivities; MOH
Is it weird to do both events in one weekend? I just wanted to make planning/travel easier on my out-of-town bridesmaids.
Post # 9
@Tiffmiff: No, it’s definitely not weird! Especially to accommodate your bridal party and make it easier. That sounds like so much fun! (Make sure you have some coffee in between the shower & the bachelorette party! lol)
Post # 10
Oh no, another dress I need to figure out!
Mine is July 27th. I must admit, when I got the ring, I figured “ok, quick engagement party, bachelorette party, wedding. That’s it.” This is an 18 month engagement and EVERYONE wants to celebrate it the entire time! While it is touching and flattering and wonderful, I am NOT a girly girl, so being around so many women for girly activities (in dresses!) is tough!
Post # 11
We’ll be doing it the first weekend in August.
Post # 12
August 11th is the tentative date for mine. Maid/Matron of Honor and other BMs are planning it so I am super excited 🙂
Post # 13
Both the shower and bachelorette party on July 27th. My girls and my mom are flying here to Canada so we did both of them at once so they only had to make 1 trip.
I know nothing about the bridal shower :/ which I’m not too happy about buy my fmil is throwing it at her house. I know she’s invited about 20 people so it should be a fun time I hope!
I have no idea what to do for my bachelorette party though. I don’t know the area here and none of my friends are here so I’m at a complete loss but I’m suppose to be planning it. Guess we’ll see what happens!
Post # 14
Mine is on August 17th in my hometown. I’m really excited, because it’s going to be a 1950’s themed party, and I’m being asked to wear a retro-style dress. My Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) knows me way too well! 😉
Post # 15
Mine is August 25th and my Maid/Matron of Honor is planning it but is having it at my aunts house (its huge with a covered air conditioned sun room. We are doing my bachelorette party that same weekend (the 23rd). I will post a pic of my shower dress asap! Oh and I have about 50 people attending.
Post # 16
Mine is July 20 or 21st. I was worried it was a little early but I’m in another wedding in Aug (along with half my bridal party) so it was either July or late September and I didnt want it that close.
No idea what I’m wearing yet. Haven’t begun to look!