Post # 1
I am getting a lot of push-back from Maid/Matron of Honor about planning my bridal shower and how its too early to work on that yet. Trying to get a sense of how involved my girls should be at this point or if its still way too soon to ask them for their available dates for the shower or for help with general wedding planning (assembling favors, invites etc).
What have your bridesmaids/MOH done with you up to this point? Do you have your pre-wedding festitives already planned?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
We had to get married early last year after placing a deposit due to my medical situation so we are forgoing a shower. I have pretty much everythng I need in my house. My ladies will be helping assemble welcome bags before most of the guests arrive at Disney. I also think they’re planning to take me to a show or something a month before the big wedding. I plan on taking them for nails and doing lunch during the prep before the wedding. We will probably also do dinner together after we assemble welcome bags.
Post # 3
No date for the shower yet – I’m in the process of getting the invite list together to give to my girls. I’ve asked them if they could schedule it for sometime during the week, as I work on weekends.
My work has a newly remodeled convention center, which they can use free of charge, so I was sure to tell them that. I also told them I don’t expect anything super fancy – a nice BBQ style shower with games and cake would be fine for me.
Both me and my fiance, along with my girls and his best man are planning the bachelor/bachelorette, but we are doing some things that are super non traditional. We are planning to start the night out with a nice dinner and some fun at a pub, go play a round of blacklight mini golf and then head over to a haunted house type thing [our wedding is in october]. After that, the parties will break off into groups – the guys will probably hit a strip club, and the girls will most likely go back to their hotel for a girls night in.
Post # 4
My girls planned my shower in the last week or so. The shower date is set for August 10th and I have given them my invite list. They have ordered the invites and will begin sending them out once I give them my regitry cards.
In regards to the bach party I dont believe that they have started planning that yet.
They will be helping me assemble my invitations and working on some other wedding related things I have yet to do.
Post # 5
weddedbliss2014: I just asked mine for dates last week. They are still debating but I told them late August works best for me.
Post # 6
My shower (8/23) has had a date for awhile and my bachelorette party (8/16) just got set, but my bridesmaids and family are far away from each other distance-wise, so we needed to discuss early. Looking forward to August!
Post # 7
My bachelorette is the weekend of August 8th and the Bridal Shower is August 31st. I’m very limited on the days I can take off because of work, and in September I already have a wedding, my henni and my Future Sister-In-Law baby shower. It was August or never!!!
and everything is already organized and planned for both events.
Post # 8
My bridal shower is set for August 23rd and my my bachelorette will be in September. Not quite sure of the date yet but it will probably be combined with my birthday celebration.
Post # 9
My shower is August 3rd (thrown by my mother & grandmother) and my bachelorette party will probably be August 16th (thrown by my MOH).
Post # 10
My Bridal shower for my side (and friends) is on August 30th. I’m also having my bachelorette party that day, too. One of FH’s aunts approached me about having a Bridal Shower for his side, but that is TBD.
It was hard coming up with that date (Agust 30), as every weekend from the beginning of August until the wedding is already booked! My Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) sent out a Save the Date email for the bachelorette party, and she’s in the midst of thinking of what we should do and where we should have them – for both parties.
Post # 11
We dont tend to have showers over here in the UK, however we booked Hen Party or ‘Bachelorette’ haha, before xmas last year (for August 15th this year… busy town at that time of year and needed 10 rooms in a hotel and to give people time to save) and my bridesmaids are just this month organising a second ‘girls night in’ type at my home in September for those who couldnt make the weekend spa in August (some pregnant, working etc). I think main reason was to make sure people had enough money (only £200 each for the weekend but some people dont have that sort of cash to spare right away… and as I had to book holidays from work well in advance too).
Post # 12
I’m not having a shower, bachelorette party will be 10/02 for a 10/04 wedding.
Post # 13
weddedbliss2014: To be fair, I just moved 4 hours away from all of my family and friends… so we had to figure out dates that I would be able to drive back in town as well as work for everyone else. I’m having three smaller showers by different groups (Bridesmaids, FI’s side of family and then my aunts are throwing me one) I have my first shower July 26, the next Aug 2nd and the last one Aug 10th. I felt like it was early for an October wedding but my friends/bridesmaids/family told me they didn’t want to wait until later. Bachelorette is the second weekend in September.
Post # 14
Bachelorette is July 18th – kind of early, but sent out a doodle, and that was when everyone was free. Not having a shower…more effort/time going into the bachelorette
Post # 15
My friend who is getting married October 11th has both already planned. She had a shower on the east coast a couple weeks ago, and her shower on the West coast is this weekend. Her Maid/Matron of Honor sent out a survey about her bachelorette over a month ago, and we’ve been booking hotels this week. Her bachelorette is Labor Day Weekend in Vegas. If you have BMs from out of town, it’s good to get this stuff on the calendar early!