- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I need help!!!! So here’s the deal. My combined shower/bach party is Labor Day weekend. I have 5 maids, all spread out all over the place (I live in Chicago): Washington, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Sweden. My Maid/Matron of Honor (the one in Sweden) and maid in Washington aren’t going to be coming because of the travel expense (which I’m bummed about but it’s no biggie). Pretty much all of the rest of my friends live in Chicago. I am not a huge fan of combined showers/bach parties but my maids are not going to be able to come into town for a second weekend before the wedding so we really do need to do it all in one day.
My problem is, I know most people when they do a combined party do a shower early in the AM Saturday with bach party that night or shower Sunday AM after the bach party. Because the majority of people attending live in Chicago, I think it’s ridiculous to ask them to commit to two separate time slots (my maids are in town staying with me so they are free all weekend). Since people usually do the combined thing because so many people come from out of town, the two time slots don’t usually matter. But since it’s just the girls who are throwing me the shower/bach party who are coming in from out of town I want to try my best not to monopolize my hometown friends’ time.
So the maids and I are trying to figure out a reasonable timeline where we can fit in the shower and bachelorette party into one afternoon/evening without making it a huge time suck (though I think because we are doing it on one day as opposed to two separate weekends, people will probably be a little more flexible). So what are your thoughts on timeline for the afternoon/evening? My friend has offered up her yacht for us to use at our disposal (we can really use it anytime) and that is the only thing “planned.” I was thinking shower/day drinking at my place from 3-5, travel to the boat, then dinner and drinks on the boat from 6-9 and then those who want to go home can leave, those that want to go out can go out. Does this sound reasonable?
Sorry for the rambling. I just want to make sure we make the timeline as fair and easy as possible! Since none of my maids live here I’ve already had to take on a fair bit of the logistics myself and I’d love to get some suggestions and then just pass the baton fully over to my maids!