(Closed) Timing for Shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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vilene:  If you don’t want the guests to bring gifts to the shower, don’t call it a shower. A shower is all about gifts. It will be very confusing to your guests to be invited to a shower, then told not to bring a gift. Call it a luncheon, brunch, afternoon tea- whatever is appropriate for the time of day.

Post # 4
539 posts
Busy bee

I’m Maid/Matron of Honor and the brides hen is the weekend before the wedding, I’m flying Aus to UK so we discussed timings and she was happy to have it close to the wedding so I could be included. Its been good for me as I haven’t been involved half as much as I would have liked being so far away so I had fun planning the hen weekend. I don’t think it matters ‘when you have it’ its up to you and what is most convenient for those who are going to be there. you may need to plan a couple ‘showers’ to accommodate the people you like to celebrate with. (i’m not familiar with showers..we just have hen parties where gifts aren’t given)

Sorry if this doesn’t help much, I just wanted to say its probably best to speak to the people you would like involved explain the situation and take it from there. Again, we don’t celebrate thanksgiving, so I’m not familiar but what I will say is whatever date you decide a few people wont be able to make it for one reason or another.. just focus on those you really want to celebrate with and plan from there, im sure those who cant make it (family etc) would understand if the situation was explained.

Post # 5
5360 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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vilene:  I would personally do it the first weekend your sister is in town. Mostly because I’m concerned about any last minute things coming up close to the wedding. Plus, it gives you time to get your thank you notes out before you have to start more for the wedding!

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