(Closed) Too far away from Friends/Family for Shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Is there any way you can travel to them?

My sister lives far away and when she gets engaged I’m hoping she’ll come to us for her parties.

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s not bratty!  I’m more of the entertainer of my friends…..so I might do my own shower….really it’s just a get together with the women you love.  It doesn’t have to be about all the gifts and formality that some people do.  Can you travel to them and do it at a restuarant, or picnic style….or something? 

Post # 5
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are your friends into technology and open-minded about ettiquette?

I have been to a shower where the gifts were opened by someone else ( in this case the bride’s mother, but it could be a close friend) and the bride skyped into the shower.

If you don’t think they would be offended and you can’t travel to them, you could have this discussion with someone you think might host such a shower.

After the shower the gifts were couriered to the bride.

Post # 6
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a little bit of a stickler for ettiquette, but I really like Julies1949’s idea.  I think that would be fun and you would get to participate and have fun, just long distance.  I think the only issues would be for maybe any older generations you might invite that might not understand Skype and then also shipping the gifts to your house (which could really add on a lot of costs).  As for the bachelorette party are you thinking something wild or tame?  If you just wanted a chill get together with the girls then maybe you could wait till just before the wedding when everyone will be in town to do something.  I would talk to your Maid/Matron of Honor, it’s her job to plan that:)

Post # 7
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If shipping is prohibitive, you can always have a friend return the gifts in the town they were purchased (only works for chain stores), get a store credit or gift card for you, then you re-purchase the gift where you live.

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