Two sisters, two showers, two weddings – help!

posted 2 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

For our engagement party and for my bridal shower, we specified that gifts were not necessary or expected. Guests are already going to be bringing a gift for our wedding, so we did not want people to think they need to be spending on multiple gifts.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Lisa2020 :  Congratulations mum! 

Easy, have the showers January for the May one and March for the July one.  You don’t have to have them super close to the wedding, and you have a tonne of time to plan. 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Another option would be giving each sister her own shower, but on the same day or weekend.  That might help people who are traveling from out of town, but could be a burden for elderly people who don’t have the stamina for two events.  If you do them on the same day, one could be a breakfast and the other could be an afternoon tea party or dinner.  Or, you could do one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.

If you want to space them out more, just go ahead and do them a couple months earlier than normal.  Everyone will understand why you are choosing to do it that way.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

You could just not do showers at all.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Why are you planning your daughter’s showers? I thought that was for sisters/friends/cousins to plan, not the mom of bride 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

sboom :  Agreed. If it’s too much of a financial strain to attend the showers close together, it’s likely too much of a strain regardless of spacing.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Lisa2020 :  Are showers supposed to be 1 month before the wedding? Could you have the showers earlier to allow more time between them and weddings- like have the first one in late 2019 and the other in early 2020?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

minnesotabride17 :  huh? I thought it was normally the mom who planned showers….? 

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