(Closed) Typical timing for a bridal shower

posted 4 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

daysiee:  I think thats fine. Your guests will realize that have you other things going on besides the wedding that you have to work around. I actually have the opposite problem. My Mom works out of province, and won’t be home until a few weeks before the wedding. So I’ll be having my shower less than 4 weeks before the actual wedding which I think is cutting it close! But thats all we can do and people understand that.

Post # 4
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I think that’s fine! I just had my first bridal shower 2.5 months before my wedding thrown by my FSIL. The second one will probably be closer to a month out and that’s been tough since it still hasn’t been decided yet. My MOH is planning that one and it gets harder and harder to figure out when everyone has free time when you get closer to the wedding. I already have a lot planned most weekends and since my shower is out of town for me, I need the whole weekend free to be able to get there. So I’d rather have it a little earlier than right before the wedding.

Post # 6
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm

Don’t feel weird!  My first bridal shower is going to be June 22nd and I have the same wedding date as you.  I have a friend getting married two weeks before me and her shower is June 14th. I was originally planning on doing it in August but I didn’t want people to have to go to two events in the same month regarding my wedding (bachelorette is Aug. 23).  I just felt like that was too much!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  MissGatitas.
Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee

Last year I went to a shower in March for a wedding that was in August.

Post # 8
2980 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I think having your bridal shower early is a good idea.  My friend had two the month before her wedding and I don’t know how she did it an finished her wedding plans.  I was EXAUSTED just running after her!  Mine will be 2.5 months before my wedding, because I want to enjoy my final month of being engaged, and not run around with my head cut off. 

Post # 10
4042 posts
Honey bee

Mine is 4 1/2 months before, simply because my future in laws have to travel and requested a 3-day weekend. We didn’t want to plan anything over the summer, because of graduations, vacations, and the wedding season.

My sister’s was 6.5 months before; the date was set after she signed the papers to buy a house – settlement was a few weeks after the shower. She didn’t want to have to buy a lot of stuff for the house and then have nothing left on her registry. And no one wanted to plan a shower for December, or January-March, due to winter weather. No one complained.


Post # 11
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think that’s weird at all. I’m doing the opposite and having mine two weeks before the wedding, because that’s when my sister will be home from college and I just really want her to be there. Plus, we just have so many other things going on in the months prior that take precedent! 🙂

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