(Closed) Typical timing for a bridal shower

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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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
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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 Future Sister-In-Law. 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 Maid/Matron of Honor 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
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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 4 years, 7 months ago by  MissGatitas.
Post # 7
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Blushing bee

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

Post # 8
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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
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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
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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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