(Closed) Wedding Showers: day of the week and time of day — please vote!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: As a guest, which shower would you want to attend the most?
    Sunday – beginning at 1 or 2 p.m. (no booze) : (0 votes)
    Saturday – beginning at 1 or 2 p.m. (no booze) : (0 votes)
    Sunday – beginning at 1 or 2 p.m. (with mimosas) : (12 votes)
    40 %
    Saturday – beginning at 1 or 2 p.m. (with mimosas) : (11 votes)
    37 %
    Saturday – from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (wine and assorted cocktails) : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Saturday – from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (wine and assorted cocktails) : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Saturday – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (wine and assorted cocktails) : (0 votes)
    Saturday – beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. – ending late (wine and assorted cocktails) : (0 votes)
    Other - please explain : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 5
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Most showers I have been to have been on Saturdays or Sundays at 1.  I have probably been to 15 or so, and every single one has had alcohol.

    Post # 6
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    How about a Sunday brunch at 11 with mimosas and a bloody mary bar?

    Post # 7
    3726 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think showers and events on Sundays are inconvenient at best. That’s a day I like to retain for my family and not for attending social events. I voted for Saturday afternoon WITH mimosas.

    Post # 8
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @jg780806:  Mine was on a Sunday at 11 am, WITH alcohol.  Fun summer spiked lemonades and punches.  I prefer late morning showers only becaue it doesn’t disrupt your entire day.  I was home by 1:30 pm and able to be really productive the rest of the day, and Fiance and I had date night.  Brunch/lunch was served so guests had a filling meal.

    If you’re going for a cocktail party, I would suggest a Saturday evening.

    Post # 9
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Definitely 1 on Saturday, that way everyone has the morning of and evening for themselves. 🙂

    Post # 10
    9675 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely Saturday.  I would do a 3 or 4 pm start time to have wine and cocktails.  1 or 2 pm would be my preferred start time after that.  5 or 6 is too late unless you’re providing dinner.  In which case I would love to go to a dinner/cocktails/wine shower in the evening Smile  However you will probably make most people happy by leaving free their morning and evening.

    Most wedding showers I’ve been to have alcohol.  I’d die if there wasn’t any!

    Post # 11
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Mine was a Saturday at 10am with various mimosas or mimosa spinoffs, brunch foods, and cupcakes. LOVED it.

    Post # 13
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I really really really like Sunday afternoon brunch showers, with ot without alcohol.  Saturday brunches are OK too.

    I’ve never liked a shower that wasn’t over by 4 pm.  I don’t remember them being longer than otehr showers, but they felt liked they dragged on forever.  Though they weren’t styled like a cocktail party either.  If I had to watch someone open one more piece of cookware at 6 pm, I’d go nuts.

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