(Closed) When do baby shower invites generally go out?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think for most parties and showers, the invites are sent out 2-3 weeks before. I think they probably just sent out your invite at the same time as everyone else. I doubt they meant anything by it. 

Post # 4
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree, they probably didn’t think about the fact that you guys were out of state and would need more warning.  If I were planning a party that would have mailed invitations (as opposed to a facebook invite or something) I would probably send them out 3-4 weeks early, but I wouldn’t think it was strange if I got one with only 2 weeks notice.

Post # 6
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I think ~3 weeks is right, but the last few I have been invited to I got an email heads up on the date a couple months in advance….

Post # 7
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I usually send them out about 2 to 3 weeks. It was just a formality though…I contacted everyone on the guestlist a couple of months prior via e-mail just to give them a heads up.

Post # 8
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I guess my family is a little different. I know my mom sends out baby shower invites a month to 2 months in advance especially when the event is in the summer. Some of our family has to travel so she gives them a heads up.

Post # 9
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I read somewhere (maybe babycenter.com?) that it should be about 1 month beforehand. I am sending out the ones for mine at my mom’s house (I know that is not the norm, but she doesn’t speak a lot of English and needs help 🙂 ) so they will be sent out a little under a month out. Maybe they assumed you were not coming because you were out of town? I am not inviting anyone who has to fly in unless they have personally asked the date in advance since I didn’t want anyone to feel obligated to come and/or get a gift…

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