(Closed) When is a shower too early?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m having mine at least 1 month early.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wait…. THIS July? I think that’s too early.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That seems pretty darn early. I wouldn’t think you’d have a shower until early next year.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are having mine in June for THIS July.  I think 1-2 months is the norm.  I’m going to agree with PP that THIS July is far to early!  It’d be more like an engagement party, rather than a shower.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Shower in July 2011 and wedding in April 2012?  I think that’s too early.  I guess there isn’t really any “reason” not to have it early, but I think some people will find it strange.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had mine 2 1/2 months before since that was the only time my sister could make it but I think anything more than 3-4 months is a little early. That being said it is your wedding and you can do that if you want to. If I was invited to a shower months and months early I would still go and wouldn’t mind.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m having mine 4 months early, but 8 months seems a bit extreme.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am having mine at the end of this month, and that’s 3 months early – I thought mine was too early!

I would try and do something in January or February of next year..

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it depends on the circumstances. My sister/MOH is pregnant and won’t be able to travel till after the baby is born in Oct. So we are having my shower towards the end of June and I’m not getting married till November. It might be early but no one seems to be bothered by it. It could be that 8 months is a little early, maybe ask close friends/bridal party and see what they think? 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to a baby shower once in early April for a baby that was born the end of August (so 5 months before baby was born). It seemed early but that was the only time that worked logistically. We were all in school and were about to go out on rotations and become scattered all over, so we all understood why it was planned then.

I think if people know the reasons for the timing of the shower it is fine. However, since you Maid/Matron of Honor will be in her third trimester in August, she should have the baby by the end of the year. By the end of March, baby should be at least 3 months old (or older!) and could travel with mom (MOH) to your shower. Plus, end of March would be perfect time for a end of April wedding.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think if you arent get married till next year, its a bit too early to do have your shower now. Showers are usually done just before the wedding

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never heard of having a shower that early before. I can understand 4 months early, but 8 is a bit too much. I’m having mine this August which is 2 months before the wedding.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@techie: another thing to think about, is whether you plan on using gifts after the shower or waiting until the wedding.  I’m not using them until after (which is etiquette, I believe), so that’d be a super long time to not get to use them!

Couldn’t you have it just a couple weeks before hand?  I think that close would be far better than this far out.

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