Post # 1
So my wedding in June 16th. When we first started talking about wedding planning and events, I told my BM’s I didn’ want a bridal shower and I’d rather do a low key bachelorette party. They all insisted that I needed to have a shower because it’s all part of the wedding and it’d be fun and I should do it all. So I agreed and got kinda excited about it, especially after looking at all the recaps on here 🙂 So, talking about it again, they said it’s going to be a week or two before the wedding. I think this is way to close to the wedding to have a shower. What do you guys think? Is two weeks before the wedding to close to have a bridal shower? How far in advance were your showers? Thanks
Post # 3
I think you can have them whenever, but I think some of your guests may grumble about having to give you gifts two weeks apart.
I had mine two and five months out.
Post # 4
The two bridal shower parties I had been invited to were a month before the wedding. I don’t know that there is a rule, though.
Post # 5
My shower is probably 2.5 months out. I think having a shower a week or two before the wedding would appear a little gift-grabby – people do not have much time in between, and you’re basically ‘asking’ for two presents within a few weeks.
I’d say if they can plan something a month before the wedding that would be best in your situation.
Post # 6
I’ve been to a shower held the day before the wedding (the bride’s family and friends were very spread out, and she wanted everyone to be there). My shower was 3 months before the wedding because I was moving across the country for a new job, and my mom wanted to have it before I moved. So basically, I don’t think there is any rule–whatever time works best for the most important people involved!
Post # 7
I think 2 weeks might be too soon because it’s a lot of gifting your guests will be responsible for. Mine will be just about 2 months away from the wedding.
Post # 8
Thanks girls. I feel like just saying that’s too close to the wedding and I’d rather not have it if it’s going to be that close.. but I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with wedding right now, so I don’t want to make a big deal about it right now.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think 3 or so weeks before the wedding is really the latest that is appropriate. You have time if they send out invitations like now.
Post # 10
It’s a little close but that’s no reason to cancel it in my mind.
Post # 11
FI’s family is doing mine, they didn’t even ask about it until like a month ago…