(Closed) Would it be weird to have a shower 5 months before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Too early?
    Yes, that is WAY too early and people will judge you :P : (6 votes)
    17 %
    No, that would be perfectly fine! : (29 votes)
    83 %
    Other suggestions? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    14 hours is a long drive!  I think in your situation it is fine.  Plus, if it is just family, they shouldn’t be judging you anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I don’t think it would be all that strange – especially since there would be no other showers.  I do, however, think it would be difficult to have a shower around the holidays.  There’s always something going on and everyone is super busy that time of year.  If you could make sure that the key people knew about it ahead of time and could make it – I say, go for it!

    Post # 6
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think it’s weird.  You have to do what works for your situation.  I would just like to agree with the previous poster who said you should give everyone invited a head’s up since it’s such a busy time of year.

    Post # 7
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    As a guest, I wouldn’t notice it being “weird” or too early. Have it whenever is most convenient for everyone.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I think that it is okay since you are from out of town and traveling in.  Also, you’d make it easy on your sister because she wouldn’t have to decorate since it would be decorated for the holidays already!

    Post # 9
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    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Nope – not too weird for me!  If that timing works for you and your guests, then go ahead with it!  

    Post # 10
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m doing a similar thing. We’re doing 3 months early (which is still pretty early I think) for the same reason. it will be Thanksgiving weekend because my Maid/Matron of Honor lives across the country (she is throwing it) and will only be home on Thanksgiving. 

    Post # 11
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    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think that it’s a great idea.  I think the only thing you should do is make sure your sister sends out the invites really early (or tells the fam when your shower is happening) so that it doesn’t conflict with other holiday “goings on”.  

    I’m having both my showers in September and my wedding is at the beginning of December.  Basically, this was because it was convenient for the awesome people that are throwing them for me (one in my FIs hometown and the other in Toronto-wine shower W00T!), so I hope that the early shower is okay.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My wedding is December 31st and I had my shower a couple weeks ago because it was the only time available to travel to see my family. People will be happy to attend your shower no matter when it is.

    Post # 13
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i did the same thing but reversed… my Maid/Matron of Honor came up for my birthday/to help me find a dress and so she threw me a combo shower/birthday party at my mom’s house about 5 months ahead of time. the guests are your friends/family, so they should understand!

    Post # 15
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ours was 3 months out for the same reason ๐Ÿ™‚

    People were super understanding, and IMO it gave them a chance to space out spending money on shower gift and then wedding gift!

    Post # 16
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Go for it!Smile

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