When to Have a Bridal Shower?

How far in advance did or will have your bridal shower?  or


How far in advance should the Bride have her bridal shower?


My wedding date is November 1st and I "believe" my bridal shower is going to either be Saturday Oct 4th or Sunday Oct 5th.  Is that too late?  My MOH has not sent out the invites yet and planning to before Wednesday 09/24/08.


I don't mind it being that date - just curious becuase I thought it's best to have it atleast one month in advance and send the invites one month in advance too.  What's your take?

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 5:28 am
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beatie
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I don't think that's too late at all.  But the date your MOH is mailing out the invitations is a little late I think...that doesn't give people much time to RSVP or plan to attend...

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 5:31 am
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"Typically" its a few weeks before the wedding.  Although b/c of time issues, etc mine was exactly 2 months before.



Yah, I agree with giving people plenty of notice, they lag on RSVPing haha


- HMM :)

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 5:34 am
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Yea usually the invites are sent out a month ahead of time  to let people know so they can plan accordingly! :] But its never too late to have a bridal shower! :] Unless its like the day before or a week for might be stressful for some people.


In my case we had to have my bridal shower early! I have mine about 2.5 months before... Our wedding is January 31, 2009 and we Choose November 16th because if we go any later its Thanksgiving... then the first of December is my brothers birthday and he is 9 so I didn't want my mom planning too many parties. Then christmas is next... so can't have it too late. Then its new years ... so we just planned ahead of time to relieve stress! :]


Hope this helps and doesn't give you a head ache! haha

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 7:17 am
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i already had one, and our wedding isn't until April...but that was the only time i was going to be back in IA until the wedding...and we're having another one with FI's family the first weekend in December...it's hard since we're in Dallas and the wedding is in CA

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 7:33 am
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Oh wow! A wedding In CA and you live in Texas!


What made you want to get married in CA? That has to be really hard... I am having a hard enough time planning a wedding in my own city haha!

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 7:34 am
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FI's family lives in northern CA....we wanted to get married in HI, but compromised on the Bay area....it has been difficult planning from far away....but i'm finding that we just have to make decisions and stick to it!!  i would have preferred to be able to interview dj's, florists, bakers, etc in person...but oh well...i'm sure it will all work out!

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 7:50 am
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I dont think there is a set time limit before the wedding... since my wedding is in march, my MOH is having my shower in nov. in case of snow in the winter months... my other friend was getting married in dec and her shower was in july... it just depends on what everyone wants to do...

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 9:15 am

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