Archive for February 15th, 2012

Timeline for Bridal Shower Invitations

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

So much to do in so little time!  A wedding can be a stressful time, and not just for the bride, but for the parents of the bride, the parents of the groom, as well as their bridal party!  Sometimes it seems like there are so many different events to plan for a wedding, from the beginning stages of wedding planning with your engagement party and the bridal shower to your actual wedding, the rehearsal dinner or maybe even the wedding day brunch!  It can all seem a bit overwhelming at times, and we understand your frustration!

I wanted to bring forward a big misconception I’ve heard from customers lately as they call in a frantic panic for bridal shower invitations that are up to three months away!  I spoke with a mother of the bride this morning who told me that she was told by other members of the wedding party etc. had told her she needed to mail her bridal shower invitations 6-8 weeks before the shower date!  This is SO not the case!

Etiquette must always go along with reason, however the suggested timeline for mailing your bridal shower invitations is 2-4 weeks before the shower date.  Of course, if you have out of town guests or extenuating circumstances, you may wish to send your invitations out before that time, but it’s certainly not a requirement.  So stop pressuring yourself to plan your event 3+ months in advance!  There is plenty of time to plan the perfect bridal shower for the bride-to-be.  And if you’re a little bit late on the game with ordering your bridal shower invitations, spread word about the shower by word-of-mouth and send out your invitations 1-2 weeks before the shower.  Nobody will frown upon you if you’re running a bit behind.  You’re kind and generous just by hosting the shower on your own!  Be sure to ask for the other bridesmaids or bridal party members if you need help, too!  Remember that your wedding invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before your wedding – so maybe that’s where the confusion began regarding when to send out invitations?  Who knows.

Ready to shower the bride-to-be?  Take a breather and browse through our fabulous collection of bridal shower invitations.  You can chose from general bridal shower invitations, around the clock shower invitations, linen and lingerie shower invitations, around the house shower invitations, garden and tool shower invitations, stock the kitchen shower invitations, stock the bar invitations and more!