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How much notice should you give people in a invitation to a bridal shower?

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I am having a bridal shower for my daughter, and I only have two weeks between the time I send out the invitations and the actual party.

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  1. Terry D on Feb 22, 2011

    I guess it doesn’t really matter how much notice you should give at this point. Get them out now and try to allow as much time as possible for them to RSVP.

    T.

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  2. mandy45503@sbcglobal.net on Feb 22, 2011

    sounds good, just ask them to RSVP

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  3. rebecca_sld on Feb 22, 2011

    Two weeks is customary.

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  4. Mark C on Feb 22, 2011

    That’s tight – expect a few "no’s" as people will have made plans otherwise

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  5. tessiebug on Feb 22, 2011

    1 month

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  6. reddhotz2000 on Feb 22, 2011

    A bit short, but don’t be surprised when a lot of people can’t come because you waited til 2 weeks before. I have an organizer and am already pretty full up with special things for October…..already.

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  7. angeldust_599 on Feb 22, 2011

    as long as you get them out with that 2 weeks notice it should be ok. you can also start spreading the date to close friends and family that your inviting and let them know official invites are coming shortly. contact anyone you think might need to know in more advance because or work or something like that.

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  8. barthebear on Feb 22, 2011

    It isnt proper for a mother to host the shower

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  9. basketcase88 on Feb 22, 2011

    I’d say you’re hitting it about right. You don’t want to give people much longer than 2 weeks, because they’ll forget about it. The only exception would be if you’re holding it on a holiday weekend, but there’s not one of those until Thanksgiving, and I’m assuming you’re having the shower in 2 weeks, so you should be fine there. Good luck!

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  10. bluemustang on Feb 22, 2011

    First of all it is improper for a mother, groom’s mother, a sister to give a shower. Please ask the bridesmaids, the bride’s aunt or her cousins to give the shower. You could help them but you shouldn’t host it. It will look like you are asking for gifts for your daughter even though you just want to honor her. Two weeks is adequate time between sending the invitation and the actual shower.

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  11. Luv2Answer on Feb 22, 2011

    4 to 6 weeks is best for any party or event. 2 weeks is cutting it close. Most people will already have plans OR think they were only invited so late because other people RSVP’s no. They won’t believe that all of the invites went out so late.

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  12. RowerGirl on Feb 22, 2011

    You’re really throwing your own daughter a bridal shower? That’s considered pretty tacky… Anyway, two weeks isn’t enough time if you’re sending them in the mail. It could take a few days or a week (depending on the mail system in your area) and you’ll probably get quite a few "no" replies. Would it be possible to move it back a week to give more time? Or, call everyone and invite them over the phone.

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