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When is the best time to have a Bridal Shower?
How many months before the wedding? Also has anyone done a "couples shower"?


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Posted On: Jun 9, 2008 at 9:35 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Jun 10, 2008 at 12:11 AM • Flag As Inappropriate

Many brides do both. A couples shower and then a night out with their friends seperately.

You can do this 1 month before the wedding.

The nigt out you can do maybe 1 week before.

I do not recommend going out the night before - too many last minute details to take care of.

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Jun 10, 2008 at 12:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think the previous poster was thinking of a bachelorette party... A bridal shower is usually a girl thing where all your female relatives and friends (and his) get together to "shower you" with gifts. Usually it's about 2 months before the wedding (or at least that's what I've always heard.) I'm having mine 2 months before my wedding. A couples shower is the same thing, but with you and your fiance. I've always thought it's more fun to have a day with just the girls. =) Have fun!!

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Jun 10, 2008 at 9:07 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
You can make it a "couples shower" just many men don't like going to things like that.
Jun 10, 2008 at 10:31 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Jessica-

The shower normally takes place four to six weeks before the wedding. It can be hosted by the maid of honor or any other close friend.

Couples showers are fun since you can get together with friends in a less formal and relaxed environment. You can do a theme party like a "Jack and Jill" shower, with gifts that can be used by both husband and wife; a "Stock the Bar" shower, with gifts such as bar glasses, bar tools and liquor; a "Handyman and Handywoman" shower, with gifts such as tools and other household items; and a gardening shower, with gifts that can be used in the garden. Themes can also focus on the shared interests of the couple, such as sports or hobbies. Decide whether you want to play games or not. If so, try to come up with games that will involve the men without seeming too corny.

Keep in mind that liquor is served more often at couples showers than at women-only showers. Plan to have wine and beer on hand if you are serving a meal.
Good luck!

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Jun 10, 2008 at 12:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The wedding shower would normally take place about a month or so before you wedding. And having yur fiance there is great; I take it that is what you meant by a "couple's shower".
One thing to think about is that if you invite people to the shower they may automatically think they are invited to the wedding and if they bring a gift there they may think they do not have to get you anything the day of the wedding.

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