Lisa
Rockstar July 2022

How Far In Advance Will Your Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party Be?

Lisa, on June 22, 2021 at 6:09 PM Posted in Parties and Events 1 68
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Let's discuss timing for pre-wedding events! Specifically, the bridal shower and bachelorette party. These events are typically hosted 1-3 months before the wedding, though that time frame doesn't always work for everyone, so sometimes they're held sooner or later than that window. How long before your wedding will you have your bridal shower and/or bachelorette party?

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Latest activity by Veronica, on June 30, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur Online ·
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    My Bridal shower was 3 months from my original date.
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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I'm skipping a bridal shower because I simply don't need anything and can't justify the event, but my bachelorette will be 6 weeks before the wedding.

    I personally did not want to have even more on my plate in the weeks leading up to the wedding than I already will.

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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    My bridal shower was 2 months before my wedding my bachelorette will be 5 weeks before.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    My shower was about 3 months before. and then the bachelorette was a month before

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  • JA
    Devoted March 2022
    JA ·
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    My shower is 4 months before, Bachelorette is 2 months before
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  • Kelsey
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Kelsey ·
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    My bachelorette party was a year before my wedding (thanks, COVID!) but my bridal shower will be about 6 weeks before my wedding!

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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    My first bridal shower (my mom and dad's mom are each hosting a party so both my sides don't have to mix) is 28 days before my wedding with my bachelorette party being a sleepover at my mom's house afterward. The one my grandma is hosting is 20 days before my wedding.

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  • M
    Devoted September 2021
    Marianne ·
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    My hometown shower will be 10 weeks before the wedding (this weekend!!) and current town shower will be 7 weeks. Bachelorette party will be 3 weeks (FH’s bachelor party will be 5 weeks). Dates were all chosen based on VIP attendees’ availabilities / didn’t want any of the events too close to the wedding or back to back weekends.
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  • Clarissa
    Rockstar October 2021
    Clarissa ·
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    My bridal shower is a month before my wedding and my bachelorette party is 2 weeks before the wedding.
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    My shower was three weeks before my wedding. My crowd does destination/weekend bachelorette trips, but because I had destination wedding and a short engagement (4 months), my bachelorette was the Thursday before my Saturday wedding.
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  • Nisha
    Expert May 2022
    Nisha ·
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    My bachelorette party will be the night before the wedding because I want all my girlfriends to join in. They're coming from Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Illinois and I don't want them to have to fly out twice.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie Online ·
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    My bachelorette party is 6 weeks beforehand! It seems like a good distance in advance - far enough away that you're not mentally elsewhere, trying to arrange whatever last-minute things are coming up, but not so far away that you forget it even happened by the time the day comes.

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  • Monique
    Expert October 2022
    Monique ·
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    I told my maid of honor that I want my bachelorette party 2 weeks before our wedding so that we we be sound minded and not hungover and have a great time
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  • Monique
    Expert October 2022
    Monique ·
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    See now you have ne thinking to have it 3 weeks before my actual wedding date
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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
    Alyssa ·
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    My wedding is beginning of October and my FMIL is planning my shower for end of August...of 2023. 😂


    She's already trying to plan a buck and doe.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur Online ·
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    I think it’s better to space them out because I’m 4 weeks out and I have so much to do since my bachelorette is the weekend before 😩. I wish I scheduled that atleast two weeks before.
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  • Ellen
    Devoted October 2021
    Ellen ·
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    My bachelorette is two weeks before the wedding. Will be spending the weekend with my MOH and some family members. Going to a winery in PA.
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    My bridal shower is a month before my wedding and my Bachelorette is the weekend before my wedding.
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  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
    Arianna ·
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    My bridal shower is 2 months before the wedding and the bachelorette is 2 weeks before the wedding.
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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    Not sure if I'm having a bridal shower yet, but my bachelorette will be in September, so about 4 months before our wedding in January. Our first couple's shower is also in September, and our second couple's shower is in October!

    Since our wedding is in January, having pre-wedding stuff in November/December wasn't logical since most people will be traveling and doing more spending around those months!

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