My mom and I were discussing the timing of my shower and invitations last week. And somewhat disagreed. I'm hoping you all can weigh in. BTW, I'm not planning my own shower so much as weighing in on dates.
I'm due 11/18. I'm single so all the washing and additional buying and putting together needs to be done my me.
I think having the shower on 9/14 seems reasonable. that gives me time before I feel like a beached whale and just in case I have LO early. She wants to do it 10/19. I thin that is too late.
Then we were discussing when invitations should go out. (I need to give her the addresses and I have a cheap hook up on invitations). She said the standard is three weeks. What! I just feel like that's so not enough notice considering it is the weekend after labor day and kids are just back in school and people's lives are crazy that time of year. I wanted to send them out six weeks beforehand so people could have time to think, RSVP, and make sure they weren't already booked. I think she agree to 4 weeks.
So today I just got a shower invite for a cousin, 5 weeks before the shower and it's 2.5-3 months before her EDD. So I guess my question is what is standard timing etiquette? I've goggled it and got tons of different responses.
sorry so long!