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how much notice for a shower is appropriate?

Just curious. I say 4-6 weeks. I just received 2 weeks notice :/
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Re: how much notice for a shower is appropriate?

  • Honestly 2 weeks isn't that bad to me. Two weeks is plenty of time to say Hey I can make it or not and get a gift.

    If I were to get a 4-6 week mark then I would end up forgetting about the shower..even if I wrote it down in a calendar.

    But it really just depends on person to person and what they would do for their own situation if it was switched. 

  • I think 2-4 weeks is fine.  I wouldn't send it more than 4 weeks out.  It's a shower, not a wedding.
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  • image morethancottoncandy:
    I think 2-4 weeks is fine.  I wouldn't send it more than 4 weeks out.  It's a shower, not a wedding.

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  • According to Emily Post etiquette guru...baby shower invitations are typically mailed out 3 weeks before the event so though two weeks is a little short notice it's not so bad.  
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  • KarmBKarmB member
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    4-6 weeks. Esp this time of year with so many weddings. If i got a notice less than that I wouldnt go, I couldnt give work that kind of notice.

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  • 4 weeks or so. 
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  • I think right around 4 weeks is appropriate, especially for a summer shower, since there are all kinds of events on summer weekends. 3 weeks would be the absolute latest, IMO, and 2 weeks is definitely not enough time.

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  • image KarmB:
    4-6 weeks. Esp this time of year with so many weddings. If i got a notice less than that I wouldnt go, I couldnt give work that kind of notice.

    If I got a shower invite 4-6 weeks out...I wouldn't respond until close to the RSVP date.  I can't think of a time I would go to a shower instead of a wedding for family or friend.  If there was someone I barely know who invited me to their wedding I would skip it for a good friend or family shower...but I would normally KNOW ahead of time if I someone like that was getting married or having a baby.  KWIM.

    I say 2 weeks is cutting it close but it is doable.  I prefer at least 2 weekends to shop.

  • hpoff33hpoff33 member
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    My shower is the first weekend in August and my Mom plans to send the invitations about the middle of June.  So 6 weeks out.  Our thought process is that it allows those family members who live out of town, to make plans to come if they wanted to attend. 
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