Yes! Just because you’ve decided against a traditional event doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pre-wedding parties. The consensus: Whether or not the elopement is a secret, it’s perfectly fine to have a bridal shower. …
Is it OK to invite someone to bridal shower but not wedding?
The short answer is, you should not invite anyone to your shower who will not be invited to the wedding. Your shower is an intimate gathering of some of the closest women (and men if you choose) in your life, and if anyone makes the cut for your shower, they should also be close enough to you to get a wedding invite.
How far in advance should bridal shower invites be sent out?
If many guests will be local, aim to send the invites four to six weeks before the event. A bridal shower involving many out-of-towners, on the other hand, requires more advanced notice. Six or eight weeks should be sufficient time for long-distance guests to make transportation and lodging arrangements.
Should a bridal shower be on a Saturday or Sunday?
Showers typically take place on a Saturday or Sunday anywhere from two months to three weeks before the wedding. The exact time of day will be up to your hosts, but they’ll likely plan a brunch, a luncheon or an afternoon tea that lasts three to four hours.
What is a floating bridal shower?
A time is given, say 2:00 – 4:00pm and guests can come anytime during and stay just minutes or longer (float). Refreshments are available during the whole designated time. It eliminates the need of games or other intertainment.