My grandma and best friend are co-hosting a bridal shower for me a couple of months before the wedding. They have planned it for a Friday morning, and I am concerned that quite a few of my family and friends won’t be able to attend due to the time. Have any of you had success with a weekday morning bridal shower, or should I ask them to reschedule it for the evening or perhaps another day altogether?
I asked my friend how many ladies they were hoping would attend the bridal shower, and she said maybe a dozen, but they are okay with a few more or less. I have 22 ladies that I'd like to invite and based on what I know about their work schedules I'm guessing that between 9 and 12 will be able to attend a bridal shower at 10am on a Friday. So I've decided that I am not going to ask my grandma and friend to reschedule the bridal shower for another date or time, but I did ask them to send the invites out at least six weeks in advance to give folks a chance to book time off work if they wish to attend.
I have never heard of it being done before. It would work for some crowds but not everyone has Friday off. I think you can mention something or just let it be a quiet, more intimate shower. Maybe they know it’s an abnormal time but wanted to have a quieter shower.
I guess it would depend on what your friends and family who would be attending do for a living. Most of my friends are teachers, so if it was being held during the summer months, many would be able to attend on a Friday morning.
If you think a lot of people couldn't make it though because they would be at work, then I would suggest you chat with them about changing it to a weekend or evening when more people would be able to come.