I'm getting married mid-March.
I have friends & family all over the state. My sister & mom want to throw me a bridal shower, but I'm in Texas, so some people are really, really far away. It's hard enough for them to come to the wedding; I don't want to ask them to come to a bridal shower too; especially since, if I have everyone I want there, it would still only be like15 people. Not a big shower.
Well, one of my friends (not in the wedding party) volunteered to throw a shower on that side of the state (so it would just be me traveling), and then I could have a shower here on this side of the state, and I could see everyone.
Problem: it's only 7 weeks til my wedding now, and there's only a couple of weekends that work for me between now and wedding day. So we (my family) started talking, and the idea was brought up that maybe I could do a bridal shower the night before my wedding. Everyone would be in town and everyone would already be hanging out.
I am not having an official rehearsal dinner. We're just inviting all our guests over to my house to hang out & such. Very casual.
What does everyone think? Good idea? Bad idea?
Note: This is NOT about presents, and this is not about whether this is good etiquette. I just want to know, has anyone done this? and how did it go?