How many weeks before shower do you send invitations?
Think about it this way: The typical baby shower should take place around your sixth or seventh month, and shower invitations should be sent out about four weeks beforehand. So you're looking at about your five- or six-month mark. Earlier than that, guests might forget.
How much should a maid of honor spend on a shower gift?
Travel to shower =$300. Travel to bachelorette party = $300. Travel to wedding = $300. Shower contribution (decorations, favors, food) = $50.
Is someone supposed to throw you a baby shower?
It is considered inappropriate for you or your spouse to throw the baby shower. It is considered rude to ask someone to throw you a baby shower. Typically a close friend or one of the grandmas-to-be will throw a baby shower. It is acceptable to have a sister or other family member throw the baby shower.
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Is it appropriate for the mother of the groom to host a bridal shower?
The mother of the groom, along with the groom's side of the family, are also invited to the bridal shower. If the mother of the groom cannot attend the one the bride's side of the family hosts, usually because of distance, she can host her own. Just run it by the bride to see if she'll be okay with this.