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When should you mail baby shower invitations

January 12th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

A baby shower invitation is used to invite the well-wishers of the expectant mother who shower her with gifts and good wishes at the baby shower. Although nowadays we have email where invitations are sent in a jiffy, traditionally baby shower invitations are sent by mail to the respective addresses. Regular mail takes some time to reach the guests and hence it is advisable to send these invites at least a month in advance and that way give the guests some time to respond too. Invitations may get lost in mail too, so in case you do not get any response, you have time to send them again. A few points can be kept in mind when mailing baby shower invitations:

  • The place where you are organising the baby shower is crucial in determining when to mail the invitations. Guests who stay out of town must be informed in advance, at least 3 weeks before the event, so that they can make arrangements to come to the baby shower.
  • Most baby showers have the tradition of bringing gifts for the mother. Thus it is advisable to mail the invitations 2-3 weeks in advance so that guests can bring gifts for the baby and the mother and this time period will be enough for them to buy gifts and come to the party.
  • For people living in the same town, send the invitations at least 3 weeks in advance but no later than that so that they can plan their schedule accordingly and get the gifts as well.
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