(Closed) Is this a problem?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would advise AGAINST waiting until December if your wedding is in June.  You need to allow at least 4 months for the dresses to come in (unless you are getting them at J Crew or something) and you want to give the girls some time to budget (dress, shoes, parties, gifts) and have alterations done.  I would say October…unless you have established friends that will have the cash readily available for all the costs associated with being a BM or you are footing the bill for everything.  I told my girls in Oct, there dresses had to be ordered by 12/1, my shower was in April, my wedding was in May.

Post # 4
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Ask now. Why not? It makes sense to wait a little while to ask people, but if you’re less than a year out I think you’re safe. You can ask people before you need to order dresses; doesn’t need to be contemporaneous.

Post # 6
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1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Relationships really do change, especially around weddings – just take a look around the boards! I’d wait and be safe.

Post # 7
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I asked my MOH & bridesmaids at the end of July and my wedding is at the beginning of April. I decided to go with Davids Bridal just because it was the easiest since my bridesmaids live in a couple different states. They were told that their dresses would take 3 months to come in and they ended up only taking 4 weeks. But still, it’s not worth risking missing a piece… or getting the wrong color (which happened to me…they sent my MOH’s wrap in the wrong color). Plus alterations take another few weeks. My MOH was thankful for the time to be able to plan our Vegas bachelorette getaway. 🙂

Post # 8
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wouldn’t wait until December. I’d at least ask them in October/November. That way, it’ll give them time to order their dresses and figure out their own budget.

Post # 10
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re ordering bridesmaids dresses around Christmastime for my wedding in June.  DB said it could take up to 12 weeks if something is on backorder and I don’t want to take any chances.  Plus I figure no one would change their minds in a period of a couple of months.

Post # 11
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i was told 6 months prior to the wedding, but I ordered them in March and they came in July- wedding is Sept. 26

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