Post # 1
Hi- We have had a super long engagement (and also a very stressful, difficult time planning the wedding due to family drama). We booked a venue, DJ, photographer, officiant, and videographer very early in the process (about 7 months ago). I just ordered my dress this weekend, however, have not really looped my bridesmaids into anything, except telling them the date. Am I procrastinating too much? My wedding is not until next August. When is everyone starting to seriously plan things or loop the bridal party in?
Post # 2
summerbride0815: define “loop them in?” All they really need to know is the time, place, and dress. You should choose their dresses, shoes, etc and have them ordered about 6 months ahead of time at the latest. Other than that, though, there’s not much else they need to do.
Post # 3
Not necessarily, but I wouldn’t wait too much longer. I’m getting married in June, and the deadline I gave my Bridesmaid or Best Man to order the dress is Tuesaday (Dec 1). I know for sure that 2 have ordered it already, but i need to check on the 3rd. Their dresses are going to take 12 weeks to come in, so the timing is good. I would think that you have a little more time before you’ll be time crunched, but I’d start working on it sooner than later.
Post # 4
I’m getting married August 2016 and all I really have is venue, dress ordered, asked bridesmaids to be in wedding. We’ve tmasted possible catering and are meeting a photographer. I have some possible save the dates and center piece ideas. It would be nice if the bridesmaids throw a bridal shower but I won’t ask 😉 they have talked about throwing a bachelorette.
Post # 5
You are way ahead of things than I was at this time of year. We got engaged in early November 2014 and got married in August 2015. We didn’t start planning until January 2015.
Post # 6
What are you looping your bridesmaids into? Mine just have to find dresses and my Maid/Matron of Honor is coordinating the bachelorette party.
We just overhauled our March 2016 wedding and are starting over completely. (new venue, location, everything)
Post # 7
I think you’re just fine we are getting married July 2016 and the only things we booked until now are the venue and photographer that’s it! I’m in contact with a florist, DJ, baker and musicians but nothing is official yet. I’m using my mom’s dress for the wedding so I started having it modified and I need to cotact the seamstress soon. I’m still undecided about the BMs, if we hire a videographer or not and which kind of wedding ring I want. So I’d say you’re pretty much ok in your planning timeline!! Keep it up : )