(Closed) How early should you notify wedding party that you want them in your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would wait until you have a year or so to go. Believe me when I say a lot of friendships change after you get engaged and start planning, you realize who your true friends are.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I asked all my bridesmaids at the same time I told them I was engaged. Being in a wedding is so expensive that I think the more notice the better. If you know who you want now, I see no problem with asking. I told my girls 15 months before the wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say as soon as you are sure that you have the lsit go for it. I would make sure you have plans to tell them all within the same week or so because otherwise people may end up feeling like they were less important than other BM’s if you can find a way to ask them all at one even better!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I asked my witness when we were originally 2 years out. We’ve been friends for over 7 years and it was a no brainer to ask her. We ended up shifting the wedding forward a year so it was a good thing I told her as she needed to get a visa to come over. Darling Husband asked his witness around 10 months out.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I asked 13 months ahead of time!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As soon as possible so that you dont leave them wondering.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I asked my Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) around 14 months out, and I am sending out my Bridesmaid or Best Man packages tomorrow- 12 months out. 

I wanted to wait until I had a venue, so that I could be sure that the number of girls I had could fit up there and not look silly. 

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