(Closed) Is this a problem?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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 Bridesmaid or Best Man 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
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
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
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

I asked my Maid/Matron of Honor & 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 Maid/Matron of Honor was thankful for the time to be able to plan our Vegas bachelorette getaway. 🙂

Post # 8
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
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
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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