Post # 31
Most people settle on the date and venue first and then ask people to be bridesmaids between 6 months – a year. Not everyone even has bridesmaids these days so they probably need to decide what kind of wedding they’re going to have and how big it will be first.
Also – I actually totally forgot to ask my three sisters to be bridesmaids and assumed they already knew… so I didn’t actually tell/ask them until like 4 months after I got engaged (6 mos from wedding) even though they were there when it happened (OOPS)
Post # 32
We’re having a 2.5 month engagement that just started, and I have no plans to ask anyone soon. Like other bees mentioned, I want to have a date/venue set first, plus it’s just so far out at this point, it’s hard to say if I’ll be this close to some of my friends as I am now.
My sister I will formally ask as soon as I see her in person again, but everyone else I will likely wait a year or more to ask.
Post # 33
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
ambernicole28 : 2019?! My friends can barely think past 6 months out
Post # 34
akshali2000 : LOL Yes, this would generally be the case. However, the majority of my bridal party just got married and were trying to plan pregnancies. Because I asked so early, most of them got pregnant now so that they wouldn’t have to worry about it when they were in the wedding. My friends and I are a bunch of planners.