Post # 1
Hey ladies! Long time reader, first time poster 🙂 Just wondering if any of you lovelies could help me out with a few timeframe questions. Our wedding is not until May, 2010…and usually I’m a major procrastinator, but our wedding has turned me into a planner for the first time in my life (not a bad thing!). We have a few vendors booked, but there are definitely a few things I’m gonna hold off on. How far in advance do I need to order my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses? I want to have enough time so that I don’t have to sweat it while I’m waiting for the orders to come in…BUT, I’m really trying to get into shape, so I want to hold off as long as I can before I order a particular size. Also, how far in advance do I need to send out the STD’s and the invites? I would appreciate any help you could give me….thanks a lot ladies!!
Post # 3
There’s some info and links to blog posts about planning timelines here!
Post # 4
A lot of your questions are dependent on a lot of factors. What designer are you using for your wedding gown/BM dresses? Different designers ship in different amounts of time. Are you having a destination wedding, or are you getting married in your hometown with mostly local guests? Aside from the wiki, I really found the Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss to be an EXTREMELY valuable resource as far as timeline and etiquette rules were concerned. Happy planning!
Post # 5
That’s funny….I just received Mindy Weiss’ book as a present a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t had a chance to check it out! Thanks for the responses!!
Post # 6
I think too, you can do things as early as you’d like. I’m a September 2010 bride, and I’m already working on my dress and bridesmaid dresses. I’d prefer to have things done early with no stress rather than later with tons of stress.