(Closed) Too soon for Bridesmaids?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Definitely do it!  If you love it AND it’s on sale — go for it!  Ten months is a totally acceptable time frame and it will also probably help your bridesmaids to spread out the costs of things they will be paying for for your wedding (showers, bachelorette parties, hair, make up, shoes, dress, etc) … Good luck!

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I think 10 months is fine! (As long as you don’t change bridesmaids before then!) I ordered mine 5 months before the wedding and it was cutting it too close. Go for it!

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s not too soon. If you love them, then get them. I’m 7 1/2 months out with no idea of what dress for them and I really wish I could have that "checked" off my list!

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: January 2009

I got engaged 10 months before my wedding AND had the girls dresses picked out by that time. GO FOR IT! That’s the best way to be saavy and save money as well, buy out of season… just like Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I say go for it!  We ordered our bridesmaid dresses 10 months before the wedding, as a courtesy for my bm to have time to pay me back!


Post # 8
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I ordered my bridesmaid dresses about 10 months before my wedding and it worked out pretty well. One of the dresses took longer than the other two coming in, so it relieved a lot of stress knowing that if all else fails, another dress could be ordered in time.

But since your dresses are on sale currently – I’d say go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’d say definitely get them and feel good about having one more item checked off your list of things to do!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
39 posts
  • Wedding: March 2008

I think if you found something you like you can certainly ask your girls if they could afford to buy their dresses now if they are paying for them.  But you need to be prepared that some of them may say they need to wait until after the holidays to buy them because they may be strapped for cash this close to the holidays.  I know personally if either of the brides I am in weddings for next Oct and Nov asked me right now to buy dresses I would probably have to say no until January so that I can afford to get my family xmas presents and to make sure I have enough to pay my bills.  If you are buying them then by all means go for it!

Post # 11
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

Will YOU change your mind? If not…get them! and stop looking for bridesmaid dresses because if you’re sure of the color and keep looking you will change your mind or start second guessing.

Post # 13
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would definately get them.  You’re right – if you wait until 4 or 5 months before, you’re not going to be able to find fall colors off the rack, on sale, and in any selection of sizes.

Post # 14
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Get them now.  And don’t worry about changing your mind.  Once you buy them you stop looking, that way you won’t see anything that might tempt you to change your mind.  It on sale in your color.  That is a sign from above to get those dresses!!

Post # 15
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree with all above and caithe’s point; once you buy them, stop looking! It’s easy to change your mind in the world of weddings:)

Post # 16
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I fully support buying dresses on sale but have one word of caution. I was one of 5 bridesmaids in a wedding and we all bought our dresses 12 months out as an out of state bridesmaid was in town at the time and the bride wanted us to order them together. By the time of the wedding, 3 of the bridesmaids no longer fit in their dresses as they should. One had lost weigght for her own wedding then gained it back and quit smoking which meant she needed to have her dress altered 4 sizes (luckily the dress was simple and she found a good seamstress) the bride’s sister literally unzupped her dress through dinner (head table backed against the wall) and changed immediately after into a different dress. Think about your BMs, is there a chance someone will gain/lose weight, have a baby in the next 7 months? If your BMs are pretty consistant or the dresses are easily altered and most BMs will need alterations ayway, go with it. I wanted to get my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses now for our 2010 wedding because I found the perfect color on sale in a classic style but I was too afraid of something like this and there’s a good change one of my BMs will be preggers in the next year so I’m waiting. If you are unsure, just ask their thoughts. Sorry this is a long post.

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