Post # 1
For those who have been in weddings before, typically when do the bachelorette party & bridal shower parties start getting planned amongst the bridal party? My sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and my bridesmaids aren’t too close to her and have been asking me about the plans, which I know nothing about. I don’t want to be an overbearing or controlling bride asking her questions about it. Do any of you know the usual timeline for either of these events?
Post # 3
The events themselves usually occur within the last 2 months before the wedding – so I would say the planning would start getting underway 4-6 months out depending on whether it was an out of town thing or a local thing!
Post # 4
i think it really depends on the people planning. my sister and sil planned my bachelorette party 2 weeks in advance, it was just me and them, they booked a trip to vermont and planned all sorts of fun things to do there. they started planning my shower 1 1/2 months in advance. i’m sure they would have taken less time, but they had to include other people and send invites out, and actually book a place for it. they’re not much for planning in advance, but the parties are still super fun!
Post # 5
I depends on the people you want to be there. If you’re anything like me and have your BMs and closest friends spread across the country, you need to start early to make sure that everyone you care about can figure out a time and place that works for them. I’m in the camp that it’s never too early to start planning things. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my friend’s wedding this summer and we tried to start planning it months in advance and she was like no no it’s too soon – then she emails us months later being like I can do this and that weekend. None of us could do it, so we didn’t end up doing anything. PLAN AHEAD!
Post # 6
@Kittyachi – I’m definitely in your camp too and love to plan ahead. I’ve been in a couple weddings, so I see how planning ahead can reduce lots of stress! But it’s tough when we’re like this, but others have a different planning style.
Oh well, I guess i’ll just need to let go and let things get planned naturally on my bridal party’s time.
Hopefully it all works out! 🙂