If you are wondering when to ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your wedding events this blog post is for you!
By the end of this post, you will have an idea of when to invite your bridesmaids to wedding events based on how much time you have before your wedding.
The challenge is when to know when to invite your bridesmaids because you have so many events like your wedding shower, bridesmaids’ day, and of course rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. We will provide some guidelines for when you should invite your bridesmaids based on when your wedding will take place.
The exciting day is getting near. You have your wedding date set, and maybe even your venue and your design is coming along. Now it’s time to invite your wedding party including your bridesmaids to be a part of your special day. But when? When do you send them invitations?
It’s important to give your bridesmaids enough time to get ready for your wedding events. They will need to plan their budget especially if traveling to a bridesmaids’ day or to the wedding is involved, or both. Also, giving your bridesmaids is kind and courteous because let’s face it. Bridesmaids have the toughest job during the wedding. We’ll explain why that’s true later.
The good news is that with the toughest job comes the best rewards. Bridesmaids also get the bet gifts and have the best time. Along with the bride who is the star of the show the bridesmaids are also spotlighted as well.
Ask your Bridesmaids Ahead of Time
The standard time frame to send out invitations is 6 months before your wedding but that’s the time frame for wedding guests. For your wedding party anywhere around 9 months is sensible but for your bridesmaids you are safe to invite them up to 1 year before your planned wedding date.
The reasons bridesmaids need more time is because they will have more planning to do. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again Bridesmaids have the most responsibility on wedding day besides the couple and in some ways even more as they are supporting the couple, especially the bride. For this reason, giving your bridesmaids a little extra time to make plans makes sense for several reasons.
Bridesmaids may not have more events to attend but the events they attend and their role in them is greater. The design, the locations, the attire, the games, the planning is all more involved for bridesmaids. All of this takes time and attention to detail and you will be glad you have that extra 3 months to plan.
Now you’re ready to ask your bridesmaids. Also, Wedistry offers a great web and App Store App to help keep track of your wedding party here: app.wedistry.com.
Next, be sure to invite the rest of your wedding party such as your groomsmen, ushers, flower girl, ring bearer, musicians, and readers. Then you can work on your vendors as well.
Thank you for reading this blog post and we hope this helps with your wedding plan!