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.
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.
When Should You Invite Bridesmaids?
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.
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Ready for Wedding Party Invitations
The exciting day is getting near. You have your wedding date set, and maybe even your venue and your design are 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?
Getting Ready for the Party
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 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 best gifts and have the best time. Along with the bride, who is the show’s star, the bridesmaids are also spotlighted.
Why Bridesmaids Need More Notice
The reason bridesmaids need more time is that they will have more planning to do. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Bridesmaids have the most responsibility on the wedding day besides the couple and, in some ways, even more as they support the couple, especially the bride. For this reason, giving your bridesmaids extra time to make plans makes sense.
Bridesmaids may not have more events to attend, but the events they attend and their role in them are greater. The design, the locations, the attire, the games, and the planning are all more involved for bridesmaids. All this takes time and attention to detail, and you will be glad you have that extra three months to plan.
Unique Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids
There are many ways to ask your bridesmaids to stand with you on your day, especially in today’s world where long-distance is necessary. Asking your bridesmaids has become its own phenomenon, with brides going all out and making specific invitations for the wedding party. For example, you can send custom-made invitations, flowers, or your favorite treat, or more brides than ever are asking their bridesmaids virtually! Don’t forget to check our blog post on how to ask your bridesmaids long-distance.
How to Virtually Ask Someone to Be Your Bridesmaid
When it comes to asking your bridesmaid to be a part of your wedding virtually, more options than ever will get the job done. Popular services like Zoom, Teams, and GoToMeeting, just to name a few, will give you great ways to reach out to your bridesmaids, whether as a group or individually. Here are a few things to remember when asking your bridesmaids virtually. An excellent background will make your bridesmaids feel like they are joining something special.
This isn’t the time for a virtual background unless it is specially designed for this occasion. If possible, send something beforehand and ask them to wait to open it until your virtual call. This method will build up a little suspense and excite your bridesmaid about what’s coming. They will probably have some idea they are about to get asked to be your bridesmaid if you are already engaged, but this will add some excitement.
You’re Ready to Go!
Now you’re ready to ask your bridesmaids. Also, Wedistry offers an excellent web and App Store App to help keep track of your wedding party here: Wedistry for Wedding Parties.
What to Do Next
Next, 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!