My bridesmaids and I went dress shopping for their dresses in November and we got married in July. My groomsmen got measured for their tuxes in January. My mother-in-law insisted on making my flower girls' dresses. We did stuff early because we wanted to get it out of the way. There are a lot of checklists online that will recommend when you should get things by.
Once we picked the men’s suits / tux - it actually helped us narrow down the shade or type of color we wanted for the bridesmaid. Example: we had a darker suit picked out from generation tux but once we compared the swatch to all of the colors we considered for bridesmaid - seeing them together shaped the whole shade of wedding color
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I found that picking out the groomsmen tuxs prior to the bridesmaids helped me with colors as well. My FH & I picked all the guy's tuxs about a year out...but I just wanted it checked off my list. I'm hoping to do bridesmaid shopping prior to Thanksgiving. Ik it's early, but I want to buy nice quality jewelry as bridesmaid gifts on Black Friday.
I’m getting married the exact same day! I have 7 bridesmaids. We went shopping already for them. They all picked out their dresses, and are paying for them as they can. 2 girls have ordered them and the rest are waiting until they have the money for them. I told them they needed to be ordered no later than March.
I agree on waiting as long as possible for kiddos in case they grow. As for your other attendants, I would have their outfits picked out 5-6 months ahead, so they can have 3-4 months to get the outfit and 2-3 months to get it tailored.