Being chosen to be a part of a wedding party is a huge honor but it can also be a lot to handle. For bridesmaids especially, they have to buy a dress, plan a shower, and plan a bachelorette party! Not to mention little things like helping the bride shop for her dress, pick out wedding vendors, and assist with any other wedding day needs. With this in mind, I suggest couples to ask people to be in their wedding party within at least two months after he proposes. Most couples have a yearlong engagement so that gives your wedding party plenty of time to plan parties, buy attire, and save the date!