I did a search for this, I promise, but everything was years old and not applicable to family.
I am an only child, but my FH has 1 sister and 2 step sisters. I know I am asking them to be in the wedding, save the peace, but I want to be able to plan how many of my friends I am going to ask (I'm waiting until later in 2017 to ask just in case, probably when I see them at the holidays). We want only 5 per party, so I am going to be torn on girls.
Anyway, I want to ask his sisters now, is that terrible? I know they'll be asked regardless, they're family, but considering money it costs to be in a wedding, 1 of his step sisters just had a baby in october and the other is always having money issues. I could see them saying no thank you, but I want to give them time to decide and/or save. I just know, considering financials, I want to have dresses ordered by a "no later than xx" date, I just don't trust them!
So, is it too early to ask family?