Post # 1
I picked out the dress for my bridesmaids and emailed it to all the girls, for reference this is the dress I chose:
One of my bridesmaids is 24 weeks pregnant and is due on Valentine’s Day. Should she wait until after she has her baby to get fitted and order her dress? DB told me there is a 6-15 week turnaround for ordering this dress. I’m thinking that once she has her baby, she’s not going to have a lot of free time to get fitted and by the time she does, it might be cutting it close.
Should I have her try the dress on now or would that be pointless? I think the bottom half is very flowy and forgiving so I am not worreid about that, it’s just the bust part that might be tricky!
Post # 3
I’ve read that pregnant maids should just order the dress two sizes larger than what they normally will, and then have it altered later.
Post # 4
@pinotgrigio: So your BM will have the baby about 6 months before your wedding? I would wait. Our BM dresses took 4 months to come in. If she goes for her fitting in the beginning of March she will be fine…
HOWEVER: All of your BMS dresses will be sent in once the last person gets measured to make sure the fabric is all the same. You MIGHT run into the problem of the dress being discontinued between now and then. I am speaking from experience and having to scramble to pick new dresses only a month after we originally picked them. If you LOVE this dress, have her be fitted now and for the hips they can just measure under her belly. Worst case, she will be smaller in August then now and will need to get it taken in.
Post # 5
Amsale has some gorgeous and chic actual maternity gowns! One of my girls is getting it.. Honestly it’s still so pretty and fashion forward!
Post # 6
one of my bridesmaids (matron of honor) will be EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT on my wedding day! i just said screw it and ordered her a maternity dress that looks nothing like any of the other dresses haha
Post # 7
David’s is usually full of BS, in an effort to get you to commit and order NOW so they have your money. They told me the same thing about my wedding dress. I ordered it online instead and had it in 3 days. I had bridesmaids experience the same thing.
If you notice, you can order that dress online, and I’d guess it would arrive just as fast as my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses. In any case, I’d wait to have her fitted.