Post # 1
The past couple of days have been a emotional rollercoaster for me- I just found out we were expecting and it was wonderful news. It wasnt planned, but we are very much looking forward to it 🙂
Unfortunately my wedding is still a few months off and I just got a call from bridal salon that my gown has arrived. I ordered my gown 5 months ago after an extensive search- my dream gown was the Vera Wang ethel or gemma and it was waaay out of the budget, but I finally found the “one” in a Mikaella gown here:
Its everything I want- sexy yet soft and flowy…. ah its so dreamy!
Now Im starting to rethink it because I dont know if I will be showing and I dont want to offend anyone. I was raised as a catholic and we will be having a church wedding, but do you think its tasteless to wear this kind of dress? I saw this photo of bethany frankel when she was pregnant
I thought she looked great, but I really dont want to offend anyone? What do y’all think? Should I go ahead and find another dress which hides the bump better? Anybody else been through this?
Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
I think you need to wear what you will be comfortable with. Your dress is lovely but if you won’t be comfortable wearing it with your baby bump showing, I would look more. If you are comfortable in it, then rock it! And The other thing that I have seen ladies on here have an issue with is the church and priest, depending on how traditional they are, so that MIGHT be something to discuss.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t be offended at all, but then again I’m not catholic and I’m pretty liberal.
Post # 5
You wouldn’t offend ME, but if you’re raised catholic, and many members of your family are the same you will offend many. And I’m gonna have to say marrying in a catholic church in such a ‘sexy’ dress is frowned upon. Again, this isn’t what I think but, there is great traditional belief under the catholic religion that will think negatively about this…
Post # 6
Rock that bump! Go with the dress you love!
Post # 7
I voted that you should wear the original, but I know if it was my family, I would try to hide the bump. It’s just going to depend on your family and your church. Hopefully they’re open-minded enough to just be happy for you, but I know a lot wouldn’t be…
Post # 8
Fist, Congrats on your Unexpected Guest! =) Such a blessing!
You need to do what you feel is best; try your gown on if you haven’t yet and see how you feel now about it, how the fit is, there could be many other factors other than your being pregnant in regards to the dress. I can’t imagine anyone being offended by your wearing your choice of gown. This is about you and your husband to be!
Make the best of it! =) Good Luck! I’ll be watching for pictures! xo
Post # 9
As a (more liberal) Catholic, I wouldn’t be offended. You should wear what you will be comfortable in, you might need a back up plan though, just in case it no longer fits due to the bump coming up! Also, congrats on the baby!
Post # 10
I am catholic and was married in a strapless gown but wore a long veil to cover my shoulders and back. I wouldn’t be offended at all by your dress but if it was me personally Ii would not wear it myself if pregnant because I know I wouldn’t be comfortable. I think I would prefer something with straps of some kind if it is fitted around the tummy area or if I really wanted strapless something that flowed over the tummy rather than lung. This is just what I would prefer onmyself though, its’s totally up to you. Congrats on finding out the good news, our little boy was kind of unplanned too and it is the most amazing thing to ever happen us, I wish you all the best 🙂
Post # 11
I voted other.
You need to wear what you are comfortable with. You know your friends and family better then we do. I would not be offended.
You also do not know how big you are going to get either. Some girls don’t show until the last couple months, and some show really quickly. I would start talking to my seamstress now, and find out more specifics on the dress. It may be impossible to let out more than a size, and you may need more than that especially in the bust area (but you may not). See if the salon or your seamstress have a pregancy pillow. They “simulate” about 3 months of growth but then you will be able to see with the dress on how it will “fit”. If the dress won’t let out enough to cover the “pillow”, or if you don’t like the way it looks, then I would get a back up dress.
Hope This Helps
Post # 12
I would not be offended at all! If you live the dress wear it and show off your bump! I loved Bethany’s dress by the way. She looked great. The most important thing is you feeling beautiful on your wedding day 🙂 Congrats on the news!
Post # 13
congrats on the baby! and i voted wear your dress! im not catholic but marrying into a catholic family and the only issue is strapless dress, so im getting a bridal jacket. I think you will look great and with the “bump” showing your child can always say it was a Part of the wedding photos 🙂
Post # 14
I wouldn’t be offended per say but depending on how far along you are.. i think it might look pretty bad.. but if you like it and like how betheny looked then you should go for it because you will feel beautiful!
Post # 15
I would not be offended and I absolutely love your dress! My girlfriend wore the same one for her wedding, and I was a Mikaella bride as well. If you’re comfortable in it and you love it, then wear it. Why do you have to hide the bump? Is anyone going to know in advance that you are pregnant or are you trying to hide your pregnancy? Will the church refuse to marry you if they know you are pregnant? Would you feel more comfortable wearing a flowy dress to the church and your Mikaella to the reception? Would you wear the dress if it wasn’t for the pregnancy or are you just concerned about the type of dress in general? Sorry so many questions, I’m just trying to get some more info.
Post # 16
I say don’t invite people who are too uptight to appreciate you’re about to have a new family, regardless of religion… unless the priest refuses to marry you and your fiance because you’re pregnant. But that’s a different issue and not a dress-related answer.
That being said, I think the dress you’ve already picked is gorgeous and you will look lovely and glowing in it. But I agree with chasegirl, you should find a dress that you will be comforable in and not have to worry on the day of if you will still fit in it. A ballgown dress should be able to provide you with comfort, style, and just the right amount of understated sexiness. Plus, it will hide the bump from negative people.
Pls don’t wear an empire waist dress, unless you really wanna put it out there that you’re trying to hide something.