Post # 1
Hi, everyone! I am hoping for a little advice. I already chose my bridesmaid dress back in August, and now I’m getting ready to order them for my July wedding. One of my girls is TTC. It is possible that she will be expecting in July, but it is also possible that she will not. I’ve stalled on ordering as long as I can (the salon feels I’m even pushing it now to ensure the gowns will be delievered on time in order for alterations to be done), but I’m not sure what to do. I tried looking into those convertible dresses that can accommodate pregnant bellies, but they just aren’t right. Finding this bridesmaid dress was kind of like finding my wedding dress – I found it and I knew I was done shopping.
So now… what do I do? Do I order her the standard dress a few sizes larger? Order two dresses, one maternity/one standard? I’m hoping someone else has a suggestion.
Post # 3
Can you post a picture of the dress you have picked out?
Post # 4
My wedding is in March and my BMs dresses were ordered in mid November. Most dresses can accomodate a belly – just ask the seamstress at the bridal store that the dress you picked can accomodate. Also, have her order it in a big size – again, the bridal consultant and seamstress will know.
Is it her first child? With first kids, you tend to show later.
Post # 5
Also, what is the dress you chose? I just dealt with this with my BMs TTC so I could give you a better idea if I know the dress…
Post # 6
Order it and get comfortable with the fact that she may have to wear a different dress in a similar color if things progress accordingly.
Post # 7
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Sure. Here it is. The sash in the picture can be tied in the front or back. Color is approximately what I’ll be ordering… slightly bluer shade of purple.
Post # 8
that style should be no problem to alter for a belly! It’s similar to my bridesmaids dresses. Just ask the bridal store how much bigger they should order it.
I’d try to wait a little longer to order if you can just to have a bit more accuracy in a potential due date. I’d think with most manufacturers you still have plenty of time.
Post # 9
My 8 months pregnant bridesmaid ordered a size 22 for her normally size 14 body. My 5 months pregnant bridesmaid ordered a 18 for her normally 14 size body. Both needed tailoring but were fine on the day of the wedding. Just FYI.
here is the 5 months pregnant bridesmaid and the dresses we picked. The shillouette on the top is similar
Post # 10
Even if she’s not expecting in July, she could be expecting in August, September, October, etc, etc, etc and I think your Bridesmaid or Best Man dress can accomodate a belly of any size! I’d order it one size bigger than she is now and hope that she gets KU soon! haha.
Post # 11
@everalwaysrealtrue: You two are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the picture. To be honest, if you hadn’t told me that your Bridesmaid or Best Man was pregnant in that photo, I never would have known! And you’re right… your Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is really similar.
Thanks for the reassurance, ladies. I think I will try to stall ordering a bit longer if I can manage it.
Maybe I can order the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for those whose sizes will not be changing now and order my other girl’s dress later? Perhaps pay a rush charge for the peace of mind?
Post # 12
@emmanneliza: I am in the same situation as you, just a day later. 🙂 We got the normal dress and it is empire waisted so there is some room. If she is really pregnant, we will know soon enough and can go from there. You can always find a close enough dress, but ours should work up to 6 months.
EDIT: Your dress will be fine. Let’s say she gets pregnant now with her first, it might be tight. If it takes more than a month or two, she will be fine.
Post # 13
we alrady ordered the dresses for my wedding and now my Future Sister-In-Law informed us she is TTC so oh well dress is already ordered but if she does get oregnant she shouldnt be showing But that dress should be fine
Post # 14
I would order it one size bigger so that if she does end up preggo a seamestress has a little room to work with. Most women don’t get pregnant right away when first TTC. My friend who just had her baby tried for 6 months before it happened.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Wait a second, your wedding is in July and they are trying to get you to commit to a bridesmaid dress already? Those really usually take a max of 4 months and regualrly more like 2 to come in and alterations usually take about a week. You could order a wedding dress now and have it in time.
The dress you’ve chosen will not accommodate a growing belly too well because it is fitted through the torso. If she’s really early on, it won’t be a problem, but once she starts to show even a bit, that dress, even in a larger size, won’t work. I’d first of all wait a while to order to see if the bridesmaid is pregnant yet, and then if she is, I’d find her a style specifically available in maternity in the same fabric and color as the other girls. Bari Jay, the Dessy Group, and many others offer maternity options.
ETA: I’m pregnant right now and was in a wedding one month ago… at seven months pregnant. My belly had been small the entire time.