(Closed) Any suggestions as to how to make this work for a pregnant MOH?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The picture is not showing up, but did you ask if you could exchange the gown for something else that will fit her. Your only other options are either get another dress or ask her to step down. If she has to step down, I would find something else special for her to do.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Is this her first pregnancy?  If it is, she’ll probably carry small and she won’t need her dress let out too much.  Do you have a link to the dress or a pic?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hey, Date Twin!  I’m in the same situation as you.  If she’s only 2 months along now, (and if it’s her first), she may not be showing too badly. 

My pregnant Maid/Matron of Honor will be 6 months at the wedding.  She’s wearing F13185 from David’s Bridal.  If you do get stuck getting her another dress, you might try that one.  ANything that’s got an empire waist and a chiffon-y fabric should work okay.  Don’t worry…it will be fine!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Yes–if need be, have them add panels under her arms/down the side that wouldn’t be too visible if she needs it. What color are the dresses?

In fact, I would call Alfred Angelo up tomorrow, and ask if it would be possible to buy an extra yard of fabric just in case–you’d rather have it now, not pay rush fees and be safe rather than sorry, right?

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If this is her first child and she doesn’t start eating for two, this gown might just work. Usually, but not always, first babies take longer to show.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could also try a corset back with this dress.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Oh she’ll be fine in that dress!  I didn’t even start showing until 5 months.  I was worried you had a pencil skirt, but with that flared A-line she should be just fine.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

It should be OK, I agree, unless she puts on all her weight in her boobs… lol. Seriously though, I’d consider ordering the fabric just in case because that is a VERY difficult color to match. (Is that spice?)

As for where the panels could go… I don’t see any reason they couldn’t go in the back. I just don’t know a lot about sewing so don’t take my word for it though! Lol. Consult a very experienced seamstress.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m 24 weeks and could probably still make this work.  The empire waist actually makes it easier as the belly expands 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

ooooh second baby. That changes things. Beg them to let you buy that fabric if they say no, girl! You really may need it…

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