(Closed) Barely Pregnant, highly bloated bridesmaid

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@oldmatron:  Your bloat might go down naturally. I was super bloated for the first few weeks, but by week 8 I was back to my normal self. 

But, you should come up with a back up plan. I’m not sure if spanx are a good idea or not.  Maybe you could consult with a seamstress to see what your options are at this point.

Post # 4
12068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with PP, I have not personally been pregnant but I know a few people who were very bloated at first and it went down. 

Were you taking any medication to help you TTC?  Perhaps those affected things as well?

Post # 5
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Luckily, I don’t think most women gain a lot of actual weight between week 6-8, or at least the people I talked to didn’t.  So hopefully you’ll just have to deal with the bloating.  Number 1 thing I’d say to do is watch your salt.  Avoid it, and high sodium foods, as much as possible.  It will help a ton if you do that strictly the week of the wedding.  Also, I know this is redudant, but drinking lots of water and eating a lot of fruits and veggies helps keep you regular and helps against the constipation. 

However, there are those like me, who gained 15lbs the first trimester (8lbs by week 10).  I am a bridesmaid next weekend and am getting my dress altered this week thru next because over the course of last weekend it would no longer zip up.  I realize your funds are tight, but do know some places will do it in that short of time if you are desperate, especially when you explain it’s because you are pregnant and grew. 

Good luck!!

Post # 6
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Lower your sodium intake to decrease the bloating. If that doesnt work, wearing spanxs for one day will not hurt you. They also make bras to minimize. 


ETA: Call you OB and double check.


Post # 7
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 8 weeks pregnant right now and I’ve actually lost weight due to all the nausea but somehow am still fuller around my middle especially as the day wears on. Is the wedding earlier in the day or later in the evening? I’m quite small and when I wake up, I barely have a tummy but it gets bigger throughout the day. Definitely have lots of high fiber foods and water to help before-hand with any constipation you may deal with (some pregnant women start to deal with that around this time). Also, try to drink any water you’re going to have WAY before the wedding so you can get rid of it before you put on the dress. In my case, water always makes me look even more bloated.

Maybe if you’re dress can’t fully zip up, you can wear a pretty pashmina shawl that’s the same color of dress to hide that it isn’t fully zipped. I know, that might look weird but it can be an option.

Post # 8
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I lost 15 lbs in 8 weeks of pregnancy because of my morning sickness. In this case I would have to say that morning sickness will be a blessing. Come up with an excuse for why you are not drinking before the wedding. because people will ask.

Post # 9
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When I first got pregnant, i was very very bloated, but after about 3-4 weeks it went down. I agree about maybe talking to a seamstress or even your doctor may have some ideas?

Post # 10
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Watch your sodium, maybe? I bet you’ll be fine. I got a “waist nipper” from amazon.com and it was pretty awesome: http://www.amazon.com/Flexees-Maidenform-Collection-Hi-Waist-Boyshort/dp/B0053XF84M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1380843264&sr=8-5&keywords=waist+cincher


And just curious…. you’re not going to announce you’re pregnant until after the baby is born? If you’re 103 lbs… it’s gonna show, girlfriend!!

Post # 11
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Why is it too late to get the dress taken out a little?

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