(Closed) Dresses and Family Planning

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Explain the situation to the ladies at the dress shop. Normally the can figure out ways to work with expecting (or possibly expecting) women. Maybe an empire waist dress with extra fabric left in front so that if she gets a belly, they can hem it accordingly and her dress won’t be too short.

Post # 4
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like the idea of little black dresses, or even all different dresses in the purple/eggplant family.

Or you could research which dress designers have the shortest delivery time. If you could find a place that can deliver in 3 months, I think that would be enough time to know if she would be pregnant and showing.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

@babymakes3: I was going to say something along these lines. Just have her order as last minute as possible

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My younger sister and her hubby also have plans to start a family sometime next year around my wedding. We’re going to wait until 3 months before the wedding to make the decision on her dress. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Also before pickng a dress, make sure that all of your girls don’t have to order at the same time. This way there is no pressure to order the dress. I know AA lets girls order when they are ready, and they have a rush fee so they can get the dress in as little as 6 weeks. (Plus they have a few maternity dresses, and lots with corsets).

Another thing, ask if they can order maternity dresses for bms. If they can order them, someone there should be able to measure/order knowledgably. Ask if you can order extra fabric as well, this way if the dress is too small, a good seamstress can add more panels.

Hope this Helps

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I havethis SAME scenario with 2 of my BMs – they have both been trying to get pregnant for 2 years now with no luck :(.  So I focused on dresses with empire waists.  Both girls also ordered a size up – so in case they are pregnant by my wedding (in 6 months) the dress will hold their bump with no issue.  One of my BMs who was at the store when she ordered talked to the ladies at the shop and they were giving her advice as well, so shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

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