(Closed) Im going to be a pregnant bridesmaid

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@lalalalauren:  I’ve never been a pregnant bridesmaid, but I will say that at 6 months (I’m 8 months now) I definitely would have needed a maternity dress…I don’t know about ordering a few sizes up, but I’d be afraid it would not fit right in other areas. 

FWIW, in the last wedding I was in, we all wore different style dresses in the same color…it was totally cute, so you might not even have to worry about adding the other touches. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would definitely suggest talking to the bride right away – you could probably order a couple sizes larger and with extra length.  Then just have it altered closer to the wedding.

Post # 5
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1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Obviously talk to the bride asap. Are you showing already? There’s a chance that you might not be that big and could just let this dress out. Or I would suggest ordering a size up and finding good cheap seamstress to adjust the areas of the dress that need it. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Def talk to the bride.. I changed my bridesmaids dress because my friend got pregnant before my wedding and was 8 months pregnant standing in it. Maybe she would want to change the dress to something like this? I thought all my girls looked great in it and it was good different body shapes. 

 

It was chiffon and tighter on the boob area and one shoulder…. I loved it and so did my girls πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lalalalauren:  I’m in a very similar situation actually. The wedding I’m in will be in the end of  September as well, but I’ll be about 7 months pregnant then. I ended up ordering a few sizes up and I’m hoping with alterations all will be well. I’m thinking now that I probably should have gotten the extra length, but I’m not all that tall to begin with. I’d definitely talk to the bride, and also the place the dresses are being ordered from, as they might be very helpful. Good luck! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

One of my bridesmaids was pregnant at my wedding πŸ™‚ We ordered her dress in a few sizes up and had a good tailor alter it down to her new shape. You definitely want to go bigger rather than smaller – a good tailor can always alter down, but its much harder to let it out if there’s not enough fabric. Check the length on the larger sizes – say you’re a 6 and will be order up three sizes to a 12. The 12 may already have an extra 4 inches in length so you wouldn’t need to order long. If not, you may want to order extra length or extra fabric. Our tailor was able to remake the bust so it fit her perfectly, and I picked a dress that was relaxed through the waist.

One dress shop near me was willing to let me purchase the dress in her current size, so she could wear it after she was pregnant, and they would lend her the dress in a larger size for the wedding. We opted not to do this, because her changing shape would have required alterations no matter what.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lalalalauren:  Yea I know you wouldnt want to ask her that… maybe you can buy a bigger size but you will need to get it tailored to fit your belly also.. you would have to do that last minute though since a belly is always growing πŸ™‚ I hope everything turns out for you πŸ™‚ and thank you! I wanted all my girls to be comfortable and plus they are my girls so I wanted her to be happy also! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

and now that I look at the dress it is kind of like mine lol which would be great for a pregnant belly so yea I would order in a bigger size and get it sized to fit you when it gets closer πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

My Maid/Matron of Honor was about 5 months pregnant at my wedding. She wore a different dress but it was similar enough in fabric and length and it was the same color. She looked great!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That dress looks like it would work with a baby bump great if you just ordered a few sizes bigger.  

I am going to be 7 months pregnant at my BF’s wedding this summer, and she was not in any way shape or form ready to change her dress selection to something maternity appropriate. The dresses she picked out are short and tight around a waist that comes down far enough that it won’t just allow for a bump underneath.  Arggggh.  I went to a Motherhood Maternity and tried on one of their “fake” bumps there with the dress to see what size I would probably need.  I am normally a size 4 and ended up going with a size 10 and it looked so hideous on me with the fake pregnant belly, but the bride thought it looked fine so I guess I don’t have much of a say in it.  I am praying that I fit into it closer to the wedding and I will have my mom make any last-minute alterations (minus adding more fabric..if it doesn’t fit, I don’t know what I will do).  

It kind of sucks because you KNOW the wedding is not about you at all, but in the same sense you just kind of wish the bride would accomodate for you being pregnant.  It’s hard for me to understand because I let my BMs pick out their own dresses in a shade of a color I had and they each ended up with something that was flattering on them and their body type.  My friend insists that we all must look the same, so I will be rocking the most hideous dress ever waddling down the aisle 7+ months pregnant. CAN’T WAIT!  Ohh the things we do for friends hahaha. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Before you spend more money on another dress, I’d try taking it to a good seamstress and finding out what they can do to accomodate it either by adding in extra material or a panel at the sides.

I am going to be 7 months pregnant in my BFF’s wedding this Sept as well and am in a similar predicament, except we have the dresses already … they were discontinued and I can’t order another one. It’s short, size small and well… i just don’t know how it’s going to work. I plan on taking it to a seamstress and asking them what they can do as far as extra material goes. Sometimes they can add in more material at the front to accomodate a bump and put in an elastic panel in the sides to help too.

Keep us posted! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

At least you have the option of ordering a larger size. My recommendation would be to speak with the bride as soon as you feel comfortable sharing the news. I placed my bridesmaid order in a month before I found out I was pregnant. I’m suppose to be 7+ months at my friend’s wedding. So now I have to get extra material (which is three different types of material since the dress is layered) and then get alterations done. In total an EXTRA $180. Ughh. Oh well. I hope in the end the seamstress will make me look at least half decent.

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