Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
One of my BM’s was four months pregnant on my wedding day. She actually didn’t tell me she was pregnant until two weeks before the wedding…and she only told me because she was starting to show. She said she didn’t want to steal my thunder. I assured her she was being ridiculous and congratulated her. It all worked out because the style of bridesmaid dress I had chosen accomodated her bump, and thogh I was totally fine with her being ‘open’ about her pregnancy at the wedding she said she’d prefer not to. She held her boquet in such a way during the ceremony and photos that nobody could see her tummy…and for the reception she slipped a sweater over her dress.
So my story is pretty benign compaired to some of these other ones I guess!
Post # 17
Thanks all for your stories! Funny to read!
My wedding is on the other side of the world (literally couldn’t get any further away – 30 odd hours flying time) and because my friend is considered high risk, her doctor wouldn’t give her clearance to fly. Given her medical history, it was also a nightmare for her to try and get travel insurance which I hadn’t even thought about. Also, she might go into labour early, so I certainly wouldn’t expect her to come so far, so far into her pregnancy. She has to have a caesarian and is due in February, so my wedding being late December is a bit too close to the wire in any case.
It’s a shame in more ways than one, because her extended family live in Greece and she was planning on spending Christmas with them. So now she has to tell them that she’s not coming anymore. But c’est la vie! God’s timing is perfect and babies don’t wait for anything!
So if any of ya’ll are searching for a deep scarlet bridesmaid gown in satin, sweetheart neckline, corset closure, trumpet silhouette by Alfred Angelo, give me a holla! Happy to ship anywhere worldwide (at purchaser’s expense). And I believe it’s a US size 16. Could be wrong though, would need to double check.
Post # 18
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I was a pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man but I was only about 13 weeks so I was still able to fit into my dress just barely. I’ve also been to weddings with very pregnant BMs but personally I wouldn’t be comfortable travelling at 33 weeks.
Post # 19
I was supposed to be a bridesmaid for a friend but the date was right around my due date and the dress had no hope of working for me so I stepped down. I ended up giving birth about four weeks before her wedding and I was still pretty glad not to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man. We attended as guests.
I still helped throw her bachelorette party and bridal shower, and she always made me feel like a Bridesmaid or Best Man even if I wasn’t standing up there.
Post # 20
My SIL (who will be one of my bridesmaids) mentioned in conversation to my mother that she and my brother were thinking that they’d probably try or at least plan more (to have a child) by next year (my wedding is 11/2017).
I’d pretty much decided I would just have each bridesmaid wear a dress of her choice (with color/length being the samefor all). It will work out for her if she does become pregnant and begins to show by the wedding! It’s a long time away though!
Post # 21
We just found out my SIL is about three months pregnant and my Maid/Matron of Honor has taken two pregnancy tests a week for the last few weeks, so I’d say she’s trying and my wedding is ten months away. SIL is due beginning of March but I have a feeling my Maid/Matron of Honor will be pregnant the day of. (They only live an hour away though so not a big deal)
I did tell both my SIL and Maid/Matron of Honor to choose dresses they would still feel comfortable in if they were pregnant/just had a baby. I love babies, I just hope no one goes into labor at my wedding/reception! 😜
Post # 22
My best friend became pregnant, and was initially due a week after my wedding… ans she is also a 3 hour flight away. While very happy for her, I was also very bummed, and that’s ok! She was bummed too because she had been looking forward to my wedding for a quite a while.
The day of my weddding we texted, tried to call, exchanged pics, and just a couple of days ago she gave brith to a beautiful little girl! Despite the distance, it was still wonderful to go through these big life changes together!!
Post # 23
why can’t she fly? medical condition? she should have no problem flying at 33 weeks.
Post # 24
It’s a 30 hours flight. Even with no medical condition (which the bridesmaid has, so it’s another story) I would be worried to fly that long while pregnant because od DVT risk.
Post # 25
She’s a cancer survivor x3 from her teens/early twenties, and also had a large fibroid removed from her womb a couple of years ago. I would say her delivery could be anywhere between 35 and 40 weeks, but hopefully there are no complications!
What is DVT?
Personally, I wouldn’t want to fly that far at 33 weeks either, and I don’t even have any medical complications (that I’m aware of, anyway). We are going to start trying for a baby (hopefully) after the wedding, in either 2017 or 2018! 🙂
Post # 26
- Wedding: January 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
I have 5 bridesmaids. One will be 39 weeks on my wedding day. I will not be replacing her, my bridesmaids are all going to be in mismatched dresses anyway so I told her if she feels up to it I hope she can still make it whether she stands up for me or not. I will be sad if she cant come at all but it would be completely understandable. I will still have a bouquet for her if she does feel up to it! (If not, I’ll toss it in her honor to see who will get pregnant next LOL!) 😉