(Closed) Need you advise ladies… Just got my bfp and im getting married

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think you should have plenty of time. Dresses can normally be let in at least one size, but I think it depends on the dress style. I’d talk to a local seamstress to be safe.

Congrats on your baby and your wedding!

Post # 4
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Congrats! I think you’ll be fine. My grandmothers wore the same jeans she wore pre-pregnancy home from the hospital. If you continue to work out and don’t start eating for two until you actually need to, you’ll be fine.

Post # 5
224 posts
Helper bee


oh yes you’ll definitely be fine! you’ll have a hard time at Christmas though surrounded by puddings! Hahahaha.

i know people who lost weight when they first found out they were pregnant because they ate better, stopped drinking etc.

yoga, exercise bikes and other bits of light exercise will help lots during your pregnancy.

a girl at my Military Fitness class is doing that and she had a C section 2 months ago – hardcore!


Post # 6
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

breast feeding melts the pounds off. So after you have the little one breastfeed, and exercsie and you should be good. My coworker had a baby and a month and a half later fit into her highschool cheerleader outfit for halloween (she’s well out of highschool)

Post # 7
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Congratulations!!  It sounds like you made a good choice with the dress size.  It’s definitely easier to take a dress in than let it out.  Good luck! 🙂

Post # 8
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should be fine!  Good call on the dress size change though; not so much because of potential weight gain, but because your body will change shape in general and your post-pg body will have different measurements (even if you are the same weight).  Breasts change shape/size (especially if you breastfeed and are still BFing in March), hips spread, etc.  Congratulations on the baby and your upcoming wedding!

Post # 9
988 posts
Busy bee

Congratulations!  I think you are fine with that wedding date, it’ll be hectic with a newborn and finishing up your wedding plans, but I’m sure you will manage.  I agree with Zippylef, talk to a seamstress about how much they can alter your dress and what size would be best to order.

Post # 10
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You made the right size changes and I think you’ll be fine. Alterations can often be done a couple of sizes down or even more depending on the style of dress etc. Talk to a seamstress, but I really think you have a good timeline in place.

Post # 11
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Congrats!  You should be fine getting the dress altered down some if need be.  Glad you don’t have to change you wedding date to welcome the new member of your family.

Post # 12
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I will be doing the same thing- I have a wedding date set and will be going in for IVF early May. It gives me 3 months at most to drop the weight, but we can do it! 🙂 

Post # 13
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with others that you should be fine! Everyone’s bodies deal with pregnancy differently, but here are some things that will help:

* Eat healthy, and remember- pregnancy is not an excuse for extra cookies/cupcakes/calories in general. Ask your doctor about how many extra calories you should be consuming, and stick to that. Now is not the time to let yourself eat whatever you want- every friend I have that followed that philosophy gained a ton of weight. And look at Jessica Simpson! She is the poster girl for what NOT to do while pregnant, unless you want to gain 80 pounds!

* EXERCISE! Light exercise, including cardio, is perfectly fine during pregnancy. My dr. told me that during cardio, I shouldn’t push it past the point where I could still carry on a normal conversation. I’ve heard yoga is great, and light weights as well.

*Breastfeeding is always good for losing your baby weight.

*Keep in mind that you WILL have to work at it. Once baby comes, try to carve out some time to work out, even if it’s just 15 minutes here and there with a DVD at home while baby is napping. Some lose their weight without even thinking about it, but most have to work at it a little.

And congratulations! So many exciting things happening all at once for you! 🙂 Enjoy!

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