(Closed) New Mom Matron of Honor

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

An empire waist dress would leave room for her post partum tummy. She should be sure to buy a size large enough in the bust area for the anticipated increase in her breast size. It is much easier to take a dress in than to let it out of there is not enough fabric in the seams.


Post # 4
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Congrats to your Maid/Matron of Honor.  I think you are handling this really well.  I have 2 kids and have done bridal alterations.  So, my recommendation would be to buy a dress soon… before she starts showing too much.  I would order it a size larger than she is pre-pregnancy.  She will still have some weight and tummy bulge at your wedding, so I would keep that into consideration when choosing a dress.  I would do something with draping/rouching at the waist, or an empire waist.  The last thing she will want to do right after she has a baby is go dress shopping.  Also, I doubt you are going to want to stress about this while you are doing other last minute wedding stuff.  Good luck (fellow Dec. bride)!

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee

If I were you I would wait and just get one off the rack the month-of. Since she doesn’t have to match anyone, it will (should) be easy to find something you both agree on!

Post # 6
3726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@helokiti1014:  Recommend you seek the input of your Maid/Matron of Honor and the advice of a saavy bridal store pro. Between the three of you, you’ll get some good options!

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