Post # 1
One of my bridesmaids just found out she was pregnant. We are supposed to be looking for their dresses in a month. The baby is due four months before the wedding so I’m wondering should we wait on getting a dress for her or use the size she is now as a guideline because she is very early in her pregnancy? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
is 4 months even enoguh time to order a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress if u were to wait? i would make this decision based on the type of girl she is – is she always looking to eat healthy, work out and maintain her shape? if so, order it now because chances are 4 months after birth, she will be back to or very close to her size – maybe get 1 or 2 sizes bigger just in case. if not, i would wait for 4 months before the wedding, but i’m not even sure that’s enuogh time??
Post # 4
Just order her dress a size or two bigger so that it’ll still fit if she puts on weight, but if she goes back to her original size she can just have it altered.
Post # 5
@futuremrsk18: hmmm I’m not sure about this. I’m small and in shape and i was HUGE for about 7 months after the birth. Everyone loses weight differently and I wouldn’t count on her being within a size or two of normal that quickly. If it’s a very forgiving dress, flowy, etc then it should be fine but keep in mind boobs can be ginormous after a baby.
Like, I’m normally a 4 or 6 but I was wearing a 12 that soon after the birth. Yes, I was huge. But it’s gone now!
(edit: I’m not implying a 12 is huge. It’s just bigger than I was)
Post # 6
Just ask the salon. I have a pregnant bm, and they were very helpful with the sizing of the dress. I think they recommended one or two sizes up.
Post # 7
You may want to choose an uncomplicated style that would be easy to alter in a hurry, and just ask Bridesmaid or Best Man whether you think it would make sense to buy a dress in her current size or something different. A couple of extra sizes couldn’t hurt–it would be easier to take it in than let it out. Is this her first pregnancy?
@peanutbutter1205: A size 12 is huge? Ouch! There are a lot of size 12 and larger brides on these boards!
Post # 8
@futuremrsk18: and @Woodstock: She is a former athlete and said she will work her behind off as soon as the baby is the born. But we all know that life can throw curveballs and things may not work out the way you plan. I think that is a great idea to order the dress 2 sizes bigger! That way she doesn’t have to stress too much about getting all the weight off.
@FutureMrsTimmins: Good idea. I’ll do that.
@CasperBoats: This is her first pregnancy.
Post # 9
I said it’s not huge! but for anyone to be 4 sizes larger than normal would be huge to them. that’s all i meant. no offense intended!