Pregnant MOH

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
52 posts
Worker bee

Considering the differ in opinions I’d recommend creating a mood board with colours, styles, and fabrics that you think would be great for your bridal party. This will help your Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids because it gives them a guide to shop to. It will speed up the dress finding journey too.

Here are a couple of sites to get you started:

Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Post # 3
8998 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

olivebutton :  

If you are buyiing the dresses it makes it much easier , I think . I would state quite firmly  , that they are free to choose , for instance ,  any pink or  blush colour , long , in chiffon or lace ( or whatever ) 

Shut down sequinned   mermaids  and the like  with a smiling , no , that’s not what I envisage at all. 

Post # 4
712 posts
Busy bee

Azazie has a lot of color options and maternity dresses in most of the colors they carry.

My Maid/Matron of Honor was pregnant and actually just got her dress at David’s Bridal, but it blended perfectly with the Hayley Paige dresses my other BM’s purchased.

Post # 5
2945 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017! That’s where I got all my bridesmaid dresses, they have a ton of selection and a huge maternity line. 

Post # 6
6878 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I don’t know what your budget is or what styles you’re looking for…but one of my good friends was going to be 1 month postpartum in a wedding and she ended up ordering about 3 dresses all in different sizes because she literally had NO IDEA what would fit her then. She made sure the store she ordered them from had a good return policy though and then just returned the extras. She also ordered her dresses from regular stores (as opposed to bridal stores) because then they didn’t take as long to ship to her so she could wait to order them until closer to the actual date of the wedding. Your Maid/Matron of Honor might want flashy and bold stuff now, but that could totally change later on in her pregnancy. You never know! 

Post # 8
6674 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Depending on your MOH’s size, maternity dresses might not fit her- just FYI. I just wore slightly larger sized regular clothes for my entire pregnancy because nothing maternity worked for me. An empire waisted dress in a slightly larger size than her usual may work out perfectly with a bit of tailoring.

Post # 9
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

I just want to pop by to say that I’m not sure “being pregnant” has much to do with it. She seems to have misunderstood what kind of style (understated) you’re going for with your wedding, which doesn’t have anything to do with her being knocked up (I say as a new mommy). You’re going to be able to find maternity dresses in everything from casual to super super formal/flashy. The difficulty here seems to be helping her understand your vision for your wedding. I like pp’s suggestion of a vision board – pinterst would be a great place to start!

Post # 10
8998 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Soon2bmrs1 :  

Good point , really her being pregnant is neither here nor there . Except perhaps it makes OP think maternity rather than ordinary dresses ?  Which,  as pps  have said, may not  be needed or desired . 

I still think OP needs to just lay out her general ‘vision’ and guidelines  and stick by them, maybe emphasising the  understated aspect . ( NOT by contrast with her dress, which  might be misunderstood,  just generally  )  

Judging by OP’s post, she wil be quite  happy to choose a style or set of styles which accommodate late pregnancy.  


Post # 11
257 posts
Helper bee

Sorry if I’m the lone jerk here but its NOT HER WEDDING. You said you’re paying for the dresses, so I don’t quite get why she thinks she can dictate TO YOU what she’s wearing? 

I’d choose a fabric and color scheme you’re comfortable with and be firm. Don’t let her steamroller you!

Post # 12
12 posts

We have gone for convertible wrap dresses in case of pregnant bridesmaids- They are great because they can be wrapped in different ways and have so much give to accommodate bump ! You can match or mismatch by the way you wrap them and the colours. This is one company we looked at

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