Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor has fallen pregnant, and I am beyond excited for her, I’m so over the moon about it. Her and her Darling Husband got pregnant very quickly after their wedding, and she will be due about one and a half months after my wedding.
I haven’t decided on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses yet, but I was very open to the idea of having different dresses in the same fabric and colour but preferably from the same place. I always knew my girls were had different body types.
My Maid/Matron of Honor has been showing me dresses that she would like to wear (and actually has been kind of demanding but I have turned the other cheek as I don’t want to upset her), they are all very flashy (full sequin, or some that could even pass as a wedding dress imo) and I think they would completely over power my wedding dress, as it’s quite understated.
I was wondering if any of you bees have had a pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man or been a pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man and could you please recommend any sites that sell Maternity Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses along with regular Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses? I want to find something she’s happy to wear, that still matches in with the other two girls 🙂
Side Note: I will be paying for the dresses and alterations.
Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
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
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
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
ASOS.com! That’s where I got all my bridesmaid dresses, they have a ton of selection and a huge maternity line.
Post # 6
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!
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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
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
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
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
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 https://www.henkaa.com/
Post # 13
Sorry posted twice for some reason x