Post # 1
We have been engaged since Chrsitmas Day 2013. We’ve been TTC for 2 years. I want to get married next year but I’m so scared of booking the venue or ordering my dress and then getting pregnant. Obviously TTC is more important after 2 years but I hate putting things on hold for something that is just not happeing which I have been doing. I keep thinking one more month and then we’ll book it but I get to that month and think maybe next month it will happen. Argh! We’re having quite a small wedding and could probably book quite late but I don’t want to leave it too long. I’m worried I’ll find my dream dress then end up with a bump or book the venue and then be due around that time! Anyone else had this issue and what did you do?
Post # 2
Have you talked to the doctor about why it’s taken so long to get pregnant? If you’re going to have to have any sort of “intervention” (there must be a better way to phrase that) to get pregnant, you may as well get married first, and then deal with that…
Why are you waiting so long to get married?
Post # 3
I purposey waited to start TTC after the wedding, but if you think you could book your venue/vendors later than normal, then do that. Mostly likely you will have a good 4-5 months before you really start showing a baby bump, so if you plan your wedding 5 months from now, and find a dress that’s a little bit more “forgiving” in the midsection (Like a empire waist, or even a flowy A-line dress) you can pull it off. I am currently TTC and my BFFs wedding is in March and I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor. We are picking a dress that can accomodate the extra “bloat” I’ll probably have if I do end up pregnant between now and her wedding.
Post # 4
heatherl86: Same boat! As we are having issues becoming pregnant as well. We knew this going into TTC that we would have difficulty. We’re not giving up a possible few montha of conceiving for a 1 day party. We won’t TTC the month that could put us near my (possible) 9th month of pregnancy (you know, don’t want to be near labor date so close to the wedding). And I figure after so much time trying, I’ll be lucky and blessed to have a child, whatever time that may happen. I look at it as: I’d rather be pregnant at my wedding, being blessed with the opportunity, than to go throughout life without having the opportunity. Time waits for no one. All the best for you OP!
Post # 5
I started trying three months before my wedding and was 16 weeks pregnant at my wedding. It was doable! My dress fit fine. The only thing that was tight on the dress was the bust.