Talk about stress! I've FINALLY tried on my dress after many requests for the bride to bring the dress around (the wedding is in less than 4 weeks)...I'm now officially worried!! It's ill fitting given that it's supposed to be a maternity dress and it just doesn't look right and I'm hoping I can find someone to make the alterations it needs otherwise I might actually cry Combine that with the fact that I probably would've passed out if I'd worn it for a minute more because it's so heavy and hot...
I can totally sympathise, I will be 25 weeks when I get married, and the dress is corseted and big and heavy, I found a great seamstress and she can work wonders on my dress. Also she showed me a bridesmaids dress she had altered, the bridesmaid was pregnant and it wouldn't fit, it had been a zip up dress, so the seamstress made it into a lace up, and it looked really good. Means that the bridesmaid got loads more leeway (they put a panel in to hide any flesh) and it wouldn't be so tight and uncomfortable.
Dont worry about it, seamstresses have come across pregnant brides and bridesmaids many times and there are lots of things they can do.
Oh and funnily enough one of my bridesmaids is pregnant, she will be 23 weeks when I get married and she's coming with me on Saturday to see the seamstress to have any alterations that are needed.
I was maid of honour at my sisters wedding when I was 20 weeks preg. I was realy worried that the dress wouldn't fit (we just got the normal dress a size bigger) but it ended up being a bit too big. I think I worried myself thin about getting into it!! lol I'm sure all will be fine and you will get it altered. just don't stress. All eyes will be on the bride anyway x
Sympathy, tea and cake coming your way! I am a bridesmaid this coming Saturday and my dress was bought in a *wince*... size 8!!!! over a year ago. Managed to find a wonderful seamstress to let it out a whole half an inch (yeah, cheers!) but at least it zips now. My bump doesn't look good in it though, feel like a hippo. ;( Just remember eyes will hopefully be on the blushing bride! Hope all goes well for you. Hugs. xxxxxxxxxxx
I can sympathize too. I will be a bridesmaid in two weeks at 22 weeks pregnant. I bought two dresses. One that was one size up from my pre-preggo size and one two sizes up. I just returned the one that was two sizes up and I am hoping that the smaller one still fits me in two weeks. I am the matron of honor. It will work out somehow.
I was maid of honour at my best pals wedding las week and the dress had been bought over a year ago. We got it let out but it was still really uncomfortable and hot! We ended up coming to a compromise and I suffered through the day and then got changed into a much more comfortable dress for the evening reception. Would you not be able to do that?x
Yes I'm going to get another dress to change into after the formalities are done - I've seen one I like which is the same turquoisey blue as the bridesmaid dress so I can wear the same shoes and accessories etc and still fit in with the colour scheme.
Like Pink-Mummy said, the dress really isn't flattering on the bump so I felt very hippo-like too!
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