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HELP - Wedding Dress / Pregnant

(15 Posts)
LittlePeaPod Thu 09-May-13 13:44:31

Hoping you can help me. I am 5+2 with our first child and it's only just hit me that if all goes well this time (1 mc in March 2013 - so really hoping this post doesn't jinx things) I will be about 5 months pregnant when I get married in September this year. I am about to start looking for a dress and I am completely lost. I have no idea what to do or where to go. Are there dress makers/shops that can cater for pregnant women? Can the dress be amended so it fits me properly on the day? The wedding is abroad on a beach so was looking for something pretty in antic style lace…

Preposteroushypothesis Thu 09-May-13 13:51:20

Congratulations on your wedding and your pregnancy!

You can definitely get maternity wedding dresses but I'm not sure if you have to go to specialist shops or not. I would have thought though that your wedding location is perfect as you can get a loose flowing Grecian style dress that would be perfect for a beach wedding and could easily go over a 5 month bump, or only need slight alterations to do so. As its your first you may not even have a very big bump by then, but I would definitely go for something that is loose flowing from under the bust as you could have a bump and they can pop out almost overnight at that stage so it would be difficult to get a more fitted dress altered

LittlePeaPod Thu 09-May-13 14:16:39

Thank you. I didn't even think about the popping out bit. Thank you

splodge12 Thu 09-May-13 14:22:36


I am pregnant with my first and am 21+2. I dont really have much of a bump yet so hopefully you will find a dress ok. I am a size 16 though and my size 8 friend had a proper little bump at 5 months so think it really depends on your starting size as well. Hope that helps a bit xx

racmun Thu 09-May-13 14:25:23

I'm getting married this year and will be 20 weeks.
There is a make of dresses called Tiffany Rose which are specialist maternity wedding dresses. I went on Saturday and was thrilled at how lovely they are and really reasonable too.

I live in surrey and the shop I went to can get them within a week so you can go much nearer the time to make sure it fits.

They have a website so have a look online. There are various stockists round the country.

LaurenLaverne Thu 09-May-13 14:38:19

I got married at 22 weeks, I had just ordered my wedding dress (and paid a 50% non-refundable deposit!) when I found out I was pregnant. The dress shop were brilliant and managed to swap a size 12 for a size 16 without any charge to me. They then took it in around me. In the end I didnt have much of a bump and they had to take it in loads. My boobs looked great though wink . I bet you could fit into lots of normal wedding dresses, as well as the maternity ones. Have fun trying them on!

LittlePeaPod Thu 09-May-13 21:56:32

Hi ladies. Thank you for your advice.. It's going to be a very busy 9 months. Wedding, decorating new house and our first baby.. FX all goes well...

cher31 Fri 10-May-13 04:10:49

I was pregnant when I got married. Fortunately I'd not bought a dress when I found out. I too recommend Tiffany Rose. I got lots of compliments and felt very comfortable too. I bought online as they have a good return service, it was perfect and cheap.

LittlePeaPod Fri 10-May-13 06:06:36

Thank you Cher31.....

glorious Fri 10-May-13 06:20:08

Seraphine do some lovely ones too (online). Congratulations! 5 months should be a good time.

Mamabear12 Fri 10-May-13 07:14:17

I got my dress online from asos! I was 7 months pregnant and it turned out really nice. I didn't want to get an actual wedding dress, bc I thought it looked silly w a big bump, so opted for a classic cream dress, which looked beautiful and was very flattering to my bump.

Mamabear12 Fri 10-May-13 07:15:08

You could also check Isabella Oliver and google pregnant wedding dress (if u want an actual wedding dress)

KingRollo Fri 10-May-13 07:17:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mamabear12 Fri 10-May-13 07:17:59

LittlePeaPod Fri 10-May-13 07:31:07

Thank you ladies. Everyone is been really helpful...

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