How to Plan a Wedding While Pregnant
If you’re a pregnant bride, you have more on your mind than wedding planning (as if that isn’t stressful enough!). How do you plan a wedding, maintain a healthy pregnancy and get ready for the arrival of baby?
- Ask for help: Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to friends, family and your fiancé. You won’t have the energy (physically or mentally) to plan and orchestrate your entire wedding yourself—nor should you have to!
- Space out your wedding and baby showers: Give everyone (and their pocketbooks) a break by planning to have your baby shower after your wedding. That also helps you move past wedding planning and focus on preparing for baby’s arrival!
- Size up your wedding dress: If your wedding gown is non-maternity, it helps to choose a dress that’s forgiving in the waist (i.e., an empire waist or flowy dress). When estimating your future dress size, always choose a bigger size than you think. You can always take in, but it’s harder to take out!
- Schedule your dress fittings late: Your body changes constantly when pregnant, so you’ll want to push your final dress fittings as late as possible. Ask your tailor to leave some room for your growing belly between the final fitting and your wedding day.
- Keep things early: Weddings take an enormous amount of energy to pull off—energy that you likely won’t have much of as your pregnancy progresses. Start your wedding festivities earlier in the day so you can make it to your reception.
- Plan for some quiet time: Schedule frequent breaks in your wedding day itinerary. Reserve a room or area where you and your spouse can relax in peace (away from guests).
- Prioritize your health: Plan to keep water and healthy snacks to munch on around throughout your wedding day (remember, you’re still feeding two!). Make sure your dinner is safe for baby (i.e., avoid soft cheeses, deli meats and sushi) and keep to non-alcoholic cocktails.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
(photos from Pinterest)