Engaged and expecting: The pregnant bride
Planning a wedding can be a hectic and sometimes stressful time. But what if you’re planning a wedding and you also just happen to be pregnant?
With the regular emotions involved in the lead up to the wedding joining forces with pregnancy hormones, it can make for quite a turbulent (albeit exciting) time. If you do find yourself pregnant and planning a wedding, how do you go about juggling pregnancy with wedding planning?
If you yourself are engaged and pregnant, this article will shed light on the importance of looking after yourself so that you too can be the happiest you’ve ever been on your wedding day, bump or no bump.
With the wedding looming closer each day, it can be hard to pay attention to the fact that you’re pregnant. Instead of just going through one huge milestone, you are going through two. Pregnancy is an exciting time, filled with new changes every day, so it’s important not to overlook the wonder and excitement of it, even if you are busy planning your wedding.
In the weeks preceding the wedding, make sure to look after yourself in the best way you know how.Being pregnant means your body is working harder to provide for your baby. It also means that you will be constantly experiencing hormonal changes, that, when coupled with the regular emotions involved with wedding planning, may seem overwhelming at times.
Take the time out to look after yourself physically and emotionally. It’s also a good time to nurture your relationship with your fiancé and to share in the excitement of expecting a baby and committing to each other for life through marriage.
In terms of the practicalities of being a pregnant bride, you may want to consider buying a dress a size or two bigger so that it can be altered to fit right before the wedding.
Being pregnant means your body will be changing slightly with each passing day, so sizing up and then getting your dress tailored specifically for your new shape will ensure the best and most flattering fit.
A skilled dressmaker will be able to work with your figure to create a silhouette that will put you in your best light and show you off for the glowing Mum-to-be that you no doubt are.
Dresses that work well for pregnant brides are usually ones with a fitted bodice and an empire waistband that drapes loosely under the band to allow room.
Don’t let yourself think you’ll be any less attractive due to your bump. If anything, all the pregnancy hormones will add an extra glow, and if that’s not enough, your happiness on the day is bound to.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding, make sure that to look after yourself by leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle as this will affect your overall mood. If the pregnancy hormones react with the stress of your wedding, simply remind yourself that it’s normal and will pass.
When your big day finally arrives, wear the bump like a badge of honour. After all, it’s a symbol of your lifelong commitment and just another sign that you’ve said, ‘I do’.